Career Communities

WHAT IS A CAREER COMMUNITY?

A career community consists of a group of  students who have career interests that fall into a specific occupational category. This model was implemented to provide a more targeted approach to guiding students through the career development process.

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS FOUR CAREER COMMUNITIES IN WHICH TO ENGAGE:

  • Community Health & Human Services
    Do you want to provide education, policy development, or administration of programs that promote healthy communities? Perhaps you are interested in health and safety in the workplace, or maybe you want to focus on working with youth and families.
    Learn more
  • Health & Life Sciences
    Are you looking to answer critical public health questions? Perhaps you want to conduct research, reduce disease, develop treatment options, or understand health behaviors. Or maybe you want to research how the environment impacts human health. Consider specializing in a field focusing on research.
    Learn more
  • Healthcare & Wellness
    Do you have an interest in clinical fields such as medicine, physician
    assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, or athletic training to help individuals rehabilitate from disease or injury? Are you interested in assisting clients with exercise programs, nutritional guidance, or behavior change to enhance wellness? If so, the Healthcare & Wellness Career Community will provide you with opportunities to learn about career options.
    Learn more
  • Sports, Events, Tourism & Recreation
    Are you interested in a career related to sports, events, hospitality, tourism, parks & recreation, or the outdoors? Do you want to focus on business aspects, design, and management of programs that improve quality of life through enjoyment of sport and leisure activities? You can enhance health, happiness, and well-being through organizations and programs where people live, work, and play.
    Learn more

WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF JOINING A CAREER COMMUNITY?

You can meet with a career coach community contact who will guide you through the career development process in a manner that aligns with your career interests. You will be able to take advantage of specialized services, programs, and events customized to meet your specific career development needs.

HOW DO I JOIN A CAREER COMMUNITY?

Visit careers.publichealth.iu.edu to log in and select your preferences and alerts, including the career communities and career topics that interest you most.

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Career Resources

Career Coaching Appointments

Discuss your career goals and help you identify and prioritize action steps for your professional development. Schedule using Handshake.

Finding a Fellowship

Explanation and resources for finding fellowship opportunities.

Job Boards for Public Health and Applied Health Science

A list of URL links for finding employment related to Public Health and Applied Science.

Job Boards Kinesiology

A list of URL links for finding employment related to kinesiology.

Job Boards Recreation, Park, & Tourism

A list of URL links for finding employment related to Recreation, Park, and Tourism.

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