Alumni and Career Services

Working to connect our graduates to great opportunities, professional networks, and each other.

A great educational experience doesn’t stop after graduation

Stay connected throughout your career

Our Alumni and Career Services team is working to build connections for our alumni so they have access to the resources and people that can help them build a meaningful career in public health. Whether you’re looking for professional development and skills coaching, or looking to network with fellow alumni, Alumni and Career Services is here to assist.

UTHealth student email addresses are deactivated 90 days after graduation. To make sure you don’t miss out on upcoming news and events, please be sure to provide an up-to-date email address by contacting the SPHAlumni@uth.tmc.edu.

Join the Advisory Council

The Alumni Advisory Council is a new initiative at UTHealth School of Public Health and aims to provide a voice our 7,500 and counting alumni. The Alumni Advisory Council is entrusted with identifying and developing engagement ideas that serve the needs of our community, including useful events, alumni ambassador programs, and mentoring the current student body. In addition to providing school leadership with direction on alumni affairs, the Alumni Advisory Council also provides continuous support and feedback to the School on curriculum and processes.

Be a mentor

We offer mentorship opportunities that can accommodate different levels of commitment depending on your availability and interests. As a mentor, you have a wonderful opportunity to share your expertise, help develop the future public health professionals, and stay connected to the UTHealth School of Public Health.

  • General Advice
  • Review Career Tools (i.e. resume and cover letter)
  • Interviewing Practice
  • Networking Help
  • Job Shadowing

Attend events 

We list our events on the main School of Public Health calendar [hyperlink to: events calendar]. Our largest event, the Annual Alumni Reception, occurs during the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting. Other events held throughout the year include hosting alumni panels accompanied by networking receptions, and joint alumni mixers that are held in conjunction with other UTHealth schools, including McGovern Medical School, Cizik School of Nursing, the School of Biomedical Informatics, MD Anderson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Dentistry. 

Support at all stages of your career

From your first job out of college to transitioning to a new role 

We offer our alumni a number of ways to continue building their skills and find new opportunities. 


Handshake is a career network for students and recent graduates. It is our primary platform for advertising career and work opportunities to our students and alumni, so whether you’re in search of a job, or looking to post a position, make sure you set up an account.

Alumni prior to Fall 2018: As an alum of UTHealth SPH, you may sign up for an account (cannot be a .edu email address) at https://uth.joinhandshake.com/ and we will review your request for approval within 2-3 business days.

Alumni post Fall 2018: All student Handshake accounts are converted to alumni accounts 3-4 weeks after graduation (using the email provided during the Graduate Exit Survey). Students will be prompted to reset their password.

Handshake connects you to jobs and employers across the country, and we will continuously be growing our network of employers. Any questions about your alumni Handshake account can be directed to SPHCareerServices@uth.tmc.edu.


Professional development resources are available for both alumni and students and can be found in Handshake, under the “Resources” tab. Here you will find guides to help with:

  • Resume and CV
  • Cover Letters
  • Interviewing Tips
  • Professionalism and Networking
  • Salary Negotiation

Career services

The mission of the Office of Career and Alumni Services is to provide information, service, training and support to students and alumni that can help them explore their values, interests, and skills; build their professional network; and stay engaged with the UTHealth School of Public Health. Support and services available include:

  • Workshops
  • Presentations
  • Events
  • Assistance by Email
  • Individual Appointments

Contact SPHCareerServices@uth.tmc.edu for more information.

Continuing education

We also offer a wide range of continuing education options, including certificates and workshops. Visit our continuing education page for more information. 

Accessing your transcript

Requests for transcripts, degree verification or duplicate diplomas are processed through the UTHealth Office of the Registrar. More information can be found on their website.

Stay in touch

We want to hear from you!

Please email SPHAlumni@uth.tmc.edu to ask questions or tell us about your recent news, publications, awards, and career moves. You can also email us to update your contact information.

Social media

We encourage all of our alumni to follow us on social media, and tag us when you post about your job or research!