For Students

Accomplished public health professionals are in great demand in today’s job market. Still, finding the right job and making the best career decisions will take a good deal of thought and planning. If you’re like most students, you’ll need some guidance.

That’s where our Career Services Office can help.

Individual, in-depth career advising

Your career planning and job search should start here. A public health career advisor will work with you one-on-one, focusing on the following areas:

  • Assessing your career interests
  • Marketing yourself (personal brand, elevator pitch, résumés, cover letters, and more)
  • Creating a targeted career action plan
  • Practicing how to network and interview
  • Taped mock interviews through InterviewStream (registration required)
  • Evaluating opportunities
  • Negotiating job offers
  • Preparing for performance reviews
  • Dealing with difficult work situations

Schedule an appointment. To schedule an initial 30-minute appointment to determine the approach to career planning that’s best for you, email sphcareeroffice@bu.edu and include your scheduling availability. We’re open 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday–Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday, but are happy to accommodate appointments off-hours.

Career events, services, and tools

          Online resources

          Our Career Library, accessible through the SPH CareerLink, has a wealth of helpful guides for every phase of your job search. Check out our templates and tip sheets on résumés, cover letters, interview techniques, developing your elevator pitch, networking for success, using LinkedIn, and negotiating your salary.

          *Career workshops and drop-ins are listed on the Career Services Calendar.  These include resume, cover letter and “quick question” drop-in sessions as well as workshops on interviewing, LinkedIn, negotiating salary, and more.