For Alumni

As a Pitt Public Health alum, you have access to all that career services has to offer:

Alumni & Student Network on Linkedin

The Pitt Public Health Alumni & Student Network on LinkedIn is the official online meeting place for students and alumni of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Connect with fellow alumni and students to post and learn about job opportunities and to share career-related information and news.

Personal Advising

All alumni are eligible for free personal advising, currently offered on the phone or via Zoom. Make an appointment with Mike Dolinger, Director of Student Services, by logging into Handshake (see directions below).

HAndshake Online Job Board

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.

Alumni who graduated in 2017 or later already have an account in Handshake.  Log in at pitt.joinhandshake.com using your Pitt username and password. You do not need to create a new account.

Alumni who graduated in 2016 or earlier can contact Career Services to sign up for an account.

Job Search Tool Kit

Tips, tools, and templates to help you find your next job.

Hiring a Student or Graduate

Pitt Public Health actively encourages students to participate in internships that provide valuable opportunities to confront real-time public health situations, discover the array of career niches that are available to public health professionals, and hone in on specializations that are the right fit for them.

Alumni hire many of our students to fill their employment needs. If you are an alum who is interested in hiring a Pitt Public Health student or graduate, please contact Mike Dolinger directly for guidance on how to post your position.

Mentoring opportunities

The Pitt Public Health Mentor Network on Pitt Commons is a group of graduate students, alumni, postdocs, and colleagues affiliated with Pitt Public Health. Mentoring relationships established through this network are meant to provide valuable support and guidance to mentees as they navigate their careers, explore new career paths, and/or consider further education and training. The network also provides a platform for alumni to safely connect with each other and with other professionals in public health and related fields from across the country and around the world. 

CAREER WORKSHOPS

Workshops are offered on campus throughout the year. All workshops are open and free-of-charge to alumni. Our fall calendar will be available in August.

Career Services Team

Mike Dolinger
Director of Student Services 412-624-3004
1100 Public Health 130 DeSoto Street Pittsburgh PA 15261

Alumni connect with current students at networking breakfast

Career news

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Christian Garcia-Calavaro (EPI '19) appointed head of Department of Epidemiology Chilean Ministry of Health 

Christian Garcia-Calavaro (EPI '19) appointed head of Department of Epidemiology Chilean Ministry of Health

With a warm and inviting smile – and a colorful tattoo of the Andy Warhol bridge on his forearm – Epidemiology alum Christian Garcia-Calavaro is eager to share his public health journey from his native Chile to Pittsburgh and back again. As he reflects on his experiences at Pitt Public Health he sh... (04/27/2022)
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Saldana named Vice President at Abt Associates 

Saldana named Vice President at Abt Associates

Congratulations to Kelly Saldana (BCHS '01) who joins Abt Associates as vice president, systems strengthening and resilience. Saldana was previously employed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), where she has held increasingly senior roles in the agency's health sector for the pa... (04/05/2022)
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John-Langba appointed regional VP for Africa at the World Federation for Mental Health 

John-Langba appointed regional VP for Africa at the World Federation for Mental Health

PITTWIRE - Johannes John-Langba (BCHS '04) will serve as regional vice president for Africa of the World Federation for Mental Health organization. Administrative positions in the University of KwaZulu-Natal and his research area is on the psychosocial dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic among univ... (11/01/2021)
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Curry named Health System Executive of the Year in LA County 

Curry named Health System Executive of the Year in LA County

EMANATE HEALTH - In the wake of a global pandemic, Emanate Health CEO Robert H. Curry (HADM '79), who oversees the largest health care system in the San Gabriel Valley, has been named 2021 Health System Executive of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal during its annual Health Care Leadersh... (10/05/2021)
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Sevco named president of UPMC Hospitals  

Sevco named president of UPMC Hospitals

UPMC - Mark Sevco (HPM '91) will assume the role of president, UPMC Hospitals, comprised of 40 academic, community and specialty hospitals and co-lead the Health Services Division. Sevco currently is president, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, which is nationally ranked as a top-ten pediatri... (09/21/2021)