Session aims to prepare students for job search
Tampa, Fla. – The School of Aging Studies in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences will host its third annual mock interviews for its long-term care students on Nov. 27. The session is designed to prepare students who will be seeking administrative jobs in the long-term care industry.
“We want to help our students to find jobs in their chosen field,” said Kathryn Hyer, associate professor, School of Aging Studies, and Director of the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging. “This is not only a great opportunity for our students to gain practical job interviewing experience, but it provides them with insight and knowledge into what professionals in their field value and look for when interviewing job candidates.”
“Investing in the professional development of USF students interested in working with elders is important for long-term care providers because Florida has 2.7 million residents over age 65 and 543,000 over age 85,” said Brian Robare, Executive Director of The Estates at Carpenters in Lakeland and Board Chair for LeadingAge Florida.
The session is for Health Care Operations of Long-Term Care students and members of the USF Student Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators Club, which is also sponsoring the event. It runs from 6:15-8 p.m. in MHC 1300.
Using USF’s Career Center forms, nursing home administrators will evaluate students’ interviewing skills and professional materials during a 15-minute mock interview. Attached is a list of the administrators volunteering their time to this effort. They are members of the School of Aging Studies’ Long-term Care Advisory Board.
Students who have been serving as interns in nursing homes will participate in group interviews with the administrators, while other students observe. “They’ll see how these interviews really work,” Hyer said.
USF’s bachelor’s degree program in long-term care administration started in 1984 and is the oldest in the state. More than 253 people have graduated from the program. At least 116 of them are currently licensed as administrators in Florida, which has 677 nursing homes.
For more information about the long-term care program, the School of Aging Studies or the mock interviews, please contact Kathryn Hyer at 813-974-3232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of South Florida’s School of Aging Studies merged its long-standing (established in 1967) Department of Gerontology with the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging in 2002 to create the School. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest degree-awarding programs in Gerontology. At the undergraduate level, the School of Aging Studies offers courses of study leading to a minor in Gerontology, Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology, and Bachelor of Science in Gerontology (Long-Term Care Administration). Currently there are 38 majors in long-term care administration and 140 gerontology majors. At the graduate level, the School offers Masters and Doctoral programs.
2012 AIT Moc Interview Participants
David R. Anthony, President, Region III
Cypress Health Care Management
6762 64th Terrace East
Bradenton, Florida 34203
Hershel Caywood, Administrator
Freedom Square Rehabilitation & Nursing Services
10801 Johnson Blvd.
Seminole, FL 33772-4746
Donna-Lee Fabian, Administrator
Accentia Health & Rehabilitation
Center of Tampa Bay
1818 E. Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, FL 333612
Theresa Felicione, Administrator
Tierra Pines Center
7380 Ulmerton Road
Largo, Florida 33771
Suyrea Reynolds, Assistant Administrator
Health Central Park
411 N Dillard Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Brian Robare, Chief Operating Officer
The Estates at Carpenters
1001 Carpenter’s Way
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 858 3847
Director of Operations
Gulf Coast Health Care, LLC
2 North Palafox Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Alex Terentev, Administrator
Manor on the Green
324 Wilder Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Terry Tressler, Administrator
Highlands Lake Center
4240 Lakeland Highlands Rd.
Lakeland Florida 33813