Career Pathways in Behavioral Health Exploratory Event for High School, College and Graduate Students

EXPLORE behavioral health careers, directly CONNECT with behavioral health professionals, and learn how to ENGAGE in a pathway.
About this Event
High school, college and graduate students from Larimer and Weld counties will have the opportunity to EXPLORE behavioral health careers, directly CONNECT with behavioral health professionals, and learn how to ENGAGE in a behavioral health pathway.

The virtual event will feature two panel sessions and four breakout sessions.

Direct Service Panel: 10:00-10:45am

Hear from panelists who have varied careers in Behavioral Health about their passion and their pathway to the career they are in now.
Break out 1: I Want to Help, Now What Do I Do: 10:45am-11:15am

This presentation and discussion is to provide students the breadth of behavioral health – types of degrees, positions, pathways.
Break out 2: Certifications/Licensures: 11:15am-11:45am

Within behavioral health, what are the certifications and licensures possible? How to work towards these degrees, work experience, supervision required.
Break out 3: What to expect when considering graduate school: 11:45am-12:15pm

What thoughts should students have in considering graduate school? What should students expect in the application process? Once in graduate school, what advice to give students.
Break out 4: How to obtain experience while an undergraduate: 12:15pm-12:45pm

What opportunities are there to “try it on” and gain experience: volunteer, paid positions, internships, committee work, and other ideas.
Organizational Support Roles Panel: 12:45pm-1:30pm

This session demonstrates someone can have a passion for and work within the behavioral health field even though they may not provide direct service.
For more information on the event, visit the Northern Colorado Health Sector Partnership event page.

Comments from previous event attendees:

“The event was a great learning experience for me and all the presenters were friendly and made me feel welcome as a potential future professional”

“I loved hearing about the presenter’s experiences, and they all appear competent and well experienced. I hope that this event continues for many years following.”

“I went into this event kind of unsure of my major and if I wanted to pursue a career in mental health, but after hearing the panel I feel a lot more confident.”

“The presenters were great and the opportunity to network was absolutely amazing!”

Date: Thursday, February 25th
Time: 10:00am - 1:30pm
Company: Northern Colorado Health Sector Partnership

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