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Celebrate 70 years of Pitt Public HealthCelebrate the history and future of public health education, practice, and research at Pitt Public Health during a grand celebration. This one exciting weekend will mark 70 years since our founding, our second-ever all-classes alumni reunion, and a building rededication ceremony recognizing the completion of the six-year, $80 million “Building for a Healthier World” renovation and expansion project. Join alumni, past and present faculty, current students, and supporters of the school in proudly celebrating 70 years of public health leadership!    #Celebrate70 @PittPubHealth

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Upcoming

Wed 2/21 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Interviewing Essentials
Public Health A312

This workshop will cover all phases of the interview process: before, during, and after. 

Register in advance on Pitt Bridges. 

Wed 2/21 6:00PM - 7:30PM
The Write Stuff: Resume Writing & Cover Letter Essentials - Mark Burdsall
Scaife Hall

This interactive workshop offers practical steps to develop an effective resume and cover letter. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association (UPPDA). Presented by Mark Burdsall, Director of Organization Development, University of Pittsburgh. Registration required.

Mon 2/26 to Wed 2/28
Versatile PhD: Ask Me Anything (AMA) Online Forum


Free three-day AMA (Ask Me Anything) online forum hosted by Jenny Furlong, PhD (CUNY Graduate Center Office of Career Planning and Professional Development) and Joseph Barber, PhD (University of Pennsylvania Career Center). Ask questions about career issues that are top of mind for you.  

  • Free discussion, open to all (tell friends)
  • Get advice from PhD career professionals
  • Takes place in dedicated AMA forum on Versatile PhD site
  • Asynchronous - participate anytime during the 3 days
Wed 2/28 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for Advanced 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 will be responsible for their scholarly development. It is customized for students in the later stages of their graduate program. Hosted by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development. Presented by Darlene F. Zellers, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Health Sciences.

Thu 3/1 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Networking and the One-Minute Commercial
Public Health A521

Prepare for the annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast and learn how to market yourself to potential employers in one minute or less. Topics include conversation starters, networking etiquette, following up, and more. 

Register in advance on Pitt Bridges. 

Fri 3/2 8:00AM - 5:00PM
SciPhD: Preparing Scientists for Professional Careers (Postdoc Session)
University Club - Ballroom A

SciPhD, an NIH-approved career development program for graduate students and postdocs, is finally coming to Pitt! SciPhD is offered at many institutions including six NIH BEST award programs, as well as at the New York Academy of Sciences. This full-day, modular program will show you how scientific and technical skills, combined with business skills and social skills, make up the three identities that define your personal brand. There is a $16.83 fee for this program due to limited seating. Deadline to register is Friday, February 23, 2018.

Sat 3/3 8:00AM - 5:00PM
SciPhD: Preparing Scientists for Professional Careers (Graduate Student Session)
O'Hara Student Center

SciPhD, an NIH-approved career development program for graduate students and postdocs, is finally coming to Pitt! SciPhD is offered at many institutions including six NIH BEST award programs, as well as at the New York Academy of Sciences. This full-day, modular program will show you how scientific and technical skills, combined with business skills and social skills, make up the three identities that define your personal brand. There is a $16.83 fee for this program due to limited seating. Deadline to register for this program is Friday, February 23, 2018.

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.  

Thu 3/22 8:30AM - 10:30AM
How to Prepare for an Outstanding Interview
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

The interview is your opportunity to demonstrate that you are the best person for the job. In this interactive workshop, learn about the various strategies to use when interviewing via phone, Skype, or in person, how to prepare for different types of interview questions, and how to present yourself as the most promising, qualified candidate.Sponsored by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development (DPCD). Presented by Diane Chabal, Learning and Development Specialist, Organization Development, University of Pittsburgh.

Tue 3/27 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Salary Negotiation
Public Health A521

Gain skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits package. We will discuss how to determine a target salary, create a pitch, and respond to offers. 

Register in advance on Pitt Bridges. 

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Tue 2/20/18
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for 1st and 2nd Year Doctoral Students Career Services Seminar Series
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for 1st and 2nd Year Doctoral Students
Tue 2/20 12:00PM - 1:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

Build a framework for career planning and professional development early in your training and gain a competitive advantage when you are ready to enter the workforce. This event is intended for doctoral students within the first two years of their studies. Hosted by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development. Presented by Darlene F. Zellers, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Health Sciences.

Thu 2/15/18
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for 1st and 2nd Year Doctoral Students Career Services Seminar Series
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for 1st and 2nd Year Doctoral Students
Thu 2/15 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Build a framework for career planning and professional development early in your training and gain a competitive advantage when you are ready to enter the workforce. This event is intended for doctoral students within the first two years of their studies. Hosted by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development. Presented by Darlene F. Zellers, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Health Sciences.

Wed 2/14/18
Job Talks: Scientists in Start-Ups Career Services Workshop
Job Talks: Scientists in Start-Ups
Wed 2/14 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

As a scientist, you have experience working in a team environment, a wealth of knowledge in your discipline, and the ability to communicate your science. Learn how to leverage these skills and your current training experience in a start-up or small company. Sponsored by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development (DPCD). This presentation is intended for doctoral students and postdocs.

Fri 2/9/18
Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program Deadline
Fri 2/9


An exciting local fellowship opportunity that addresses the health, environmental, and human service needs of underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. Applications are being accepted for the April 2018-19 cohort. Learn more at pittsburghschweitzer.org. 
Tue 2/6/18
Creating a Federal Resume and Tips on the Application Process Career Services Workshop
Creating a Federal Resume and Tips on the Application Process
Tue 2/6 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room

Interested in working for the federal government? Join this workshop to learn the difference between a federal resume and a private sector resume, how to format your resume in a way that makes you stand out, and tips for navigating USAJobs.gov. 

Register in advance on Pitt Bridges. 

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 412-648-5987.

Other Sources for Career Development

For more workshops, visit Professional Development.  

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