HSM 3051

About This Course

During this course, students will apply concepts and skills gained by completing coursework in the Health Services Management area and contribute their knowledge of best practices to have a positive effect on the Health Services Management workplace and industry. Students practice career development activities and build authentic networking skills by creating an individual LinkedIn profile.

Sample textbook: Patterson, K., Grenny, J., McMillan, R., & Switzler, A. (2011). Crucial conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes Are High. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing. ISBN-13: 9780071771320

Sample course topics: Resume and generic cover letter, HSM interest statement, what employers want, networking 101, professionalism, meeting skills and feedback, networking skills, negotiation skills, and interviewing. 


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Liz Hruska
Career Counselor

Liz Hruska has been providing career counseling and coaching services for degree-seeking students since she joined the team of Career and Internship Services in 2008. She is a 2013 recipient of the John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, which recognizes high-quality advising at the University of Minnesota.

Liz helps students with tactical pieces of the job search, including resume help, interview coaching, and internship search support. She also coaches students around larger self-exploration issues, including clarifying values and strengths and finding a work culture that fits. She has a special interest in providing support for student veterans, students from diverse backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

If you are an admitted degree-seeking student and would like to make an appointment with Liz, please visit: lizhruska.appointments.umn.edu (you will need to log in). 

  • HSM 3051 − Career and Internship Skills in Health Services Management
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R. Nickolas (Nick) Nyhus

Nick is vice-president of human resources and information technology at University of Minnesota Physicians. He has more than 25 years of human resources, education, and business experience with other organizations, including American Express and Ameriprise Financial. Among his specializations are leadership development, organizational effectiveness, executive coaching, psychological assessment, and human capital strategy and delivery. His certifications include a Senior Professional Human Resources certificate from the Human Resources Certification Institute, an SHRM-SCP (Society for Human Resource Management–Senior Certified Professional), and a Six Sigma Black Belt from American Express.

Nick has an MA in applied psychology from the University of Santa Monica and a BA in health care management from the University of Minnesota. He teaches:

  • HSM 3051 – Career and Internship Skills in Health Services Management

Information Subject to Change

Course details, syllabus, and instructor are subject to change. Current course details can be found by clicking on the Term link(s) above.