Career Resources for Alumni
Services available to alumni:
As UIC SPH alumni, you have access to the following career services and resources to support your career development. Services include individualized career coaching in the areas of:
⦁ Resume, CV and cover letter review and preparation;
⦁ Mock interviews;
⦁ Job search and career transition strategies;
⦁ Maximizing LinkedIn / online social networking;
Due to limited capacity, individualized coaching sessions for alumni a year out are limited to one session per year or at the discretion of the office. Current UIC SPH students have first priority of scheduling career-advising appointments. Alumni are welcome to schedule a phone, Skype or in-person appointment. Contact Liz Herrera, Associate Director of UIC SPH Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.413.9126 for availability.
Online Career Resources and Tools
The UIC SPH Career Services website contains various career resources including information on resumes, cover letters and interviewing. Information can be found here.
Career Events / Workshops / Webinars
SPH Career Services offers a series of career programs and workshops throughout the academic year. All workshops are open to alumni. Career events are posted on the website at http://publichealth.uic.edu/career-services/career-events.
Access to uiccareers.com & Job Listings
UICCAREERS.COM - an exclusive job search database for current UIC students and alumni. Please contact Liz Herrera at email@example.com to re-activate your account.
Job announcements - posted on the UIC SPH Career Services website
UIC SPH Career Services shares job announcements through this listserv.
To subscribe, click the following link. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?body=sub%20SPHVIEWS
Alumni are invited to join the SPH Community on LinkedIn to remain engaged in the school and continue to access a network of public health professionals.
Alumni Career Engagement
HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH SPH CAREER SERVICES
SPH Career Services is seeking your help! If you are looking for ways to stay connected and contribute to the career development of SPH students, we have many great opportunities for you to get involved. For questions, please contact Liz Herrera, Associate Director of SPH Career Services at email@example.com. The following are some great ways to get connected with SPH students and alumni.
Become a Preceptor
Would you like to be a preceptor/mentor/supervisor to a student trying to fulfill their Applied Practice Experience requirement? Visit the Applied Practice Experience website for more information.
Be a mentor
LinkedIn Mentoring Group: This mentoring program is aimed to help current SPH students and alumni connect with alumni to gain insight on career trends, information on public health careers, opportunities to broaden and expand their professional networks, and learn about particular skills needed to further enhance their career development. The goal of the group is to provide an up-to-date mechanism for students and alumni to connect with alumni professionals who are open and willing to volunteer their time. Alumni that agree to participate as mentors in the Alumni Career Mentoring Group must also be members of the main UIC School of Public Health LinkedIn Group.
By joining this group, alumni mentors agree to be contacted by students and alumni through LinkedIn
Click here to join
Serve as a contact for informational interviews
Many SPH students and recent graduates are looking to connect with alumni to conduct brief informational interviews to learn more about their career experience, place of employment and gain job search insight from established professionals. Click here to sign-up.
Serve on a career panel
SPH Career Services hosts various panels throughout the academic year. Alumni have the opportunity to share their career stories, insight on their respective industry and career advice to students and alumni interested in a similar career path. Participants have continuously expressed a strong interest in having more alumni participate in career panels. Click here to sign-up.
Lead or co-facilitate a career workshop
SPH Career Services is always seeking guest presenters to lead or co-facilitate career development workshops. Career workshops include the Art of Resume Writing, Cover Letter Essentials, Interview Essentials, Salary Negotiation, Job Search Strategies etc. Click here to sign-up.
Review resumes and cover letters
Resume writing is subjective and styles and preferences can vary by industry. Resume review sessions can be part of a resume workshop or we can offer an industry specific resume review day.Click here to sign-up.
Conduct a mock interview
Do you find that candidates interviewing for positions at your organization are not fully prepared for the interview? Share your insight and expertise and practice a mock interview with a UIC SPH student. Contact Liz Herrera at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Participate in a speed networking event
SPH Career Services hosts an annual Speed Networking Event in October. We are always looking for alumni and employers to participate in this event. Students have the opportunity to rotate to different tables and network with public health professionals to engage in conversation and learn about their career journey and gain industry insight. Contact Liz Herrera at email@example.com for more information.
Round table discussion
SPH students enjoy learning and hearing career stories from alumni in a more intimate and informal setting. Sign-up for a round table discussion and share your career insight with a small group of students during morning coffee, afternoon brown bag lunch or after work hours. Click here to sign-up.
Hire a UIC SPH Graduate
Encourage your organization to recruit at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Post job opportunities on uiccareers.com (a job search database exclusively for UIC students and free to employers). To learn more about posting a job or internship on uiccareers.com, feel free to contact Liz Herrera at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to send job announcements to be posted on the SPHVIEWS listserv