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Megan Wang

  1. What was your Undergrad Institution and Major?
    University of Toronto, Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology
  2. What encouraged you to pursue this health communication degree?
    I found my love for knowledge translation in my last year of undergraduate study and discovered many other interests such as project management, informatics, client management, UX/UI… as I worked in different jobs. When I found the Northwestern health communication master program, I viewed it as an opportunity to explore different career options that can bundle all my interests together.
  3. What are your career goals?
    I am interested in pursuing a career in integrating technology with healthcare. I am open to working at pharma, non-for-profit, government jobs…
  4. Any tips on balancing school, work, and life?
    I create a To-do-List for the whole week so I know what are some important tasks that need to be done for the week. I also factor in my concentration span and time for other life and social commitments to make sure that finishing the tasks on this list is realistic. Other than tasks that have specific due dates during the week, I also try to leave myself with the flexibility to adjust when to finish the tasks within the week.
  5. How do you practice self-care while in the program?
    I adapt the mentality to “treat myself” when I finish an assignment, go to a networking event, or finish the chores. I treat myself with some food, take a walk, try a new cooking recipe, or eat some ice cream when I accomplish something.
  6. How have you been able to use the current content in your work?
    The current content has helped me to rethink my career goals and redefine what qualities I am looking for when applying to jobs.