Alumni Resources

Give back to U-M SPH and share your talents.

Our alumni are valued resources for students entering the public health profession. Many alums generously give us their time, expertise, and insight into their career fields. We are always looking for alumni to connect with us to give back in different capacities such as:

  • Share your experience with students and fellow alums on Michigan Public Health Connect
  • Provide advice on panels and in small group settings,
  • Speak on public health career topics,
  • Share internship and job opportunities with us from your current organization,
  • Volunteer to do mock interviews,
  • Participate in career outcome data collections
  • And more!

If you are interested in giving back to the school, contact us at sph.jobs@umich.edu or call 734-647-7154 to discuss ways we can collaborate.

Alumni Services

Your continued career success is important to us. Below you will find resource to help you maximize your career potential.

School of Public Health alumni have access to career resources and employment opportunities via the Michigan Public Health Careers portal, which is the primary job posting site for the School of Public Health. Appointments with a career advisor are typically reserved for current students and recent graduates (up to 12 months following graduation). However, we may accommodate appointment requests from alumni, especially during the off-peak seasons of April through August. Please call 734-647-7154 or email sph.jobs@umich.edu for availability.

Michigan Public Health Connect is a new mentoring & networking platform that supports connections across the Michigan Public Health community. This platform has been created exclusively for alumni, students, faculty, and staff from the School of Public Health. Michigan Public Health Connect provides a meeting place for members of our community to have conversations, ask questions and seek guidance, coach and inspire, and explore paths to professional aspirations. Join today and start connecting with your network to learn about different career paths, industries, focus areas, locations of interest and more.

The University Career Center invites new graduates and alumni to use its many resources for career assistance. The Career Center offers assistance for career changers as well as to those pursuing advanced appointments within their chosen fields. In addition to online resources, the Career Center may accommodate requests for appointments for career counseling and assessment services from alumni, faculty, post docs, and community members for a fee. Appointments are only offered in off-peak seasons. Please call 734-764-7460 for rates and availability.

The University of Michigan Alumni Association offers a variety of both free and for-a-fee services to its alumni. To learn more about membership and available benefits, please visit alumni.umich.edu/membership.

The University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women is dedicated to encouraging and enhancing the education and careers of adult women and men through programs and services, advocacy and research. This includes a comprehensive counseling program that supports the career interests of men and women as they balance professional and personal responsibilities. Please call 734-764-6005 or email contactcew@umich.edu for more information. Typical appointments can work with you on:

  • Goals clarification
  • Feedback on resumes, cover letters, and application materials
  • How to start a job search
  • Educational goals
  • How to return to college or graduate school
  • Work/life/family balance issues

Your resume and cover letter are often are an employer's first experience of you. Learn how to create a strong first impression through crafting tailored materials for the job search process. Explore networking and job searching strategies as you begin the next step in your career path. If you know of additional resources not listed below, please send your comments and suggestions to our attention.