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YSPH Resources for Students

Office of Student Affairs

47 College Street, 203.785.6260

Anne F. Pistell, Associate Dean

Susan Whalen, Director/Registrar

The Office of Student Affairs offers services and provides resources designed to enhance student life at YSPH. The associate dean has primary responsibility for the M.P.H. program, represents the interests of students to the faculty, and participates in policy decisions for the school. Dean Pistell and Susan Whalen are available to discuss academic, extracurricular, or personal issues with YSPH students. The Office of Student Affairs also coordinates orientation, Commencement, and other student programs, and serves as the administrative liaison with YSPH student organizations. The goal of the office is to ensure that every YSPH student is productively engaged in both academic and nonacademic aspects of school life.

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Office of Career Services

47 College Street, 203.785.2827, 203.785.4285

Felicia Spencer, Director

The Office of Career Services assists students in developing, managing, and implementing career plans and strategies through a number of programs and resources.

Career Counseling

The Office of Career Services advises students on a wide range of career development issues, including but not limited to creating effective résumés, honing interview skills, exploring summer internship options, and discussing opportunities for post-graduation jobs or study.

Professional Skills Seminars

The Office of Career Services administers a series of seminars to help prepare students to successfully manage all aspects of a job or internship search as well as equip them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen career paths. Students are trained in mock interviewing, public speaking, networking with alumni, and business communications.

Recruiting and Job Information

The Office of Career Services works to attract a variety of organizations seeking to hire public health professionals. The YSPH CareerBoard, a Web-based recruitment tool, is a centralized source for posting job, internship, and fellowship opportunities.


The summer internship between the first and second years is an important learning experience, providing students with an opportunity to explore or confirm a particular career interest. Students are expected to perform full-time work for ten to twelve weeks in a public health setting, domestically or globally. Career Services helps students identify internship opportunities through on-campus recruiting, job postings, and alumni and faculty contacts.

Career Trips

The Office of Career Services sponsors and organizes career trips to Washington, D.C., and New York City to help introduce students to the broad array of public health opportunities in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

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Library Services

Students at Yale University have access to one of the largest library collections in the world. YSPH students have privileges that include free interlibrary loan services and access to the extensive collections in all of the Yale libraries. In particular, the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Lillian Goldman Library at Yale Law School, and Center for Science and Social Science Information have important print and electronic resources that address the multidisciplinary information needs of the YSPH student.

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Office of the Registrar

47 College Street, 203.785.6260

Susan Whalen, Registrar

The registrar’s office prepares course schedules, enrolls and registers students, maintains student records, and monitors academic progress. The following can be obtained from the registrar’s office:

  • • Proof of student status. The registrar can provide a letter attesting to your student status, process loan deferment forms, and validate your ID card at the beginning of each term.
  • • Information on degree requirements.
  • • Transcripts. Copies of transcripts must be requested from the registrar’s office. Transcript request forms are available in the registrar’s office or are available online. Two days should be allowed for the processing of requests. The cost for an official transcript is $7 per transcript. By law, the registrar may only release YSPH transcripts. Prior transcripts and recommendations included in a student’s application to YSPH must be obtained from their original source.
  • • Lockers. The registrar’s office issues locker assignments.
  • • Nondisclosure of personal information forms.

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Office of Alumni Affairs

135 College Street, 203.785.6245

Martin Klein, Associate Dean, Development and External Affairs

The YSPH Office of Alumni Affairs strengthens institutional relationships and develops and implements programs that sustain an active alumni network. The office, in collaboration with the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health (AYAPH), facilitates the participation of more than 4,000 alumni in the life of the School and provides a voice for alumni, strengthens alumni connections with the School, and promotes alumni networking. AYAPH is led by a group of dedicated alumni volunteers who serve on its board of directors.

Alumni Day, held annually in New Haven, features a symposium on a timely public health issue, as well as an alumni awards luncheon that recognizes outstanding contributions of our alumni to the field of public health and/or in service to YSPH. Another popular alumni gathering is held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA). With APHA hosting its annual meeting in a different U.S. city each year, the schedule ensures geographic rotation of the annual membership meeting of AYAPH and facilitates the participation of graduates located throughout the United States.

In addition to participating in formal alumni events, graduates of YSPH serve as an invaluable resource to students in their searches for internships and permanent employment. Alumni are also essential to the practice curriculum through teaching, serving as preceptors, and providing applied research sites for projects and theses.

Alumni Connections

YSPH has a strong alumni network, and our alumni routinely assist students in their career path and networking activities.

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Office of Public Health Practice

135 College Street, 203.764.9742

Elaine O’Keefe, Executive Director

The Office of Public Health Practice was established in 2008 to enhance public health practice education, applied research, and community-university health partnerships. The office is a bridge to domestic and international agencies engaged in public health work and serves as an on-site resource for students seeking meaningful learning experiences in the world of public health practice. Its services include helping M.P.H. students select appropriate summer internship placements and assuring that they have multiple opportunities to apply theoretical classroom knowledge to genuine public health issues though practice-oriented courses that are offered during the academic year in addition to the summer internship program.

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