Careers

HELPING YOU REACH your CAREER DESTINATION

Knowing what you like to do and can do well is important in focusing your career objectives. What are your goals one year from now? Five years from now? What are your preferences concerning geographic location, work environment, type and size of organization? All of these factors - values, goals, work preferences, personal traits, interest areas, and skills - influence your career objectives. 

Why Should I Visit Career Services?

Whether you are seeking internships, fellowships, or jobs, looking for tips on resume/CV writing or interviewing, or just trying to get started on your job search, Pitt Public Health's career services team can help point you in the right direction and advise you on exploring your future as a public health professional.

To make an appointment with a career counselor, log into Handshake using your Pitt username and password. Go to Career Center > Appointments > Schedule a New Appointment. Email Kim Abraham directly if you run into any issues.

Read more on what to expect from a career counselor...

What is Handshake?

Handshake is an online job board and career management system that provides access to job, internship, fellowship, and postdoctoral opportunities from local, national, and international employers. Handshake replaced Pitt Bridges beginning on July 1, 2020. In addition to the job board, students can use Handshake to schedule an appointment with a career counselor; view and register for workshops and events; and access helpful articles and career information specific to public health graduate students. 

Log in to Handshake at pitt.joinhandshake.com using your Pitt username and password.

How Else Can I Connect with Career Services?

Visit our Important Dates page, or Things to Know for more information on workshops and events.

Get helpful tips and advice on job hunting, interviewing, and more by following us on Facebook.

Pitt Public Health has a LinkedIn group for connecting students and alumni. Join the Pitt Public Health Alumni & Student Network and start networking today!

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Contact Career Services

Kim Abraham

Career Services Specialist
412-648-5987

G009 Public Health
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh PA 15261

 

     

Recent Career News

Federal Resume Writing Workshop: Oct 28 

Federal Resume Writing Workshop: Oct 28

An HR Specialist from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will explain the federal hiring process and what a federal resume must include to be accepted on a federal job application.  Information provided will apply to all federal jobs, not limited to VHA . You will also receive information to ... (10/16/2020)

Opportunities at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) 

Opportunities at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

On Nov 6th, join analysts from the Health Care team at the GAO to learn about the agency’s mission, paid internship and employment opportunities, and life as an analyst at one of the best places to work in the federal government (top 5 mid-sized agencies). The Health Care team has an exciting portf... (10/16/2020)

Public & Global Health Summer Research Opportunity 

Public & Global Health Summer Research Opportunity

The Washington University in St. Louis Institute for Public Health’s Global Health Center is now accepting applications for their eight-week Public and Global Health Track summer research program. Students engage in real-world experiential learning and gain exposure to a diverse array of research t... (10/15/2020)

What Every STEM PhD Should Know About Working in Industry 

What Every STEM PhD Should Know About Working in Industry

Curious about what a career in the private sector might look like for you? On October 23rd, join Beyond the Professoriate for a career panel featuring PhDs who left academia and built impactful and engaging careers in the private sector. Topics will include the range of career options available, st... (10/15/2020)
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Mair promoted to associate professor with tenure  

Mair promoted to associate professor with tenure

The Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences is pleased to announce the promotion of Christina Mair to Associate Professor with tenure. Dr. Mair joined BCHS in 2013 as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations Stina! (06/25/2020)
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Jenn Andrews (MHA ’20), Vizient, Inc. Fellow 

Jenn Andrews (MHA ’20), Vizient, Inc. Fellow

In summer 2020, I will be entering into a fellowship position in downtown Chicago with Vizient, Inc., the nation’s leading healthcare performance improvement company. Vizient has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” (Modern Healthcare) and among “America’s Best Manageme... (03/12/2020)