Happy Fall!  Don't forget that I am at Gillings (Rosenau 263) each Monday and Thursday. 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 or schedule an appointment.  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
Quick Tips Career Conference Call (QTC3): Cover Letters
Friday, September 2, 12 – 12:15 PM, Virtual
Do you have 15 minutes during your lunch to hear about tips on improving your cover letter via conference call?  Listen in and learn 5 quick strategies for a more tailored highly effective approach to your cover letter, including the Do’s and Don’ts of Cover Letters. Upon registration, you will receive a unique telephone number to join the conference call. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/jp6b8yd

Federal Resume Workshop
Tuesday, September 6, 4 - 5 PM, 239 A/B Hanes Hall
This workshop is for students that are pursuing opportunities with the federal government. As part of this process, creating a federal resume that brings your qualifications to life and shows that you are a perfect fit for the job can be a challenge. Join us to learn how to reconfigure your current resume/CV to the federal format and get your questions about federal employment answered!

Applying to the PMF Program (Graduate Students)
Wednesday, September 7, 5:30 - 6:30 PM, 242 Hanes Hall
Information session to explain the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program, how to apply, and the process of selection.  A virtual panel of UNC Alumni PMFs will follow.  All graduate and professional students welcome.  Registration recommended:  http://tinyurl.com/hyuwr7y

Gillings Admissions: Strategies for BSPH Programs
Thursday, September 8, 4 – 5 PM, 239 A/B Hanes Hall
Ideal for 1st and 2nd year UNC students who are interested in applying to the Gillings BSPH Programs in Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy and Management, and Nutrition.  This workshop will cover the basics of our programs and reviews the admissions processes including: prerequisites, application, letters of recommendation, how and when to apply, resumes, etc.

Food Truck Rodeo
Thursday, September 8, 4 - 6 PM, Hanes Lot (beside Memorial Hall)
Come Chat and Chow Down at the UCS Food Truck Rodeo.  There will be Food, Fun, and Great Giveaways!  If you’ve got a sweet tooth, we’ve got your covered…. Ben & Jerry’s will be there too!!! #UCSFoodTrucks

Seminar: Developing Your Strengths (Gillings students only)
Friday, September 9, 1 - 2:30 PM, McGavran-Greenberg 2308
Our talents and strengths can be applied in many areas, including learning, academics, leadership, service, and careers.  The StrengthsFinder assessment will allow you to identify your greatest talents, gain insight into how to develop and enhance your strengths, and learn how to apply them optimally by establishing good habits as a graduate student.  Registrants will need to take the StrengthsFinder assessment and bring their printed results to this workshop. This event is for UNC Gillings students only. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/j7be4tv

How to Rock it at the Career Fair & Approach Recruiters
Monday, September 12,  4 - 5 PM, 239 A/B Hanes Hall
Nervous about attending the Career Fair?  Not sure how to prepare, or what to say when approaching a recruiter?  Come learn how to make the best first impression at the Career Fair and really impress employers.

Fall Job & Internship Expo
Thursday, September 15, 12 - 4 pm, Ram’s Head Recreation Center
Meet with representatives from organizations that have full time positions and internships available in North Carolina and throughout the U.S.  There will be For-Profit and Non-Profit and Government organizations attending.  To view and research the list of the organizations to be represented, visit http://bit.ly/2016UNCFallExpo.  Bring multiple copies of your resume.  To make the best impression on employers, Professional Attire is recommended.  Seeking all majors, all disciplines.  Attend workshops at UCS in preparation for this event. This event is open to UNC-Chapel Hill students only.

Building an Application: Strategies for Applying to Grad Programs in Public Health
Monday, September 19, 4 -5 pm, 239 A/B Hanes Hall
Learn how to gain public health experiences and market these to graduate programs.  Tell your story through six application components; transcripts, test scores, resume, personal statement, and interview.  We will discuss how to best align your strengths with the public health programs that interest you. 

Academic Faculty Job Search Panel
Tuesday, September 20, 12  – 1:30 pm, 239 A/B Hanes Hall
co-hosted by the Graduate School, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Training Initiatives in Biological and Biomedical Science (TIBBS), and University Career Services, as well as student groups, Academic and Research Intensive Career Association (ARIC) and Future Science Educators (FuSE)
PhD and postdoctoral trainees will hear from new and seasoned faculty on a range of academic job search topics, including

  • What separates successful candidates from the rest of the pack
  • for up and coming future faculty members
  • How to choose an institution that is a good fit for you
  • Unexpected challenges encountered

Both a STEM-focused panel and a Humanities/Social Sciences-focused panel will be offered.  The event format will include a 60-minute panel presentation with Q&A facilitated by student leaders on campus, followed by a 30-minute active-networking period of round-table discussions and informal networking.   Space is limited, lunch will be served. Registration required by 9/13/16:  http://tinyurl.com/zpq9pu6

And more on the Gillings Career Services Event Calendar (click on the upcoming events tab)




Register with Careerolina, job search database for UNC students,
for jobs, internships and on-campus interviews
See our YouTube videos for guidance.

Career Announcements

The Public Health Commissioned Corps of the United States will be accepting applications for JRCOSTEP beginning September 1, 2016 thru November 4th 2016 for the following disciplines: Engineer, Pharmacy, Environmental Health, Nurse.  To learn more about the JRCOSTEP program please visit  http://usphs.gov/student/jrcostep.aspx

Registration for fall PHield Trips is now open!  Offered during the fall each year, the PHield Trip experience provides an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to engage with public health practice partners throughout the community. The field trip experiences for this year will focus on Health in Orange County Friday, September 9, and RTI International Wednesday, October 5. Space is limited to 50 students and spots fill quickly, so please register soon at: https://sph.unc.edu/nciph/phield-trips/

Have you seen the new Departmental Career Resources website for Gillings students?  Learn about tailored job and internship opportunities, resources, career paths, and practicum information.  If you're interested in global opportunities, please connect with the Gillings Global Gateway



Additional Events in September/October

9/22, 5  – 7 pm, The Graduate Student Ctr
Carolina Graduate Student F1RSTS Networking

9/22, 4- 5 pm, 239 A/B Hanes Hall
Pre-Health Volunteering & Service: Beyond the Hospital

9/27, 3– 4:30 pm, The Graduate Student
Teaching Statements and Portfolios

9/30, 1 – 2:30 pm, McGavran-Greenberg 2308
Seminar: Developing Your Strengths

10/5, 2 – 3:30 pm, The Graduate Student
CVs and Cover Letters for Academic Positions

10/6, 12 – 1:30 pm, The Graduate Student
StrengthsFinder for Graduate Students

10/10, 1 – 2:30 pm, McGavran-Greenberg 2308
Seminar: Networking and LinkedIn

10/11, 3– 4:30 pm, The Graduate Student Ctr
CVs and Cover Letters for Positions Across Career Paths

10/18, 3- 4:00 pm, 239 A/B Hanes Hall
Global Medical Service Info Session

10/18, 3 – 4:30 pm, The Graduate Student
The Anatomy of a Case Interview for Graduate Students

10/25, 1- 4 pm, Great Hall, Student Union
Graduate School Info Fair

10/25, 4 – 5 pm, 239 A/B Hanes Hall
Applying to Grad School?

10/ 26– 10/28, 11:30 am-1:30 pm,
Michael Hooker Research Center Atrium
Resume Rescue and Job Search Consults

10/28, 1 – 2:30 pm, The Graduate Student
Global Grads: Interviewing Skills

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