Career 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 by assessing 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 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)
Schedule an appointment with Senior Career Coordinator, Jessica Newcomb, to get started now!