For Students

We provide career development and advisement support to all current students enrolled at the Rollins School of Public Health. The Office of Career Development collaborates with RSPH faculty and staff, as well as federal, global, state, and local public health agencies to facilitate networking and career opportunities for our students.

Our Goal

The Office of Career Development is centered solely on supporting, training and guiding students for entering public health practice. Career Development offers both events and services to help students prepare for professional careers in public health. The Office provides personalized attention and assistance during the career process, including identifying career goals and skills through individual coaching sessions, interviewing, and networking techniques.

How do you position yourself to maximize resources and opportunities in advancing your career?

Here are 6 steps to get you started.

In the modern workplace, dressing professionally still matters. When meeting with alumni or potential employers, your physical presence can send a visual message about how your see yourself and how you show respect to others. Business formal (i.e. business professional) attire is required for many events and certain workshops hosted by the Office of Career Development.

See our Professional Attire Blueprint flyer for guidance on business professional attire.

Note: Rollins students are also invited to check out Emory's Clothing Closet for free business casual/formal clothing rentals. See website for drop-in hours.

In today’s technology driven world, our online presence is as important as our physical appearance. In 2014, CareerBuilder surveyed more than 2,000 employers and found that 51% of employers not only researched job candidates on social media but found content that prevented them from hiring certain candidates.

This infographic provides a quick and comprehensive overview on ways to protect your online reputation.

Sharing business cards is an effective networking tool you can use to connect with alumni and potential employers. The Office of Career Development offers business cards with the Emory logo which meets Emory branding standards. Click here to order business cards.

It’s not necessary to include the Emory logo on the business cards. Feel free to use other vendors. Choose a professional, clean design and thick high-quality paper. 

See here to learn the proper ways to exchange business cards.

Networking, writing cover letters and resumes, preparing for job interviews, and learning to negotiate are crucial skills when job searching. The Office of Career Development has collected resources in these areas for our students and alumni. Click here to access these resources.

Previous students have found that reading these materials before an appointment with a career advisor made them feel more prepared and allowed them to have more effective one-on-one sessions with their career advisors. 

At Rollins, the Office of Career Development provides more than 120 workshops, informational sessions, and events each year on and off campus to connect our students with alumni and professional employers and to help our students polish their hard/soft skills. Click here to learn more about our featured services.

Click here to view the calendar of events.

RSVP for workshops, events and info sessions on RSPH Career Connection

According to a 2014 National Association of Colleges and Employers survey, students who utilize services provided by their university's Career Center have a higher chance getting a job offer by graduation. Last year, the Office of Career Development held more than 1,500 one-on-one appointments with our students and alumni.

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