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Landing Your First Job in Public Health: Lessons Learned

January 20, 2014

So the time has come. The last semester is wrapping up, and you are feeling progressively lighter on your feet as each passing day brings you closer to graduation. The countless hours spent memorizing, studying, writing, rewriting, proposing, and defending, all promise to finally bear fruit as you leave campus life behind with the ultimate reward in hand: a few letters, added to your name, that will imprint themselves on every résumé you send out, and provide you with the legitimacy needed to help ensure safe passage into the ‘real world’ of public health practice. Congratulations!

The hard part is over, right? I certainly thought so. I thought wrong. Here are some of the struggles I faced and the valuable lessons I learned on my journey toward establishing an early career in public health.

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