Career Services

Personalized Career Support

Each practitioner is unique with a unique vision and healing philosophy.  Through personalized career support, AOMA helps students and Alumni achieve their vision for the work they wish to do in this world.  AOMA offers students and alumni individual assistance with resume creation, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and networking support. But we also go beyond the average university career services assistance—we are here to help you create a vision of the life and work you desire.

  • Personalized Career Counseling
    Whether in-person, on the phone, or by email, you can meet with our Director of Student Services and Professional Growth to clarify your work intentions and start taking steps towards the work you really want to do. Whether you are a recent graduate, a long-time alumnus, or a new student, you are invited to take advantage of this free opportunity for guidance and support. Contact the Director of Student Services and Professional Growth, Julia Aziz to schedule an appointment!  JAziz@aoma.edu (or click above)
     
  • Group Career Coaching
    Join this monthly peer coaching group where alumni and students will share progress, brainstorm next steps, ask questions, and give/receive support with all things related to growing the work they wish to do in this world.  Whether or not you can join our on-campus monthly group, all alumni and students are invited to join our LinkedIn coaching network where we exchange resources and further the conversation.
     
  • Alumni Mentoring
    Research indicates mentorship program participants enjoy greater career success, a stronger professional identity, and an improved sense of camaraderie. Working alongside the AOMA Alumni Association, AOMA Career Services connects interested senior students and new graduates with seasoned, successful alumni practitioners. The mentor relationship allows new professionals to gain invaluable and personalized advice on all the ins and outs of designing a business and career that best suits the individual.
    If you are a seasoned practitioner willing to have AOMA contact you about new graduates wishing to learn more from your experience, please email Director of Student Services and Professional Growth with your contact information, as well as your city/state and any specialty areas of practice. We will keep your information on file to connect with interested mentees. If you are a new graduate or senior student wishing for more guidance, let us know, and we will find a suitable mentor!

Also, don't forget to join our alumni directory to further your connections with other alumni ansd with patients looking for acupuncturists!

Career Education

  • Brown Bag Lectures
    AOMA offers regular brown bag presentations including distinguished professionals in the field of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, alumni who return to share their experiences in the profession, and business leaders who offer practice management tips. All brown bag talks are FREE to the public. Bring your lunch and bring your questions; leave with knowledge and an increased sense of engagement with the AOMA community.
     
  • Practice Management Field Work Program  Bridging the Gap between School and Career
    The Practice Management Field Work program is a voluntary enrichment opportunity, where students can assist local, successful acupuncture practices with their day-to-day operations, and thereby learn the business side of working in the health care field. AOMA maintains an updated list of Austin-based acupuncture clinics that offer paid and unpaid opportunities to work in their offices, doing various kinds of administrative work. As a student, you can use these opportunities to learn more about how an acupuncture clinic is set up and maintained. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities as a student, to enrich your own education in practice management. This networking opportunity to work alongside successful practitioners can help bridge the gap between being a student and working in the real world.

Job Opportunities

AOMA supports current students and alumni in their post-graduate endeavors.  One way we do this is by maintaining a list of acupuncture and Oriental medicine job listings and provide resources for finding job opportunities as a student.