1. Master of Public Health
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Career Services and Alumni Relations

To help our current public health students and alumni successfully navigate their way from student to professional, we offer ample career services and professional development resources. We encourage our graduate students in public health to take advantage of our workshops, on-campus recruitment activities, alumni network, individualized career counseling sessions, and networking opportunities.

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Career Development

The Career Development Office provides individualized, hands-on support for students and alumni at any stage in their career. You can schedule a 30-minute or one-hour appointment to get assistance with resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, job search strategies, and other career-related issues. All appointments for current students and alumni can be scheduled by emailing ocss@mssm.edu with the subject “Appt Request.”

Professional Development

Engaging in professional development opportunities helps you make professional connections and increase your knowledge of public health issues and practice. Recruiters and organizations look for individuals who go beyond the classroom and the applied practice experience to become a well-rounded and experienced member of the public health community.

We encourage students and alumni to participate in public health professional organizations and events including:

For Current Students and Alumni

Public Health students can now register for a Handshake account. Handshake is a career platform that will help you in your job search and professional development. The platform 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

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

For Employers

Employers can now register for a Handshake account to post opportunities for our MPH students and alumni. Handshake will offer your team many features including:

  • Managing all your campuses with Handshake at no cost
  • A mobile experience—update your job postings, view applicants, and more all while on the go using Handshake's responsive design
  • Access to events like career fairs

We offer employers the opportunity to recruit job candidates that meet your organization’s specific goals and objectives. Our students graduate with an innovative and exceptional education in public health, hands-on practical experience in the field, and intensive research training at one of the nation’s top research institutions and one of the largest health care systems in New York City. Meet with qualified students at Icahn Mount Sinai by taking part of our Coffee Chats, Interview Days, or Industry Career Panels.

Coffee Chats

Coffee Chats are approximately 1-1.5 hours and allow you to share information about your company/organization, the positions you are hiring for, and the qualifications you look for when hiring. These sessions also provide an opportunity for students and recruiters to network. We will reserve the space and take care of any marketing or advertising.

Interview Days

Interview Days provide an opportunity for you to recruit for specific positions on the Icahn Mount Sinai campus. We can be involved as little or as much as you would like. We will reserve space for you to interview our Master of Public Health students, advertise to students/alumni, pre-screen candidate resumes, and create the interview schedule based on your specifications.

Industry Career Panels

Industry Career Panels are an opportunity for students to hear insider perspectives about different careers in public health. Professionals can share information about their company, specific job functions, and their advice for getting into the field. Career Panels are usually 1.5-2 hours in the evening and followed by a networking reception.

If you are interested in setting up an interview day, industry panel, or other on-campus recruitment event, please contact us.

We are proud of our alumni and like to keep track of all of their accomplishments. If you have a professional update you would like to share with us, please email publichealth@mssm.edu.

As an alumni of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s public health programs, you have the opportunity to join our Public Health Alumni Advisory Board. The Advisory Board supports and promotes the professional needs and contributions of alumni. Public Health leadership at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences supervise the Advisory Board and work to promote alumni networking and professional development; strengthen alumni connections with students; and arrange events for social and educational purposes.

The Public Health Alumni Advisory Board is led by a group of dedicated alumni volunteers. Alumni Advisory Board members are responsible for setting goals and managing the activities of the board. If you would like to join the Alumni Advisory Board, please contact publichealth@mssm.edu.