The Department of Global Health's Global Health Resource Center is excited to announce the following events happening during our annual Global Health Career Week, held this year 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
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 GHRC’s World Map tool. You’ll also have an opportunity to practice these skills through an interactive activity, which will prepare you for networking with professionals from leading organizations in global health, at our upcoming Career Fair!
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Global Health Minor Information Session
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Raitt Hall Room 229
Are you interested in complementing your undergraduate education with a minor in global health? Come meet with Jessica Harkhani, an advisor from the Global Health Resource Center (GHRC) to learn how!
Stories from the Field: Recent Global Health alumni share their experiences
4:30 - 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.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Global Health Career Resource and Information Fair
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Mary Gates Hall Commons (1st Floor)
Representatives from over 20 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 - 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 - 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 Becky Bartlein, Program Manager, Tuberculosis at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be your emcees for the evening. Beverages and snacks will be provided.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Panel
12:00 – 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
Department of Global Health (DGH) Global Healthies: Poster Session and Awards
4:30 – 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 Department of Global Health. Poster session presenters will present their work and are eligible for one of five US$250 awards. After the poster session from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., the Global Healthies Award Ceremony will be held from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m