Career Services and Alumni Relations

Our Mission

The goal of Public Health Career Services and Alumni Relations is to equip current students and alumni with the tools necessary to successfully navigate their way from public health student to public health professional. We do this by hosting informative career related workshops, facilitating on-campus recruitment activities, providing individualized career counseling sessions, maintaining an alumni network, and offering networking opportunities.

We can help with:

  • Resume/CV Writing
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Networking Skills
  • Interview Preparation

Career Toolkit

Resources for students and alumni can be found in the Career Toolkit section of Blackboard. Here, you will find networking tips, sample resumes, and other career and professional development resources.

Individualized Career Counseling

By Appointment

Students are encouraged to make individual appointments for resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, job search strategies, and other career-related issues.  Appointments are scheduled in 30 minute slots. If you are scheduling a mock interview, you can schedule a one-hour appointment. All appointments for current students are made through MARC. Alumni can e-mail kelly.gentry@mssm.edu with the subject "Appt Request".

Walk-in hours

Weekly walk-in hours are available for brief 15-minute meetings.

Please see MARC for current walk-in hours.

Handshake

Students and alumni of the Graduate Program in Public Health can now register for a Handshake Account. Handshake is a career platform that will help you in your job search and professional development. Handshake uses your preferences and the information you include in your profile to push out customized information that is relevant and timely based on your career interests, experiences, and area of study.

Handshake allows you to:

  • Find and apply for jobs and internships
  • View special events
  • Upload a resume
  • Create a personalized profile

To access Handshake and start building your profile, go to: https://mssm.joinhandshake.com

Current students must use their school email address. Alumni, please use your preferred email address to request access. Allow 2-3 business days for approval.