Launch your career

Ready to graduate or just recently graduated? Here are six ways to take your job search to the next level.

Volunteer in your field. 

Getting involved with nonprofit organizations is a great way to get real-world experience, strengthen your knowledge of the field and build your network. Examples include: the  Washington Toxics Coalition, People for Puget Sound, Washington State Labor Council or Environmental Coalition of South Seattle

Narrow your job search. 

The UW Career & Internship Center hosts a number of interest communities with job opportunities and industry-specific resources. These include the Health Interest Community, the Physical/Life Science Interest Community and the Sustainability /Conservation/Energy Interest Community. Students should tap into Handshake, where they can search for jobs and internships and connect with UW alumni associated with employers of interest. Many environmental and occupational health professional associations have job boards for their members.  

Tap into the DEOHS alumni network. 

Reach out to DEOHS alumni on platforms like Husky Landing and LinkedIn to request an informational interview or career conversation. These low-stakes conversations will help you talk about what you are looking for and what you have to contribute.

Refine your resume. 

Customize your resume for the specific job you want. Highlight skills and experience most relevant to the job. Use a tool like Resume Worded to see out your resume might be evaluated by an applicant tracking system to prevent being screened out before employers can see your application. 

Attend online and in-person job fairs. 

Job fairs are handy for meeting potential employers, getting an interview or finding out if jobs and internships are available. The Career & Internship Center also hosts regular workshops, webinars and career fairs throughout the school year -- check out their calendar here listing upcoming fairs.

Make an appointment.

Current DEOHS students and recent alumni are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Dan Poux, DEOHS Manager of Experiential Learning & Career Services, to discuss their next steps. Topics could include internship/job searching, resumes, cover letters, interviewing and networking.



Looking for a job?

Check out the School of Public Health jobs board here. Employers send open positions that we post to this page.

Schedule a career services appointment

For current DEOHS undergraduate and graduate students. We can explore internships and jobs, review your resume/CV or talk about how to build skills employers are looking for!

Join us on LinkedIn

Tap into the DEOHS student & alumni group on LinkedIn to learn more about employers of interest.