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did you do any internships?

the law market is hard and essentially i am just trying to network my black ass off.
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Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

Originally posted by Maple Syrup Maple Syrup wrote:

Originally posted by goodm3 goodm3 wrote:

Originally posted by tbaby123 tbaby123 wrote:

Originally posted by goodm3 goodm3 wrote:

what's your masters in?

public health... but the issue is that I don't want to work in what seems to be the stereotypical public health job.. which are community health centers and even hospitals.. I realize that I should've figured that out before investing my time and money into a degree but whatever.. you live and you learn.. so i am talking to people and researching other ways to use my degree in something I like slash in an environment I like.. if that makes sense

You kinda caused this situation yourself. You're getting a degree in public health but you don't want a public health job. Not only that but you don't want to move away from home.

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But you could go into consulting.




Consultants usually have years and years of experience under their belts.

OP, you should try getting a "stereotypical" public health Job to gain experience, build up your resume, and network. Who knows, you might find a position that is more suited to you later on.

And sorry, moving to Canada is not a viable option right now.


that is not true. consulting firms hired undergrads from my school all the time


Your right, I was thinking about something else.
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Originally posted by Gkisses Gkisses wrote:

Originally posted by *Belle*Femme* *Belle*Femme* wrote:

what do people usually get jobs in with a degree in history? No shade i usually think in a museum or as a teacher or something.


Ive only seen them become teachers.
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It's a very common undergraduate degree to prepare for law school. That's why I did it. For that and teaching. But I don't want to teach history necessarily.
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Originally posted by miamiu miamiu wrote:

I am sure you already have but have you looked into health agencies programs the CDC/HHS has the Emerging leaders programs for people with Masters degrees. Have you looked into jobs as Public Health Analyst or Public Health Advisors. Alot of times they have jobs where you are assigned to a state or go overseas.
 
 
Our Director is big on hiring fresh minds.

I checked that out.. but i'll monitor it more.. i also applied to some boston gov jobs as well..which are mostly program managing positions for specific projects.. though its not something i'd wanna stay in but the experience would be great!

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Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:

Originally posted by tbaby123 tbaby123 wrote:

that's great Rockstar! i'm glad things are coming together for you.. 

My undergraduate was premed majoring in biology and bioethics... i decided 4th year I didn't wanna do pre-med anymore (infact i decided i wanted to do business earlier but my parents wouldn't let me switch) anyhoo i figured public health would be the most logical next step... excepttttt it wasn't lol i can't imagine working for a community health center with my classmates

I am looking into consulting.. applied to 3 places and got a second interview at a boutique firm.. i'm also looking into pharmas as well.. 


beware


reaally?? why???
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If you're just graduating, there are lots of recruitment programs for the federal government, such as in the Depts. of Health & Human Services and Labor (OSHA).

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Consulting is a good option, especially if you like the business side of things. Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, etc all hire undergrads from my school ALL the time.

I study health policy and plan to go to law school when I graduate. I eventually want to work in legislation or as an attorney, whichever manifests first

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tbaby123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 24 2013 at 11:19am
oh! to anyone else looking for jobs and is a recent graduate, there is that new student pathways program that is supposed to help for finding jobs and i thnik they also have career training fellowships

https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentJobs

that's the website
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You really have to decide what is important to you, money or passion in what you do. Very few people are able to have both.

Networking is the key to really succeed in any field you choose as well as understanding your market worth. I work in Network Security but I originally went to school for Journalism. I had to adapt to the changing and emerging needs of today's society. And it worked out to my benefit. I know people who went to law school and practiced and were successful only to leave it all and do home renovations and become even more successful.

The key is to not be discourage and not see your degree as your only way out and certainly not see it as a mistake or a waste of time. All knowledge adds value to who you are. You just have to sell it. And everything is marketable. Art degrees, Physical Therapy, History Degrees, Marine Biology....they all matter.

I wish everyone good luck because I know how hard it can be.

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@pattigurl you have been thanked!! I just need to sit down and think about what I ultimately want.... to be honest, when i was younger i was goo-goo ga-ga about working in non-profit, doing something alturistic and humanitarian..  I was a big sister for 4 years and absolutely loved it.. but at the same time, money is important and I know i want to live better than I do at the moment. my passion for women's development has kinda dwindled a bit..  but i'm not sure if it's because i'm so pressed in making bank or if it is because I actually am not as interested in it due to various reasons such as  my experience in my program, learning more about other fields, etc 
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