Alumnae Share Career Advice with Current Students
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Last week, Dr. Myriam Vuckovic organized a discussion on navigating a global health career. Current graduate students had the opportunity to hear from three alumnae who have put their graduate education to great use in three very different workplaces:
- Ingrid Bremer ’16 works as Assistant Director of the Georgetown Brain Bank in the Department of Neurology, Georgetown University School of Medicine.
- Ann Danelski ’16 serves as a Global Health Officer in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Katrina Virta ’15 works as a Partnerships and Business Development Associate for Dimagi, a digital health company.
During the conversation, the three heralded the importance of their field research modules, which they spent in Ghana, Namibia, and Myanmar, respectively. Although conducting independent research in these settings was difficult at times, it enabled critical self-growth. In particular, the alumnae cited patience, flexibility, humility and open-mindedness.
They reported that each Georgetown course contained elements that are applicable to their current jobs. They also stressed the importance of networking and reaching out to professors, fellow-students, and program alumni to support the job search.