Current Student and Alumni Resources
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Welcome to the MPH Wow! Box. Good things are happening to so many of us and we want to celebrate with you! Click on the box to share:
- Your wins (no win is too small)
- Ideas for program improvements
- Shout-outs to students, alumni, faculty, staff
- Your new job, acceptance into your next academic program, or other post-grad plans
- Whatever else needs celebrating!
MPH Handbook and Internship Manual
(Updates Coming Soon!)
The mission of the International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) is to provide information, services, and programs that help international students achieve their individual educational and personal goals. Find out more about your visa status, employment, taxes, and much more.
- Curricular Practical Training (CPT) – MPH students can use it to do their internship off-campus
- Optional Practical Training (OPT) – MPH students are eligible for 12 months of OPT
Student Wellness and Support
Being a student is just one of your identities. It’s imperative that you take care of yourself so you can be successful (whatever that means to you) in your academic pursuits and in life. Below you will find links to the wellness and supportive services available at UNC Charlotte and, therefore, available to all MPH students.
|The Center for Graduate Life and Learning (CGLL)||Niner Needs|
|Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)||Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS)|
|Jamil Niner Student Pantry||Center for Integrated Care (CIC)|
|University Recreation (UREC)||Center for Wellness Promotion (CWP)|
|J. Murrey Atkins Library||Botanical Gardens|
|Student Union||Need to relax?|
Starbucks: Student Union & Atkins Library, Thoughtful
Cup: Fretwell, Aurun Café: Science Building
|Need to grab a meal?|
|Gender Neutral Bathrooms Map||University Ombuds|
- Niner Transit Bus Service is a fare-free campus bus service that runs seven days a week with four different lines and connects to the light rail and Charlotte Area Transit (CATS). Use the Passio GO! app to access transit and paratransit locations, arrival estimates, and schedules.
- Niner Paratransit provides disability transport for those with mobility impairments who register for the service.
- Campus Parking Information
Unlimited access to the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) LYNX light rail, streetcar, Special Transportation Service, and local and express CATS buses is included with your student fees. Be sure to take advantage!
Report a Barrier to Access
Report a Barrier: UNC Charlotte is committed to having an accessible campus. In this regard, if you encounter a barrier to accessing a program, service, or activity on campus, such as an inoperative elevator, blocked access ramp, inaccessible website or electronic content, broken or missing curb cut, or other impediments, please notify the University by completing the Barrier Notification Form or reporting your concern. Questions about the form may be directed to 704-687-0043.
The Graduate Public Health Association (GPHA) is the graduate student organization of all graduate-level public health programs at UNC Charlotte. The purpose of GPHA is to provide an atmosphere that supports graduate students interested in public health jobs in advancing their academic and professional goals, ambitions, and careers.
The Graduate & Professional Student Government (GPSG) serves as the primary representative body of graduate and professional students at UNC Charlotte. The organization is designed to meet the academic, social, and logistical needs of the graduate and professional student body, totaling more than 5,400 students, and all of the registered Graduate Student Organizations.
GPSG Graduate Research Symposium
The annual Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) is an interdisciplinary graduate student-run conference that showcases the astounding research of graduate and professional students. All graduate students who are conducting or have conducted research are encouraged to present at the GRS.
Niner Engage is a great resource for discovering various opportunities, such as joining student organizations, attending events, and staying informed about campus activities!
GPSG Travel Fund
GPSG sets aside a certain amount of its funding each year to help graduate students travel to academic and professional conferences that benefit their education while positively representing UNC Charlotte at these events.
When able, the MPH Program supports student conference travel. A limited number of students attend the American Public Health Association Annual Conference each year. The call for applications for support is sent out during the summer to current MPH students. Other conference opportunities are also supported. However, funding is not guaranteed.
The Graduate School
Current Students and Alumni
If you are a current student or alum of the MPH/MSPH program, join our LinkedIn Group!
The UNC Charlotte Career Center provides various resources for graduate students and alumni including resume and cover letter feedback, internship and job search assistance, career fair information, professional development, and more.
UNC Charlotte’s Hire-A-Niner is an extensive career and job search resource for both current students and graduated alumni. Hire-A-Niner is the University Career Center’s central management system for off-campus job postings, on-campus job postings, career fairs, career events, on-campus interviewing, and more. Students and alumni can search career paths, learn about leading industries, take career quizzes, and explore part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities. Check out the FAQ page to learn more.
MPH Job Board
The UNC Charlotte MPH Job Board posts relevant job opportunities (full- and part-time, short-term, and internships). It also has links to websites that focus on public health jobs.
*Current students only
UNC Charlotte provides a wide variety of software to students, faculty, and staff for personal devices through OnTheHub.
Current students and alumni can consider joining or getting involved with any of the following public health organizations to further their professional development.
- North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA)
- North Carolina Society for Public Health Education (NC SOPHE)
- Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
- American Public Health Association (APHA)
- American College of Epidemiology
Public Health Conversations (BU)
The Boston University (BU) School of Public Health hosts Public Health Conversations. Speakers engage in thoughtful conversations about current public health challenges, check them out!
Public Health Trainings
- Foundations of Population Health Science and Practice: Mini-Course for Public Health Professionals
- This training provides foundational knowledge in population health science and best practices in population health, including the effective design, implementation, and evaluation of population health practice activities to health department workers and health professional students.
- TRAIN from the Public Health Foundation
The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association is pleased to offer email addresses for alumni! The Alumni Email program provides UNC Charlotte graduates who have received a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and/or Doctorate degree with a free @alumni.charlotte.edu email account via Gmail, the University’s current email service.
The college experience does not end at graduation. Your connection to UNC Charlotte lasts a lifetime and you will always be a part of Niner Nation. The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association believes in strengthening connections and inspiring students, alumni, and administration to advance the institution, city, region, and beyond. Graduates are automatically members of the Alumni Association and there are no dues to participate.