Career Skills Academy

CUNY SPH’s Premier Career Development Program

Invest in your career success and work with a team of career coaches dedicated to your professional growth.

Apply for Fall 2023 today

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The mission of the Career Skills Academy (CSA) is to promote and advance equity in career success for CUNY SPH students.

What is the Career Skills Academy?

The Career Skills Academy is a highly supportive program for students who are ready to level up their professional skills. Our career coaches will work with you to clarify your goals and move with confidence into the next stage of your professional life. Students will be paired with a community of driven SPH students and will meet and network with CSA alumni and peer mentors. You’ll learn new soft skills, get paid to gain insight from top public health industry leaders, and grow your professional network. CSA will help prepare you to secure high-demand jobs and advance in your public health career.

Professional Development Tracks

The Foundations Track is a year-long program for public health professionals with fewer than five years of experience in the field. We focus on building fundamental soft skills such as growing your network, developing outstanding interview skills, and negotiating salaries. 

Apply to the Foundations track: Foundations Track application

The Mid-Career Track is for professionals who have been working in the public health field for five years or more or have successfully completed the Foundations track. In this semester-long track, we focus on building leadership skills, advanced professional branding, and taking your career to the next level. 

Apply to the Mid-Career track: Mid-Career Track application

How can I find out more?

Come to a virtual info session!

Summer ’23 sessions TBA soon.

Attend four workshops during the Fall ’23 semester and unlock:

  • Networking with our professional contacts
  • Group career coaching with your CSA peers
  • Exclusive CSA alumni LinkedIn group
  • Masterclasses with guest experts
  • Professional headshots
  • $250 stipend
  • Skill shares, mock interviews, and more

Applications are due by August 15, 2023.