The MPH program’s student organization, the Master of Public Health Association (MPHA), has begun an Alumni Connection series as part of their member meetings. MPH alumni are invited to the MPHA meetings to discuss their experience in the MPH program and how they utilize their MPH in their profession. The Alumni Connection series is a great opportunity for MPHA members to speak to recent graduates and learn about their experience in the job market post-graduation. It is also a great opportunity to get advice on navigating through the MPH program and setting themselves up for success. Thus far, the Alumni Connection series has included Guillermo Mendez, Ryan Douse, Jared O’Connor, and Zach Evans.
In addition, MPH alumni are sometimes invited to speak to classes about their current job and experience working in public health. During last week’s Risk Management class, MPH alumni Summer Rose spoke to the class about how risk management ties into her job as a Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Planner at Spokane Regional Health District.
Staying connected with MPH alumni has been essential in helping MPH students get involved in the community, obtain internships, and join the public health workforce.