Interviewing is a skill that may come naturally to some; but for others, it must be learned through repetition.  Nervousness and anxiety are to be expected.  Learning to embrace the nervousness and having fun in the process are keys to a successful outcome. This page includes information on preparing for your interview, including self assessment, what… Read more »

Networking is a great way to meet new people and form on-going professional relationships with people in your field.  It can also enable you to: Learn about career opportunities Gather information about the industry and available careers within the industry Get advice and moral support from colleagues Build collaborations for future work and exchange of… Read more »

Learn about the companyWhen applying for jobs or preparing for an interview, it is important to learn as much as possible about the company or organization of interest. This information will help you to decide whether you might like to work for a potential employer. Also, you may be asked questions during an interview about… Read more »

A career fair is a unique opportunity to meet multiple contacts at the same time.  Here are some tips to help you prepare. Breaking the ice Think of a way to break the ice with the company or organization representative. Offer a firm hand shake, look them in the eye and introduce yourself. Thank the… Read more »

When picking your references or asking for recommendations, you want to be selective and professional in dealing with those who will be providing information about you to potential employers. References References should be listed on a separate sheet of paper, not on your resume or CV.  Use the same header, font, spacing, and paper as… Read more »

In your professional career, you will be required to write many correspondence.  One of the first you will write will be a cover letter.  Other types of letters will be important in the career development process as well.  This section is designed to help you with some of these. Writing cover letters A cover letter… Read more »

Join us for the 2015 event on Thursday, February 5 from 12-3 pm in the Michael Hooker Research Center Armfield Atrium! •    Employer registration or contact Amy Blackburn, Sr. Assistant Director for Graduate Students and Public Health, for more information. •    Get tips for Making the Most of a Career Fair (for students) •    Learn… Read more »

The terms resume and CV are often used interchangeably, but sometimes employers are specific about what they are requesting. Therefore, it is recommended that you prepare your skills and accomplishments in both formats. The information below will give you general guidelines. Resume or CV, what’s the difference? A curriculum vitae is typically used when applying… Read more »

At Gillings, about 60 percent of our students receive substantial financial aid packages (an average of $10,000 per student, per year) through non-service scholarships, tuition support, teaching and research assistant-ships and other compensated positions. Students may also receive support through federal student loans. Scholarships can come from the University, The Graduate School, the School of… Read more »