Connect

 

The OOMPH+ cohort is 497 strong and growing! Connect with fellow alums in 23 countries around the world:

OOMPH+ Community

Berkeley Public Health Community

Join the Alumni Mailing List!

Sign up to receive the bi-annual Alumni Newsletter and learn about ways to continue your engagement with OOMPH.

Continue Your Education

Advance your education online

Check out the Catalog of Online Courses for opportunities to refresh or expand your knowledge of current public health trends.

When “seats” are available, OOMPH invites Alumni to enroll in courses as non-degree students.

Or try some free BPH courses designed for clinical professionals and public health practitioners, and available to students and professionals in other fields as well.

Questions? Please contact: oomph_admin@berkeley.edu

Make a Gift

Your gift helps with important program goals such as providing fellowships to address the financial needs of a diverse and highly qualified group of mid-career MPH candidates from around the world, and instructional innovation to continue providing the highest quality education to our students. With your generosity, we can train the next generation of global public health change makers to improve health locally and globally in real time and ensure that they can continue their studies while working in their home communities.

Career Resources

Berkeley Public Health Career Services offers BPH alumni several resources:


 

Volunteer Opportunities

Stay involved by volunteering! Host an OOMPH Practicum or become an Ambassador.

Host an OOMPH Practicum Project

MPH practicum opportunities are invited year-round, ideally with advance notice to provide time for an application, selection, and orientation process.

We welcome all submissions via PHLEX, and invite you to reach out to team members Kandis Rodgers krodgers@berkeley.edu Schedule an appointment, or Caitlyn Green cgreen@berkeley.edu, Schedule an appointment to discuss your practicums, summer internships, and other professional opportunities.

Practicum Planning Details
  • Practicums may take place any time of year, anywhere in the world, and are largely remote.
  • With a minimum of 130 hours, practicums total hours and duration may vary.
  • You should have expertise in the assigned project areas and experience with/interest in supervision and mentoring, and provide students with clear expectations, support, and professional insights, including through regular meetings and feedback on student progress.
  • Our On-Campus/Online Professional MPH program students range from early-career to mid-career professionals with diverse interests in public health. While some are trained clinicians and/or working professionals, others are earlier in their careers.
  • As you evaluate your organization’s capacity to host an MPH student, please strongly consider allocating compensation in your operational budget in light of the previous work experiences/skills that our graduate students will contribute, and their varying capacity to take on a volunteer position.

Join the Ambassador Program

OOMPH Ambassador Application

UC Berkeley Online MPH Ambassadors are part of an official UC Berkeley alumni group of senior public health professionals who support OOMPH, a fast-growing public health online graduate program for future change-makers.

For one or more semesters, ambassadors are paired with mid-level professionals who are considering advancing or switching their careers in the public health sector and inform prospective students about their student experiences, choosing online formats, and career routes after graduation.

You will leave a lasting impression and your perspective is one that that will shape OOMPH students’ introductions to our program.

Contact Stephanie Nguyen, online.mph@berkeley.edu Schedule a phone call: Setmore

Female student in graduation regalia holding a baby. To the left, her husband holding a toddlerExpectations and Benefits
Your Role
  • Provide your story and perspective as an Online MPH student.
  • Share tips on how to be a successful student in the program.
  • Provide general program information and information about your application experience.
Benefits
  • Network and meet past, present, and future Online MPH students.
  • Wear the official Berkeley Online MPH sweatshirt to signify you as an Ambassador.
  • Have a profile on our Ambassadors page at onlinemph.berkeley.edu
  • Share your OOMPH Ambassador status with your social networks.

Join a Teaching Team

Become a Course Facilitator

As a Course Facilitator, you will be part of an instructional team led by the Faculty Instructor. Course enrollment numbers determine the size of the instructional team. There is one Course Facilitator for every 35-40 students enrolled in the course. Course Facilitator is a working title for a UC Berkeley graduate student, or GSI; or a non-UCB student/public health professional, or Lecturer. Contact Lucas Carlton lucascarlton@berkeley.edu for more information.