The SPH Office of Career Services has announced a variety of new resources available to students. Some will look familiar and some are brand new. Read below to learn more about the updates.
First, the office has launched a brand new website. You can find it here. (Pssst: you’re already there if you are reading this post!) With a new look and new functionality, you are able to set notifications for the content you’d like to see and choose what topics are included in your newsletter content. This personalized new system allows you to only get the content that matches your academic and career interests. When you visit the website, click Manage Career Services Alerts at the bottom of the page to start customizing your settings. You’ll set your user details, the types of content you’d like to receive and what interests you, and the specific topics you’d like to receive alerts for and how often you’d like to receive emails. You can always go back in and manage your settings if you’d like to receive more or less in the future, or if your career interests change!
SPH Career Link also has a new look. Like before, you have access to career event information, job and internship listings, and advice straight from the expert staff of career coaches. You’ll still use the Career Link website to:
- Craft your profile
- Find recommended job listings
- Schedule career coaching appointments
- Get information on career fairs, information sessions and workshops
- View job postings
- Explore the employer directory
Last, but certainly not least, a new Canvas site has been made available to all School of Public Health students called Your Career Action Plan. Don’t worry, there’s no extra homework or readings. It’s simply a resource with information for you to access at your own convenience Wondering how to access it? First, you need to accept the invitation to join when you log in to Canvas. Then, it will pop up alongside the rest of your courses on your dashboard.
To utilize the site, first take some time to review it on your own. Dig around and familiarize yourself with the content. There are modules about career readiness, crafting your resume, making an impression, negotiating and accepting offers and more. Next, schedule some time with an SPH career coach to begin making your specialized plan.
Remember, as always, the Office of Career Services staff is available to meet with you in person to discuss your goals, help you with application materials, prepare you for interviews and advise you on any career planning questions.
Rachel Brown is a second-year graduate student. She is pursuing a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Professional Health Education. Rachel loves sharing her passion for health and wellness with others, traveling to new places, and enjoying a good meal.