Networking in the name of public health
On the afternoon of April 3, more than 70 students and alumni trekked across the courtyard for the USF College of Public Health Networking Fair. The event was held in conjunction with National Public Health Week, April 1-7.
Fair attendees met with a variety of public, private, on-campus, and local health organizations. They researched ideas for special project, explored possibilities for field experience, sought employment and volunteer opportunities, and received useful information on the plethora of career options in public health.
More than twenty employers registered for the fair and many of the representatives were alumni. Participating organizations included the Sarasota County Health Department, All Children’s Hospital, DACCO Clinical Development & HIV Services, USF St. Pete Wellness Center, and Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to name a few.
One student noted, “I enjoyed the event and will attend in the future.” This sentiment was shared by the majority of students surveyed after the event.
The college partnered with the Public Health Student Association to provide refreshments for attendees. The USF Career Center disseminated information on their services for students and alumni.
The 2014 fair is scheduled for April 9. To learn more about the event, offer suggestions, or get involved, contact Mr. Brian Creel at email@example.com or (813) 974-8874.
Written by Brian Creel, College of Public Health. Photos by Natalie D. Preston-Washington, College of Public Health