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- Recommend effective approaches to the job search
- Encourage ongoing career development
- Stay current on the public health field
- Help employers connect with SPH students
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Student Business Cards
All current SPH students have the opportunity to order their own University of Minnesota business card. Learn more
Alumni Networking Directory – Join the School of Public Health Alumni Network and become a valuable resource for current and prospective students who are curious about public health careers.
Become a Mentor - Consider sharing your great experience by becoming a mentor. SPH has the largest mentor program of any public health school, pairing 400 students and mentors.
SPH LinkedIn Group – Social media sites like LinkedIn can help to efficiently generate a lot of buzz about yourself and connect you with the leaders in public health.
The Job Search
There are several reasons to complete our career survey before commencement:
- Students appreciate having data on employment trends, career tracks, and salary ranges.
- Employment statistics enable us to report on alumni employment for accreditation.
- Employment data improves our career services program and helps us meet the needs of our students and alumni.
NACE Principles for Recruiting - The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has a code of conduct that prohibits employment professionals from any practice that improperly influences and affects acceptances. Please review these principles to ensure you recruit potential employees properly.
NACE Principles for Third Party Recruiters – The NACE Principles provides definitions and guidelines for third parties and contractual/staffing services. These standards are also designed to provide guidance to third-party recruiters who recruit college graduates.
Faculty Directory – The School of Public Health has more than 130 faculty specializing in biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology and community health, and health policy and management. Connect with our experts today.
The demand for qualified professionals is increasing in many areas of the public health field. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the areas of health education and health services policy and administration are expected to grow faster than average.
Epidemiologists with a doctoral degree will experience employment growth as a result of the expansion in research related to illnesses such as AIDS, cancer, and avian influenza, along with growing treatment problems such as antibiotic resistance.
Public health professionals in the areas of environmental health, biostatistics and nutrition are expected to see average job growth, which accounts for the replacement rate for workers retiring from their occupations.
The demographic trends in Minnesota and around the nation suggest there’s great opportunity for students pursuing a degree in public health. State and federal health agencies, private laboratories, research institutes, and hospitals must recruit and retain young, talented, passionate public health professionals that represent diverse populations to carry out their missions and head off a potential workforce shortage crisis.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in public health, we invite you to begin your search here. Pathways to a Public Health Career, an online collaboration between the School of Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health, contains information about the field, necessary training and education and job opportunities.
Students and alumni can view current postings, and employers can post open jobs to recruit top candidates, via our jobs database.
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