Heather O’Connor joined the Career Center team in August 2021 as a Graduate Student
Intern. She enjoyed working with Pre-Health students, and in July of 2022, Heather
began her full-time role as the Healthcare Career Coach.
Heather graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts in English
and a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Additionally, Heather received
her Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University
in December of 2022.
It is Heather’s goal to connect students with meaningful healthcare experiences such
as job shadowing, volunteer work, clubs, internships, employment, and professional
opportunities. Students are encouraged to meet with Heather to explore career options,
plan ahead, and seek feedback so they are prepared for their next step, whether that
be applying to a medical or graduate program, or landing a job.