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

AURORA online career development platform 

AURORA online career development platform

Graduate students and postdocs can access on-demand career development workshops through this e-learning platform from Beyond the Professoriate. Explore career pathways and learn job search strategies for academic and non-academic positions. Use your Pitt credentials to log in. (01/22/2021)

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, current job posts in Handshake, and upcoming fellowship and internship deadlines. (01/08/2021)

Spring 2021 Career Services Calendar 

Spring 2021 Career Services Calendar

Don't forget to register for upcoming workshops for the spring term, including Resume and Cover Letter Basics on 1/26 and Networking with Employers and Alumni on 2/9. Our schedule also includes events hosted by the Office of Academic Career Development and the Pitt Career Center. Unable to attend a... (01/08/2021)

Health Policy Research Scholars - Funding Opportunity 

Health Policy Research Scholars - Funding Opportunity

This four-year national leadership development program from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provides funding for full-time doctoral students from nonclinical, research-focused disciplines who see policy as a key lever for change. See website for eligibility requirements and application ti... (12/01/2020)
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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)