Global Health Career Week, May 8-15, 2017

The Global Health Resource Center in the Department of Global Health is excited to announce the following events during our annual Global Health Career Week, which will be held May 8 – 15, 2017. All are welcome!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Building Professional Relationships Workshop – Networking Strategies to Secure Internships and Careers in Global Health | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Health Sciences RR 134

Are you applying for jobs? Eager to earn a summer internship? This workshop is designed to provide you with professional skills that will help you to seek and secure careers in global health. We’ll introduce networking strategies through online resources such as LinkedIn and the DGH’s Interactive Map. You’ll have the opportunity to hone your skills with an activity, and prepare to network with professionals from leading global health organizations at our upcoming Career Fair!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Global Health Minor Information Session | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Raitt Hall 229

Are you interested in complementing your undergraduate education with a minor in global health? Come meet with Jessica Harkhani, the advisor for the Global Health Minor, to learn how!

Stories from the Field – Recent Global Health Alumni Share their Experiences | 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Allen Auditorium

UW Global Health alumni will share advice and information about how to make the most out of their time in the program, their experiences in the field, and where their careers have gone since they graduated.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Global Health Career Resource and Information Fair l 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Mary Gates Hall Commons (1st Floor)

Representatives from over 15 local-global health organizations will be available to answer students’ questions and to offer insightful information about career paths in the global health field.

World Health Cinema Presents: Hero with a Thousand Faces | 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Raitt Hall 229

The Global Health Resource Center presents “Hero with a Thousand Faces“ as a part of World Health Cinema to showcase the stories of healthcare workers living in West Africa fighting at the forefront of the Ebola epidemic despite being ostracized by their communities due to their exposure to the disease. The film also shows the careful steps healthcare workers take to protect themselves, reveals the importance of protecting community health, and illustrates the potential impact of infectious diseases like Ebola.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Global Health Trivia Night | 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Foege Genome Sciences Building, Vista Café

Join us for a fun night of global health trivia to show off your knowledge of a wide range of topics. Come socialize with faculty, staff, and students and win great prizes! Dr. King Holmes, Director of Research and Faculty Development at the Department of Global Health, and Rachel Lazzar, Program Manager for medical students, residents & fellows at the DGH, will be your MC’s for the evening! Beverages and snacks will be provided!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Panel | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Husky Union Building (HUB) 214

Peace Corps Volunteers in the health field work at the grassroots level in communities around the world promoting nutrition, maternal and child health, water sanitation, and the prevention of HIV, malaria, and other illnesses. Join us at this panel discussion to learn about health volunteers’ experiences in the field, and where their careers have gone since.

Monday, May 15, 2017

DGH Global Healthies: Poster Session and Awards 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Husky Union Building (HUB), Lyceum

Join us as we celebrate excellence in global health and honor exceptional students, residents and trainees in the DGH. Poster session presenters will present their work and are eligible for one of five US $250 awards. The poster session will take place from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., followed by the Global Healthies Awards Ceremony from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.