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Never Stop Interviewing

Advice from Jeremy Cope, School of Allied Health Sciences Alumnus of the Year

Campus News  |  May 10, 2016  |  By UNLV News Center
Jeremy Cope

Jeremy Cope (R. Marsh Starks/UNLV Photo Services)

Jeremy Cope, ’07 BS Kinesiological Science, is the radiology director for Medsmart, overseeing radiology services at Centennial Hills Hospital. Cope has taught radiography courses at UNLV and also served in supervisory roles at Valley Hospital. He is completing his MBA from Western Governors University.

The advice I’d give myself as a new graduate … would be to reinforce the message I often gave to all of my students as they went off to clinical: Treat every day like it is a job interview. Never forget that in healthcare we are caring for people at their most vulnerable; they need your compassion and strength. Strive to be that person everyone would want to have care for their mother or child.

I would remind my younger self to have goals in mind, but to remember that goals are temporary and meant to be altered or even surpassed as time goes. But most importantly, I would remind myself not to lose touch with those who helped me succeed and to stay close to my family, friends, and colleagues who supported me as I grew.

The Alumni Advice series is part of our special 2016 commencement week celebrations, which include the annual Alumni Association Awards Program May 12, and the spring graduation ceremonies on May 13 and 14. Join us in congratulating our newest alumni on social media with #UNLVGrad.