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A twice monthly e-newsletter featuring updates and announcements for students and faculty from the Office of Student Affairs, the Graduate School of Public Health, and the University.

Academic Deadlines


Career Updates

Career Fair Registration Now Open!

Register today for this year's Pitt Public Health Career Fair, taking place on Fri, Oct 19. Employers will be seeking candidates for full-time positions, internships, and fellowships. A list of employers is available on the website. RSVP on Pitt Bridges under the Events tab.   

DHS Local Government Case Competition: Register Today

Interdisciplinary teams of graduate students from around the region are challenged to solve a real-world problem related to human services delivery. This is a fantastic opportunity to network with other students and prominent local leaders. The competition is hosted by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) and will take place from Nov 7-10. Register by October 26.  

Thursday 10/25 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Career Services Workshop

CV to Resume: Preparing for Employment Outside of Academia

This workshop will provide information and explore strategies used to effectively prepare and market oneself to those in industry, government and non-profit organizations.


Monday 11/5 - Career Services Deadline

Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP)

Fellows in this 2-year program serve as data detectives—they help CDC, other federal agencies, state and local health departments, and international public health organizations investigate and solve complex public health informatics challenges.


Tuesday 11/6 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Career Services Workshop

Federal Employment: How to Apply and be Competitive

Tamara Ivosevic, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board will share information, tips and advice on navigating the application process for employment with the Federal Government and how to position yourself to stand out. Register in advance on Pitt Bridges.


School and University Updates

Call for abstracts: Submit your poster for World AIDS Day by October 26

Interested students are encouraged to submit an abstract to present a poster during this year's event, bringing together experts in the field to develop skills to identify and treat those individuals with HIV and to recognize signs and symptoms in diverse populations.   

Take the Make My Trip Count triennial regional transportation survey

Share how you get around, and make our region a better place to commute in this 5-minute survey. Understanding your transportation obstacles and chosen modes (i.e., bus, personal vehicle, bike) will influence how the Pittsburgh region invests in mobility and also help track Pitt’s progress towards 50% reductions in transportation emissions campus-wide by 2030. Twenty lucky respondents will also receive a $50 Visa gift card.  

Sign up for Idea to Impact (i2I)

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IDEA TO IMPACT (i2I) is a 4-week, 1-credit,  graduate-level  course that's ideal for early career scientists who are new to commercialization. i2I provides practical training to help you develop an innovative idea into a valuable product. The next round of i2I starts 10/23. Register today.  

Teaching Tips

How to mitigate difficult conversations in your class in 7 steps or less

However uncomfortable difficult conversations may be, avoiding them means losing potential teachable moments. Use the following seven steps to create a classroom environment that helps students develop the skills to engage in difficult conversations.  

View more teaching tips

Visit publichealth.pitt.edu/calendar for a detailed, searchable list of events at Pitt Public Health Keep an eye out for Things to Know, featuring twice-monthly announcements from the Office of Student Affairs for students, faculty, and the entire Pitt Public Health community. For past issues, view the calendar archive or announcements archive.

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