Susan Simmons

Director of Career Services

As the Director of Career Services for the IU School of Public Health, Dr. Simmons oversees all aspects of career services across five departments. She is originally from Michigan but has called Bloomington home for most of the last twenty-five years. After completing her doctoral degree in Exercise Physiology and teaching in faculty positions, Susan transitioned to Career Services where she loves working with students to refine their career plans. She enjoys assisting graduate students and undergraduates alike through career coaching and program administration. She also teaches career development courses. Other professional specialties include data analysis, team management, and strategic planning. As Director of Career Services, Dr. Simmons creates programs, tracks outcomes, and builds relationships to facilitate student success. Outside of work, Susan loves gardening and travel!

 

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7 Reasons Why You Are Not Getting To The Next Interview Stage And How To Fix It

Interviews for senior-level executive roles differ from entry-level job interviews in many ways.

While being on time, having a strong handshake, and researching the company is enough to impress the recruiter when applying for junior positions, for senior executives is …

By Ivy Exec - Ivy Exec
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Physician Assistant vs. Nurse Practitioner: Explaining the Difference to Patients

You are an accountant, and you have no experience in medicine. You visit your primary care office for a routine checkup on a Wednesday afternoon to see how your blood pressure is coming along after starting a new medication.

“You …

By Jacob Bollinger, PA - Hospital Recruiting
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Online Graduate Degree Offerings

Are you planning for a graduate degree in public health? Consider pursuing it online.  

My Public Health Direct at the IU Bloomington School of Public Health offers online graduate programs taught by the same award-winning faculty with the same student-centered teaching, all …

By Susan Simmons
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How to Turn Your Summer Internship Into a Full-Time Job

So you landed a summer internship – congratulations! Now that you’ve made the obligatory Facebook/LinkedIn post and changed that status to employed, you may be thinking about what you can do to make a lasting impression at one of your first …

By Maximilian Vanegas - WayUp
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How to write a resume for a summer job

It can sometimes feel like a rather daunting task if you’ve never written a resume before. Depending on how much work experience you have and what areas that experience falls in, resumes can end up being too long or short, …

By Sean Kelly - College Recruiter
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Seniors – Where are you headed?

Congratulations, Seniors! As you inch closer to graduation, it may feel like time has flown by since you first started your academic program. Thinking back, you probably researched universities and asked questions about the career outcomes of graduates to assist …

By Susan Simmons
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Job Search Depression | How to Cope and Keep the Faith

Illustration by Marian Blair

Looking for a job can be a challenge, even in the best circumstances. When you put in a lot of time and effort and don’t immediately see the results you hoped for, you may start to …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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Career Change Ideas | How to Ease into Social-Impact Work

Illustration by Marian Blair

Joining the social-impact sector can be an exciting and rewarding career opportunity. One way to explore your options is by volunteering or taking on part-time opportunities. Trying out a sector is not a requirement to start …

By Minah Kim - Idealist Careers
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Making Professional New Year’s Resolutions in Uncertain Times

During the pandemic, we may believe our “real” lives are on hold. You may not know when or if you will return to your physical office. You may be waiting on your boss to decide if she’ll allow permanent remote …

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4 Deeply Impressive Questions Stellar Interviewees Always Ask

When interviewing for a job it is important to remember it is just as much about you interviewing the company as it is you being interviewed. Finding a job that will satisfy and motivate you requires thoughtfulness, intention, and authenticity.

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