Tips/Tools for Job Search
It is advised that you begin your job search early; often months before you graduate, particularly if you intend to apply for a fellowship position. There are several ways to learn about jobs; review job postings, network with contacts through courses, take advantage of the connections you made through your professional development strategies. When approaching potential employers, shrae type of position you are looking for, send them a copy of your resume/CV, and thank them for any assistance they may be able to offer. Personalize your message with respect to how you are connected/know that individual.
Besides learning about un-posted job openings through your networking contacts, here are other possible places to learn about jobs or to prepare for your job search:
- MPH Student Listserv and MS/PhD Student Listserv (students are automatically subscribed to these respective listservs)
- Professional Organizations (job postings on their websites or newsletters)
- Job Bulletins/Internet Career Sites
- Professional Conferences (many exhibitors announce job opportunities at conferences; also check conference websites)
- Employers of Interest (check for job postings on their specific websites)
- Want Ads (check online with local newspapers in geographic areas of interest)
- Career Fairs – Search UW-Madison Events Calendar for "career fair"
- Faculty position information from the Graduate School
- Non-Academic options for PhDs from the Graduate School
- Postdoctoral position information from the Graduate School
- Organizations that typically offer Fellowship Opportunities
Please note: The Weekly Update is suspended during the summer months, but any job/internship announcements that the MPH program receives during the summer will be forwarded to students.