Information for Students and Early-Career Professionals

The Annual Meeting is full of opportunities for students and early-career professionals. Make the most of your experience by preparing for the meeting in advance.

Career Opportunities and Networking

  • Prepare your resume ahead of time to share with prospective employers and career coaches.
  • Check out career opportunities at the Public Health CareerMart and meet exhibitors from your favorite organizations in the Public Health Expo. View the 2021 interactive floor plan.
  • Set a goal to meet at least five new people every day. Exchange information, then follow up after the meeting. 


All student members are part of APHA's Student Assembly — the nation's largest student-led organization dedicated to furthering the development of public health students. If you're not a member, join to build your network, save on the meeting's registration fees and more.

APHA's Student Assembly hosts a number of sessions and events during the Annual Meeting. These events are a great way to meet other students and APHA leaders. Don't forget to add Student Assembly sessions and events to your schedule.