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The Office of Career Planning provides both undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of career resources. These include individual career advising, a school-wide job and employer database, career development workshops and events, a list of career resources, and an annual career conference. 

We are here to help you learn about various public health career fields and occupations. We’ll work with you to help you find options that “fit” your career preferences, skills, interests and values.

Take a look at just some of the options you could have with your degree:

Career Planning is an important part of your academic preparation. Our major-specific four-year career checklists provide tips and steps for assessing and achieving your career goals. Use a checklist as a guide to help you prepare for your future career:


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Handshake is the university-wide service for students and alumni to access job and internship postings from tens of thousands of employers, connect with career services, and learn about recruiting events and job fairs.

Meet with a Career Ambassador Peer Advisor to have your resume, cover letter or personal statement reviewed. They can also help you with Handshake and answer general career advice questions. Career Ambassadors are available in-person in Arnold 136 during Walk-in Hours or can provide an electronic review via email.

Schedule an appointment with a professional advisor on any of the following topics:

  • The correlation between one’s college major and career field
  • Finding internships, jobs, networking at career fairs
  • LinkedIn and other social media marketing
  • Interviewing skills - in person, phone, or video
  • Graduate school applications
  • Gap year, travel, study/work/intern overseas, the road less traveled
  • Finding your unique career path and next steps