Practitioner-in-Residence Patrica Burns available to meet with MPH students, a great resource for those specifically interested in a career in international health!

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February 21st, 2013

Working with Patricia Burns, MSc, MPH, Practitioner-in-Residence
Note: Focus on students interested in International Health careers

Patricia has worked in public health for over 12 years and graciously offered to donate her time to meet with students and provide individualized career counseling. Whether you are thinking about conducting a targeted job search, a career change, or pursuing advancement in your current organization, Patricia can offer unique feedback and direction from a Hiring Manager’s perspective in the following ways:

  • Job Search Strategy & The Power of Networking                                                 
  • Career Transitions & Benefits of Strategic Volunteering
  • Identifying Your Most Marketable Skills & Identifying and Evaluating Transferable Skills
  • Targeted Resume and Cover Letter Review
  • Mock Interviews

Patricia has over 12 years of experience as a public health program manager with a proven track record of project development, management, and evaluation, Federal grant writing and regulation, budget and work plan development and management, team building, and pre/post assessment and transition management. Patricia has built and led teams, and worked creatively with internal/external partners and funding sources. Prior to earning her MPH at BUSPH in 2001, she lived in rural Ethiopia for 3 years as a department head in a new health sciences college in the rural Southern Region. Most recently she supported teams in Puerto Rico (3 years) and Botswana (8 years) as a Senior Programs Manager and the Assistant Country Director for the Botswana PEPFAR AIDS Training and Site Support Program with the Harvard School of Public Health. 

Patricia will be available on Mondays from 10-3pm (starting March 11th). She will be located in the Career Center, Talbot Building, 113 East (1st Floor).   Appointments will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. To schedule an appointment, please contact Patricia directly at or call her at 617 731 5958.