Professional Development

The UW Executive Master of Health Administration program places a high priority on helping you take the next step in your career. We offer a variety of programs and services to support and enhance your professional development.

Professional Development Services

The Executive MHA program has dedicated professional development specialist, Brit Exworthy. Brit is available to meet with you anytime to discuss your career goals, help you explore career paths, connect you with a mentor or alum and more. Brit is also available to discuss tactical aspects of career planning.

You can reach Brit by email at or by phone at 206-221-5537.

Quarterly Leadership Speaker Series

The lunchtime Leadership Speaker Series lets you engage with visionaries, policy makers and renowned leaders in local health care organizations. Speakers from various health care organizations and systems offer valuable insights and innovative solutions to contemporary health care challenges.

Quarterly Alumni Panel Speaker Series

Alumni with diverse professional experiences share their post-MHA career pathway in the  lunchtime Alumni Panel Speaker Series. These sessions offer wonderful networking and exchange opportunities with program alumni.


Internships for Executive MHA students are supported on a case-by-case basis. Students interested in exploring internship opportunities should contact the Executive MHA professional development specialist at to discuss needs and potential placements.

Peer Mentoring and Networking Opportunities

We place a high priority on helping you build strong networking skills and your own set of professional contacts. During your time in the program, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with senior Executive MHA students and alumni at program-sponsored events. These activities include informal opportunities to learn about various health care positions and careers.