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How to Interview Your Interviewer

How to Interview Your Interviewer 4-minute read You’ve made it to the end of the interview and the interviewer asks you if you have any questions for them. But you have nothing to say and you have to think about it on the spot. We’ve all been there. Sometimes we tend to put most of […]
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Harnessing the Power of Storytelling in Global Health

Harnessing the Power of Storytelling in Global HealthAn interview with Communications Manager, Kailey Morin *Kailey Morin was the former Communications Manager at Canadian Feed The Children and is no longer with the organization as of February 2019* 5-minute read Storytelling is an essential, yet often overlooked part of global health work. Stories are powerful tools […]

5 Tips for Networking at Global Health Events

Simple Tips for Networking at Global Health Events 3-minute read You’re at a career networking event and you don’t know where to start. Who do you talk to? How do you start a conversation? Networking can sometimes feel intimidating. More often than not, others are just as nervous as you are, so choosing to take […]
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It’s a Balancing Act: How Dr. Gisèle Yasmeen Has Built a Career by Wearing Many Different Hats

It’s a Balancing Act: How Dr. Gisèle Yasmeen Has Built a Career by Wearing Many Different Hats 4-minute read We’ve interviewed several thought leaders in Global Health – from medical trainees, to global health researchers and post-doctoral scholars. Given how interdisciplinary and transnational Global Health work is, professionals often have to wear several hats and learn how […]

How to Write a Professional Networking Email

How to Write a Professional Networking Email 3-minute read Whether you’re working in Global Health, or any other sector, sending professional networking emails will become a routine part of your job. If done well, they can be surprisingly simple but effective ways to get you one step closer to that Global Health opportunity you’ve been […]

Returning Home After Studying Global Health Abroad

An Interview with Mbaita Shawa   Mbaita Shawa is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ). After completing her B.A. in Health Sciences and M.P.H. in Global Health at the Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Mbaita moved back home to Lusaka to start a career in global health […]

Why Teamwork is Essential in Global Health

An Interview with Dr. Deborah DiLiberto   Dr. Deborah DiLiberto is a Postdoctoral Global Health Scholar at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She’s an accomplished researcher, who’s already carving her space in global health academia. Since completing her MSc and PhD at the London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine, she has devoted her career […]

4 Ways to Get Transferable Skills

4 Ways to Get Transferable Global Health Skills   Getting your foot in the door for a career in global health is exciting but challenging – especially if you have never worked in the field before. Highlighting transferable skills, such as writing, research, and team management, however, can help you land a global health job, […]

5 Tips for Finding Volunteer Experiences in Global Health

5 Tips for Finding Volunteer Experiences in Global Health Volunteer experiences are great opportunities to develop skills and gain exposure to a new field. As Deborah DiLiberto, a Postdoctoral Global Health Scholar at McMaster University noted, finding ways to volunteer can be a way to give back, while also helping advance your career. However, in […]