Public Health Careers Forum
On 25th May the School of Public Health held its 3rd Annual Careers Evening in MacLaurin Hall.
Twenty-two organisations and institutions, such as AusAID, Australian Volunteers International, Australian Youth Ambassadors, Medecin San Frontieres, International Rescue Mission, AusHealth International, Amnesty International, Price Waterhouse Coopers, NSW Health Department, NSW Refugee Health, Research Institute in Asia and the Pacific, The George Institute, The Cancer Council, University Careers Centre, consultants from international NGOs and many others, participated in the event. Most of the international health organisations have had past as well as present collaborative relationships with the School’s International Public Health programme. Their continued support of the Career’s Evening is a testimony of their enduring ties with the School.
Nearly two hundred people came to the event - a mixture of professionals (external and internal), postgraduates and undergraduates. The diverse audience was a result of effective publicity via an article that ran in the Sydney Morning Herald, campus flyers and electronic adverts posted to various Faculties on campus.
The evening lasted for three hours; during which time attendees networked, received first hand information via info at stands or booths and listened to various representatives give brief presentations about their respective organisations.
Since its inception three years ago, the Careers Information Evening has been led by the Master of International Public Health programme. This year was the first time the Careers Information Evening was a joint activity between the Masters of International and the Master of Public Health programmes. We will build on this success next year and widen it to include more of the School’s programmes.