Kim Ecenbarger

SPH Senior Associate Director

Kim Ecenbarger

I  joined the School of Public Health after spending 15 years in the public sector and 5 years in the nonprofit sector. In addition to industry expertise, I also have 10 years of part-time career coaching experience. I earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Ball State University and a Master of Social Work  from Indiana University-Indianapolis, where my education has prepared me for meaningful interaction with students. As someone who has transitioned careers, I enjoy sharing the importance of self-awareness and knowing values, interests, personality, and skills to help navigate and design one’s career path.

I offer career coaching to undergraduate, graduate, and alumni across disciplines and teach professional development courses in the School of Public Health and School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Work-life balance and overall wellness are priorities. To recharge, I enjoy outdoor recreation in many forms. I have a teardrop camper, called “Lil Bit” and often travel with my partner and little white dog, Muffin. Together we enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, visiting farmers’ markets, and taking in the local scene.

Values = Kindness, Community, Social Responsibility, Knowledge, and Integrity
Interests = Helping others, Learning new things, Sustainability, Wellness
Personality = Outgoing, Curious, Social, Planner, Initiator
Skills = Creative, Organized, Interpersonal Skills, Collaborative

CliftonStrengths Five Signature Themes
1. Positivity
2. Harmony
3. Arranger
4. Individualization
5. Maximizer

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Rush University Health Sciences Programs

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) would like to extend an invitation to learn more about our programs.  In our college, we seek to prepare superb allied health practitioners, leaders and managers.  In addition to providing 16 outstanding educational programs, …

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Student Outcomes Dashboard Launched

Are you interested in knowing where School of Public Health students go after graduating from our programs? The SPH Office of Career Services has launched a new Career Outcomes tool where you can explore the first destinations of our graduates. …

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3 Essential Job-Search Strategies for International Students in 2021

To say the least, the Trump administration didn’t extend a warm welcome to international students at U.S. colleges and universities. Will the Biden administration be more welcoming? Will international students have a better chance of securing H-1B visas? Will they …

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The Top Jobs, Remote Roles, Industries, and Cities for Entry-Level Candidates in 2021

It’s never easy to transition from school to the working world. You have to figure out where you want to live and what you want to do and then find and land a job—all while dealing with a slew of …

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The Fastest Growing Health Care Occupations in 2021 and Beyond

According to a May 2021 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, health care occupations will rise by 15% between 2019 and 2029. The report revealed that health care jobs are growing at a faster rate than any other industry. Approximately 2.4 …

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How Career Planning Can Help You Get Ahead

Are you feeling stuck in a boring and unfulfilling job? Or maybe you’re looking for a job but you’re not clear on which career direction you should pursue? No matter what stage of your career you find yourself in, career …

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Physician Assistant Career Advancement Through Higher Education and Certification

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I avoid the hospital as much as I can. As a primary care provider, my goal is to keep patients out of the hospital. But this time I wasn’t there visiting a patient, and I wasn’t there for myself. …

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9 Essential Tips for Virtual Interview Success

Even before the pandemic, virtual interviews began replacing in-person interviews, in part because they’re cheaper and more efficient. Now, post-pandemic, virtual interviews are the norm. This means candidates need to specifically know how to prepare for these types of interviews. And, as …

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Report Your Post-Graduation Outcome

IU School of Public Health encourages all SPH graduates earning degrees to report their career outcomes through our secure analytics site. Please report your employment, continuing education, military service, or volunteer experiences such as Peace Corps or AmeriCorps. We utilize …

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Meet with Us Virtually – Summer Career Coaching Available

If you are seeking employment, considering other employment options because of under-employment, or staying active in your professional development, leverage career coaching to help you achieve your goals. 

Virtual Career Coaching

Students may visit Handshake to schedule appointments with career …

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