Celebrate National Public Health Week and SPH Career Month in April

Career Events

This month, SPH will host school-wide events to help students learn about careers in public health. Students can hear from alumni, have their resumes reviewed, attend workshops on salary negotiations, explore career paths, and network directly with organizations during the virtual career fair. These events coincide with the American Public Health Association’s National Public Health Week.

These events are put on in collaboration with the SPH Career Services Team, SPH Career Group, PH-GH Student Resource Coordinators, Student and Academic Services. For questions, contact sphcareers@uw.edu.

What Can I Do with My Bachelor's Degree in Public Health?

Wednesday, April 3rd, 5:00 – 6:30pm on ZOOM

Registration link: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsdeqhqzsjGtHjK7QfQAtUD_F97zFbqvlk

Nervous about life after graduation? Wondering what jobs are out there for your bachelor's degree in public health? The SPH Career Services team and Student Resource Coordinators invite you to join us at our “What can I do with my Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health” Alumni Panel on Wednesday, April 3rd from 5pm-6:30pm on Zoom! The panel will include 4-5 professionals with their bachelor's in public health, discussing all things post-baccalaureate! The panel will be moderated by UW PH-GH undergrad advisors Karen Sanchez (She/Her/Ella) and Danafe Matusalem (She/Her). Contact phghsrc@uw.edu for any questions or concerns! We hope to see you there!

Finding Your Path in the Field of Public Health

Thursday, April 11th, 4:30 - 5:45pm on ZOOM

Registration link: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqdu-uqzsiH9bqKDbVFoSYcZRu-3NHfFKw

Presented by Heather Krasna, PhD, Associate Dean of Career and Professional Development, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health: Are you excited by what you are learning in your undergraduate or graduate program in public health but are having a hard time connecting to how you might turn your passions into a career path or a next job after school?  Hear from Heather Krasna, Associate Dean, Career & Professional Development, Columbia University School of Public Health, as she offers strategies to get you on the path to a fulfilling career in public health. Open to all SPH students!

Heather Krasna, PhD, EdM, MS, is Associate Dean of Career and Professional Development at Columbia University School of Public Health and co-author of the book 101+ Careers in Public Health (3rd Ed.). She is a public health workforce researcher, consultant, advocate, and career development specialist.

Evaluating a Job Offer and Salary Negotiation

Tuesday, April 16th, 3:30 – 4:30pm on ZOOM

Registration link: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qceCrqjwpGNa5mDau4jecXbu1qJ05PjrY

Now that you have received a job offer, what are the next steps? Attend this presentation to find out more about evaluating an offer, negotiating your salary, issues of pay equity, and reviewing benefits. Hear from recent alumni as they discuss their experiences in this process.

Co-Facilitators: Daren Wade, SPH Office of the Dean; Andrea Vargas, Health Systems & Population Health; Minh Vo, Biostatistics; Dan Poux, DEOHS

School of Public Health Virtual Career Fair on Handshake

Tuesday, April 23rd, 11:00 – 2:00pm on HANDSHAKE (Registration Required)

Registration link: Priority registration for SPH students opens on April 15th

OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS! Join Employers from across the field the students at the School of Public Health Virtual Career Fair on Handshake! Talk to recruiters and representatives about job and internship opportunities, prospects. Get advice on what skills and experiences that organizations are looking for, learn how to make yourself stand out as a candidate in the application process and explore your interests to make the world a healthier place.

Using AI Tools to Enhance your Job Search

Thursday, April 25th, 12:00 – 1:00pm in HRC 101 and ZOOM

In-person registration link: https://forms.office.com/r/tGxQ7n0ryM

Zoom registration link: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvc--przwrHd3v_BTBDDHFfhmWl4pHUANz

Unlock the power of AI in your internship or job search! Join us for a hybrid in-person/zoom interactive workshop focused on leveraging tools like ChatGPT to craft compelling resumes, prepare for interviews, and explore career opportunities. Learn how AI can enhance your strategies so you can stand out in today's competitive job market. Refreshments provided. 
Co-Facilitators: Daren Wade, SPH Office of the Dean; Minh Vo, Biostatistics; Dan Poux, DEOHS. 

Maintaining Wellness During Your Job Search

Tuesday, April 30th, 11:30 – 1pm, in HRC G-120

Registration link: https://forms.office.com/r/nfAwfhKikS

Come explore the topic of wellness during the job and internship search. Representatives from the School Public Health Office of the Dean will facilitate discussions on:

  • Potential wellness challenges during your search
  • Developing self-awareness,
  • Support resources available during your search,
  • How to prioritize wellness during your search

Presenters: Heran Kidane, MSSW, MPH, PH-GH Adviser and Health and Wellness Coordinator; Danafe Matusalem, PH-GH Adviser and Career Development Coordinator; and Jen Nguyen, MA, LMHC, NCC - Mental Health Counselor and Liaison - Health Sciences

National Public Health Week

Celebrate National Public Health Week during the first week of April by attending events across departments and centers in the School of Public Health.

Two Years of War in Ukraine: I-TECH and Healthcare System Resilience

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2024, 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Event link: https://sph.washington.edu/news-events/sph-calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D173460837 

Join I-TECH, BIRCH, and DGH for a conversation with two critical members of the I-TECH Ukraine team, Oksana Danylenko, MD, MPMA, and Alyona Ihnatiuk, MPH, MS. Dr. Danylenko and Ms. Ihnatiuk will provide a presentation on the impact of war, as well as I-TECH’s activities in Ukraine, including new challenges and needs, new service delivery models, and calling upon action and support. Q&A session to follow.

This is a hybrid event, held both virtually on Zoom and in-person. We request that all attendees register for the event here whether attending online or in-person. Please note that capacity in HRC 101 is limited to 50 people.

Perinatal Mental Health

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2024, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Event link: https://globalhealth.washington.edu/events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D171252707 

Join the UW Consortium for Global Mental Health and the Population Health Initiative on Thursday, March 28 from 3:00-4:30pm in the Hans Rosling Center (HRC) room 101 as part of our 2023-24 speaker series on Global Mental Health. March features a panel discussion on perinatal mental health between four experts, two UW faculty and two practitioners working in the field with vulnerable mothers in Washington State. The panel will be moderated by Dr Anna Larsen, Postdoctoral Fellow, in Epidemiology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. 


Global WACh Endowed DELV Lecture and Faculty Exchange in Global Health Keynote and Reception

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2024, 4 – 6 p.m.

Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1z6DODl6r_WSTZObOT0MAT7bB6P-YynCbufypCi-XqXg/viewform?edit_requested=true 

Global WACh is pleased to host Dr. Eleanor Namusoke-Magongo (Senior Program Officer, Paediatrics & Adolescent HIV Care and Treatment, Uganda Ministry of Health) in Seattle from April 2-4 for a series of talks and meetings with DGH/GWACh faculty, staff, and students.

Celebrating Noel Weiss' 50 Years in the UW Department of Epidemiology

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2024, 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Event link: https://epi.washington.edu/news-events/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D173012792    

We invite you to join us in honoring Noel Weiss’ five decades in UW Epi. Dr. Weiss will share key highlights from his career featuring those who played an important role in his remarkable journey. Light refreshments will be served.