We do this in a variety of ways, including providing skill-building workshops, connecting students with potential employers through the Pitt Bridges job board, and offering individual counseling sessions.
Faculty can help encourage students to take advantage of our complimentary in-house services early in their academic career, before starting a job search.
Here are some ways that faculty and staff can work together to encourage workplace readiness as well as candidacy for prestigious fellowships or postdoctoral opportunities:
Encourage your students to attend our workshops and events. You can also recommend students meet with Career Services for a one-on-one appointment. Students can schedule an appointment with Joan Anson or Kim Abraham using Pitt Bridges, our online career management system.
Idea: Copy and paste career services information into your syllabus or add a link to career services to your course website.
Pitt Bridges includes an online job board, accessible only to Pitt Public Health students and alumni, where recruiters and career services staff post full- and part-time positions, fellowships, internships, and postdoctoral opportunities. There are approximately 20-30 opportunities added each week, and over 2,000 employers in the Pitt Bridges database. Students can log in using their Pitt username and password.
Our success in connecting students with opportunities is a determining factor in building lasting relationships with recruiters. The more success recruiters have with our students, the more often they will return to our school when they look to fill a position.
If you receive a job, fellowship, or internship announcement, please forward to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post the opportunity on Pitt Bridges. We also encourage you to share contacts with us that would be suitable for addition to our employer database, or to invite to our career fair.
Instead of cancelling your class due to planned or unforeseen circumstances, consider inviting us to your classroom. We have standard presentations or, given enough time, we can customize a presentation to fit the needs of your students. Learn More.
We use Facebook to share tips and articles relevant to job hunting for our students. We also use Twitter to announce career services workshops and events, and to promote University-wide career events throughout the year. Connect with us to see for yourself.
You can lend your support by encouraging student participation in school-wide events offered by Career Services, such as career fairs and educational programs. Some faculty members include attendance at events as part of a class requirement or offer extra credit for documented participation.
Visit Pitt Public Health Office of Career Services to learn more about our services and see our Job Search Toolkit which features sample resumes and CVs, advice on interview preparation and salary negotiation, and much more!
It’s never too early to start preparing for a successful career in public health. Check out career services’ workshops and important dates.