Welcome to The Vector Newsletter: Admitted Student Edition!

This newsletter is sent to students who have been admitted to the University of Michigan School of Public Health. We know that there is a lot to think about as you consider graduate school. You can expect to receive The Vector every couple of weeks, and we hope it will serve as a one-stop shop for helpful resources, important dates, and reminders. Our admitted student webpage is another great resource for you!

The Vector is composed by Michigan Public Health’s Office for Student Engagement and Practice (OSEP). You may have interacted with the OSEP team as a prospective student. OSEP also manages many current student support services including student life and academic support.
Choosing the next step in your education is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. We are committed to demonstrating to you why Michigan Public Health is the right place for you through our Admitted Graduate Student Experience.

We invite you to join our series of virtual events. You will receive key insights into the Michigan Public Health community from school leadership, learn about resources and opportunities to enhance your studies, and interact with faculty, staff, and current students from your admitting department or program. 

We encourage you to register for both the School of Public Health Admitted Student Welcome and the welcome session hosted by your admitting department. All virtual sessions will be recorded and shared with those who cannot attend the live events.

As a reminder, our School of Public Health Admitted Student Welcome is coming up next week on Friday, March 11.
School of Public Health Admitted Student Welcome
Friday, March 11, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm ET | Zoom

What will you get by attending this session?

Admitted Student Department Sessions
  • Biostatistics | Saturday, March 12 | 10:00am - 12:30pm ET
  • Environmental Health Sciences | Tuesday, March 15 | 5:30 - 7:00pm ET
  • Epidemiology | Monday, March 14 | 11:00 am - 1:00pm ET
  • Health Behavior and Health Education | Tuesdays, February 22, March 1, 8, 15 | 6:00 - 7:00pm ET
  • March 1: Overview of the HBHE MPH Program and Q&A with the Admissions Chair
  • March 8: Perspectives from Current Students and Alumni
  • March 15: Meet the Faculty: Current Topics in HBHE, Part 2
  • Health Management and Policy | Wednesday, March 16 | 4:30 - 6:00pm ET
  • Nutritional Sciences | Tuesday, March 15 | 7:00 - 8:30pm ET
  • Population and Health Sciences | Thursday, March 31 | 7:00 - 8:00pm ET
Share the Good News!

Share your excitement for having ben admitted to Michigan Public Health with new GIFS and images for admitted students. Then follow SPH on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and celebrate your acceptance with us by using #UMichSPH!
More Opportunities for Admitted Students

Join additional upcoming virtual sessions to learn more about life as a student at Michigan Public Health. Questions regarding these initiatives can be directed to the Recruitment and Admissions Team.

  • Faculty Lightning Talk: It’s all relative: novel statistical methods for microbiome data analysis
  • Friday, March 4 at 1:00 pm ET | Register Here
  • Featuring Dr. Gen Li, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
  • Financial Aid Webinar: Invest In You
  • Wednesday, March 9 at 3:30 pm ET | Register Here
  • Supporting Michigan First Gens: Blazing Your Own Trail
  • Tuesday, March 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET | Register Here
  • Admitted International Students: Your Journey Starts Here
  • Friday, March 18 from 11:00 am - Noon ET | Register Here
  • Your Journey Begins Here: A current student perspective on life at Michigan Public Health
  • Wednesday, March 30 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm ET | Register Here

Let us introduce you to a current student! 
Sign up today to be matched with a Michigan Public Health current student via email. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn first hand about the experience and passion our community has for making the world a better place.
We Are Michigan Public Health

Get to know the students, faculty, staff, and alumni in our community.
Featuring Nehanda Jones, BS '19, MPH '21
Featuring Max Salvatore, MPH '17
Featuring Lauren Leslie, MPH '19, Valerie Gavrila, MPH '17, and Mava Cooper, MPH '16
Student Experience
From the Classroom to the Field: Public Health Practice

Experience outside the classroom is as important as learning inside the classroom. It provides you the opportunity to apply your newly acquired knowledge to problems and tasks you might encounter as a professional in public health, as well as the skills needed to build meaningful, collaborative relationships with communities you serve. 

At the University of Michigan School of Public Health, we know how important this is, especially as we prepare tomorrow’s leaders in a variety of public health careers. Our Office of Public Health Practice offers a wide variety of resources and opportunities to build vital skills and develop as a professional. 

Public Health Practice provides practice opportunities for Michigan Public Health students in partnership with public health practitioners in governmental and community-based organizations in Michigan and beyond. Read more below to find out how you can get involved once you start at Michigan Public Health this fall!
Michigan Public Health News
Resources at Michigan Public Health
Preparing Students for their Public Health Career
At the University of Michigan School of Public Health, we are focused on helping our students envision a better future. We collaborate with our students to ensure they pursue the knowledge, skills, and experiences they will need to build that better future for communities around the world. Our Careers Office is here to support students with advising appointments, a robust job and internship portal, career fairs, workshops, and more.

As a University of Michigan School of Public Health student, you are immediately connected to your alumni network—a community of over 17,000 professionals living in all 50 states and more than 110 countries across the globe. Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to meet alumni in and out of the classroom, with nearly 1,000 alumni mentoring students, visiting campus to recruit for position openings, and serving as career panelists and guest speakers. Michigan Public Health alumni are committed to your success and experience as a student.

Michigan Public Health has a schoolwide mentoring program to help grow connections across our community. This year’s mentoring programs brought together around 700 students and alumni.
Sarah Gharib, who recently completed an MS in Environmental Health Sciences, and her mentor, Dennis Hussey, MPH ’76, found their mentoring relationship to be extremely valuable.

"Thanks to my mentor’s advice, I’ve saved a lot of time and been able to focus my research in more efficient ways, which has allowed me to learn more in the process.” - Sarah Gharib
We're Here to Help

We hope you have found this information to be helpful. If you have questions, our Recruitment and Admissions Team can be reached at sph-inquiries@umich.edu at any time to help you navigate the steps to pursue a degree from Michigan Public Health.
In addition, the Program Coordinator from your admitting department/program is also here to support you throughout the process.

Did you miss a previous issue of The Vector: Admitted Student Edition? No problem! Catch up on the previous version below.
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