Early-Career Professionals

Graduating APHA Student Members, you may wonder what's next for you in APHA. For two years after your graduation date, you qualify to enter the Early-Career Professionals Member group. And you can stay in the ECP group for up to three consecutive years.

Early-Career Professionals* enjoy all the same great APHA member benefits as other members, plus these exclusive benefits:

  • An APHA Connect online community featuring career-building content, webinar recordings and more.
  • Exclusive ECP webinars centered on professional development topics including salary negotiation, resume writing and leadership.
  • Special events at the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo such as free career coaching and career enhancement workshops. And new for the 2019 APHA Annual Meeting: Three ECP Poster Sessions on Monday, Nov. 4., from 3 - 4 p.m.

Already an APHA Early-Career Professional member? Contact Nancy Sherwood to be part of the ECP Committee.

APHA Early-Career Professionals Webinars
(APHA member login required; must be ECP member)

Upcoming Webinars (Registration emails will be sent to ECP members)

You're Hired! How to find a job, ace your interview and the secret questions you need to ask: March 27 at 2 p.m. EDT

Conducting A Systematic Review (Effectively): April 23 at 2 p.m. EDT

Sharing Research to Meet Grant and Publisher Requirements: August 12 at 2 p.m. EDT

Archived Webinars

Emotional Intelligence on the Job
Optimizing Your New Career in Public Health
Professional Networking
Informational Interview Etiquette
Love at First Interview: 8 Steps to Land a Job
2018 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo's ECP Workshop
How to Write a Memorable Resume, Cover Letter and CV
ECP Leadership Institute 2018: Essential Skills for Creating and Sustaining Change
Tailoring Your Application Materials 
Using A Portfolio To Launch Your Career 
ECP Leadership Institute: Transforming Organizations Using Systems Thinking
2017 APHA Annual Meeting: ECP Workshop
Effective Job Search Strategy
Emotional Intelligence on the Job
Working Across Generations
Personal Branding: Standing Out for Career Success
Leadership Institute Session One: Collaboration for Professional Success
Time Management During the Job Search
Maximizing Your Public Health Fellowship or Internship Experience
Turning a Pitch into a Conversation
Salary Negotiation in Public Health 
Social Media — Get Linked In & Linked Up

*Proof of status is required to become an Early-Career Professional member.

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