Best of luck on your exams and final projects!

Top activities
for winter break

Consider these ideas for supporting your career and professional development plans over your break.

  • Update your resume or CV with accomplishments from this last semester (or year).  Quantify your experiences and use action and results-oriented language.
  •  Fine tune your interests.  Employers are seeking focused candidates – being able to clearly communicate your interests will help you find opportunities that match your goals.
  • Log in to Careerolina, UNC's online database of jobs and internships.  Update your profile and begin your search for that perfect opportunity – there are currently 211active listings for UNC SPH students!
  • Develop cover letter drafts. Get these ready to go so you can apply to opportunities as they arise.
  • Practice your “elevator speech.”  This is a 20 to 30-second introduction of your interests and skills that you can use with networking contacts.
  • Create a profile on LinkedIn.  Explore this professional networking resource to make connections with other Gillings students and alumni.
  • Make a time management plan to continue your career development next semester.  Plan to do one thing each week.

But most importantly…

Have a safe, relaxing, and productive break and a happy holiday season!


Career Services

see departmental career resources for job search support in all public health disciplines

Selected Events for Spring 2017

CV/Resume Preparation
January 19, Graduate Student Center

Practical Skills for Acing the Interview
January 25, Graduate Student Center

Career Compass:  Finding Direction for Career Transition
February 7, Graduate Student Center

Public Health Career Corner "drop in" advice
February 8, Armfield Atrium

Public Health "Resume Rescue"
February 9, Armfield Atrium

Public Health Career Corner Employer Meet Up
February 10, Armfield Atrium

...And more on