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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Volunteers Needed for Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics!

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Do you want to make history by getting the COVID-19 vaccine out to your community? The Monroe County Medical Reserve Corps is seeking volunteers to help with the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics! Volunteers are needed to help in both medical …

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Become a Healthcare Business Leader in Just One Year

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Are you passionate about healthcare? Are you interested in one of the nation’s fastest growing job sectors? Are you considering a gap year before applying to medical school? If so, we encourage you to apply to the Master of Science …

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Employment Opportunities for PTs

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The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently announced emerging trends in personal training. Where and how personal trainers connect with clients is constantly changing. Today, opportunities for personal trainers extend beyond the four walls of the training studio or large …

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Employment Opportunities for Health Coaches

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The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently announced emerging trends in health coaching. Telehealth, as reported by the US Department of Health and Human Services, is creating employment opportunities for health coaching to be delivered remotely/virtually. Health coaches who are seeking …

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Physician Assistant Course Prerequisites

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A future career as a Physician Assistant requires you plan now. IU’s Health Profession and Prelaw Center (HPPLC) has a useful guide that outlines all the information to set you on your path to success.

The guide includes information on …

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SPH Healthcare & Wellness Career Conversation: Physical Therapy Q&A with Katie Palano

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Whether you are considering a career in physical therapy or certain physical therapy is the right career path for you, learn more about the application process and the profession during an enlightening conversation with Katie Palano.

Katie completed her Doctorate …

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IU Corps Introduces Virtual Volunteer Program

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IU Corp introduced an exciting new way for students to volunteer and gain experiential learning, the Student Agile Response Team (START) at IU. Through this program, community partners submit skill-based, virtual projects and we work to identify and match talented …

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10 Fitness Organizations You Need to Know About

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By: Eamonn Curley, Associate Content Manager

One key thing most gym owners find out is that every day is a school day. Rarely a person will be a fully formed gym owner on day one. It takes time, effort, and …

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Healthcare Professional Associations for Students

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Healthcare professional associations (including national ones, as well as regional/state, certifying, news, and social, and SKIPTA social networks), represent a collection of professionals who work towards the common goal of promoting and improving the medical profession they are associated with. …

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How to Log into Handshake Mobile

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You can log into Handshake on your mobile device using the steps below!

1. In the app store for either iOS or Android, search for Handshake, and then download it. There is no charge to download this app!

2. Open …

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