Student "To Do" List
Below are activities that M.P.H. and M.H.S.A. students typically do in chronological order of when they are done. Many of these activities will also apply to MS and Ph.D. students (activities specific to M.S. and Ph.D. students is available through your department of the Rackham School of Graduate Studies). Dual degree students will complete the activities below according to their particular plan.
A list of activities to do before starting classes as an SPH student is also available.
First Semester (fall)
- Connect with your faculty advisor
- Complete the School of Public Health Ethics Training
- Complete the HIPAA training
- Coordinate or join course study groups
- Consider running for student leadership positions, becoming a student recruiter, and
attending a intercultural competency workshop
- Outline course plan
- Update resume
- Start search for internship.
- Sign up on SPH Career Connection and set up your
account to send you e-mail internships that match your criteria.
- Make sure OAA has an official copy of your transcript showing
completion of your undergrad degree
- Biostat exemption for specific students
- Sign up for the Public Health Action
Support Team (PHAST)
Second Semester (winter)
- Complete FAFSA for next year
- Search for a GSI position for next year/semester or other funding opportunities
- Arrange next year's housing
- Participate in the SPH talent show
Internship! Students are responsible for finding internships. SPH departments and faculty advisors, the SPH Career Connection and the Office of Public Health Practice have resources.
Third Semester (fall)
- Present on your internship at the annual SPH Poster Session (EHS, EPID, HBHE)
- Apply for internship credit reduction (EHS, EPID, HBHE)
- Update your account on SPH Career Connection to reflect your job search needs
Fourth Semester (winter)
- Use Career Services
- Attend Graduation Kick-Off,
apply for graduation and attend Graduation
- Become an alum