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Thu 10/19 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Sector Employment Opportunities through MassGenics/ACS Group
Public Health A521

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Fri 10/20
Pitt Public Health Career Fair
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Don't miss this great opportunity to connect with employers seeking candidates for full- and part-time positions, as well as internships. To register and see the list of employers, visit

Wed 10/25
Department of Health Services Case Competition Registration

Are you a graduate student in the fields of public policy, social work, business or law?  Are you interested in a career in the public sector? Consider registering for the DHS Case Competition. As a participant, you will be assigned to an interdisciplinary team; work with team members to solve a real-world problem related to human services delivery; receive the case, analyze it and present your plan to a panel of distinguished judges after less than 72 hours; be eligible to win a team prize (courtesy of the Human Services Integration Fund) of up to $3,000 after final presentations. Resumes should be emailed to Natalia Mejia at 

Thu 10/26 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Re-Sequencing: How to Heighten Productivity and Maintain Balance
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

This workshop will focus on appropriately organizing and budgeting time at any stage of training to maximize productivity. This is NOT just a time management workshop. The goal of this workshop is to give you a better understanding of how to successfully juggle tasks--in both work and life--to be as effective as possible in the workplace. The workshop will be highly interactive and will encourage you to get started on the “re-sequencing” of work and life events for increased success.
Wed 11/1 12:00PM - 12:05PM
Presidential Management Fellows program

The PMF Class of 2018 application will open over a 10-day period beginning October 23. Once the application opens, you will be able to access the PMF application via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS.
 You must submit a resume and transcript (and/or alternative), and supporting documentation for any of the following that apply to you: requesting reasonable accommodations, claiming veterans' preference, and/or claiming Native American/Indian preference. Please review the Application Tips for specifics on resumes and transcripts.
NOTE:  The announcement will only be visible during the application period, October 23-November 1.
Wed 11/8 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Leveraging LinkedIn: Building Your Online Presence
O'Hara Student Center

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful tools used to develop an effective network, yet many users do not know how to get the most out of the platform. This program will focus on the major concepts of LinkedIn; creating a profile, making connections and finding opportunities, for both first time and experienced users. Attendees will learn tips and tricks to ensure their profiles stand out and are targeted to attract the people or organizations who can help them advance their careers.
Mon 11/13 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Presenting Your Research in English - A Seminar for Non-native English Speakers
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

This interactive seminar for postdoctoral trainees, who are non-native English speakers, will give you the opportunity to expand your cultural intelligence, learn how to tell your science story, practice describing your data, and improve your presentation skills. This seminar is FREE; however, enrollment is limited to 40 participants. Priority admission is based on number of years in training. This seminar involves a formal commitment and pre-work assignment in order to attend. 
Tue 11/28
Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017

The Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program draws on the rich research environment and intellectual resources of one of the world’s premier public health training institutions, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.This initiative is geared toward expanding the diversity of those entering academic public health. The program creates a bridge between academic training in health-related disciplines and entry-level faculty positions at institutions throughout the United States. The goal of the program is to advance the intellectual and professional development of each Yerby fellow. Applications are now being accepted online for the 2018-2019 cohort.
Fri 3/16 7:30AM - 10:00AM
5th Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast

Connect with your future at the Fifth Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast! Students can practice networking skills with alumni while learning about diverse career paths open to the future public health workforce.  


Wed 10/18/17
SCIENCE 2017 Career Symposium Career Services Workshop
SCIENCE 2017 Career Symposium
Wed 10/18 4:00PM - 6:00PM
University Club - Ballroom B

This interactive workshop, presented by the Office of Academic Career Development–Health Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association, is designed to bolster the professional development of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students by providing practical input for discovering emerging employment opportunities in today’s job market.
Tue 10/17/17
Navigating a Career Fair and Networking with Employers Career Services Workshop
Navigating a Career Fair and Networking with Employers
Tue 10/17 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521

Vital tips and advice on networking at the fall Career Fair and beyond, including how to do employer research, prepare an elevator speech, follow up with employers, and more.

Mon 10/16/17
LinkedIn for the Public Health Professional Career Services Workshop
LinkedIn for the Public Health Professional
Mon 10/16 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A622

LinkedIn is one of the most valuable professional networking tools. This workshop, customized for the field of public health, will include tips on developing a strong profile, building and leveraging a strategic network, and identifying career opportunities. 

Thu 10/12/17
Enhancing Your Skills for an Effective Job Interview Career Services Workshop
Enhancing Your Skills for an Effective Job Interview
Thu 10/12 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Scaife Hall

Learn how to enhance the skills that you already have for effective job interviews both inside and specifically outside of academia. 
Wed 10/11/17
Resume & Cover Letter Basics: Your Marketing Tools! Career Services Workshop
Resume & Cover Letter Basics: Your Marketing Tools!
Wed 10/11 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Learn to market yourself better with these crucial job search tools. 

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