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

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Hartman Selected as Fellow for New Scialog: Mitigating Zoonotic Threats 

Hartman Selected as Fellow for New Scialog: Mitigating Zoonotic Threats

RESCORP - Research Corporation for Science Advancement will bring together a multidisciplinary group of early-career researchers to address the global threat to human health from animal-borne infectious diseases as part of its new Scialog initiative, Mitigating Zoonotic Threats. IDM's Amy Hartman w... (07/23/2021)

Job, Fellowship, and Internship Opportunities 

Job, Fellowship, and Internship Opportunities

This section appears in every edition of Things to Know and summarizes opportunities from alumni/faculty/staff/employers, jobs recently posted in Handshake, and upcoming fellowship and internship deadlines. (06/10/2021)

Summer Events for Students and Recent Grads in Pittsburgh 

Summer Events for Students and Recent Grads in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Passport offers social, outdoor, and cultural activities and professional development events for students and recent grads interning, working, or studying in the Pittsburgh region this summer. New events are added each week! Hosted by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. (06/03/2021)

Workshops from Beyond the Professoriate 

Workshops from Beyond the Professoriate

Upcoming workshops include "How to identify a career that’s right for you" on July 16th and "How to conduct a successful job search" on July 23rd. Follow the links to log into the AURORA platform using your Pitt credentials and sign up under "Webinars." (06/01/2021)
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Documet receives Pitt 2021 Momentum Funds, research grant from CLAS 

Documet receives Pitt 2021 Momentum Funds, research grant from CLAS

Teaming grants through the University's Momentum Funds are utilized for early-stage planning of large multidisciplinary projects. BCHS' Patricia Documet (BCHS '95, '02) along with a group of Pitt researchers for a project entitled "Developing a Latinx Youth Research Advisory Board to Address and Di... (05/20/2021)
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Hallen and BCHS wish Albert 'Congratulations'  

Hallen and BCHS wish Albert 'Congratulations'

"Congratulations as you step down from your successful tenure as chair of BCHS, and on your 2021 Fulbright!" said Phil Hallen, president emeritus of the Falk Foundation. "As the third holder of the Hallen Chair in Community Health and Social Justice, you have honored the chair's intent in your work... (05/13/2021)