Global Health Career Week

Monday, May 4th - Monday, May 11th, 2015

The Department of Global Health has a full week of great events for anyone interested in global health. Our marquee event is the Global Healthies Award Ceremony on Monday, May 11. We also have a Career Fair with more than 20 organizations, a Trivia Night with Dr. King Holmes, several information sessions and discussions, and more.

For questions or more information about this year’s featured events, please contact Eaden Andu, a MSWc practicum student coordinating the week, at or follow Global Health Career Week on Facebook.


Monday, May 4th

Finding an Internship for Global Health Undergraduate Students (Brown Bag Session) l 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Husky Union Building, Room 214

The Global Health Minor will host a brown bag lunch panel to hear students speak about their previous experienes wiht internships in the Seattle Area. This is an event for UW undergrauate students who are interested in careers in global and public health and would like to get an experience through an internship. Students will learn the best ways to secure an internship opportunity as well as some of the interesting opportunities available within the area's many global health service organizations. We will provide you with a catalog of local organizations that are looking to fill internship and volunteer positions, and are looking for students to be involved.

This is a free event for UW students and there will be light refreshements.

Panel Discussion: Health Actions for Women - Practical Strategies to Mobilize for Change  l 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Foege Building Auditorium, Room S-060

Join Hesperian Health Guides, Health Alliance International, the Global Health Resource Center, and University of Washington's School of Public Health for an engaging panel discussion and reception event to celebrate the launch of Health Actions for women, discuss health equity and share experiences in global organizing and education to improve women's health and rights. The discussion will be followed by a reception and light hors d'oeurves upstairs at Vista Cafe. 

Tuesday, May 5th

Resume and Hiring Workshop I 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Health Sciences Building, Room T-747

Are you studying global health and considering finding local or international focused jobs after graduation? If so, come to this informative session with Volt recruiters, Dawnielle Owens and Jennifer Garrison, and Bryan Verity from the International and Training Center for Health (I-TECH) to learn some strategic ways to showcase your skills, develop your resume, and land that interview, and ultimately your dream job! 


Wednesday, May 6th

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

This exciting annual event is designed to be a learning opportunity about the work local global health organizations do, what skills, education and experience are valued by these organizations, what the hiring process are like, and more. Representatives from over 20 global health organizations will be available to answer students’ questions and to offer insightful information about career paths in the global health field. See what organizations are participating this year.

Working Abroad Alumni Perspectives Panel l 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.,  Health Sciences Building, Room T-625

Are you considering working on health service projects abroad? Have questions about how to search and apply for opportunities abroad? Wonder what it is like to live and work in another country? This panel features alumni from UW graduate and PhD programs who were abroad for various health service projects and can answer your questions! 

Thursday, May 7th

Public Health Major/Global Health Minor Information Session l 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Raitt Hall, Room 229

Are you interested in a major in Public Health or complementing your undergraduate education with a minor in global health?

Come meet with the Global Health Minor Advisors, Jessica Harkhani and Amman Girma from the Global Health Resource Center (GHRC), and the Public Health major advisor Tory Brundage! 

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Panel l 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., HUB, Room 145

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. 


Friday, May 8th

What's Next? Former Students Share Their Experiences Searching for a Job in Global Health l 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., South Campus Center, Room 303

This lecture is a part of International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) Global Health Practice Series. This participatory discussion series is held twice a quarter to discuss issues and challenges related to the project life cycle, leading and managing in complex settings, and professionalism. This is an opportunity for interested students, staff and faculty to dive into the complexities of real-world global health practice. Each session will be facilitated by global health practitioners who will be bringing in their direct experience of working in the field. 

Global Health Trivia Night l 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Foege Vista Cafe (Foege Building South/Genome Sciences, 2nd Floor)

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 Becky Bartlein , Program Manager, TB at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be your emcees for the evening!

Snacks, beer and refreshments will be provided!

Monday, May 11th

 Department of Global Health (DGH) Global Healthies: DGH Student and Trainees Poster Session and Awards Ceremony l 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., HUB, South Ballroom

Join us as we celebrate excellence in global health and honor exceptional students, residents and trainees in the Department of Global Health. Poster session presenters will present their work and are eligible for one of five US$500 awards. After the poster session from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., the Global Healthies Award Ceremony will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., followed by socializing reception. 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.