GPH Career Week 2019

September 09

726 Broadway, 7th Floor, GPH Student Lounge

The GPH Career Week presents an exciting series of workshops, panels, networking opportunities and special events designed to heighten your awareness of a variety of Public Health career paths, provide you with strategies to become competitive candidates and deliver tools for you to conduct successful searches within Public Health careers.

Here's what you will experience at Career Week:

  • Get insider tips on how to start your career and succeed 
  • Learn about public health trends  
  • Get a glimpse into the working world in a variety of industries 
  • Acquire valuable job search strategies 
  • Network with people with similar interests 


Schedule of Events

Monday, September 9, 2019

12:00PM - 1:00PM: Applied Practice Info Session with Dr. LeConté Dill, Director of Public Health Practice

Dr. Dill will host an applied practice information session for students who will pursue their APE (Applied Practice Experience) in the Summer. 
Students will be able to ask questions about the AP Experience and begin to brainstorm about where they would like to complete their AP Experience.


2:00PM - 3:00PM: What I Wish I Knew with the GPH Student Governing Council and 2nd year GPH students

The Student Governing Council will introduce a panel of 2nd year students who will open up to the incoming class of students about the challenges they had to overcome as 1st year students and how they did it, providing advice and comfort to the incoming class.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

12:00PM - 1:30PM: Resume/Cover Letter Workshop with Miriam Miller, Senior Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Development, NYU Wasserman

In this workshop, you will learn the tools to become a successful job seeker gaining an unfair advantage over so many of your competitors. 
There will be an open question and answer component to the workshop so you may ask any questions you have about how to write an effective cover letter.


4:00PM - 5:00PM: Peace Corps Information & Application Workshop with Sarah M. Steeley, NYU Peace Corps Campus Recruiter

Sharpen your skills in a field you've always loved, or challenge yourself with a new opportunity. 97% of Peace Corps Volunteers do some sort of health outreach while they are serving. Health Volunteers work within their communities to promote important topics such as nutrition, maternal and child health, basic hygiene, and water sanitation.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

12:30PM - 2:00PM: Exploring Career Paths in Public Health | Career Panel with

  • Ivelesse Mendez-Justiniano, Chief Learning Officer/Senior Assistant Vice President of Workforce Development, NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Sidnee Pinho, Chief Operating Officer, North America, Prescient HealthCare
  • Gemily F. Abadines, Director of HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program & Epidemiology Scholar Program, NYC Department of Health

Hear from a panel of professionals representing a wide-range of Public Health careers. Panelists will share their perspectives on the industry, the skills needed to be successful, their experience and trajectory in the field, and their advice for Public Health students.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

12:30PM - 2:00PM: Make the Connection! Networking Workshop with Will Carlin, Founder & CEO, Speakable LLC; Adjunct Professor, NYU Wagner

This workshop will guide you in learning tips to make you more comfortable with networking - including how to make conversation in different professional and social settings and how to introduce yourself to best highlight yourself.
Your network is the foundation for your success – in business and in life. No one succeeds alone. When you know how to build strategic long-term relationships, you can access whatever and whoever you need.


Friday, September 13, 2019

2:00PM - 4:00PM: Research Expo & GPH Student Clubs Fair

This event will provide undergraduate and graduate students with a unique opportunity to network with faculty and coordinators from several Centers, Labs, Initiatives & Programs associated with GPH and explore fields of practice. Representatives will share information about their research and discuss the profile of competitive candidates for current and future internship positions.

This event will also connect students with current GPH Student Clubs and all of the wonderful opportunities that they offer. Our clubs have the best possible insider information to share with students about the program and life as a student in NYC. 

During this event, The GPH Office of Communications will provide free professional headshots for student to use on your LinkedIn profile or other professional networks. Professional headshots aren't just for top executives; everybody needs one. This is your chance to drop in for a free professional photo! Available to registered students only.