Kim Ecenbarger

Associate Director of Career Services

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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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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Career Courses Offered During Summer Terms

Though the job market has shown improvements in recent weeks, students remain concerned about their future job/internship search, grad school application, and how specific industries and careers will rebound after the pandemic. A summer career course can ease some of …

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University of Indianapolis Health Careers Opportunities Program – Pre-Health Certificate

Are you interested in attending medical school, dental school or another allied health program but need to either improve grades/GPA, need more prep time, or taking a gap year? Check out the Post-baccalaureate 1 year certificate program under the Master’s …

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National Public Health Week-April 5-9

National Public Health Week
April 5- 9, 2021
Staying Connected: Enhancing Community and Self

Join the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington as we celebrate APHA’s National Public Health Week and build bridges to better health. This year’s event is co-hosted …

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Called Back for a Second Interview? Prepare to Answer These 10 Questions

After submitting a polished resume and cover letter, you aced the answers to common interview questions during your phone screen and/or first-round interview and got invited back for the second interview—in other words, the real deal.

Second interviews can take …

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Are You Suffering from Job-Search Fatigue? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Searching for a job is, in itself, a full-time job. Eight hours of polishing your resume and cover letter, applying to positions, networking, and interviewing can take a lot out of you, and doing all that for an extended period …

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How to Make Your Voice Heard in the Workplace (Especially as a Woman or Minority)

Have you ever sat silently as a coworker talked for 47 of the 50 minutes allotted for a meeting? Have you mentioned an idea only to be ignored or have someone else say it later and get credit? It can …

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