Career Outlook

BPH Alumni - Where are they now?
BPH Alumni – Where are they now?

Graduates assume a multitude of positions after they graduate including post-doctoral fellows, faculty members and research scientists in graduate schools, medical schools, research institutes or schools of public health. Career opportunities in the biological sciences as they apply to public health have also grown in academia and in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

BPH students have access to the Harvard Griffin GSAS Office of Career Services for resources regarding non-academic pathways such as well as more traditional academic pathways, ranging from career fairs to interviewing skills.

Harvard Griffin GSAS Mignone Center for Career Success (MCS)
Career Pathways Resources
Harvard Griffin GSAS Advising Resources
Career and Professional Development Navigator

Remember you also have access to Harvard Chan School’s Office of Career Services:
• Log onto CareerConnect (SPH site) for job, fellowship, & internship opportunities
• Check out the Careers Resources on the Career Advancement Website for comprehensive public health job search tools
• Check the HSPH Alumni Community and the Harvard Wide Alumni Community for alumni contacts/mentors

Useful Forms and Documents:


The Perfect Elevator Pitch to Land a Job (Source: Forbes)

10 Steps to Career Fair Success (Source: SPH Office for Career Advancement)

7 Things You Need to Do After Attending a Career Fair (Source: Rasmussen)

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are (Source: Professor Amy Cuddy, HBS @ TEDGlobal 2012)