Whether it’s volunteering to be a networking resource for students of public health, participating in recruitment fairs across the country, or enjoying lectures presented by the school, there are a variety of opportunities to remain connected with Pitt Public Health.
Here are just a few opportunities available to you as a Pitt Public Health and University of Pittsburgh alumnus:
- Pitt Public Health on LinkedIn
- Pitt Public Health in the World
- Pitt Career Network
- Internships/Job Openings
- Non-Regional Alumni
- Class Reunions Coming Soon! Check back for more information
Cultivating a strong professional network is important—both at the start of your career and throughout your life. Networking allows you to tap into the knowledge, connections, and experiences of not only the people you know directly, but also the people they know. With LinkedIn, you can connect with recent Pitt Public Health alums, your friends, former bosses, the Pitt Public Health community, your volunteering connections, professional association members, relatives, internship managers and colleagues...with anyone! Click here for more information.alumni magazine for reference. To submit your photo for consideration in the magazine, send a hi-resolution (300 dpi) photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, affiliation to Pitt Public Health, and a few sentences about the picture. Please note: the Pitt Public Health Office of External Affairs reserves the right to disqualify submissions due to inappropriate content, quality of photo, volume of submissions, and for other editorial reasons.
This on-line resource was developed in 2005 to give alumni and students a chance to communicate. As a Pitt Public Health alumnus, you can develop a profile on the network and serve as a resource for students and also for other alumni. Questions that might be asked of Pitt Public Health alumni include:
- How does a career in public health differ from a career in medicine?
- Would you recommend pursuing a career in __________ (topic or department)? Are the job prospects in this field encouraging?
- Does __________ (another school from which you have a degree) have a good program in __________?
Within your profile, you can specify the level of communication that you prefer (in person, phone, only email, etc.), activities in which you are interested (e.g. campus career panel, job shadowing), and whether internships are available at your company. You may also find this to be a valuable resource for you as you change careers or relocate. Click here to view the network or develop a profile.
While Pitt Public Health does not currently have a formal mentoring program except in the Department of Health and Policy Management, it is an initiative that we would like to pursue in the very near future. As part of the development of the program, we would like to gauge alumni interest. General information about the program includes:
- Year-long pairing of alumni and student, with the option to continue after one year
- Requirement to communicate with the student at least monthly, and twice in person during the year (exceptions can be made for non-regional alumni)
- Set goals for the year – define the purpose and method for the relationship
By mentoring a student, you can provide career guidance, encouragement during the academic program, advice regarding class and program choice, and opportunities for them to make professional contact.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor for a Pitt Public Health student in the near future, or if you have suggestions for development of a program, please e-mail Sonia Gill, director of external affairs.
Pitt Public Health actively encourages students to participate in internships within the public health sector. This provides an invaluable opportunity to confront real-time public health situations, to discover the array of career niches that are available to public health professionals, and to hone in on specializations that are the right fit for them.
Alumni have initiated many of the school’s current internships. You can also contact Joan Anson if you would like your internship or employment opportunity posted on the online job matching service, GSPHFutures.
If you have an interest in contributing your time and talents to Pitt Public Health, we can find a place for you, even if you do not live in the Pittsburgh area. Possible roles include:
- Assist at recruiting fairs across the country
- Send in historical stuff
- Submit job opportunities
- Host an event for alumni in your area
- Participate in a letter-writing or phone campaign for accepted applicants
- Take part in focus groups or other advisory groups to advise Pitt Public Health staff and faculty gauging opinions about proposed programs or initiatives
To discuss these opportunities, e-mail Sonia Gill, director of external affairs.