Career Prep Resources
Maximize availability of the on-and off-campus resources available to you as a Northwestern undergraduate. These include:
- Northwestern Career Advancement for career guidance, mentoring, and job/internship postings, and NU CareerCat
- Northwestern Health Professions Advising for career guidance and mentoring within the health and medical fields.
- Use the Global Health Studies faculty as a resource to explore common research interests or develop your own independent research project.
- Join a global health-related student group to work with like-minded individuals.
- Conduct research utilizing resources in the NU Office of Fellowships, NU Undergraduate Research offices.
- Sign up for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Chicago (or any other chapters you are interested in) – they have job boards and host professional development opportunities and networking events.
- Tap in to the work of internationally-focused organizations in Chicago, such as the Chicago Council on Global Affairs which hosts events and its own Young Professionals Network.
Other career-related resources:
- Job boards: Idealist.org, Global Health Council, Devex, Relief Web, USAJOBS, ProFellow, Echoing Green, Next Billion, Common Good Careers, Careers in Nonprofts & Net Impact
- A selection of public health-related career articles and blog posts:
- "Career opportunities in global health: A snapshot of the current employment landscape” | Journal of Global Health
- “7 global development career paths for MPH graduates” | Devex
- “12 tips for getting a job in international development” | The Guardian
- “3 surprise tips on careers in global health” | Devex
- “Getting a job in international development” | Chris Blattman’s Blog
- Career Resources | Global Health Corps
- Lists of Global Development Employers by city, country, sector, & donor | Devex
- “Working in Global Health” Teaching Videos | This Week in Global Health (TWiGH)
- A Guide to Public Health Careers | Public Health Online