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Spring 2017 Career Events

How to Execute your Job Search (Webinar)
Monday, May 15, 2017
1 pm – 2 pm (Central Time)
Register Here with your UIC email address.
Alumni, please rsvp at 
Webinar information and materials will be emailed to those registered.

On the job hunt? This workshop will provide an overview of effective ways to jumpstart your job search and cover strategies to help you stay on track. Topics include identifying your values, designing your professional package, researching companies, maximizing LinkedIn, networking and creating an organized and intentional job search plan. 

Salary Negotiation Workshop
Thursday, April 27, 2017
12 pm – 1 pm
Room 121
Please rsvp here:
Facilitator: Claudia Telles, MPH (’14) Quality Specialist, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

InVentiv Health – Employer Info Session
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
12 pm – 1 pm
Room 121 (SPHPI)
Please rsvp:

US Airforce Medical Service Corp Info Session
Learn about Health Services Administrator positions for the Air Force
Thursday, April 13, 2017
1 pm – 2 pm
Room 192 (SPHPI)
Please rsvp:

Prepare for your Field Experience: Tips to Maximize on the Experience
Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Type of session: Webinar
Field experiences can help build confidence regarding your choice of career, they also provide a great opportunity to increase your confidence as you develop your skills. So how do you maximize on this experience? In this session we will talk about professional etiquette, how you are already developing a ‘brand’ and how to leverage this experience to network and explore careers in public health.

Register for the webinar by clicking here.

Career Huddle: Job Search Group
Need to make time for your job search? Join SPH Career Services for a “career huddle”.  Use this time to apply for jobs, get support and ask any job search questions including resume writing, interviewing skills, networking, LinkedIn and discussing job leads.  Join us for one or both days!

Wednesday, April 19th, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Room 192)
Monday, April 24th, 1:00 pm – 2: 30 pm (Room 192)

Leveraging Social Media for Public Health Practice and Advocacy
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Room 932 - UIC School of Public Health (1603 W Taylor)
Please Register Here
Hosted by: UIC Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health
Co- Sponsored: UIC SPH Career Services – Office of Student Affairs

Join us for a panel discussion to learn how public health professionals are using social media and social networking in public health practice and advocacy. Panelists will discuss their experience conducting social media campaigns as well as skills necessary to utilize social media in the workplace to help improve health outcomes.

Panelists Include:
•    RoiAnn Phillips, Communications Manager, HealthConnect One
•    Kate Talsma, Communications Coordinator, EverThrive Illinois
•    Ashish V. Shah – Co-founder of Prepared Health

Lunch with the Pros
Special Guest: Mona Van Kanegan, DDS, MS, MPH, Chief, Division of Oral Health
Illinois Department of Public Health
Focus on Oral Health: Learning from Community to impact State Health Systems
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Room 192
Please RSVP -

Women in Public Health Panel
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
UIC SPH Auditorium, 1603 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60612
Co-sponsors: Office of Student Affairs and Office of Advancement
Please rsvp:

Join us for an evening of networking! Gain insight from these amazing and successful women in the field of Public Health.  They will be sharing their career experience, obstacles, accomplishments, and insight on how to be competitive in today’s job market.

Panelists include:

•    Clarita Santos, MPH, Senior Director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
•    Jeanita Moore, MPH, Manager, Grant Operations, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
•    Anna Sandoval, MPH, Project Manager, University of Illinois at Chicago
•    Barb Epstien, MPH, Certified Industrial Hygienist | Senior Project Manager, Forensic Analytical Consulting Services Inc.

A Career Path in Public Policy
Special guest Jesus “Chuy” Garcia headlines our event, along with a keynote speaker and a Professional Panel from various disciplines discussing Public Policy & related career opportunities.  All are welcome! Free to GCRC member schools (UIC is a GCRC member school).

Friday, April 7, 2017
9:30 AM to Noon
UIC School of Public Health (SPH-PI) Auditorium
1603 W. Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612
Registration at

Hosted by: Government College Relations Council (GCRC)
Panelists include:
·    Tiffany N. Ford, MPH, Policy Analyst, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (UIC SPH alumna)
·    Andy Cross, MUP, Senior Planner, City of Highland Park
·    Valerie Egon, MPA, Research Analyst, World Business Chicago
·    Erik Cempel, Meng, Principal, Transportation and Management, Cambridge Systematics
·    Keynote Speaker: Nellie Beckner, MURP, Assistant to Village Manager, Village of Mount Prospect


Ace Your Job Interview! - Webinar
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
1 pm – 2 pm Central Time
Please sign up with your UIC email address and a link to the webinar and interview resources will be forwarded. Alumni, please rsvp at
Participants will learn how to prepare for the interview, strategies in answering behavioral-based questions, questions to prepare ahead of time, following -up and other techniques to master the interview.

Lunch with the Pros
Special Guest: Keshonna Lones, MHA, Director of Population Health and HEDIS Program Lead, NextLevel Health
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
12:00 pm - 1: 00 pm
Room 192 - UIC School of Public Health (1603 W Taylor)
Please Register Here

How to execute your Job Search: Create an Effective Action plan
Thursday, January 26, 2017
12:00 pm - 1: 00 pm
Room 121 (Tentative location) - UIC School of Public Health (1603 W Taylor)
Please Register Here

Resume Power Hour
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Room 192 - UIC School of Public Health (1603 W Taylor)
Please Register Here

Leveraging LinkedIn for your Job Search and Professional Branding
Thursday, February 16, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Room 121 (Tentative Location) - UIC School of Public Health (1603 W Taylor)
Register Here

Ace Your Job Interview!
Thursday, February 23, 2017
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Room 114 (Tentative Location) - UIC School of Public Health (1603 W Taylor)
Register Here

Working at a Health Department: Lake County Health Department Information Session
Guest Speaker: Daniel Weiss, MPH, Community Data Specialist, Lake County Health Department/UIC SPH Alumnus, Community Health Sciences, Maternal and Child Health Program, Class of ’15
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Room 192 (Tentative Location) - UIC School of Public Health (1603 W Taylor)
Register Here

This is primarily an in-person event but people can participate online through GoToMeeting. Information is below.

You can join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412
Access Code: 434-954-797

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session

Networking Strategies: How to genuinely build your professional network
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Room 121 (Tentative Location) - UIC School of Public Health (1603 W Taylor)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Lunch with the Pros
Special Guest: Mona Van Kanegan, DDS, MS, MPH, Chief, Division of Oral Health
Illinois Department of Public Health
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Room 192

American Hospital Association Information Session
Thursday, March 30, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Room 192, UIC School of Public Health (1603 W Taylor)

UIC Interprofessional Education Immersion Day: Enhance Your Team-Building & Collaboration Skills
Wednesday, April 7, 2017
8:30 am – 12: 30 pm
UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road
Click here for more information and to register for the event.


Fall 2016 Career Events

Lunch with the Pros: One Degree…Multiple Paths to Success
Special Guest: Erica McNamara, MPH, Associate Manager, National Cancer Database, American College of Surgeons
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CSTE Applied Epi Fellowship – Info Session
Thursday, November 17, 2016 (Save the date)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

HEALTH PROFESSIONS CAREER FAIR (Hosted by the central Office of Career Services)
This fair is open to UIC Students & Alumni only
Saturday, November 5, 2016

Professional Attire Fashion Show (Hosted by the central Office of Career Services)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

GCRC GOVERNMENT CAREER FAIR (Government College Relations Council)
This fair is FREE and OPEN to the public
Friday, November 18, 2016

Tasty Talks with Career Services (Save the date)
Nov 21, 2016

Speed Networking Event
Meet with various public health professionals using a “Speed Dating” format.
Thursday, October 20, 2016

How to Enhance your Resume Workshop
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

American Cancer Society Information Session
Monday, September 12, 2016

Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Information Session
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Lunch with the Pros
Guest Speaker: Todd Stankewicz, MPH '01, MBA
CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service, Regional Emergency Coordinator
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region V
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LinkedIn Essentials Workshop
Thursday, September 29, 2016




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