Building Networks for Success: Stephanie O’Brien, MS ’13/HSM

Friday, May 6, 2016
Shortly after graduating from Rush, Stephanie O’Brien, MS ’13/HSM, moved to Portland, Oregon, for a yearlong administrative fellowship that would truly jump start her career. “My program at Rush provided practical classroom education while simultaneously building my resume through unique internship opportunities,” O’Brien said. “Having peers and mentors who trusted my work ethic and skills really enabled me to obtain these one-of-a-kind jobs — including my latest, very exciting position.”

O’Brien now manages a $340 million ambulatory expansion on Oregon Health and Science University’s South Waterfront campus, the state’s only academic medical center. Working alongside architects and contractors, O’Brien ensures the clinical enterprise provides input into the design and execution of an outpatient surgery/procedure center, 48-hour recovery unit and cancer center — opening in July 2018.

“Because of my experience at Rush and the relationships I built, I could not have been more prepared for my post-graduate career or better equipped with the right tools for success,” O’Brien said.

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