Career Skills Academy

CUNY SPH is proud to present the Career Skills Academy (CSA), a new initiative for students launching in fall 2021. The CSA will help prepare you to secure high demand jobs and advance in your public health career.

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This year-long program will focus on helping you develop and practice valuable professional skills that you will find useful throughout your career, gain insight from top public health industry leaders, and build a community and professional network, all through our exciting series of seminars and activities.

Professional development
Twice-monthly workshops on soft skills such as salary negotiation, understanding your career values, and combating imposter syndrome.

Public Health Master Classes
Our seminar series will give you the opportunity to learn from public health industry leaders from the corporate world, non-profits, and government entities as they lead conversations on important career topics such as effective networking and conflict management.

Develop A Professional Network
You’re not in this alone! The CSA’s cohort model will help you build a community and professional network with your fellow CSA members.

Last but not least, students who successfully complete the program will receive a $250 stipend ($125 each semester)!

Upcoming CSA Events

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About the program director

Candace LambCandace Lamb

Candace Lamb received a B.A. in Non-Profit Administration and Psychology from the University of South Carolina-Upstate and a M.Ed. in College Student Personnel from the University of Louisville. For several years, Candace was an Assistant Director of Career Services at the University of Louisville, specializing in diverse student populations, such as LGBTQ+ students and students with disabilities, engineering majors, and first generation college students. Candace also created Career Peers, a grant funded peer mentoring and advocacy program for first generation and low income college students, which was awarded an Ideas to Action grant in 2016. Candace is currently finishing a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. During this time, Candace has studied graduate student socialization in the LGBTQ+ community and the experiences of marginalized staff members in student affairs.