Graduate Programs in Public Health – Career Services
About Career Services:Career Services for the Graduate Program in Public Health (GPPH) are offered in several ways. You can browse the online career library resources posted here, which include templates and short videos on resume building, cover letter writing, interviewing, networking, and planning. You can also schedule a one-on-one counseling session with a career counselor below.
Schedule a Meeting with a career counselor:
Schedule a 30 minute career counseling appointment with one of our advisors:
- Carol Ewan Whyte, CPCC, – connect here Mondays, Thursdays
New: Peer-to-Peer “career motivation” coaching
Schedule a 15 minute career motivation session with a peer coach
- Puneet Saini, MD – connect here – Mondays. Thursday, Saturdays
What is Peer-to-Peer motivational coaching? Speak directly to a peer on the importance of early career planning. Learn where to locate resources to build your public health resume, get a new perspective on networking, or brainstorm career preparation. Learn more about Puneet here!
Review resources designed to help you build a noticeable PH resume, and a cover letter that presents you as a candidate with the skills employers are looking for.
PH Resume Basics – In 4 easy steps, build your resume. Learn the elements of a successful PH resume, choice between two formats (chronological and hybrid). Professional standards for each section of the resume are reviewed in detail.
Supporting Materials/Documents – Read through the list of “Action Verbs” to enliven your resume and present you as someone who accomplishes quality work. Read through transferable skills and identify ones that you can include on your resume.
Cover Letter – Template to download.
Approximately 85% of jobs are filled thru networking and referrals. Don’t miss out! Start networking today and build your professional connections and advocates. Review resources to get you started with this important tool.
Elevator Speech – The purpose and importance of an elevator pitch as a networking tool.
Introduction to Networking – How to get started with networking to grow your connections and create advocates throughout your career journey.
3 Easy steps to start Networking – Start the easy way. Introduce yourself by email and conduct an Informational Interview on the phone.
Business Cards – an important tool (and an inexpensive one!) to provide your professional connections with your contact information.
Preparation is the key to a successful interview. Help prepare yourself by reviewing materials on interviewing.
Informational Interviewing – What is it, how to arrange one, sample questions to ask, what to stay away from.
Introductory Emails to Land an Informational Interview – Review the template on how to reach out to professionals in the public health field and make a great impression as you learn more about the field by conducting an Informational Interview.
Planning for a new career in Public Health? Check out resources, including Public Health certifications, and webinars on professionals working in the field.