Career Newsletter

Week of January 14, 2019


20th Annual SPH Career Fair
Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 4-7 PM in Hiebert Lounge
BU Medical Instructional Building

Internship & Practicum Expo
Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 4-6 PM in Hiebert Lounge
BU Medical Instructional Building

Visit Handshake to register and to view updates on participating employers.



Career Development Workshops
Join our staff for a variety of workshops to help you prepare for job or practicum searches and professional networking, or to get the most out of your Career Fair experience on February 21st. Please register in Handshake and bring your questions! All sessions to be held in Talbot Room T106E.

  • Crafting an Effective Resume and Cover Letter – Tuesday, January 29, 1:00 to 1:50 PM
  • How to Navigate a Career Fair – Tuesday, February 5, 1:00 to 1:50 PM
  • How do I search for a job in Epidemiology? – Wednesday, February 6, 1:00 to 1:50 PM
  • How to Navigate a Career Fair – Wednesday, February 6, 5:00 to 5:50 PM
  • Networking and Elevator Pitch workshop – Thursday, February 7, 5:00 to 5:50 PM
  • How to Navigate a Career Fair – Wednesday, February 13, 1:00 to 1:50 PM

Please watch SPH Handshake for additional Spring workshops and events!


  • Hikari Mamata, Program Coordinator, Verité
  • Amanda Ozee, Cardiovascular Health Systems Specialist, Colorado Department of Public Health
  • Alyssa Benalfew, Training Coordinator, Boston Public Health Commission
  • Hazel Packtor, Communication Associate, CommunicateHealth, Inc.
  • Kelly Ho, Course Manager, Harvard Medical School
  • Emily Sanders, Systems Integration Associate, athenahealth
  • Madeline Heim, Quality Improvement Specialist, US Family Health Plan
  • Samuel Williams, Associate Manager, Indigo Agriculture
  • Parul Kashyap, Project Manager, American Well
  • Sarah Schafer, Community School Director, United Way of Salt Lake
  • Melanie Curtis, Life Sciences & Healthcare Consultant, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Jamie Goldfarb, Program Administrator, Community-based Health Initiatives, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Connie Chang, Policy Research Associate, Ichor Strategies
  • Madeline Bishop, Communication Information Specialist, University of New Hampshire Health & Wellness
  • Bhupinder Singh, Statistical Programmer Associate, Pfizer, Inc.
  • Tara Young, Program Coordinator, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  • Ye Chen, Data Analyst, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Lindsay Clayson, Data Manager, Framingham Heart Study
  • Meliza Varsovia, Senior Consulting Associate, Kaiser Permanente
  • Cassidy Stevens, Clinical Social Worker, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Rachel Martin, Research Associate, CommunicateHealth
  • Breanna Newton, Healthcare Data Analyst II, Partners Healthcare
  • Yiyuan Zeng, Statistical Programmer II, Ventana Roche
  • Gianni Bermudez, Public Health Specialist, Bermudez Enterprises N.V., Aruba
  • Ryann Monteiro, Program Manager, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Julia Bentley, Project Coordinator, Boston Medical Center
  • Erin Miller, Research Assistant, Boston University
  • Leslie Fung, Research Analyst, Beyond the Pill, University of California San Francisco
  • Nehemiah Kebede, Research Analyst, Pharmerit International
  • Juliana Restivo, Research Assistant, Harvard Medical School
  • Kembo Matungulu, William J. Clinton Fellow, American India Foundation
  • Nishika Ramchandani, Associate Consultant PMR, Trinity Partners LLC
  • Maisha Billah, Operations Management Fellow, Radnet
  • Shahzadhi Nyakhar, Case Manager, Genentech
  • Ayomide Omotola, Project Coordinator, Tufts Medical Center
  • Sana Khan, Consultant, Linksbridge
  • Jamie Lannon, Health Policy Analyst, Commonwealth of MA Health Safety Net
  • Courtney Nolan, Clinical Research Coordinator II, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Talia Flores, Project Coordinator, Pathfinder International
  • Jillian McKoy, Associate Editor & Social Media Coordinator, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Prerna Salian, Clinical Research Specialist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Nora Sporn, Project Specialist, Partners HealthCare
  • Chalisa Sims, Law Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jason Usher, Research Associate, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Sarah Kabbara, Intern, The United Nations World Food Programme
  • Guillaume Cassourret, Health Policy & Healthcare Strategy Advisor, French Defense Health Service – Ministry of Defense

If you have landed a new position, please email



Case interviews are stimulating and challenging.  To do well, experts advise that candidates practice at least 20 cases to understand the unique thinking required, as well as the structured 4-step approach. This includes:

  1. Understand the Case
  2. Structure and Analyze
  3. Evaluate Options
  4. Make Recommendations

For students applying to internships and consultant positions at consulting firms, attached are helpful tips and resources. You may also start with this introductory video: Case Interview Starter Guide for Non-Business Candidates.

For more information and to practice, please contact Lisa Toby at



SPH Handshake is your online hub to finding  jobs and internships/practicums, career-related events, and other content tailored to your specific needs and interests.

New and returning students, as well as SPH alumni, are encouraged to login to to build your profile and begin to explore the new features of Handshake.

Please visit the SPH Handshake Job Board for resource guides or contact us in the Career & Practicum Office for more assistance!