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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Finding My Way in Bloomington: Insights From An International Student – Trishnee Bhurosy

Finding My Way in Bloomington: Insights From An International Student - Trishnee Bhurosy

11.59 pm! What a unique time to reach Bloomington! There I was, in my apartment, with only a bed as furniture and I was more than happy to collapse …

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Networking for Introverts: A Necessary Evil – By Rachel Brown

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By on November 11, 2015

Networking at its simplest is talking to people and making connections. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, it isn’t so simple for introverts. Introverts prefer not to engage in small talk. They prefer deep conversations …

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Undergraduate and Research! – By Trishnee Bhurosy

Undergraduate and Research! - By Trishnee Bhurosy

By on February 15, 2016
These two words might seem poles apart to many, but are in fact very connected to each other. Whether you are a senior who is about to graduate or a freshman, still …

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Ideas Worth Spreading – By Shannen Keene

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By IUSPH Career Services on February 22, 2016

Lately, I have been trying to find better ways to be productive with my time. In my mind, productivity is synonymous with listening to TED Talks. I have grown quite fond of …

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Career Advice for my Freshman Self – By Shannen Keene

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By IUSPH Career Services on April 4, 2016

With graduation slowly approaching, I have found myself reflecting over my past four years at IU. More specifically, I deem my freshman year as the most memorable because I was so disconnected …

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