Career Newsletter

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 10, 2020

SPH CAREER EVENTS AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

BUSPH Career Fair

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • 4:00-7:00 PM
  • Hiebert Lounge, 14th floor of the BU Instructional Building
  • SNOW DATE: February 20, same time and location

Every year, the BUSPH Career Fair attracts more than 250 Masters and Doctoral level students and alumni interested in jobs, internships, and practicum opportunities. Over 40 participating employers represent a broad cross-section of public health including consulting firms, community-based organizations, hospitals, international organizations, local and state health agencies, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and many other public health/health care settings.

View participating Employers list and register via SPH Handshake.

Internship & Practicum Expo

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • 4:00-7:00 PM
  • Hiebert Lounge
  • SNOW DATE: March 24, same time and location

Please join us for our 5th annual Internship & Practicum Expo! The Expo brings together students seeking practicum and internship opportunities with employers representing a wide variety of public health experiences and settings. Workshops and resume drop-ins have been scheduled to help you prepare. 

For a list of participating organizations and to register, please visit SPH Handshake.

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RESUME, COVER LETTER & LINKEDIN DROP-IN HOURS 

Spring semester drop-in hours in Talbot 2 East:

Mondays – 1:00-5:45 PM
Tuesdays – 1:00-5:45 PM
Wednesdays – 12:00-5:45 PM
Thursdays – 12:00-5:45 PM

Hours may be subject to change. Please check the SPH calendar for any updates.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW GRADS LANDING JOBS!

  • Allison van den Hout, Biostatistician, Foundation Medicine Inc.
  • Leigh Evans, Associate, Abt Associates
  • Alyssa Loskill, Arbovirus Epidemiologist and Surveillance Officer, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Division of Epidemiology
  • Jared Eddy, Assistant Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health
  • Olenka Aguilar Zevallos, Data and Systems Analyst, Citrix
  • Rachel Epstein, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine; Attending Physician at Boston Medical Center
  • Esther Rei, Contract Epidemiologist, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Katherine Johnson, Data Analyst I, Boston Biomedical Associates
  • Bailey Vaselkiv, Research Assistant III, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  • Nicole Gautreau, Clinical Research Associate, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center Protocol Office
  • Priyanka Barua, Contract Epidemiologist, Massachusetts Department of Public Health–Division of Epidemiology and Immunization
  • Alec Rader, Health Care Analyst II, Tufts Health Plan
  • Lauren Kelly, Biostatistician I, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Melissa Miller, Research Assistant II, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  • Madison Lyman, Quality Assurance Coordinator for Addiction Services, Bay Cove Human Services
  • Ala Nmungwun, Research Coordinator, Upstream USA
  • Lizzie Ausmus, Senior Innovation Portfolio Strategy Professional, Humana
  • Ryan Schoeplein, Senior Project Coordinator, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
  • Alec Rader, Health Care Analyst II, Tufts Health Plan
  • Julie Bloch, Senior Project Manager, Public Consulting Group
  • Araz Chiloyan, Cardiology Quality Improvement Consultant, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Caroline Ezekwesili, Clinical Research Coordinator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Emma Vazquez, Legislative Aide, Office of Rep. Christine Barber, MA House of Representatives
  • Julie Bloch, Senior Project Manager, Public Consulting Group
  • Iris Olson, Prevention Specialist, Harbor Health Services
  • Samuel Lui, Consultant, Deloitte
  • Kira Landauer, Community health Educator II, Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Sofia Chaluissant, Analyst, Health Advances
  • Rory Moore, Denver Element Social Programs Coordinator, Mile High Behavioral Healthcare
  • Thien Tran, Shield Emerging Leader, Blue shield of California
  • Jaime LaChapelle, Administrative Fellow, University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Salini Samyuktha Gadupdudi, Clinical Research Coordinator II, Lahey Health
  • Rebecca Smeltzer, Community Data Manager, Boston Medical Center
  • Ayeesha Kakkar, Life Sciences/Healthcare Consultant, Deloitte
  • Amy Michals, Biostatistician, Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Rachel Litton, Project Delivery Specialist I, Signant Health
  • Hunter Thorne, Technical Operations Specialist, Maxwell Health (Acquired by Sun Life Financial)
  • Juliana Jacoboski, Vaccine Preventable Disease Enhanced Surveillance (Contractor) Epidemiologist, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Mireilla Padilla, Youth Programming Specialist, Epilepsy Foundation New England
  • Sarah Dixon, Surveillance Specialist II, Brazoria County (TX) Health Department
  • Julie Bloch, Senior Project Manager, Public Consulting Group
  • Nicholas McMahon, Research Health Science Specialist, US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Omar Cespedes, Clinical Research Affiliate, Mayo Clinic
  • Payel Roy, Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Director of Addiction Consult Service at UPMC
  • Christina Collins, Research Assistant III, Harvard University
  • Mallory Bersi, Digital and Social Media Content Editor, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Mackenzie Bullard, Research Coordinator, Boston Medical Center
  • Chloe Kim, Health Scientist, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Lauren Forsell, Planner, La Clinica de La Raza
  • Kimberly Pierre, Program Officer, Newark Trust for Education
  • Betsy Katz, Project Coordinator, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Elizabeth Whelan, Program Coordinator, Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Dina Fico, Project Manager, Fenway Health
  • Karen Contador, Emergency Preparedness Associate Consultant, BME Strategies
  • Rachel Mitrovich, Director, Global Vaccine Public Policy, Merck
  • Chelsey Weisman, Program Coordinator of CEASE (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation), Boston Police Department, Office of Research and Development
  • Jessica Restrepo, Clerkship Coordinator, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Morgan Whaley, Assistant Director, Foundation Relations, National Brain Tumor Society
  • Jacob Kachura, Research Assistant, Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Meera Ramamoorthy, Institutional Program Manager, MassHealth
  • Claire Doherty, Project Leader-Patient Transitions, Providence Health Care
  • Kaitlyn Riffenburg, Senior Data Analyst, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Marisa Aurora, Healthcare Data Analyst II, Partners HealthCare
  • Madeline Brendle, Health Economics and Outcomes Research Fellow, Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center, University of Utah College of Pharmacy
  • Ingrid Olson, Program Coordinator, Global Newborn Health Lab, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Hannah Walters, Clinical Systems Epidemiologist, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Gaurav Das, Clinical Research Coordinator II, Tufts Medical Center-CVCRI
  • Lillian Whelan, Business Intelligence Analyst, Aspire Health Alliance
  • Kristin Robert, Education Program Coordinator, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Yuliya Labkovskaia, Policy Analyst – MassHealth Embedded, UMass Medical School Commonwealth Medicine, Center for Health law & Economics
  • Alexandra Chaitin, Marketing Associate, athenahealth
If you have landed a new position, please email ltoby@bu.edu.

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CAREER & PRACTICUM OFFICE RESOURCES

Meet the SPH team of career and practicum advisors in our new offices on Talbot 2nd floor, East Wing.

Be sure to log into Handshake for the latest events, jobs and internships, and other career resources! And check out the Career & Practicum Office website, including our online Career Library with links to general career advice, as well as specific public health career information.

Dual-degree Students – Please contact us for assistance creating your SPH Handshake profile using an alternate, non-BU email address.

And, for an extra boost, check out the extensive library of professional development webinars available through the Boston University Alumni Association.

We look forward to working with you!

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PREPARE FOR CASE INTERVIEWS

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 ltoby@bu.edu.

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SPH Handshake is your online hub to finding  jobs, internships, and 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 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!

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