Why Students choose the School of Public Health

Kathryn Klumb

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Program:

MPH in Occupational Health & Safety

Origins: 

Jourdanton, Texas

Undergraduate: 

Community Health

Professional Interests:

Occupational Health & Safety, Risk Control & Insurance

Involvement: 

American Society of Safety Professionals

 

“The School of Public Health has excellent industry partnerships, which afford students great internship opportunities.”

 

I always knew I had an interest in community health, but the programs and scholarships available at the School of Public Health for graduate students made the occupational health and safety degree program stand out from others across the nation.

I received one of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Grants awarded to the School of Public Health, which provide full-ride scholarships to 1st and 2nd year graduate students. This particular grant affords me the opportunity to network with other students through the American Society of Safety Professionals, conduct interesting research and attend seminars on a variety of topics related to occupational health and safety. I am grateful for the financial freedom my scholarship gives me to focus more on the research I want to conduct and to become more involved in student organizations. 

The School of Public Health has excellent industry partnerships, which afford students great internship opportunities. While serving as a risk control intern for CNA Insurance in Chicago, Illinois, I was able to use concepts from my ergonomics class to analyze risk factors for a number of businesses in different industries including corporate offices, manufacturing sites, constructions sites and even a zoo.