Networking and LinkedIn Workshop on Monday!!  Don’t miss it!!


Happy October! Remember that I am in SPH on Mondays and Thursdays. I can assist with any of your career development needs from decision-making to resume reviews to offer negotiation.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.  I am also available to present specialized workshops for your student organization.  I look forward to seeing you soon!  --Amy Blackburn

Events that may be of interest

Gillings Professional Development Event of the Month
Seminar: Networking and LinkedIn (Gillings students only)
Monday, October 10, 2016, 1 PM to 2:30 PM, 2308 McGavran-Greenberg
This workshop will provide you with new ways to think about and market your skills using the professional social networking site, LinkedIn.  We will discuss how to best utilize LinkedIn to help you achieve your job search or networking goals. Bring your laptop to get started and explore possible connections.  This event is for UNC Gillings students only. Register here:

Other Events
CVs and Cover Letters for Positions Across Career Paths
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 3 PM to 4:30 PM, The Graduate Student Center
Learn how to sell yourself and make a positive first impression through your job application materials. The structure, formatting, and content of CVs and cover letters will be discussed. Apply lessons learned from this workshop to your own materials. Especially for graduate students.  Register:

The Anatomy of a Case Interview for Graduate Students
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 3 PM to 4:30 PM, the Graduate Student Center

This seminar will dive deep into the concept of case interviews, an integral part of any consulting job interview. A thorough introduction to the world of consulting and case interviews will be followed by an integrated case workshop, in which attendees will be asked to put their logic and case-solving skills to the test. Registration recommended:

IES Abroad Internships 101 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 3 PM to 4 PM, FedEx Global Education Center

Interested in gaining professional experience abroad? Come learn about academic internship opportunities offered through IES Abroad!

Visit Gillings Career Services
see our new departmental career services page for job search support in all public health disciplines

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Graduate School Info Fair Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 1 PM to 4 PM, the Great Hall, Student Union
UNC students and alumni are invited to attend UNC-Chapel Hill’s Graduate School Info Fair! There will be opportunities to network with graduate/professional school representatives. There is no pre-registration required of students to attend this event. This event is open to anyone interested in attending Graduate School. Visit here for a list of participants:

Applying to Grad School?
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 4 PM to 5 PM, 239 A/B Hanes Hall

Among any other questions about applying, our panel will address when to apply for graduate and professional programs, recommendation letters, and which tests to take for admission.
Resume Rescue
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 1 PM to Friday, October 28, 2016, 2:30 PM, Michael Hooker Research Center Atrium

Bring your career-related questions OR your resume/CV to these short consults with employers, public health professionals, and/or career services staff. Advanced sign up outside 263 Rosenau or drop in during the event.
Global Grads: Interviewing Skills
Friday, October 28, 2016, 1 PM to 2:30 PM, the Graduate Student Center

The Global Grad series focuses on support for international graduate students.  In this session, participants will learn: about the types of interviews (phone, in-person, skype) and how to prepare. what are employers really asking, how to use the STAR method to frame answers, and cultural expectations for the job search in the US.

Novo Nordisk Innovation in Action US Case Competition
Friday, October 28, 2016

Bring your ideas to life at Novo Nordisk’s Innovation in Action Case Competition for graduate students with academic backgrounds in business, marketing, finance, information technology, engineering, and other applied science backgrounds. To apply and learn more about this event: click here.

Also see University Career Services ( for additional workshops and events open to all students.