Career Development

UAlbany Career Services Office: Uptown Campus

Located in the Science Library on the uptown campus, UAlbany's Career Services Office has a comprehensive list of services they can provide to SPH students and alumni including:

Developing resumes and cover letters;
Building personalized search strategies for internships or full-time jobs;
Conducting practice interviews to prepare for an actual interview;
Workshops, Career Panels, Networking Events, and Annual Job & Internship Expo;
One-on-one career counseling through appointments and drop-in hours;
Job posting site , career assessment tools and a comprehensive career library  

For more information on services for students, visit the UAlbany Career Services Office webpage

For more information on services for alumni, visit UAlbany Alumni Services

SPH Career Services Office: Health Sciences Campus

Located in the Student Affairs Office Corridor of the George Education Center, the SHP Internship & Career Services Office provides students with the following resources for career and professional development: 

SPH Internships & Career Services Listserv

Every Tuesday, students receive a weekly e-mail from the Internships & Career Services Office through the SPH Internships & Career Services listserv.  The listserv is the PRIMARY communication to SPH students regarding important information pertaining to internship processes and deadlines, full and part-time job postings, and upcoming SPH career programs and events.  SPH students need to check their albany.edu e-mail regularly for listserv messages. 

SPH Internships & Career Services Drop-In Hours

The Internships & Career Services Office is available for drop-in hours and career appointments to discuss topics related to the internship/career search.  Drop-in hours are 15 minute sessions for quick questions. Hours will be posted on the office door for the Director of Internships & Career Services.  Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

SPH Career Appointments

Career appointments are for more in-depth discussions about the internship/career search process and for resume/cover letter critiques.  They are usually 45 minutes and are strictly confidential.  Students need to schedule an appointment by email with your request and availability.

Career Events & Programs

The Internships and Career Services Office hosts a variety of career events and programs to assist SPH students entering or advancing in the workforce. Many of these events take place in the Spring semester during SPH 680: First Year seminar, which is a required, one-credit course that all first-year Public Health graduate students must complete.  However, all members of the SPH community are invited to attend these programs.

Topics range from Resume Preparation, Interviewing Skills, and Preparing for the Internship Process.  Programs have included career panels with public health professionals, networking events, leadership skills and etiquette in the workplace and the MBTI Career Interest Inventory assessment.  Information regarding upcoming events and programs are advertised in the SPH Internships & Career Services listserv.

Resume and Cover Letter Critiques

Resumes and cover letters are critical tools for your job and internship search, each serving an individual and unique purpose.  Resumes and cover letters will be reviewed during career appointments only.  Resume workshops are also offered during the year. 

To make an appointment for a resume/cover letter critique, e-mail Katrina Chamberlain and attach a copy of your current resume and cover letter. 

Students can also schedule an appointment with the UAlbany Main Career Services Office.

How to Prepare a Resume

Resume Example: Sunny A. Albany

How to Prepare a Cover Letter

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact:    

 Katrina Chamberlain, Director
 Internships & Career Services  
 (518) 402-0404    
 Room 117, GEC