Past career events

Below are descriptions of just a few of the events and workshops offered through OSA/Career Services. This year’s events may be found on this page.
Linda Conklin presented the correct way to hold utensils

Linda Conklin presented the correct way to hold utensils
Etiquette Dinner
This annual event was co-hosted by the Gillings School of Global Public Health Office of Student Affairs (OSA) and the Healthcare Executives Student Association (HESA). The basics of business etiquette were presented by Linda Conklin, Manager of Alumni Career Services while participants enjoyed a three course meal.


Finding Funding for International Internships and Finding Funding for Domestic Internships

These workshops were presented by Susan Gramling from the GrantSource Library who introduced participants to online funding resources for interning abroad or in the US.
SPH Career and Interns

The 2010 SPH Career and Internship Fair takes place annually in the Michael Hooker Research Center Atrium

The 2010 SPH Career and Internship Fair takes place annually in the Michael Hooker Research Center Atrium

hip Fair
Generously sponsored by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Alumni Association, Abt Associates, Inc., ICF International and RTI International. The list of attendees and photos from the event can be found on this site.

Career Options for Doctoral Students in Public Health Parts I and II

The first workshop was a discusssion on the variety of public health career options available to PhD and DrPH students. Part II was a panel discussion featuring public health professionals from various industries who offered advice for doctoral students in public health.

Resume Rescue
This popular event occurs each semester. Participants have their resumes and cover letters critiqued by public health professionals on a walk-in basis.
Public Health Career Spotlight Series
A monthly series featuring career panels, web resources, and publicity around various public health awareness months.
  • October – Breast Cancer. Our inaugural event included six panelists from various industries and disciplines working in research, outreach, education and policy.
  • November – Diabetes. Four panelists joined us to discuss their career paths and advice for entering the fields of diabetes and obesity prevention. View the resource list of addition information about diabetes and careers.
  • March - Four panelists from various industries discussed their careers in nutrition and advice for students. Additional resources.

USAID Global Health Fellows Program Info Session

Sharon Rudy, Program Director, shared information about the program as well as tips for pursuing careers in global health. View the powerpoint presentation online. See also:
Negotiating the “Win-Win” Job Offer
Presented by O. Ray Angle, Director of University Career Services, this workshop provided an outline of typical salary/benefits offers, tips on calculating your “bottom line” needs for comparison or decision making, and techniques for the negotiation.