Workshops and Important Dates


Tue 2/25 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Introduction to Professional Development Seminar for Doctoral Students
O'Hara Student Center

This seminar is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they are responsible for their scholarly development.

This seminar highlights the importance of early career planning and professional development to all career options, including careers in academia. Engaging in career planning and professional development early in your doctoral studies will provide you with a competitive advantage when you are ready to enter the workforce.

Appropriate for any doctoral student regardless of academic discipline or year of training.  

Wed 2/26 9:00AM - 7:00PM
National Graduate Career Consortium PhD & Master's Virtual Career Expo

This one-day online career fair will offer PhD & Master's students, postdocs, and alumni the opportunity to connect with employers recruiting nationally across a range of career fields, including STEM and the Social Sciences. 

Thu 2/27 4:00PM - 7:30PM
Never a Spectator: Networking and Civic Engagement Forum
University Club - Ballroom B

Do you want to develop your leadership skills and help your community? Do you want to meet regional leaders who have done just that and can provide you with guidance on how to start or ramp up your community engagement? Register to attend the Never A Spectator: Networking & Civic Engagement Forum! Never a Spectator allows students to network with local executives and connect with like-minded peers to focus on making a difference through active citizenship and promoting the idea of starting where you are, with what you have, to do what you can in your community.

Fri 2/28
Pittsburgh Summer Institute in Applied Public Health (PSI) with ACHD

The Pittsburgh Summer Institute in Applied Public Health (PSI) provides an enhanced and productive practicum experience at the Allegheny County Health Department. In addition to working to address real public health problems in the county, participants experience the day-to-day operations of an active health department while working with experienced public health practitioners. In addition to their individual projects, PSI students engage in a group project that exposes them to the multidisciplinary, cross-cutting nature of work that is done in a local health department. The PSI offers a stipend of $1,500 to each student.

The summer 2020 PSI will run from May 4-July 31.

Sun 3/1
PULSE Program Application Deadline

PULSE, Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience, cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. Talented university graduates are invited to partner with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership. PULSE achieves this purpose through nonprofit partnerships, community living, and ongoing training and development.

Tue 3/3 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Interviewing Essentials
A521 Public Health

This workshop will cover all phases of the interview process: before, during, and after. RSVP on Pitt Bridges (

Tue 3/3 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Preparing a Resume for Employment Outside of Academia - Part 1: Webinar

A resume is often the determining factor in whether you are offered an interview. During this webinar, you’ll learn effective strategies for developing a resume that clearly communicates your relevant skills and accomplishments to a prospective employer.

Fri 3/6
36th Annual Bloomberg School of Public Health Career Fair

The Career Services Office of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health invites your students to attend our 36th Annual Public Health Career Fair. Several representatives from non-profit, government, private, and international public health organizations will be present. During the fair, they will discuss job opportunities, internships, fellowships, organizational functions, and career information.

Tue 3/24 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Salary Negotiation
A521 Public Health

Gain skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits package. We will discuss how to determine a target salary and respond to offers. RSVP on Pitt Bridges (

Wed 3/25 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Preparing a Resume for Employment Outside of Academia - Part 2
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

To attend this workshop, you must have attended the live webinar for Part I or viewed the recording posted afterward. Prepare a resume based on what you've learned and bring it to this workshop. Peers and professionals will provide individual feedback to further polish your resume.

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Career Services Event

International Student Career Conference

Friday 10/18 10:00AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union - Assembly Room

The University of Pittsburgh Career Center, Office of International Services, and the Office of Cross-Cultural & Leadership Development invite international students to the International Student Career Conference on Friday October 18th, 2019.

Event schedule:

  • 10:00AM to 10:30AM: Registration @ WPU Assembly Room
  • 10:30AM to 11:30AM: Welcome Remarks and Student/Employer Panel @ WPU Assembly Room
  • 11:30AM to 12:15PM: LUNCH @ WPU Assembly Room
  • 12:30PM to 1:05PM: Immigration Attorney Q and A @ WPU Assembly Room
  • 1:15PM to 2:00PM: Breakout Session @ 5thfloor of the WPU (choice of OIS Employment Presentation OR Career Center Presentation)

This exciting event aims to empower international students in their job & internship search, as well as provide helpful career advice from speakers, alumni and employers. Through participation in the event, students will:

  • Learn valuable and relevant job & internship search strategies
  • Report a greater understanding of navigating the world of work
  • Engage and network with knowledgeable speakers and guests

This event is open to both undergraduate and graduate international students studying at the University of Pittsburgh.

**Registration is limited to 150 attendees and you MUST pre-register to attend using this Qualtrics form: by October 16, 2019 at 5pm EST.

For any questions, please contact Kyoungah Lee at

Last Updated On Monday, October 14, 2019 by Abraham, Kimberly Anne
Created On Monday, October 14, 2019

Pitt Bridges Login

Login to Pitt Bridges, Pitt Public Health's online job board and Web-based recruiting system.

To get moving in the right direction, schedule an appointment online. Joan Anson, director of career services, can also be reached by phone at 412-624-3806.

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Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast

Check out the annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast to find out how you can practice your skills with friendly and knowledgeable professionals who used to be Pitt Public Health students just like you!