As an MPH@Simmons student, you will have access to a variety of career support resources and services designed to help you create, identify, and access career advancement opportunities in the field of public health.
We encourage you to take advantage of these valuable tools as you consider, define, and refine your career goals:
Virtual Career Center
The Virtual Career Center offers professional development best practices and allows you to access them anywhere on your own time. These tips and resources are delivered through a combination of asynchronous, self-paced content and live, 1:1 sessions, which build on career development concepts.
As a student, you may schedule one-on-one advising appointments with our career services staff at any time. During these appointments, our staff can help with résumé reviews, mock interviews, career goal definition, and more.
You will be able to work with our career services team to help create a networking strategy to engage with alumni and employers alike. The team will help you find job opportunities through Simmons’ exclusive job posting tools, and determine key industry-specific tips and tricks for getting hired.
The career services team offers a library of career resources to assist you with application materials, your professional brand, and more. Resources include guides for interviews, tips for writing résumés and cover letters, templates, and live and recorded webinars.
On-Ground Public Health Experience
Simmons’ online Master of Public Health program is designed to give you the real-world skills needed to positively impact public health and address health inequity on a local, national, and global scale. You will participate in two immersion programs, offering you critical on-ground public health experience that many employers require.
Opportunities to Demonstrate Success
Through the Health Equity Change Project, you will develop, implement, and evaluate a project that addresses health inequity in your community. By the conclusion of the Health Equity Change Project, you will have compiled a portfolio that can be used to demonstrate your strategic and technical abilities to potential employers.
MPH@Simmons faculty are dedicated to helping you explore different aspects of public health, assess your strengths, and define your career path. Faculty are available during one-on-one office hours and actively seek to develop personal connections with each student.