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Career Services

About Career Services

Career Services is here to assist students in the realization of their public health career potential and goals. We offer comprehensive career and professional development tools and strategies to maximize the success of their efforts.

The mission of Career Services is to support and advance the career and professional development of the Texas A&M School of Public Health's students and alumni.

What do we do?

Career Services provides coaching for students and alumni related to:

  • Exploring career options
  • Crafting job search marketing materials
  • Networking and interviewing
  • Evaluating offers and negotiating salary
  • Transitioning from graduate school to professional or academic positions

Partner with us

We welcome the opportunity to partner with employers as they seek exceptional talent with public health expertise. If you are interested in connecting with our students, email Jessica Newcomb or call 979.436.9383.

Services for Students

An important point that job seekers should remember is that the job search is a process, not a task. Spending time at the beginning of your program assessing your strengths and skills will make your search more efficient and effective.

You’ll then be able to make compelling connections to the employer’s needs when you analyze a position description to identify the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities.

If you notice any gaps, there will be time to seek out resources and experience to fortify your background and expand your skill set.Your marketability is enhanced by volunteer work, publications, research, and field experiences, including your practicum.

While Jessica Newcomb is your career coach, as an Aggie, you also have access to resources through the TAMU Career Center.

You can access the job board HireAggies as well as job search tools like CareerShift to search for companies and contacts and InterviewStream to conduct mock interviews.

Get Prepared

Assess your strengths and skills and how that connects to employment opportunities.

  • Find career fit and fulfillment (values, interests, skills)
  • Contact due diligence (career research, informational interviews)
  • Identify a personal brand (pitch, value proposition, resume and cover letters, online profile)
  • Prepare for and implement job search strategy (networking, interviewing)
  • Develop professional presence (communication skills, salary negotiation)

Get Connected

Forge relationships with SPH alumni and other public health professionals.

  • Connect with former students (SPH Alumni, LinkedIn group)
  • Connect on social media (LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Connect through networking events (career/practicum fair, employer panels, conferences)
  • Connect with job opportunities (HireAggies, Office of Public Health Practice, faculty, your program)

Information for Employers

The Texas A&M School of Public Health is a nationally ranked, CEPH-accredited program focused on educating the next generation of diverse public health leaders.

Our Degrees

Our students receive BS, MPH, MHA, PhD, and DrPH degrees in one of five departments:

  • Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Public Health Studies (undergraduate)

Employer Services

We can help employers customize an engagement strategy. Options include traditional information sessions, practicum fair, mock interviews, panel presentations, company site visits, meet and greets, and other flexible events.

Contact Career Services to post a position or learn more about opportunities to engage our students.

Employer Resources