Student & Alumni Career Resources

A typical job search in today's economic climate can take six to nine months, from the moment you start your job search until you begin your new job. To be successful, you'll want to start thinking about your career and job search as soon as you start your program. Our Career & Employer Services team can you prepare for and pursue a career in public health. We offer career advising sessions, resources to help you in your job search, and networking opportunities.

In addition to these resources below, our Colorado State University and University of Northern Colorado students also have free access to services on their home campus. For more information, view our career services policies.

Career platform: Handshake

Search the job board or schedule an advising session

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or part-time job or don’t know where to begin, our job board platform—Handshake—is here to help. Set up your profile and explore the resource library for tip sheets on resume and cover letter development, interview questions, salary negotiation strategies, and many more helpful resources. Once you are set up in Handshake, you can also schedule an appointment to meet with us. Career advising sessions range from 30 minutes to one hour and can cover a range of topics.

Current students

Current ColoradoSPH students can log into Handshake automatically using our university's single sign-on process and email address.


Sign up for an account, select "University of Colorado, Anschutz Campus" as your school, and select "public health" as your major.

Networking and learning opportunities

Coffee & Careers: Conversations with Alums

Check out our video series — Coffee & Careers — where we connect with ColoradoSPH alums to discuss their careers.

LinkedIn group

Join the ColoradoSPH group on LinkedIn to connect with colleagues, classmates, faculty, employers, and alumni as well as staying up-to-date on the most recent public health topics and events.​

Events & on-going learning

Throughout the year, we host in-person workshops and online webinars on a variety of career topics. For a full list of upcoming workshops and other educational events, check out our events calendar. If you have ideas for workshops, please feel free to contact us. In addition, our Center for Public Health Practice, Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center, and Center for Health, Work & Environment offer a variety of professional development workshops, webinars, and recorded trainings on topics such as grants management, evidence-based public health training, creating family-friendly workplaces, and much more.

Career links

Make a difference in the health of our communities. Explore the possibilities in your chosen public health career path. Whether you already know what you want to do or are curious about what jobs are available in this field, take a look at the following local, national, and global job boards.

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