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StuHE Hosts Seventh Annual Career Mentor Session

Using a format that featured a series of brief but impactful one-on-one "interviews," the Seventh Annual SHSP Career Mentor Session, hosted by the Student Healthcare Executives Club (StuHE), offered students and recent alumni the opportunity to learn about a broad range of public health career opportunities in a very efficient manner. The event was organized by StuHE officers, with the guidance of faculty advisors Denise C. Tahara, M.B.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., associate professor of public health practice and director, M.P.H. Studies, and Michael P. Shakarjian, Ph.D., assistant professor and program director, M.P.H. Environmental Health Science Studies. The 14 career "mentors" included professionals representing behavioral/community health, global health, environmental health, hospital systems and pharmaceuticals, recruiters and County Health Commissioners. For the first time, remote-access mentor sessions were available for distance learning (DL) students and SHSP alumni. More than 60 students and alumni participated in the session and participant feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with students and recent graduates enthusiastic about the help and direction they received: "It was extremely helpful, I got a follow-up contact for the next day," said one attendee, with another adding, "This session helped me affirm my job path." View the StuHE Career Mentor Session photo gallery here.