Seeking advice on research positions in public health & health policy

I am graduating this coming May with majors in Political Science and International and Global Studies. During my time at Brandeis and through internships that I participated in, I became very interested in health policy and public health research, taking multiple courses in this area to further my academic knowledge. I have been applying to various research positions within these fields, for example at Dartmouth College, MGH, Boston Childrens, RTI and others. I was wondering if you have any advice for a young professional who is seeking to enter the health policy and public health field. I would also like to hear about your experience within this field, how you got started, what your job search process looked like and your experience so far.

Name: Helena Voltmer ’18
Majors: IGS and Politics
Hometown: Windsor, VT
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Archived Ad: Speech-Language Path Experience Before Grad School

I am graduating in May with a double-major in Language & Linguistics and German Studies. I am very interested in pursuing Speech-Language Pathology in the future, and am looking for some work experience before applying to graduate school. So far, I have been looking at assistant teaching positions at schools for special needs kids, as well as research assistant positions. I would also be interested in a job where I could put my German language skills to use. I am very experienced with technology, including PC/Mac, projectors, and software such as Microsoft Office and Praat. I would love any advice on what kind of jobs are out there for someone with my background and interests.

Name: Alexandra Patch ’14
Major(s): Language & Linguistics; German Studies
Hometown: Danville, VT
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