Global Health Career Week 2019

Wondering about life after graduation? Curious about the career opportunities for your degree and wondering what life will look like five years from now?  Interested in connecting with global health organizations?  Want to hear from some experts in the field about their work?  Thinking about joining the Peace Corps?  Want to have fun and show off your trivia knowledge?

Then join us for these exciting events during Global Health Career Week!

  • Thursday, May 9
  • DGH Alumni Conversation: Jawad Asghar
  • 1– 2 p.m., Health Sciences Turner Auditorium D-209
  • Hear from DGH alumnus Jawad Asghar, MPH ‘98 on how he is leading Pakistan’s new wave of disease hunters.


  • Friday, May 10
  • Interested in the Peace Corps?
  • 2 – 3 p.m., Allen Library Auditorium
  • UW Global Health students will share how they made the most out of their time as Peace Corps volunteers and their experiences in the field.


  • Monday, May 13
  • SPH Undergraduate to Graduate Speed Networking
  • 5 –7 p.m., South Campus Center 316
  • Curious about a professional or academic career in public health? Meet with graduate students in the School of Public Health to network.


  • Tuesday, May 14
  • Ebola in a War Zone: A Deadly Mix
  • 4 –5 p.m., Foege Building, Auditorium (S-060)
  • Karin Huster, BSN, MPH ‘13, field coordinator at Doctors without Borders, focuses on responding to humanitarian emergencies in a clinical capacity.



  • Wednesday, May 15
  • Global Health Career and Information Fair
  • 10 –2 p.m., Mary Gates Hall Commons (1st Floor)
  • Interact with local-global organizations and get exposure to your fields of interest. Organizations include PATH, Sea Mar Community Health Center, START, and many more!
  • Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies


  • Thursday, May 16
  • The World is Worth Saving: AIDS, Austerity, and Activism
  • 7 – 8:30 p.m., Kane Hall 120
  • Featuring 2019 Stephen Stewart Gloyd Lecturer, Stephen Lewis, co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World, an international advocacy organization that exposes injustice, abuse, and inequality—the social ills that underpin and continue to sustain HIV. He was the former UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa (2001-06), Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF (1995-99), and Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations (1984-88).

Sponsored by the Department of Global Health.

Have questions or want to know more? Contact See you there!

By Patrick Chidsey
Patrick Chidsey Associate Director & Career Coach