What are the challenges facing global health students as they finish their degrees and prepare to enter the job market?
For many students at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health – the number-one ranked public school of public health in the country, and number-two ranked overall – preparing for life after graduation is a top priority at this time of year.
Fortunately, North Carolina’s Research Triangle – where both the Gillings School and MiracleFeet are located – is home to many leading global health organizations. Four of them, including MiracleFeet, gathered to answer students’ questions about entering the global health workforce.
In February, representatives from JSI, FHI 360, Rise Against Hunger, and MiracleFeet were part of a global health hiring panel discussion. Students from the Gillings School – mostly those studying at the graduate level – came prepared with their most pressing questions about landing their dream jobs. Topics included how to be a competitive candidate, navigating the hiring process, and what to expect from a first job.
Staff from the four panelist organizations represented both HR and programs areas, so students gained insight on the hiring process from several different perspectives. Panelists discussed everything from working through the visa process for international students to international field experience.
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