Gillings School Career Services

Revamp your Resume or CV

Revamp your Resume or CV

The terms resume and CV (curriculum vitae) 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 CV is typically used when... 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 »

Public Health Career Resources

The following is a partial list of public health organizations and job search resources; your employment search may generate a more comprehensive list particular to your area of interest. Public Health Related Organizations and Associations American Heart Association American Public Health Association American Industrial Hygiene Association American Red Cross American Statistical Association Association of Clinical... Read more »


Networking is a great way to meet new people and form on-going professional relationships with people in your field. It can also enable you to: Learn about career opportunities Gather information about the industry and available careers within the industry Get advice and moral support from colleagues Build collaborations for future work and exchange of... Read more »

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 »

Job Search Tools

Preparing for your job search may feel like a complicated and daunting task, but the following resources can help you to simplify the process.  To schedule an appointment to discuss any of these tips, please visit the career services website Click Here. Getting Started Start early — we recommend you create a draft of your... Read more »


Interviewing is a skill that may come naturally to some; but for others, it must be learned through repetition. Nervousness and anxiety are to be expected. Learning to embrace the nervousness and having fun in the process are keys to a successful outcome. This page includes information on preparing for your interview, including self assessment,... Read more »

International Students

The International Students page provides important information for new and returning international students at the Gillings School.

Diversity Outreach, Recruitment and Programs

The Gillings School of Global Public Health is committed to the diversity of our students, faculty and staff and the reduction of health disparities in the world around us. In the spirit of this commitment, faculty, staff and students throughout the School seek to foster an environment that attracts a diverse group of top-notch students... Read more »

Life in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, and the greater Triangle area, is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live and work. Our town is bikable, walkable, eclectic, safe, affordable, diverse and green. Our students love the temperate weather and the easy access to activities in the Triangle, on the coast and in the mountains. Learn more... Read more »