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Student Life

Student Life

The Rutgers School of Public Health experience is centered around excellence in education, impactful scholarship, and meaningful community engagement. Students are “keeping the ‘public’ in public health” through a variety of courses, services, opportunities, and initiatives that take place at the school’s two locations, in New Jersey, and even around the globe!

Student Snapshot

A look at what we've achieved in 2023

MPH Academic Advising Appointments

Introduced in 2022, academic support counselors (ASCs) have expanded MPH academic advising capacity, with ASCs meeting 20+ students per week across the fall and spring semesters.

Students in APE or Practicum Capstone

In 2023, 166 students presented their final Practicum Capstone presentations, representing a culmination of their work as an MPH student. Additionally, 179 students registered for APE in 2023. This represents over 25,000 hours of community engaged experiential learning.

Career Advising Appointments

Since January 2023, the Office for Career Services has held over 125 individual career advising appointments, guiding Rutgers School of Public Health students on career development topics including public health career exploration, resume writing, mock interviewing, salary negotiation, and more. The school's new career services management platform, 12twenty, has streamlined our career advising process to help us reach even greater numbers of students in 2024.

Career Services Events

Th Office for Career Services hosted 50 events, workshops, and programs this calendar year, connecting hundreds of students to professional contacts, opportunities, and interests. The Office of Career Services' signature program, Alumni April, welcomed more than 50 alumni panelists and over 300 prospective and current student attendees across 11 unique events.

Student Experiences and Alumni Affairs Staff

We have combined the Office for Public Health Practice and the Office for Student Support Services into one office where all Rutgers School of Public Health students can get assistance on their curricular requirements, career advising and community engagement.

Top 15 in the U.S.

We’re proud to be ranked 15th for diversity among new enrollments and 11th for total enrollments among schools of public health in the U.S.

FY20 ASPPH Annual Data Reports

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