Careers

HELPING YOU REACH your CAREER DESTINATION

Knowing what you like to do and can do well is important in focusing your career objectives. What are your goals one year from now? Five years from now? What are your preferences concerning geographic location, work environment, type and size of organization? All of these factors - values, goals, work preferences, personal traits, interest areas, and skills - influence your career objectives. 

Why Should I Visit Career Services?

Whether you are seeking internships, fellowships, or jobs, looking for tips on resume/CV writing or interviewing, or just trying to get started on your job search, Pitt Public Health's career services team can help point you in the right direction and advise you on exploring your future as a public health professional.

To make an appointment with a career counselor, log into Handshake using your Pitt username and password. Appointments in July 2020 should be made directly with Joan Anson or Kim Abraham.

Read more on what to expect from a career counselor...

What is Handshake?

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. In addition to the job board, students can use Handshake to schedule an appointment with a career counselor; view and register for workshops and events; and access helpful articles and career information. The University-wide system will contain a Pitt Public Health "career hub" starting August 1st with workshops, events, and resources specific to public health graduate students. 

Log in to Handshake at pitt.joinhandshake.com using your Pitt username and password.

How Else Can I Connect with Career Services?

Visit our Important Dates page, or Things to Know for more information on workshops and events.

Get helpful tips and advice on job hunting, interviewing, and more by following us on Facebook.

Pitt Public Health has a LinkedIn group for connecting students and alumni. Join the Pitt Public Health Alumni & Student Network and start networking today!

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Contact Career Services

Joan Anson
Director of Career Services 
412-624-3806

Kim Abraham
Career Services Specialist
412-648-5987

G009 Public Health 
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh PA 15261

 

     

Recent Career News

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Informational Webinars 

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Informational Webinars

During the month of September, the PMF Program will be hosting an informational webinar every Tuesday for potential applicants of the upcoming PMF Class of 2021. The webinars will provide a general overview of the program and details about the application cycle. Several of the sessions will have a ... (08/07/2020)

Upcoming Career Development Workshops from the NIH 

Upcoming Career Development Workshops from the NIH

The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) will be hosting two upcoming webinars on professional and career development topics: "Building Mentor Networks" on Aug 12th from 2-3:30pm and "Talking Science: Designing and Delivering Successful Oral Presentations" on Aug 13th from 2-3pm. Fi... (08/07/2020)

Getting to Know Pitt Public Health Career Services 

Getting to Know Pitt Public Health Career Services

Our career services office offers an array of programs that support career development for both master's and doctoral students. Attend this virtual session (Tues, Aug 25th from 5-6pm) to get to know us and learn about what we offer. We will end with a brief “how-to” for using the Handshake career p... (08/07/2020)
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Mair promoted to associate professor with tenure  

Mair promoted to associate professor with tenure

The Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences is pleased to announce the promotion of Christina Mair to Associate Professor with tenure. Dr. Mair joined BCHS in 2013 as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations Stina! (06/25/2020)
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Jenn Andrews (MHA ’20), Vizient, Inc. Fellow 

Jenn Andrews (MHA ’20), Vizient, Inc. Fellow

In summer 2020, I will be entering into a fellowship position in downtown Chicago with Vizient, Inc., the nation’s leading healthcare performance improvement company. Vizient has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” (Modern Healthcare) and among “America’s Best Manageme... (03/12/2020)
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HUGEN alumnus Dan Handley appointed to drug discovery board of directors 

HUGEN alumnus Dan Handley appointed to drug discovery board of directors

GLOBE NEWSWIRE - Predictive Oncology Inc., an AI-driven discovery services company providing predictive models of tumor drug response to improve clinical outcomes for patients, today announced the unanimous appointment of doctoral alumnus Daniel Handley (HUGEN '08) to its Board of Directors.  Handl... (03/12/2020)