Developing An Experience Furman University

Our office can help you design a clinical experience that meets the requirements of a health professional program or school. We can help you develop a volunteer, observation, or research experience, and help you connect with an organization in your hometown. Here are some general guidelines to get you started:

Identify organizations that interest you

  • Contact local health care professionals in your hometown to inquire about programs for undergraduates.
  • Compile a list of physicians and health care practitioners of whom you, your family, or your friends may be patients or may know personally.
  • Research possible experiences by reading online patient reviews and asking your network of family and friends for recommendations.

Define your goals and objectives for the experience

  • Keep in mind the health career you wish to pursue, or if you are unsure, the health careers you might wish to explore.
  • Set concrete goals to achieve, such as the number of hours you would like to obtain.
  • Determine the setting you wish to work in (clinical or non-clinical).

Create a resume and cover letter

  • In your resume, describe relevant skills and coursework. 
  • In your cover letter, state goals and objectives.
  • If you need assistance with your resume or cover letter contact the Malone Career Center in the Trone Student Center. 

Deliver your information

  • Deliver all credentials in person.
  • Dress professionally.
  • Obtain a contact name for a follow up.
  • Wait at least one week before making a follow up phone call.
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