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 Affairs and Career Services team is continuously working to build connections for our alumni. We understand the importance of having access to resources to help build a meaningful career in public health. Whether you are looking to network with fellow alumni, get involved with the university, or seek resume assistance, UTHealth Houston School of Public Health is here to assist.

UTHealth Houston student email addresses are deactivated 90 days after graduation. To ensure you do not miss out on upcoming news and events, please provide an updated email address by completing this form. You may also provide us with your updated information via email at [email protected].

Join the Alumni Advisory Council

The Alumni Advisory Council is an initiative that aims to provide a voice to our 7,500+ alumni. The voices, input, and contributions of alums to the council are valuable to the success of UTHealth Houston School of Public Health. Alumni relations and engagement are one of the many areas our university is working to improve and expand. Alumni insight is crucial to this process. The Alumni Advisory Council works closely with school administration to improve student and alumni experiences. If you are interested in becoming a member, please let us know by contacting us at [email protected].

Stay Connected and Become a Mentor

Stay in touch with fellow graduates, mentor current students, and expand your professional network by joining UTHealth Alumni Community, the official networking platform for UTHealth Houston alumni and students. This new platform, launched in partnership with the Office of Development, allows alums to personalize their UTHealth Alumni Community profile to highlight their career interests and skills, as well as ways in which they are willing to assist others through mentorship and networking.

Alumni can also stay up to date on events, search for job openings, support initiatives that align with their passions and seek career guidance for themselves with their UTHealth Alumni Community profile.

We are excited to utilize this platform to en our growing alumni community and invite you to join and create your UTHealth Alumni Community profile.

Attend events 

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health hosts many events throughout the year. Information on these events is available on the school's event calendar.

Our signature event, the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health Alumni Reception, occurs during the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting. Other events held throughout the year include alumni and career panels, networking receptions, and joint alumni mixers held in conjunction with other UTHealth Houston 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

Whether it is your first job in public health or you are transitioning to a new role, we offer alumni many ways to continue building skills and find opportunities.

Career Services at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health is housed within the Office of Public Health Practice and Engagement. The Career Services team actively supports students and alumni to prepare for careers in public health by providing programming, tools, and resources,

Our dedicated team of professionals aims to understand the everchanging public health job market. Employers routinely engage with students and alumni, The Office of Public Health Practice and Engagement also publishes an array of resources, including degree-tailored career guides, employer information sessions, and industry-related workshops/events. Students and alumni are supported through skill-building workshops and networking events with support from the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health Library and Graduate Communication Center, faculty, alumni, and community partners.


Handshake is a modern career development platform that the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health uses to connect our alumni and students to employment and experiential opportunities. More than 6,000 public health employers are on Handshake, including our faculty and staff, with available graduate assistant, graduate research assistant, and teaching assistant student employment positions. Current students and alumni can find additional information in the Career Services section of mySPH.

Networking and Professional Development

Networking events are held each semester to create organic connection opportunities for students and alumni with faculty, staff, employers, community partners, and school leadership. A variety of professional development events are hosted by the Office of Public Health Practice and Engagement, focusing on supporting students and alums with enhancing skills, such as self-marketing and employer targeting. You can find these and other upcoming events on the school's events calendar.

Among the resources offered, current students receive complimentary access to LinkedIn Learning, where they can build soft skills, such as public speaking, or career-focused skills, such as project management.

Continuing Education

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health offers various continuing education options, including certificates and workshops. Visit our continuing education page for more information.

Looking to Recruit our Students and Alums?

Whether a small organization or a large agency, we encourage you to consider recruiting the next generation of public health leaders from UTHealth Houston School of Public Health to participate in a professional opportunity with you. Additional information and guidance on engaging with our school community are available on our website (here), and we welcome questions via email at [email protected].

Accessing and Requesting Transcripts

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

Stay in touch

We’d love to hear from you!

We are always looking to highlight and promote our alumni's impact on communities worldwide. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] 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 or complete the Alumni Update Form.

Connect with us on Social Media

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Office of Public Health Practice and Engagement

Dr. Kimberly Baker, Director

Dr. Robert Hammarberg, Assistant Director

Brianna Lewis, Project Specialist – Career & Alumni Services

Neida Soto, Student Affairs Coordinator – Career & Alumni Services

Shannon Bishop, Students Affairs Coordinator – Practicum

Keyonna Harris, Students Affairs Coordinator – Practicum

Michele Stanton, Program Manager – GETPHIT