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Career Development

Greetings from Career Services at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. We welcome you to our School and look forward to assisting you during your time with us.

We encourage you to utilize the resources and services of our office. Accomplished public health professionals are in great demand in today's job market; therefore, developing effective job search skills and professional networking contacts will be crucial to your career success as a public health professional.

Our mission is to empower public health students with current career education, employment trends, practical resources and a community of support to confidently make a lifetime of career decisions.

Services include:

  • Individual career counseling,
  • On campus recruiting,
  • Peer to Peer Learning Workshops,
  • Employer presentations,
  • Alumni networking events
  • Mock interviews,
  • Strategic job negotion practice,
  • Career fairs 
  • Online resources, tools, and job and internship postings.

We hope to provide you with the comprehensive resources needed to be well prepared, confident, and competitive during your job search. We collaborate with the UCLA community, FSPH Alumni and the general Public Health community to strengthen partnerships between you and representatives in Public Health practice areas throughout the Greater Los Angeles area and beyond. We hope to be the agent that connects you to your future.

Take Advantage of UCLA Resources:

  • Draft your resume/CV early in your first year and keep it updated.
  • Create a free BruinView account and regularly check it for workshops, jobs and internship listings, on campus recruiting, annual career fairs provided by the FSPH Career Services and the main campus UCLA Career Center.
  • Begin expanding your professional network early in your first year by getting involved in student organizations and reaching out to Public Health alumni to conduct informational interviews.
  • Review the Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Prep Toolkit to view sample resumes, CVs, job search strategies for a variety of career pathways, how to conduct informational interviews and effective interviewing methods.

You are invited to book a career counseling appointment through BruinView > Career Counseling to meet with the Director of Career Services, Kristy J. Sherrer to receive guidance at any stage of your job or internship search. Feel free to email Kristy directly at ksherrer@ph.ucla.edu with questions.