Career Management

Download the SPH Career Planning Handbook or pick up a copy in the Office of Academic Assistance and Career Services.
Get involved! Take a look at our current School of Public Health 2016 Fall Calendar (2016 Fall Calendar_in progress_web) for opportunities to develop your professional skills and network. Check back for updates and additions.
There is an abundance of information, tips, templates, and examples to guide you in drafting a successful resume and cover letter. The key is to always have an updated resume available that can be tailored to specific opportunities as they arise. Ask friends and colleagues to review your resume to correct errors and ensure your descriptions are understood.

"Preparing Your Professional Resume"

"How to Write a Cover Letter"

Follow the 80/20 rule in your job search efforts - spend 80% of your time developing your professional network and 20% of your time applying to jobs. The best way to expand network and nurture professional relationships is through informational interviews.

"The 80/20 Rule in Your Job Search"

"Five Tips for Informational Interviews"

"When Networking, Ditch the Sales Pitch"

Join the Public Health Student & Alumni LinkedIn Page

Create your LinkedIn profile and join the private LinkedIn group for GSU public health students and alumni. Begin networking with other GSU-trained public health professionals and expand your opportunities, as well as your efforts to help others make connections.

"The Beginner's Guide to LinkedIn"

"8 Mistakes You Should Never Make on LinkedIn"

"7 Ways Your LinkedIn Profile and Resume Should Differ"

Request to join our LinkedIn Group. Your profile should indicate that you are a graduate or current student of public health at GSU - or include a message that explains your connection to the school of public health.

Georgia State University Career Services is a full service center for all GSU students. Drop-in resume review, mock interviewing, workshops, and self-assessments are just a few of the services provided by professionals in the center. Learn more by visiting their website or visiting on campus.

GSU Career Services

260 University Center
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Walk-in Résumé Reviews:
(No appointment necessary)
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Main Reception Line: 404-413-1820
Main Fax Line: 404-413-1825

To schedule an appointment for career advising Click Here