Career Services

UC Berkeley’s Career Services Office supports online MPH students and alumni in achieving and pursuing their professional goals. We bring together employers, students, and alumni to create a diverse and inspired support network of public health practitioners and researchers equipped to address the challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

Career Counseling and Mentoring

You’ll access personalized career counseling and advice on your job search, and insight into open public health positions. Sessions take place via phone, Skype, or in person. Topics of discussion include career decisions, job search strategies, evaluating job offers, and feedback on your résumé and cover letter. You’ll also get to practice with mock interviews that prepare you for leadership positions. Career counseling is available Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST).

Jobs and Internships

With full access to the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Jobsite you can explore full- or part-time jobs, fellowships, internships, graduate student instructor or research (GSI/GSR) positions, and volunteer opportunities within the UC Berkeley network. Browse employer profiles and find those that are actively recruiting School of Public Health students and alumni. Take personality assessments to evaluate your interests, innate skills, and values to make more informed career decisions.

Our Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership coordinates a comprehensive summer internship process for all two-year MPH students. You can.learn more about the summer internship process here.

Workshops and Special Events

We host workshops to help you plan your career path. These workshops and additional special events give you face-to-face time with prospective employers and other public health professionals. You are invited to attend both on-campus and virtual events. You can also check out:

  • San Francisco Bay Area: Master’s and Ph.D. Career Fair, guest lectures, conferences, and the Career Cafe
  • Online: Webinar trainings for public health practitioners and online employer information sessions. Events are listed on a calendar on the School of Public Health Jobsite and sent in weekly emails.

Networking Opportunities

Becoming part of UC Berkeley means you join the professional network available to the School of Public Health, one of the school’s greatest assets. Take advantage of this global community to exchange knowledge and grow your connection to others and to the field of public health.

Social Networking

Stay connected with your cohort and the school through social media. Learn more about what’s going on at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health by networking and sharing photos, discovering job opportunities, and exploring new issues that arise in this demanding field. Join us online:

News and Research

Curious about the latest news and research from UC Berkeley? Check out the latest on Berkeley News, particularly the Mind and Body research feed. Also, be sure to stay current on news and innovations specific to the School of Public Health by visiting our School News feed.

Public Health Alumni Association

After you graduate from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, you will become a member of our Public Health Alumni Association, which sponsors a series of activities to improve networks and professional growth among our students and alumni. Learn more by visiting our website, emailing Eileen Pearl, or calling (510) 643-6382.

Additional Resources

The following programs are associated with the School of Public Health. Some take place on-campus or in California, while others have a more broad scope.

  • Advocacy Initiative: A program for students, recent alumni and public health organizations to engage in campaigns to improve or protect health policies.
  • Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership: Offering practical leadership and professional development programs, webinars, trainings and conferences for current and emerging health professionals.

Know of other networking or professional resources? Email us and we’ll add them here.

OOMPH+ the UC Berkeley Online MPH Alumni

The Online MPH prides itself in a tradition of lifelong collaborative relationships, not only among alumni, but by fostering mentoring connections between alumni and current online MPH students through OOMPH+ social media. Through OOMPH+,  students have the opportunity to network and learn from alumni and mentors when seeking professional and academic support. To learn more about OOMPH+ and connect with alumni from the program, you can email Eileen Pearl, or call (510) 643-6382.

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