Practitioner-in-Residence Patricia Burns, a great resource for all IH students

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September 5th, 2013


Career Services’ Resource for International Health Concentrators 

The Career Services office is pleased to provide a resource specifically for International Health concentrators. Patricia Burns, as Practitioner-in-Residence will continue 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 an International Public Health 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 Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn Profiles and Elevator Speech Review and Support (15 minute drop-ins start 9/5; appointments start immediately)
  • Mock Interviews – In Person, Skype or Telephone (start 10/10)
  • International Career Planning Round Table (starts 9/10)

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, 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 is starting her 3rd year with BUSPH Career Services as Practitioner-in-Residence.

Patricia will be available on Tuesdays from 1-5pm and Thursdays from10-3 starting September 3- December 19. 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.