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Career Counseling

Career counselors are virtually available to assist you with your career development needs. You can discuss career decision-making and planning, brainstorm your industry interests, review practicum and job search strategies, have your resume and cover letter reviewed, explore LinkedIn and the role of networking, conduct a mock interview, or navigate other questions.

Career counseling appointments are hosted via Zoom or phone and are available Monday-Friday, year-round. Availability is flexible and can be adjusted according to your scheduling needs. To make an appointment, please visit our online platform, PHLEX. For additional questions or accommodation requests, please email publichealthcareers@berkeley.edu.

Employment and Practicum Opportunities

We understand the importance of finding a practicum or job opportunity that aligns with your career goals. With full access to PHLEX, you can search for practicum and volunteer opportunities, fellowships, graduate student positions (GSI, GSR), and full or part-time jobs.

PHLEX allows you to be in control of your search. You can:

  • Explore employer profiles and find out which employers are actively recruiting School of Public Health students and alumni.
  • Tailor your search by job type, industry, location, employer, and more.
  • Create saved searches with daily or weekly updates when new positions are posted.
  • Review your application history, and store your resume, cover letter, and other documents.

For more information on the Practicum Process, please visit Public Health Practicum.

Workshops and Special Events

Career Services and the Center for Public Health Practice and Leadership host workshops and events to help you excel in your public health career. Held virtually, these offerings provide you with opportunities to enhance your leadership skills, enhance your career planning, and connect to alumni, prospective employers, and public health professionals.

Previous events include: interviews with alumni (Alumni Perspective Series), interactive trainings (LinkedIn – Advanced Profile and Networking), webinars (Managing Your Job Search in the Time of COVID-19 & Beyond), networking events (Career Cafe), and various employer spotlights.

For a complete list of events, please visit PHLEX.

Additional Resources

In addition to Career Services, the Center for Public Health Practice and Leadership (CPHPL) offers practical leadership development programs and resources for current and emerging health professionals, including the online Leadership Toolkit. CPHPL also provides support for the Advocacy Initiative, which provides training for students to engage in campaigns to improve or protect health policies.

Public Health Alumni Association

After you graduate from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, you become a member of our Public Health Alumni Association (PHAA), which sponsors a series of activities to improve networks and professional growth among our students and alumni. Alumni are also invited to serve on the PHAA Board of Directors, which is currently led by OOMPH alumna, Charis Baz ‘17 (President). In addition, the 2020-2021 PHAA Board of Directors includes OOMPH alumni Alice Chu ’19, Jung Kim ’15, and Mary Russell ’14.

News and Research

Curious about the latest news and research from the School of Public Health? Stay current by visiting our School News feed, signing up for our Berkeley Health Monthly newsletter, and following along on our Facebook page. You may also review our upcoming events calendar. More broadly, check out the lates

Stay Connected

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.

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