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 Kim Abraham, Career Services Specialist, 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 Kim Abraham 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 the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of 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 Pitt Public Health 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

Kim Abraham
Career Services Specialist
412-648-5987

Public Health Building
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh PA 15261

Alumni connect with current students at networking breakfast

Career news

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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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Sundermann named APIC Fellow 

Sundermann named APIC Fellow

Alexander Sundermann (IDM '14, EPI '22), was named a 2021 fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. The status is "a distinction of honor for infection preventionists who are not only advanced practitioners of infection prevention practice, but also leaders ... (05/13/2021)
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Flatt receives Early-Stage Investigator Award 

Flatt receives Early-Stage Investigator Award

eBRAIN - Congratulations to Jason Flatt (BCHS '13) for winning an NIH Sexual Gender and Minority Research Investigator Award for work Identifying Risk and Protective Factors for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Among Sexual and Gender Minority Older Adults. Flatt is an assistant professor ... (04/20/2021)
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Landsittel appointed chair at Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington 

Landsittel appointed chair at Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON - Douglas Landsittel (BIOST '97) has been appointed chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Indiana. "I am honored to have the opportunity to lead such an enthusiastic and talented group of faculty," he said. "Their research has made critical cont... (03/26/2021)
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Leaf, Sokol, Lamonte present on experiential learning in the time of COVID-19 

Leaf, Sokol, Lamonte present on experiential learning in the time of COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Pitt Public Health and the Allegheny County Health Department had to think fast and act quickly to implement its long-standing public health internship safely. Robin Leaf, director of strategic academic initiatives and accreditation, Jamie Sokol (BCHS '07), and Leah ... (03/15/2021)