Weekly Career Tip: Make an Introduction

One of the best ways to go about networking is to look for opportunities to help or add value. If you’re new to a field and/or have little professional experience, you may feel that there’s not much within your power that you can do to help other professionals. One thing you can do is make introductions between people who may be able to help one another. Think of the people you know personally and professionally (scanning your LinkedIn contacts will refresh your memory). Are there two people with similar professional interests or goals who do not yet know each other? Offer to make an introduction. Stepping in to provide help to others, in addition to just being a nice thing to do, is a great way to strengthen professional relationships and engage with your network.

Volunteer Opportunity: 8th Annual DC Walk to End Lupus Now

Volunteers Needed for 8th Annual DC Walk to End Lupus Now on Saturday April 1

Over 4,000 members of the lupus community will gather on Pennsylvania Avenue and take steps toward a cure for this brutal disease. This empowering community event seeks to raise awareness about lupus and encourages those living with lupus to feel empowered to take charge of their health.  Our signature walks raise critical funds that allow the Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter to provide FREE education, support, and outreach services to the more than 80,000 people living with lupus in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. Volunteers play a critical role on walk day and ensure our event’s success.

If you are interested and want to commit to volunteering at the DC Lupus Walk on Saturday April 19th, please do one of the two following things:

1)     Sign up online at 2014 DC Lupus Walk

2)     OR Email Dela Surti, the Volunteer Coordinator, directly at development@lupusdmv.org

Career and Professional Development Opportunities, Week of 3/31/2014

This week: Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund information session, Public Health Pathways panel discussion, Communicating Your Brand to Employers workshop. Need money to fund a summer internship, apply for the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund March 28-April 8. Find the latest job and internship openings on the Milken Institute School of Public Health Jobs Database.

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Weekly Career Tip: Utilize GWork

The university utilizes the GWork system to manage a large jobs database, career center programs and workshops, employer site visits, and on-campus recruiting. Students – both undergraduate and graduate – and alumni have access to GWork. The GW Center for Career Services and career services at the Milken Institute School of Public Health work together to offer events and programs of interest to public health and health services students and alumni. Many of these programs and events are advertised through GWork. For assistance logging into or using GWork, please contact gworkhelp@gwu.edu. Continue reading

Career and Professional Development Opportunities, Week of 3/24/2014

This week: Preparing to Negotiate Your Compensation Package workshop, International Careers workshop, Leveraging Your Study Abroad Experience workshop, US Peace Corps information session, Biotech, Health, and Life Sciences virtual career fair. Need money to fund a summer internship, apply for the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund beginning March 28. Find the latest job and internship openings on the Milken Institute School of Public Health Jobs Database.

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Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund

Are you planning to do a summer internship? Is your dream internship unpaid? Apply to the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund. This program awards grants of $1000-$3000 to GW undergraduate and graduate students pursuing internships that are necessarily unpaid. Several Milken Institute School of Public Health students have received this award; you could be next! The application window opens March 28 and closes April 8.

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Career and Professional Development Opportunities, Week of 3/17/2014

This week: Milken Institute School of Public Health Career Fair, register now! Also, Bender virtual career fair for students with disabilities, Porter Novelli site visit, How to Leverage Your International Work Experience webinar. Need money to fund a summer internship, apply for the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund beginning March 28. Find the latest job and internship openings on the Milken Institute School of Public Health Jobs Database.

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