Student Profile

Preston Carson

BS in HSM, MHA, Class of 2020

carsonFor Preston Carson, working in health administration means working to improve the health of all people.

Carson is a junior in the Accelerated BS in HSM – MHA program and maintains an impressive GPA. Originally from Frankfort, Indiana, he thinks Indianapolis offers a unique opportunity for studying public health. “In Indianapolis, there are five major hospital systems. Here in our city, there are plenty of chances to get internships, job shadowing, informative interviews and volunteering opportunities. I currently have an internship at IU Health; this is something that could not have happened without being here in Indianapolis.”

Carson is the President of the Undergraduate Association at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and is involved in Circle K International. If you ask him about his favorite courses, he quickly responds that he “loves all of his classes,” but he has found particular enjoyment from Healthcare Marketing, Health Information Technology, and Operations Management.

Carson wishes people knew how many career opportunities there are in health administration. “From working in a hospital, to being in the field or even conducting research, health administration is such a broad umbrella that has so much opportunity. Healthcare has something to offer for everyone.”