Career and Professional Development Opportunities, Week of 9/8/2014

In the next few weeks: Booz Allen Hamilton’s University Scholars program, GW Career Week, LinkedIn Webinar, ASPPH/CDC Public Health Informatics Webinars, PMF Virtual Information Session. Find the latest job and internship openings on the Milken Institute School of Public Health Jobs Database.

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Are You LinkedIn?

Are you on LinkedIn? This year we would like to encourage all Milken Institute School of Public Health to use LinkedIn. To achieve this goal we’re asking all students to do three things:

1. Create a LinkedIn profile
2. Add your Milken Institute School of Public Health degree program to your profile
3. Join in the GW Public Health Students LinkedIn group (alumni are invited to join the GW Public Health Alumni group)

In addition, we’re offering a LinkedIn webinar on Tuesday, September 9 from 12:00-1:30pm. Get tips on how to polish your profile, connect with alumni, and research employers.

GWork

Did you know that in addition to the events and resources offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health Career Center, the GW Center for Career Services offers further employer information sessions, site visits, and on-campus recruiting?

To find out about events and resources specific to public health students, be sure to read the Weekly Student Newsletter, the Career Services Blog, and/or the GW Public Health LinkedIn group.

Information about many of the GW Center for Career Services events will be included in the Career and Professional Development Opportunities article in each Weekly Student Newsletter; however, to get the most updated information on these events, log in to GWork regularly. If you have any trouble logging in, please contact gworkhelp@gwu.edu.

Weekly Career Tip: Why You Don’t Want Your Resume to be Memorable

It may sound counterintuitive, but you don’t want your resume to be memorable. Employers certainly remember good people, but they don’t necessarily remember resumes…unless they stand out in a bad way. So when you’re writing your resume, you don’t need to worry about formatting it in an unusual way or adding some creative element to make it look different from the other documents. The best resume is one that is formatted cleanly and consistently. It will contain bulleted statements that describe your experience in terms of outcomes, not responsibilities, and include quantified information where applicable. It may feature a profile or summary statement and additional sections for volunteer work, publications, etc. that are directly relevant to the position to which you are applying.

Stand out by being clear, concise, and specific, not by trying to add a lot of bells and whistles.

EVENT: Meet the Researcher Faculty Panel and Student/Recent Alumni Career Panel 8/27

Do you want to find out about the exciting research going on at the Milken Institute School of Public Health? Do you want to start gaining public health work experience while still in school? Would you like to hear advice on the internship and job search process? Come to the Meet the Researcher Faculty Panel and the Student/Recent Alumni Career Panel on August 27 from 4:00-7:00pm in Room 100A.

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Career and Professional Development Opportunities, Week of 8/25/2014

In the next few weeks: GW Meet the Researcher Faculty Panel and Public Health Student and Recent Alumni Career Panel, Booz Allen Hamilton’s University Scholars program, GW Career Week. Find the latest job and internship openings on the Milken Institute School of Public Health Jobs Database.

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