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Career Resources

Career Guides for Students and Alumni

These guides have been developed specifically for SPHTM students and alumni to assist with career and professional development. They are comprehensive and should be used together to serve as a launching point for individual career development. Click the links to read and download each guide.

SPHTM Resume and Cover Letter Guide contains tips for writing a public health resume and cover letter, a list of strong action verbs, and several resume, CV, and cover letter templates. 

Additionally, there is a Word document download of a SPHTM Resume Template you can use to input your details directly. 

SPHTM Employer Research Guide contains tips for job searching, career exploration and job searching timelines, alumni organization insights, and lists of relevant public health organizations by city and concentration. 

SPHTM Networking Guide contains tips on making connections, conducting informational interviews, and finding relevant connections through digital networking platforms.

SPHTM Interviewing Guide contains general interview tips, commonly asked questions, advice on navigating the salary ask, and advice on interview attire and follow up communications. 

SPHTM Fellowship Guide contains a tailored list of public health post-graduate fellowships at all academic levels. Administrative fellowships are included as a subset of this list. 

SPHTM Funding Guide contains a tailored list of internal and external funding opportunities for unpaid work, conferences, research, and more. 


Career Guides for Faculty

Faculty Guide to Career Services contains an overview of Career Services for faculty, specifically tips on how to integrate career information in the classroom, how to seek support in posting teaching assistant positions, and resources for having career conversations with students. 


Recorded SPHTM Career Videos/Workshops

Log in  to Box with your Tulane credentials to access past recordings for career workshops, alumni panels, employer information sessions, and more!


Looking for Ways to Enhance Your Resume? Use Vmock. 

VMock is an online resume review tool that uses data science to give you feedback on strengthening your resume, simulating software that recruiters use to assess resumes.Through your Tulane credentials, you can log in and click "Continue with University ID" to set up your account. From there, you can upload your resume and follow prompts and feedback to boost your overall resume score. 


Looking for Jobs or Internships? Use Handshake

Handshake is Tulane's career management center where both internal and external jobs, internships, fellowships, and student employment are listed. Handshake is additionally used to list all career related events for the school year. In SPHTM Career Services, we actively use Handshake to post and promote on campus positions as well as public health jobs, internships, and practicums. If you would like a Handshake tutorial, we are happy to cover this in a Career Advising appointment.


Looking for Networking Platforms?

Tulane Connect is a virtual platform where Tulane students, alumni, faculty, and staff can reach out and start conversations.

LinkedIn is another great virtual platform for connecting. Tulane University and Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine have school pages on LinkedIn. There is also a Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Alumni Association Group.

Facebook SPHTM Alumni pages include New Orleans, Atlanta, and Washington DC.


Practicum Support

Visit Inside SPHTM to download the most current Practicum handbook and view Terra Dotta to register your practicum.


Career Resources for Identity Groups

Your identity is important as a student but also as an emerging public health professional! The resources listed are sorted by identity group, but this is not an all inclusive list, so please reach out if you don't see one of your identities listed and would like to find additional resources. Remember that when evaluating employers for jobs or internships, it is important to consider employers' mission, values, and goals along with demographics, recruitment strategies, and the presence of affinity groups at work.

African American Students: African-American Career World, Black Equal Employment Opportunity Journal, IMDiversity.com, NAACP Job Finder, Professional Diversity Network, Tackling Disparities in Finances for Black and African Americans

American Indian/Native American Students: American Indian Graduate Center, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Native American Jobs, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

Asian American Students: asianlife: Jobs, People Community, Asia Pacific American Leadership, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)

Hispanic/Latinx American Students: iHispano.com, LATCareers, The League of United Latin American Citizens, Society of the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, EDUMED, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement

International Students: Cultural Vistas, Foreign Labor H1-B Program Data and Certification Data Center, Tulane OISS International Student Employer ListRedBus2Us, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

LGBTQIA+ Students: Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, Human Rights Campaign (Workplace Resources), LGBT Career Link from Out and Equal, The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists Inc., Out Professionals, The Pipeline Project

Students with Disabilities: abilityJobsAAUD Emerging Leaders, Entry Point, The Job Accomodation Network, Viscardi Center National Business and Disability Council, The Workforce Recruitment Program, The Best Careers for People with Physical Disabilities, Job-Related Resources for People with Disabilities , Applying for a Job with a Disability or Impairment

Veterans: Hiring our Heroes, Military Times, Careers at OPM, FedsHireVets.gov, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

Women: American Associaton of University Women (AAUW), CareerWomen.com. Forte Foundation, Negotiating Women, WomenVenture


Additional Career Resources

The Ultimate Guide to Negotiating Your Salary