Center for Community Engagement

Careers in Public Health: Multiple Paths to Work for Social Justice and Healing

Interested in Public Health? This Friday, come hear from six alumni working in public health and medicine to improve the well-being and lives of the world's neediest populations.

At 2:00 in Cole Assembly (Converse), alumni in public health will speak about their work, activism, and scholarship in public health. Learn how internships, work experience, and graduate or medical school can prepare you for a career in public health here or abroad. You'll hear from the director of a global public health NGO, a science & health journalist; a CEO in pediatric innovation; a professor of clinical medicine; an occupational therapist; an '08 grad who has worked in medical missions around the world; and a Mount Holyoke student who created her own major in public health.

Following the panel and some time for refreshments, students can meet with individual speakers for mentoring conversations in the Career Center between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.

To register for an individual conversation with one of the panelists, use the Career Center's Experience database to read speaker bios and sign-up: http://amherst.experience.com/er/security/login . You will upload a resume for the benefit of the alumna/us, and schedule a 20-minute mentoring conversation: In the database, under "Calendar," choose "View Upcoming Calendar"; Choose April 16, and click on the name of the panelist with whom you'd like to meet. You'll see his/her schedule, then click on the name again; you'll see the bio, and next you'll upload a resume. Finally, choose the time you'd like to meet.

If you have questions about signing up, please call the Career Center during business hours at x2265.