Category: Tips!

Mini-University Panel: Master Class on Career Paths in Global Health

March 25th, 2016 in Fellowships, GH Announcements, GH Events, Outside Announcements, Tips!


Ace the Case Interview Workshop – Tomorrow!

March 2nd, 2016 in Outside Announcements, Tips!

Whether you are currently job hunting or in your first semester, take advantage of this excellent opportunity to become familiar with this increasingly common type of interview!

Register Today!

Ace the Case Interview Workshop
Thursday, March 3, 1:00-1:50pm
Location: L209

Delivered by HPM Professor Dr. Chris Louis. Join us for this interactive workshop to help prepare you for case interviews!

RSVP: SPHCareerLink under Events/Workshops

Graduate and Postdoc workshop: Creating and Owning Your Individual Development Plan

December 2nd, 2015 in Tips!

December 3, 2015 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm

685-725 Commonwealth Avenue, CAS 235

Registration | Pre-session assignments

Individual Development Plans (IDPs) are a customized roadmap for your professional training. Setting goals and reviewing them regularly with your mentor will enable you to make the most of your graduate or postdoctoral experience at Boston University.

This workshop will teach you how to create an outline of your Individual Development Plan (IDP) and help you develop an action plan to facilitate professional development conversations with your mentor.

In this workshop, you will…

      • develop an appreciation for why individuals should use an IDP
      • analyze your professional skills and career aspirations
      • distinguish complete and effective IDPs from incomplete and less effective IDPs
      • identify the skills you want to learn in the next six months and at least one professional development opportunity to help you succeed
      • establish characteristics of a productive mentor-mentee conversation and develop a plan for your conversation with your mentor

Please be sure to RSVP to reserve a spot!

Jhpiego online training modules available to students

November 6th, 2015 in Tips!

Jhpiego is excited to share with you its e-learning modules, developed under a partnership with UNFPA, Intel® and the World Health Organization! They are providing innovative training solutions and developing multimedia content for high-quality, globally endorsed e-learning modules that governments can use for health worker training. Module topics include:

The modules are located on Jhpiego’s ReproLinePlus website (, which offers evidence-based resources for global health practice in areas such as Maternal Health, Reproductive Health, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, and Training and Education.


Jhpiego—Innovating to Save Lives
Jhpiego—an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University
1615 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231-3492


Recap: Google Hangout to Build Your Best Global Health Resume

September 8th, 2015 in Tips!

Did you miss the Google Health hangout session on how to build your global health resume organized by the Global Health Fellows Program? Below is a recording of the session:

Thank you for joining us for the interactive Google Hangout on Air entitled, Build Your Best Global Health Resume last week. We were pleased to have a live audience of over 230 individuals who received resume advice from our Global Health Fellows Program II recruitment and career development staff.  More than 1,000 individuals accessed our presentation on YouTube. The focus of our discussion featured the questions from Drexel graduate student, Tami Hill, as well as questions from the audience. A sampling of the resume and career questions we addressed included:

  • Does my resume reflect skills necessary for a position in global health?
  • Do I highlight my qualifications effectively?
  • Which portions of my resume align with the expectations GHFP II and/or other global health employers? Which portions do not?
  • How long should my resume be as a graduate student or as someone beginning my career?
  • How can you use domestics public health and study abroad experience to build a global health resume?

If you missed the event or would like to replay the discussion then we welcome you to watch the recording here.  In addition, be sure to check out our new blog post by our student panelist, Tami, who shares her perspective about resume writing and the cultural understanding gained from her recent experience in the Gambia and Senegal.

With resume advice fresh on your mind you may be interested to follow up to request a one-on-one informational interview. Please email with your interest, resume, and answers to these questions to help guide the interview.

Career Services is Hosting a Recruiter Panel Tomorrow from 5-5:50pm. Get the Inside Scoop on What Recruiters From Beth Israel, BU, BCBS and Others Are Looking For!

October 21st, 2014 in Jobs, Outside Announcements, Tips!

Recruiter Panel
Wednesday, October 22, 5:00 to 5:50 PM, Room R103, BU School of Medicine
Gain insights from recruiters on what they are looking for when reviewing resumes and cover letters, their tips for interview success, how they are using social media and other networking forums, and finally, their advice on professional etiquette Do’s and Don’ts. RSVP on CareerLink, under Events/Info Sessions.

Read the panelist bios here: Recruiter Panel Bios

Still looking for housing? BU offers a variety of on-campus options specifically for grad students!

August 12th, 2014 in Tips!

Boston University manages a variety of on-campus apartments to Boston University graduate students. Apartments come in different sizes with a range of amenities at varying rents. Only the first month’s rent and the security/key deposit are required in advance.  NO BROKER’S FEE REQUIRED.

Boston University apartments are offered through Boston University Rental Property Management located at 19 Deerfield Street and provide our graduate students with:

  • Convenience: On-campus apartments adjacent to most University classrooms, facilities and services.
  • Reliability and Response: Professional 24-7 on-site property management.
  • Variety: Rooms, studios, one and two bedroom apartments in various sizes and rents.
  • Dining/ Entertainment: A wide variety of dining & entertainment locations within walking distance.
  • Transportation: Direct access to subway lines and bus routes.
  • Safety/Security: The Boston University Police Department provides 24-hour coverage and emergency response across campus.

For more information, please visit Boston University Rental Property Management at or call at 617-353-4101.

The Education Office is offering Presentation Skill Appointments beginning this week!

February 24th, 2014 in Tips!

Presentation Appointments- Now Available!

Practice your presentation and receive feedback from a peer coach on slides, posters presentations, speech outlines, and/or your oral communication skills!  Appointments are available:

·        Mondays, 10am-12pm

·        Wednesdays, 10am-12pm

·        Additional times available upon request.

Request your appointment in advance with this online form:  

Questions? Contact: Alexandra May, Educational Resource Coordinator, Talbot 220E, Tel: 617-414-1416,




Tip of the Week: Did you know?

November 30th, 2012 in Tips!

Many courses from other Boston University colleges, such as the School of Management and the School of Communications, have courses that are pre-approved to count for SPH credit! A list of non-BUSPH courses which count for MPH elective credit can be found here.