Kimberly Ecenbarger

Associate Director of Career Services

Kimberly 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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Career Courses Offered During Summer Terms

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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 …

By Kimberly Ecenbarger
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University of Indianapolis Health Careers Opportunities Program – Pre-Health Certificate

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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 …

By Kimberly Ecenbarger
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National Public Health Week-April 5-9

National Public Health Week

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 …

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

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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]

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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)

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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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Want to Fix Tech’s Gender Gap? Start by Listening to These Women

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In 2018, Amazon scrapped its in-house applicant tracking system because of one major flaw: it didn’t like resumes containing the word “women,” so if an applicant listed “mentoring women entrepreneurs” as one of their achievements, they were out of luck. …

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Sisterhood at Work | Women Supporting Women

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Today is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. There’s still lots of work to be done to ensure that women (and especially women of color) achieve equality in the workplace—but …

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Job Market Information now available on our website!

Labor Market Analysis Human Resources Information.

Job markets are rapidly changing with the transformation of industries. A knowledge of employment trends, skills lists, education requirements and salaries is essential to make informed career decisions and to prepare for future success.

The SPH Office of Career Services …

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Should You Go to Grad School? 5 Things to Consider in the COVID Era

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During times of economic weakness or uncertainty, many graduate programs see their applications swell. There are already signs that the economic strain brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic will drive the same kind of increased interest in graduate school.

While …

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