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Our office is located in 102 Arnold House. Monday: 8:30AM - 4:00pm Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00 pm Wednesday: 9:00AM - 3:30pm Thursday: 9:00am - 11:00am, 11:30am-12:30pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm Friday: 10:30am - 12:00pm Follow us on Twitter @PUBHLTHAdvisors www.twitter.com/PUBHLTHAdvisors Follow us on Instagram @UMassPUBHLTH www.instagram.com/umasspubhlth

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A great opportunity to donate to healthcare workers and nursing homes in need!🦠
04/29/2020

A great opportunity to donate to healthcare workers and nursing homes in need!🦠

The Peer Health Education (PHE) program is now hiring interns for the 2020–2021 academic year. This 6-credit internship ...
04/13/2020

The Peer Health Education (PHE) program is now hiring interns for the 2020–2021 academic year. This 6-credit internship is a two-semester commitment and offered through the Center for Health Promotion. Click here to learn more and/or apply.

Last week to purchase Public Health merch!! Order your gear today🕺🕺💅
03/30/2020

Last week to purchase Public Health merch!! Order your gear today🕺🕺💅

Purchase Public Health merch now!! Available till April 4th for delivery or pick up at Silver Screen Design in Greenfiel...
03/20/2020

Purchase Public Health merch now!! Available till April 4th for delivery or pick up at Silver Screen Design in Greenfield. Click this link: https://bit.ly/3beZFlY to order! 👕👚💅

🔹🔸Peer advising application deadline EXTENDED! Take some of your free time over break and applying to be a peer advisor ...
03/12/2020

🔹🔸Peer advising application deadline EXTENDED! Take some of your free time over break and applying to be a peer advisor 🤩 It’s awesome; you get public health internship credit, academic advising experience, learn more about campus opportunities, and boost your resume!🔸🔹

Check out the Peer Wellness program for stress management and promoting a positive sense of self!
03/10/2020

Check out the Peer Wellness program for stress management and promoting a positive sense of self!

Coronavirus talk tomorrow! Come learn more and find out how to prepare 🦠
03/04/2020

Coronavirus talk tomorrow! Come learn more and find out how to prepare 🦠

Come thru! Tomorrow night 🕺✈️
02/25/2020

Come thru! Tomorrow night 🕺✈️

Reminder that the career & graduate fair is next Monday, check out handshake for more details! 👨🏻‍💼🧑🏾‍💼🕺
02/19/2020

Reminder that the career & graduate fair is next Monday, check out handshake for more details! 👨🏻‍💼🧑🏾‍💼🕺

The peer advisors hours this spring are:Monday’s: 9-12:15, 2-4Tuesday’s: 9-5Wednesday’s: 9-4:45Thursday’s: 10-4:30Friday...
02/05/2020

The peer advisors hours this spring are:
Monday’s: 9-12:15, 2-4
Tuesday’s: 9-5
Wednesday’s: 9-4:45
Thursday’s: 10-4:30
Friday’s: 10-1
Feel free to stop by to Arnold 102 with all of your advising needs!

Still need to complete your diversity requirement? This class is definitely worth looking into! Just a reminder add/drop...
01/29/2020

Still need to complete your diversity requirement? This class is definitely worth looking into! Just a reminder add/drop period ends Monday 🕺

Welcome back to school everyone!! Eve and Gaurav are around for your advising needs during these times, no appointment n...
01/22/2020

Welcome back to school everyone!! Eve and Gaurav are around for your advising needs during these times, no appointment needed! Come on by 📚🤓 Arnold rm 119

Hi there! My name is Dorothy Obisui and I am from Worcester, Massachusetts. I am a senior public health major with a con...
12/06/2019

Hi there! My name is Dorothy Obisui and I am from Worcester, Massachusetts. I am a senior public health major with a concentration in health administration and management. I am interested in health equity and one day wish to knock down barriers that prevent people from achieving access to good health- physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and socially! I believe in looking at people in a holistic approach- as a whole person- because often times people present themselves with problems that are linked to bigger systemic issues. I am a public health major because I love how there’s so much to explore in just one major. Being interested in many parts of public health excites me as I can do so many things within my one career.

Outside of peer advising, I am also a residential assistant where I am a resource to students 24/7. During my sophomore and junior year I was involved with both the African Student Association (ASA) , and Haitian American Student Association (HASA) where I was the Social PR representative and secretary for ASA and danced for both ASA and HASA. During this past summer, I interned at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in their Center for Community Health and Health Equity through the Health Career Connector (HCC) program. There, I had the opportunity to work with current and incoming highschool students on workforce development and introducing them to the public health topic and careers.

My advice to students is to be proactive in finding different opportunities, and to try new things! Our major has so much to offer if you look in the right places. And if you don’t know where to look, you can always start with us- that’s what we’re here for!

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren and I’m from Leicester, Massachusetts. I am a senior Public Health major with a focus in ...
11/22/2019

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren and I’m from Leicester, Massachusetts. I am a senior Public Health major with a focus in Maternal and Child Health. I have always had a passion for helping others which is what initially piqued my interest within the field of Public Health. I love the dynamic and holistic aspects of the field along with its broadness for interdisciplinary exploration. Through my coursework in the major, I quickly realized how imperative the health of mothers and children are. I am passionate about studying and working with this cohort because their health heavily influences the quality of life for the next generation. Outside of being a Peer Advisor, I’m a Teaching Assistant for Public Health 160: My Body, My Health and I also participate in service-learning with the Boltwood Project, which is a student-led organization here on campus. Boltwood strives to provide recreation-oriented activities for individuals with different abilities through weekly site visits in the Amherst community. I’m privileged to be able to interact and connect with the participants to foster a mutually beneficial learning experience. The friendships I’ve built with the participants have absolutely changed my outlook on life and made me a better person!

Some other things I enjoy are exploring hiking trails, discovering new coffee spots, spending time with friends, watching Stranger Things, cooking, and TRAVEL. Traveling has been a huge part of my life and UMass provided the opportunity for me to study abroad in Australia for 5 months which was both amazing and life-changing. Be sure to take advantage of the many, many experiences that UMass has to offer. There are endless opportunities just waiting to be explored by you.

Come join the peer advisors tonight!! Food and snacks will be provided!
11/20/2019

Come join the peer advisors tonight!! Food and snacks will be provided!

Being a first-generation college student is an amazing accomplishment. However, it can also come with stress and anxiety...
11/18/2019

Being a first-generation college student is an amazing accomplishment. However, it can also come with stress and anxiety. The Public Health peer advisors will be hosting a two-day workshop designed for students to branch out and talk about their experiences. This event begins tonight!!

Hi Everyone! My name is Thu Pham and I am from Holden, Massachusetts. I am a junior majoring in Public Health on the Pre...
11/15/2019

Hi Everyone! My name is Thu Pham and I am from Holden, Massachusetts. I am a junior majoring in Public Health on the Pre-Med track. I have always been interested in the health field but I didn’t know how I could pursue that without having to take all natural science classes. I decided to major in Public Health because it takes on a more social approach in understanding and learning about health in the community. When I found out about the Public Health program here at UMass, I was automatically hooked because it encompasses a wide range of fields within public health. I realized that there were so many areas I could explore being in the Public Health major and at the same time work towards my goal of working in the health field.

Outside of academics, I am a Certified Nurse Assistant and I currently work at a Rehabilitation Center. Through this, I was able to understand that the field of Public Health extends in the community around us, whether that is through health management or direct patient contact. Public Health is also a great field to go into because it gives you time in your academic schedule to pursue other interests. You will have plenty of time to take more credits in other areas of interest.

My best advice to everyone is to be open minded. You will encounter many new classes or areas of study that could change your perspective on things. It is okay to not have a solid academic plan because you will get there. Never hesitate to drop by peer advising and I am excited to meet you all!

Hey everyone!! My name is Katharine MacIsaac and I am a Senior from Belmont, Massachusetts. I am majoring in Public Heal...
11/08/2019

Hey everyone!! My name is Katharine MacIsaac and I am a Senior from Belmont, Massachusetts. I am majoring in Public Health with a minor in Biology. My focus area is Environmental Epidemiology. I am enrolled in the 4+1 accelerated Masters in Public Health program on the Epidemiology track. As a freshman, I started out as a Biology major. I quickly learned that I have a passion for helping others and want to pursue a career working with people. After talking to several advisors, I switched to Public Health and pursued epidemiology because I still wanted to take classes related to science. Public Health has been the perfect major for me because I have been able to take a variety of courses within the major that focus on very different aspects of health, all just as interesting as the next. I have also been able to take higher level courses in other departments to use towards my focus area.

I have taken advantage of the Study Abroad program that Umass offers. I was able to study in Valencia, Spain for the Spring Semester of my Junior year. There I was able to take public health related courses in a country with one of the top health-care systems in the world. I was also able to get a first-hand look at a universal Healthcare system.
Outside of being a Peer Advisor, I am a member of the Public Health Club and have also been involved in the Umass Minute Movers Volunteer program. During my time as an Undergrad, I have taken several for-credit seminar classes such as, Eco-Rep and BioSci Club. I love the endless opportunities in this field. As a discipline that is constantly growing, there is an endless need for Public health professionals to work together and improve the overall health of the country and the world. I advise students to follow their passions and get involved with the UMass community as much as they can. Feel free to come by with any questions, or with anything you might need! I can’t wait to meet all of you!

Calling all transfer students!!! Need help choosing classes? Get help and advice from Public Health peer advisors tonigh...
11/04/2019

Calling all transfer students!!! Need help choosing classes? Get help and advice from Public Health peer advisors tonight at 5 pm! See the flyer for more information.

Hi, my name is Imane! I am a Junior from Quincy, Massachusetts. I am a Public Health major on the pre-med track. I came ...
11/01/2019

Hi, my name is Imane! I am a Junior from Quincy, Massachusetts. I am a Public Health major on the pre-med track. I came to UMass as a Biology major, not knowing much about Public Health. After realizing that I wanted to explore all aspects of health, I attended a Public Health information session to learn more about the major. I truly felt inspired by the endless possibilities this major provided me with, not only am I able to learn the science behind health, but also every other factor that plays into it. My passion for service and health only grew with every class I took, each one bringing a new discovery and sparking a new desire.

Aside from being a Peer Advisor, I am a research assistant in the Movement Observation in Children and Adolescents (MOCA) study, where we measure various intensities of physical activity and mode of activity from hip- and wrist-worn accelerometers in children and adolescents. I am also part of Arab Cultural Association, Muslim Student Association, and the American Medical Student Association.

My advice to other students is to always reach out when you need help, with all that this school has to offer, your problems can be solved or pointed in the right direction. Also, I encourage students to get involved as it will help you branch out and create long lasting friendships. I’d love to help answer any questions about the Public Health major, pre-med classes, applying for research, joining on or off campus activities or anything else!

TONIGHT!!
10/30/2019

TONIGHT!!

Hey guys! My name is Eliannee De La Cruz and I am from Lawrence, Mass. I am a junior double majoring in Biology & Public...
10/25/2019

Hey guys! My name is Eliannee De La Cruz and I am from Lawrence, Mass. I am a junior double majoring in Biology & Public Health. I am also a Pre-Med student, but I am more focused on maternal and child health in countries where poverty is widespread and resources are not readily available to help women and children. I learned about the public health major spring semester of my freshman year and I fell in love with learning how to become more engaged in helping people and being able to solely focus on a certain area of interest I have always been fascinated with. Aside from being a peer advisor, I am involved with the Minority Association of Pre-medical students (SNMA-MAPS). I am also apart of the volunteer program Big Brothers Big Sisters and apart of an amazing program called STEM AP. I am also a PCA for senior citizens that live with alzheimers and dementia. Some advice I would give to students is to never be afraid to ask for help because there are so many great people and resources that are always there for you. Coming in as a minority and first-generation college student was very difficult for me but I learned that people want to help you achieve your goals and help you succeed in every way possible. Never feel too scared to reach out to someone when things become overwhelmed and stressful. I can’t wait to meet you all!

Hi everyone! My name is Alex Eldridge and I am a senior Public Health major from Haverhill, Massachusetts. I knew that I...
10/18/2019

Hi everyone! My name is Alex Eldridge and I am a senior Public Health major from Haverhill, Massachusetts. I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in a health-related field, but was not sure exactly what, therefore the Public Health major was a perfect fit for me. My favorite part about this major is being able to completely create your own area of interest which allows students to take classes that are suitable to them. I chose to make my area of interest pre-nursing because I am passionate about the clinical side of Public Health and knew I wanted to make a career out of helping others. After graduation I will be attending Regis College to complete an accelerated nursing program to receive my second bachelor’s degree. Outside of being a Peer Advisor, I enjoy spinning, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. I was excited to be offered this opportunity because as a first generation college student myself I want to help other students with whatever they may need. My advice to other students is to always reach out and ask for help because you are never alone here. Although it is a big school and may seem scary at first, it will become your second home in no time. I look forward to meeting you all and please feel free to stop by with any questions!

Being a first-generation college student is an amazing accomplishment. However, it can also come with stress and anxiety...
10/17/2019

Being a first-generation college student is an amazing accomplishment. However, it can also come with stress and anxiety. The Public Health peer advisors will be hosting a two-day workshop designed for students to branch out and talk about their experiences. See the flyer for more information.

Have some Public Health books that you no longer need? Donate your books and get a free Public Health sticker. See the f...
10/16/2019

Have some Public Health books that you no longer need? Donate your books and get a free Public Health sticker. See the flyer for more information.

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10/13/2019

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The Career Ambassadors are now on social media! Follow them to learn about resumes, interviews, career opportunities, an...
10/07/2019

The Career Ambassadors are now on social media! Follow them to learn about resumes, interviews, career opportunities, and more.

Hi everyone! My name is Jasmine Inim and I am a senior from Charlton, Massachusetts. I am a Public Health major with a f...
10/04/2019

Hi everyone! My name is Jasmine Inim and I am a senior from Charlton, Massachusetts. I am a Public Health major with a focus on Epidemiology and Community Health Education and a certificate in Civic Engagement & Public Service. Originally, I came into UMass my freshman year as a Biochemistry major on the Pre-Med track. I soon discovered the Public Health major and was captivated on how it aligns with my interests in assuring safer communities and preventing poor health outcomes in disadvantaged communities. I am also currently enrolled in the 4+1 Masters Program where I plan to continue my Public Health education journey. Outside of peer advising, I volunteer at Springfield’s Upward Bound Program to help provide educational support and resources to high school students. During my sophomore year, I served as a dance coordinator and then a Social PR leader my junior year for the African Student Association (ASA). This Summer, I completed an internship at the Partners In Care Foundation in Los Angeles, CA where I gained valuable exposure to non-profit work and was able to apply all the concepts that I learned throughout my public health courses to the field.
My advice to all students is to do what you are passionate about. Whether it be choosing a major that you are truly motivated about or participating in clubs that spark your interests, do what makes you happy!

Do you have an interest in science and want to work with students across different disciplines? Apply to be in the Integ...
09/30/2019

Do you have an interest in science and want to work with students across different disciplines? Apply to be in the Integrated Concentration Science program. This program prepares students to be problem solvers, leaders, and innovators in science technology. Through this program, you will work with students to identify global problems and find cutting edge solutions. Not only that, it fits within the Public Health major! Come to our information session today at 3:00 pm in the basement of Arnold House Rm.015.

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Medical Outreach Paid Internship Opportunity Volunteers Around the World is looking for a TEAM LEADER to bring a Medical Chapter to your campus. You will be in charge of recruiting a team of 15-25 volunteers, fundraising money for medical supplies and preparing the team to travel for two weeks to Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Panama, Peru or Vietnam for medical outreach during Spring or Summer break. Medical Outreach volunteers get exposure to medicine through hands-on experience taking patients’ vitals, distributing medications, communicating with patients and shadowing local doctors during consultations and procedures. This internship entails around 4-7 hours per week and is a truly enriching experience that will provide you with great skills for your professional life such as expanding your leadership and communication skills, overcoming the challenges of team management and having clinical experience abroad while learning about a different culture! Please leave your email in the comment section or email me at [email protected] if you would like more info**If you are already ready to apply complete the Team Leader Application>> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekN5ykU4iWPVBOrg5svGaRwCkCqp6QSTrxrToR_Rt9XL8ZWQ/viewform Also visit www.volunteersaroundtheworld.org
If you are a MPH student, come check out this open event TOMORROW that is being hosted by students, for students. We'll chat about opportunities to make the most of your time in the program, so come with questions and ideas to share! https://www.facebook.com/events/290371011576953/