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Gillings Career Services Virtual Summer Series

June 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

“Don’t Quarantine Your Career: Log In & Learn” series

Join UNC’s Gillings School Career Services office for their “Don’t Quarantine Your Career: Log In & Learn” weekly career series to help recent graduates and alumni survive COVID-19 and come out victorious. We’ll be sharing expert advice, straight talk, alumni personal stories and ideas, along with practices and tools you can use today to elevate your mood, boost your resiliency and help you stay on track for your future career. All sessions can be registered for and found on Handshake.

Expert panels and career guidance each week include:

How to Become Your Own Career Coach
Are you feeling a bit lost pursuing your public health career right now? Are you unsure how to pivot or reboot in the wake of COVID-19? There is great career uncertainty right now and the best person to help you answer them…is YOU! You are your best career coach and now is a great time to learn how you take control by practicing personal coaching techniques in your own day-to-day work.
Thursday, June 4 from 1-2:30 PM

Using StrengthsFinder to Find Your Career Edge
One of the hardest parts of managing your career is knowing how to best identify your strengths and communicate your unique value without feeling like you are bragging. Research suggests that Individuals who focus on using their strengths are 3x more likely to report having an excellent quality of life and 6x more likely to be engaged in their jobs. Let’s take some time in this webinar learning how to explore working in your area of strength.
Thursday, June 11 from 1 – 2:30 PM

How to Create a Resume That Stands Out During a Recession
It is no secret that a recession is one of the toughest times to find employment. The good news is that job seeking during a recession does not mean you can’t be hired. Creating a recession-proof resume is one way you can get hired under the toughest of economic conditions.  Join us in this webinar to learn all the insider secrets to creating a strong resume!
Thursday, June 18 from 1 – 2:30 PM

ALUMNI PANEL: Managing Your Career & Stress In the Time of Coronavirus
Oh boy, things have changed. We are all experiencing new levels of uncertainty. This will inevitably affect many organizations’ bottom lines, which, in turn, will impact the workforce. If you are in the midst of a job search, you may be feeling some extra anxiety around this – especially if you have a sense of urgency to get a new job right now.  Join Gillings School alumni and Gillings Career Services to discuss what you can do.


  • LeVelton R. Thomas (HPM), Program Director@ Private Diagnostic Clinic – Duke Health
  • Nick L. Sullivan (HPM), Vice President of Stroke & Neurosciences @ Novant Health
  • Emily S. Bailey (ESE), Infectious Disease Postdoctoral Fellow @ Duke Global Health Institute – Department of Medicine
  • Joanna J. Conley (HPM), Chief Executive Officer@ TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center

Thursday, June 25 from 1-2:30 p.m.

BUILD YOUR DIGITAL BRAND: How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile a Recruiter Magnet (Part I)
Coronavirus is not the time to slack off. Even though you might be tempted to curl into a ball and retreat into Netflix on your couch, it’s super important that you are “out there” working hard in cyberspace to build and promote your brand. Join us in this webinar to learn how to create a LinkedIn page that is sure to attract the right recruiters.
Thursday, July 2 from 1-2:30 p.m.

BUILD YOUR DIGITAL BRAND: How to Build a Curated Network with LinkedIn (Part II)
Now that you are on LinkedIn, do you know what to do next?  Curating your network is the natural first start but how do you REALLY find the right people? Join us in this webinar to learn how to curate a network that can get you to your next career goal or navigate your career pivot.
Thursday, July 9 from 1-2:30 p.m.

BUILD YOUR DIGITAL BRAND: Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn (Part III)
There are more than 650 million active users on LinkedIn with an average of two users signing up per second. LinkedIn offers a network of professionals that you can tap into for information and insights. But do you know how to engage your network?  Learn how to leverage this incredible power by learning how to remain an active member of the community. Join us in this webinar to learn how to engage your network, continue to add additional target contacts and develop a career engagement plan.
Thursday, July 16 from 1-2:30 p.m.

ALUMNI PANEL: How to Navigate Change in Your Career
Every career has transitions. Some are chosen, and some are thrust upon you. Some are due to external circumstances, some result from a shift within yourself. Regardless of the type of change, every change allows for the opportunity to come out the other side in a better position than you were before. This webinar will make the case that change is always occurring and to be successful you must constantly be managing it. Join Gillings School alumni and Gillings Career Services to discuss what you can do.


  • Nosipho Beaufort (N/A), Senior Informatics Analyst @ Task Force for Global Health/Public Health Informatics Institute
  • Betty S. Foh (N/A), Quality Improvement and Accreditation Program Manager @ Cabarrus Health Alliance
  • Kristin Z. Black (MCH), Assistant Professor of Health Education and Promotion @ East Carolina University
  • Anne M. Jacobs Anne (HPM), Principal and Founder @ Riverstone Health Advisors

Thursday, July 23 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Career Development Celebration & Wrap-Up
YOU DID IT!  You went the entire summer focused on your career and Gillings School Career Services wants to celebrate YOU!  Join us for a quick 30-minute career trivia to test your knowledge and revisit lessons learned this summer.  Play trivia for a chance to win Gillings swag items! No learning outcomes, just a celebration and prizes.
Thursday, July 30 from 1-2:30 p.m.