Making the Most of a Career Fair

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 »

References and recommendations

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 »

Writing Professional Letters

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 »

Career and Internship Fair

Join us for the 2014 event on Thursday, February 6 from 12-3 pm in theMichael Hooker Research Center Armfield Atrium! REGISTRANTS •    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 »

Revamp your resume or CV

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 »

How to Apply for Financial Aid –

At Gillings, about 60% of our students receive substantial financial aid packages (an average of $10,00 per student per year) through non-service scholarships, tuition support, teaching and research assistantships, 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 Public…

Public Health Leadership Program Snapshot

Hello, prospective students! Welcome to our brief overview of the Public Health Leadership Program at UNC Gillings. We are part of a top school of public health within a university long seen as one of the “public ivies.” Public Health Leadership prepares public health practitioners for leadership positions by developing their population-level knowledge and skills…

Nutrition Snapshot

Hello, prospective students! Welcome to our brief overview of Nutrition at UNC Gillings. Our top-ranked Nutrition Department is  unique: it’s the only one nationwide that sits in both a school of public health and a school of medicine. What does this mean for you? You’ll learn from a broader range of expert faculty, have the opportunity… Read more »

Maternal and Child Health Snapshot

Hello, prospective students! Welcome to our brief overview of Maternal and Child Health at UNC Gillings. Founded in 1950, our maternal and child health department is one of the world’s leading departments of its kind for research, teaching and practice. We gain strength from being a part of one of the top schools of public…

Health Policy and Management Snapshot

Hello, prospective students! Welcome to our brief overview of Health Policy and Management at  UNC Gillings. We are a nationally top-ranked department within a nationally top-ranked school of public health and university. In HPM at Gillings we: Train the next generation of leaders in management, policy making, and research to address the complex challenges of…