Sarah, a 2014 Korbel Grad, stops in to share her story on today’s Tuesdays with a Korbel Grad.
- Where do you currently work?
I work at the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians where I serve as the Director of Health of the Public.
- Which courses or professors at Korbel do you think best prepared you for this job?
My primary responsibility in my current position is managing the implementation of a pediatric obesity intervention in several primary care offices across the state of Colorado. I often refer to this work as international development in a domestic context. Statistics, Fundraising and Financial Management for Non-profits, and my global health classes best prepared me for my current role.
- We know that graduate school is an investment, how did you finance your graduate school investment?
Scholarships funded a significant portion of my education. I also worked several part-time positions during my first year. In my second year my work study position turned into a full-time job. And, of course, student loans.
- How did Korbel’s location in Denver impact your job search?
Denver is a great place to live and it’s a great place to work. Volunteer positions and jobs that I had during graduate school turned into full-time opportunities post graduation. For me, it was easier to find a position in the place where I had built networks during graduate school.
- How have you utilized Korbel’s alumni network?
The alumni network has been very important to me – a Korbel alum sent me the job posting for my current position! One of the great things about living in Denver is the small, connected community. I run into Korbel alum often and its an easy way to stay connected professionally and socially.