Career P.R.E.P. Program
Prepare ◊ Reach ◊ Emerge ◊ Propel
This program is designed for students after their first semester with less than 3 years of job search experience as well as more experienced students interested in refreshing their skills. Each session will give you tools and techniques to more effectively market yourself during the job search process. The cohort model adds to your learning, and assignments are required. Sessions are in class and online. Space is limited. Registration required by January 9, 2015 at http://sph.bu.edu/careerprep.
Note: While Career PREP will be held on Wednesdays from 5-5:50pm, some dates are subject to change due to unforeseen SPH-wide scheduling conflicts. Dates will be finalized by January 9, 2015.
Session I: Self-Assessment You will use a personality inventory to help you understand and articulate your strengths. You will then use this information to think about prospective career paths and environments. Wednesday, 1/21, 5:00-5:50pm
Session II: Marketing Yourself You will learn how organizations are identifying prospective candidates, and use this information to create powerful marketing-driven resumes and cover letters that are tailored to meet your audience’s needs. Wednesday, 1/28, 5:00-5:50pm
Session III: Networking/Elevator Pitch You will learn about the power of networking and create your own elevator pitch. Wednesday, 2/4, 5:00-5:50pm
Session IV: Interview Strategies Learn how to prepare for different interview types (phone screen, panel, behavioral and case interviews). You will create “success stories”, and understand what interviewers look for, including good questions from candidates.
Wednesday, 2/11, 5:00-5:50pm
Session V: Career Fair Don’t miss this opportunity to meet employers from a wide variety of public health organizations. Be sure to bring copies of your resume. Dress code is professional attire.
Thursday, 2/26, 3:00-6:00pm in Hiebert Lounge
Session VI: LinkedIN Basics (on-line) You will receive an introduction to LinkedIN including building your profile and finding networks. You will also learn strategies for protecting your online reputation and etiquette for communicating via social media.
Session VII: Public Health Recruiter Panel 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. Wednesday, 3/18, 5:00-5:50pm
Session VIII: Evaluating and Negotiating Opportunities Understand the importance of connecting job opportunities to your Self-Assessment. You will also learn valuable strategies and techniques to face negotiating conversations with confidence. Wednesday, 4/1, 5:00-5:50pm
Session IX: Career PREP Finale: Meeting Alumni In this final wrap-up session, you will enjoy networking with alumni as we celebrate the close of our program. Wednesday, 4/15, 5:00-5:50pm
Quest Diagnostics, Genzyme, Pfizer, Aetna, CVS, Beth Israel: They’ll all be at Boston University’s 2014 Health and Life Sciences Conference. Registration is now open with discounted rates for BU Students!
Boston University’s School of Management is hosting its second annual Health and Life Sciences Conference on November 7, 2014
This half-day conference, Healthcare 2020: The Next Generation of Innovation in Consumer-Centric Healthcare, will explore opportunities to increase patient engagement and promote innovation in the development and delivery of medicine.
Our lineup for this year’s event includes executive leaders from Quest Diagnostics, Genzyme, Pfizer, Aetna, CVS, Beth Israel and more! Please visit the link above for more information and click the button below to purchase your tickets.
Early bird pricing ends October 10th.
More about the conference:
The conference will run from 1-6pm and will consist of two keynote lectures, several TED-style presentations and a panel discussion. The event will conclude with a networking cocktail reception.
- TED-style presentations will focus on specific applications of innovation across a range of organizations and will include examples of new technologies and collaborative models that aim to individualize patient treatment.
- The discussion panel will connect experts from across the healthcare spectrum (delivery, pharma, global health, and health IT) to highlight opportunities for increasing patient engagement and sharing their voice in the management and delivery of care.
The Propel Careers Page, under Jobs/Practicums, has been updated. The slides from Lauren Celano’s talk at last nights Seminar Series are up, as well as links to some of the networking/career development events Propel is hosting.
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article, co-authored by Dr. Gill, entitled “What Clinical Trials? Many Study Results Remain Under Wraps”. This article discusses how infrequently clinical trials during early phases drug development are published and disclosed to the public. Check it out!
Space Available in the NEW Fall Course offering. Develop the skills necessary to assess and evaluate pharmaceutical policy and programs.
SPH IH 756 – Analytical Methods for Pharmaceutical Systems Assessment
This course offered on Tuesdays from 10:00am-1:00pm.
This course, taught by Professor Laing, aims to help students:
- Develop skills essential to assessing and evaluating pharmaceutical policy and the performance of pharmaceutical programs.
- Develop a pharmaceutical country profile.
- Analyze medicine prices and availability.
- Apply technical guidelines, and use other assessment tools and methods in the pharmaceutical sector.
- Develop skills to undertake a sampling exercise.
- Use qualitative methods.
- Review and write technical reports.
- Use instruments which are already developed with a focus on implementation issues, analysis of data collected and awareness of strength and limitation of each method applied.
The course will introduce students to the many resources which exist to help understand pharmaceutical sectors, and prepare them to work in a national or sub national pharmaceutical system.
Space is still available so register today!
Check out our revamped FAQ and Instructional Videos page!
Due to the large class that starts on the dot at 6pm in L112, we are going to shift our seminar series timing a little to 4:45-5:45. This will also give all of you enough time to get to your evening classes.
We recognize that many of you also have class until 4:45, so we expect some of you to be late.
If you meet with your advisor or talk with the Registrar’s Office about completing your degree, you may come across an out-of-date audit sheet with requirements for the Pharmaceuticals Program that do not exist anymore. We are in the process of changing this, but in the meantime, please refer to our website for all of the most up-to-date information. Remember, it is NOT a requirement to complete all Pharmaceuticals approved courses in one specific track, this is only a suggestion to make you more marketable in a field that you would like to pursue. What is required is the completion of 12 credits of approved Pharmaceuticals courses. We will be updating the audit sheet ASAP. Please email us with any questions.
Please also note PM742 is no longer a requirement, just HIGHLY recommended.
SAVE the DATE! Our Second Annual Pharmaceuticals Program Symposium will be Friday, February 22nd, 12:30-7PM in Hiebert Lounge. For anyone who would like to help out, please contact our two student organizers Kara Allard at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vicki Wong at email@example.com.
We accept applications to the Pharmaceuticals Program from students in their first semester at BUSPH. Students must be in the program for a minimum of 2.5 semesters and must be actively engaged in the Seminar Series for each of these semesters.
The application process for the Fall 2012 semester is closed. The deadline to apply for the Spring 2013 semester is Friday, March 15th.
Steps to apply:
1. Fill out the application form: Pharm Program Application.
2. Send it to Emily Morin (scan in and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave it in her mailbox in the Department of International Health, 3rd Floor Crosstown Building).
3. Dr. Chris Gill signs your application. Please expect a response to your application within 7 business days of your submission.