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. Go to Career Center > Appointments > Schedule a New Appointment. Email Kim Abraham directly if you run into any issues.

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 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

Kim Abraham

Career Services Specialist
412-648-5987

G009 Public Health
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh PA 15261

 

     

Recent Career News

ASPPH Virtual Public Health Career Fair on April 30th 

ASPPH Virtual Public Health Career Fair on April 30th

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) will be hosting a national public health career fair on Friday, April 30th. The event is open to graduate and undergraduate students and alumni seeking full-time jobs, internships, fellowships, and postdoctoral opportunities. Register... (04/15/2021)
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Bodnar named president-elect of SPER 

Bodnar named president-elect of SPER

EPI's Lisa Bodnar was recently chosen as president-elect of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research - an organization of individuals from a wide variety of disciplines who share a common interest: the epidemiology of pregnancy, infancy, and childhood.  (04/02/2021)

8th Annual Online Career Conference for Graduate Students, PhDs, and Postdocs - May 1st & 8th 

8th Annual Online Career Conference for Graduate Students, PhDs, and Postdocs - May 1st & 8th

Considering nonacademic career options? This year’s online conference from Beyond the Professoriate will include topics such as exploring your career options and finding the best fit, translating academic skills & experience, mentorship, networking, negotiating, transitioning into a nonacademic job... (04/01/2021)
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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)

The Importance of Staying Engaged in Your Job Search - April 23rd 

The Importance of Staying Engaged in Your Job Search - April 23rd

Have you thought to yourself in a panic over the past few weeks: “I graduate in less than a month - now what!?” Join career services professionals from graduate schools across the university to talk about strategies for getting engaged with your career search. This program will talk about building ... (03/22/2021)

Job, Fellowship, and Internship Opportunities 

Job, Fellowship, and Internship Opportunities

This section appears in every edition of Things to Know and summarizes opportunities from alumni/faculty/staff/employers, jobs recently posted in Handshake, and upcoming fellowship and internship deadlines. (03/22/2021)