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Date: Feb 2019

Every year, Career Services puts together a robust career fair at the beginning of March. I’ve heard from current students that a lot of them have had friends that left the career fair with interviews set up and eventually have jobs lined up that began with interactions at the career fair.

I’m currently working on the final preparations for the Career Fair guidebook; which lists companies represented, what positions they are hiring for and information about the companies themselves. As a result, I can personally attest to the breadth of non-profits, NGOs, government, private companies, and academic institutions represented. In addition, some employers who can’t attend the fair still advertise positions they have open.

The Career Fair is also open to students from other institutions. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student looking for full-time positions, internships, consultancy and fellowship positions in the corporate, government and non-profit sectors, please come! The fair is Friday, March 1, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The whole Student Affairs office works together that day to help cover the event. For you future Bloomberg students, it’s a wonderful event to look forward to. Check back next week for some students’ opinions on the event.

For applicants interested in the Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation, the MHS and PhD deadline is quickly approaching. Be sure to submit your application by midnight eastern time on Friday, March 1 (but we encourage you to not wait until the last minute).

Happy Birthday, Department of Epidemiology! This academic year (2018-2019) marks the centennial year of the department, which is also the oldest department for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Rich in history, two of the department’s most famous discoveries involved viruses. In 1948, immunologists in the Department of Epidemiology identified three types of poliovirus, laying the groundwork for what led to the Salk polio vaccine. 50 years later, Virologist Keerti Shah co-authored the definitive epidemiology study linking cervical cancer to HPV, paving the way for diagnostic testing and the vaccine.

The American Journal of Epidemiology, originally The American Journal of Hygiene, and the oldest epidemiology peer reviewed journal, is still housed in the department today.

In honor of the centennial, the Department of Epidemiology produced a 25-minute documentary looking back at the last 100 years and what the departments hopes for in the future. Starting at the 14-minute mark, the video branches from the department’s history and begins the vision for the future. At the 20-minute mark, faculty discuss teaching and mentoring students.

The documentary provides great insight into the Department of Epidemiology, whether your interest is in the history, faculty mentoring or future research.