The RISE: Berkeley Public Health Careers & Leadership Office is deeply committed to bridging the gap between students’ academic education and their professional interests and goals in collaboration with community partners and employers. Our mission is to elevate public health professionals to lead from where they are and effect positive change in communities locally and globally.
The RISE Office goals are to help students:
- Discern and refine what they want to do;
- Develop practical skills, experience, and connections to achieve their goals;
- Be inspired, get a meaningful job, and take action to make a difference in public health.
We fulfill our mission through the following offerings:
Practicum: We provide wraparound support to MPH and DrPH students for the required applied practice experience. Dedicated staff members and Field Consultants help students find and select a practicum opportunity that best matches their professional interests, skill needs, and objectives.
Career Services: We offer a full range of resources designed to support students and alumni at all points along the employment path, from their first days at Berkeley Public Health and throughout their careers. We offer career counseling, workshops, programs, and other events.
Leadership Development: In order to develop diverse leaders in public health, we offer programs that provide action-based learning and promote diversity in the public health workforce, including leadership development courses, Leadership Boot Camps, support for registered student organizations, a Leadership Toolkit, the Blue Shield of California Health Equity Fellowship Program, and the Advocacy Initiative.
Are you interested in extending an employment / practicum opportunity to students? Go to the PHLEX: Public Health Leadership and Experience Exchange page.