The Office of Internship and Career Services works to provide students with opportunities that will prove useful in their professional careers. The office focuses on three main aspects of career development, Internships, Career Preparation and Fellowships. Each of these components plays a different role in supplying students with the tools they need to work competitively and maintain successful careers in the field of public health.
Internships are the capstone experience of a graduate education at the School of Public Health, and our School remains the national model for practice-based public health education. The School offers a wide variety of internship sites for students in every concentration and as a requirement for the interdisciplinary degree program, students must rotate through diverse areas of the public health practice.
Career Preparation prepares students for future careers in public health by offering seminars and workshops that focus on resume building, interview etiquette and public speaking. The office also provides students with helpful hints on how to improve their oral presentations, scientific writing and other important skill sets, in order to enhance the student’s ability to carry out such tasks when faced with these challenges in the workplace.
In partnership and support from the Public Health Leaders of Tomorrow (PHLOT) program, the Office of Internships and Career Services provides workshops, speaker series and events for students on a wide variety of topics related to professional and leadership development including but not limited to: resume/cover letter development, interviewing and networking skills, public health leadership, and professional etiquette in the workplace. These programs are open to all University of Albany School of Public Health students to attend.
Click here for the Spring 2013 Career Services Calendar
Fellowship opportunities give students a glimpse of the many opportunities they can pursue upon graduating from the University at Albany School of Public Health. They primarily consist of a broad curriculum of skill development such as leadership, community organization, public speaking, grant writing and media relations. Fellowship programs can be designed to support a range of activities to meet the fellow’s needs and interests. Fellowships allow recent graduates to apply much of what is learned in the classroom to the field of public health, while providing credible work experience and allowing for networking opportunities. Through this department, we work hard to ensure that our students receive every opportunity possible to successfully transition into a public health career.