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VAPHA 6th Annual Career and Internship Fair

  • 23 Apr 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Jonah L. Larrick Student Center - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • 89

Registration

  • For people that are not VAPHA members and not students. Includes box lunch and annual meeting.
  • For students enrolled in graduate or undergraduate public health programs. Includes box lunch and annual meeting.
  • For VAPHA members that are not students. Includes box lunch and annual meeting.

Registration is closed

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to learn about careers in public health.

The Virginia Public Health Association, VCU Career Services, and the VCU Department of Family Medicine and Population Health’s Division of Epidemiology invite you to participate in our 6th Annual Statewide Career and Internship Fair. You will be exposed to the plentiful professional opportunities in public health as well as recent advancements in health research and development. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet and talk with a variety of potential employers. 

The program will feature a series of roundtable discussions on a variety of career opportunities in public health as well as ideas to help in the job hunt.

Registration is free for current students, and is required to participate in the roundtables. 

Program Schedule

  • 9:00 -Registration Opens - Refreshments available (on your own) Starbucks's or Jonah's Cafe in the Larrick Center
  • 9:30 - Employer Expo begins
  • 10:00 - 11:30 - Student Research Poster Session
  • 11:30 - Break - lunch available (Employer expo continues)
  • 12:00 - Employer Expo ends
  • 12:00 - 1:00 - Keynote speaker - Marissa Levine, MD, MPH, FAAP; State Health Commissioner
  • 1:15 - 2:45 - Roundtable Sessions begin (three 25 minute sessions)
  • 2:45 - 3:00 - Student Research Poster Winner Announced
  • 3:00 - Adjourn

Roundtable Topics

  • The CPH Exam 
  • Careers at VDH
  • Data and Informatics Careers
  • Environmental Health Careers
  • Demystifying Networking
  • Tips for Managing Your Career in Public Health
  • Epidemiology Careers & VCU’s PhD Programs
  • Center for State and Territorial Epidemiologist Fellowship
  • Choosing a Graduate School in Pursuit of a PhD
  • Careers in Health Policy

Who Should Attend 

The program is designed for current undergraduates interested in careers in public health, MPH students and alumni, though others are welcome to join us as well.

Program Fees

Registration is free for current students. 

 

Getting There

Information about the Larrick Center, directions, and a map can be found here:  /http:www.maps.vcu.edu/mcv/larrickcenter/index.html

 

Parking

Parking is available in advance for $6.75 in VCU's D Deck.  For more information and maps click here.

 

Want to Submit a Poster? 

All Public Health Students and recent graduates can take this opportunity to present their research and projects. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words and summarize your rationale, methodology (if applicable), and findings/outcomes. Please include the names of all authors, with contact information, as well as the name of your college/university and program, and note whether your submission will be for display only or should be included in the judging. Prizes will be awarded for those submissions that are judged. Abstract submission deadline: 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Submit your abstracts with your registration.  You may also submit after registering by going to 6th Annual Career Fair - Poster Session under Events.

 

Employers

If you are an employer and you are interested in exhibiting in the Career Fair, Joslyn Bedell at jdbedell@vcu.edu or call 804-828-1645. Registration is free, but there is a fee for parking.

 


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