Welcome to Career Services
As one of the oldest graduate schools of public health in the nation, the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) has been at the forefront of preparing outstanding leaders for industry, public service, international organizations, and the non-profit world.
The Office of Career Services plays a critical role in assisting students in the complex process of defining, researching, and implementing their professional goals in order to make a meaningful contribution to the field of public health.
Overview of Services: Through a host of activities and programming we provide important connections and resources to opportunities in federal, state, and local government as well as multinational organizations, nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, and private sector businesses.
Schedule an Appointment: Our office emphasizes personalized guidance through each phase of the job and internship search, and our goal is to foster professional development and channel student interests, experiences, and abilities into fulfilling career paths.
Timeline for First-Year MPH Students
Fall Semester 2012
- Orient yourself to the public health jobs and internship portal - CareerBoard. Internship opportunities will be posted on this site.
- Regularly check the Calendar of Events and CareerTalk, the weekly e-newsletter, to view upcoming events, employer presentations and information sessions.
- Create a RESUME using the YSPH Resume Guidelines found in thiswebsite. Make an appointment with Career Services for feedback and take advantage of the many Resume Clinics held throughout the semester.
- Attend internship presentations, especially the Internship Showcase, throughout October and November to begin brainstorming ideas.
- Begin preliminary networking with your advisor, alumni, faculty and second year students to narrow your internship areas of interest and begin your search. Meet with a Career Services staff member to discuss internship areas of interest and alumni networking contact information.
- Mark your calendars for: the Yale Career Fair; YSPH Alumni Panel; Internship Showcase; and the New York Career Trip.
Spring Semester 2013
- Develop a system to manage your internship search and applications. Regularly review your progress and determine any necessary follow-up.
- Continue to network with your advisor, faculty, alumni and second year students to support your internship search.
- Apply for internship funding. (Deadlines begin as early as February) Prepare for the application process by attending the internship funding workshops held in February and March.
- Participate in the Washington DC Career Trip – held the first two days of Spring break.
Timeline for Second Year Students
1. Update your resume by adding your internship experience and then upload it to CareerBoard. Be sure to publish it to a resume book (sorted by concentration) so it can be viewed by employers. Deadline for submitting resumes is October 1.
2. Check CareerBoard and CareerTalk for a weekly listing of fellowships and application deadlines (many of which are in October and November).
3. Improve your interviewing skills - meet with a Career Services staff member to perform a mock interview and discuss career goals
4. Attend as many Professional Skills Workshops as possible to perfect your networking, interviewing, public speaking skills.
5. Begin your job search now.
6. Keep an eye out for announcements of the Career Fairs sponsored by Yale’s Professional Schools: Yale Career Fair (Sept 14); Federal Career Month (Oct); Social Impact/Sustainable Careers Fair (Spring); All Ivy Environmental Fair (Spring).
7. Attend the New York City Career Trip (Nov. 19) to meet alumni and make important employer contacts.
8. It's never too early to network with alumni!
1. Develop a system to manage your job search and applications. Regularly review your progress and determine any necessary follow-up.
2. Use the Cover Letter Guidelines found in this website to create targeted cover letters for each employer.
3. Meet with a Career Services staff member to perform a mock in-person interview and review your post-graduation plans.
4. Spend the first two days of spring break in Washington DC on the Washington DC Career Trip