Monday, May 7th, 2018

What’s going on this week?
Monday, May 7, 2018

Resource Corner:

UPHS Lobby Hours
Monday-Tuesday 8:30- 8:30 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 – 5 pm
Caroline Richardson Building
Need a quiet place to study? Talk to your TA? Chat with our GA about classes they took in undergrad? Our lobby is open for just for you! 

With the end of the year approaching quickly, move-out will be here before you know. Most of your unwanted stuff can be recycled or donated. Here’s a step-by-step guide for greening your move-out:
Make sure to start recycling paper now to reduce buildup at recycling stations.
From Friday May 4th to Sunday May 13th, Trash to Treasure will be collecting clothing and dorm items at Monroe, Sharp, Wall, Greenbaum, JL, and Weatherhead (if you do not live in one of these dorms, please bring your donations to one of the listed locations).
You can also visit the Office of Sustainability’s Donation Truck at Drill Road next to the LBC Quadfrom Thursday May 10th to Sunday May 12th from 11am-6pm (extended hours until 8pm on the 12th) to drop off clothing and household items.
The Sunday after graduation, May 20th, there will also be a donation truck outside of Aron.
For any questions on recycling or how to make your move-out more sustainable, please contact the Office of Sustainability at

The Public Health Zine Presents:
Environmental Health, April 2018
The Public Health Zine (PHZ) presents an evidence-based, comprehensive snapshot of pressing campus health issues through a monthly theme. We are a publication dedicated to creating a campus-wide conversation around student health and wellness.

View it here. This month’s theme explores non-Western perspectives on mental health, as these are often underrepresented, misunderstood, and do not match with adequate resources and support. Our collection includes personal anecdotes, including poetry and design, as well as evidence-based pieces. 
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Young Alumni in the Workforce Spotlight
Worried about graduation? Excited to see all of the opportunities our alumni take part in? Need to assure your parents that this is a great major/minor choice? Check back here for a spotlight on different alumni in public health (or non-public health) careers! 

This week, meet Katie Lentz an Administrator on the Baseball Assistance Team for Major League Baseball.

Job and Internship Opportunities:
Are you interested in traveling to a conference, doing an internship, or carrying out independent research?
Funding is available for your academic ventures. Check out Tulane’s grant and award opportunities, and see which one is right for your aspirations and interests. Applications are reviewed at various deadlines throughout the academic year. Learn more here

Job Posting: Tulane Campus Recreation Positions for Summer and Fall 2018

The Department of Campus Recreation employs over 300 students annually and is the second largest student employer at Tulane. Opportunities for advancement are available to employees who have worked for the department for at least one semester. Applications are currently being accepted for several positions for this summer and fall, including lifeguard, swim instructor, informal recreation attendance, member services attendant, marketing attendant, outdoor trip leader, photographer/videographer, and many more. Apply online at

Check out Handshake for the latest public health internship opportunities! 
Fulfill your 
service learning or capstone requirement and gain valuableprofessional experience.

Get involved!
The Violence Prevention Institute (VPI) is a new entity at Tulane (housed in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Dept. of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences) that can support students interested in the following:
· Connecting with Tulane’s expert violence prevention faculty for possible teaching and/or research opportunities 
· Learning about violence-related events and other resources across Tulane
· Identifying community partner organizations working on violence prevention for possible field-based experiences
Young Alumni Spotlight
Katie Lentz 1Your name: Katie Lentz
Your graduation year: 2016
What you do now: Administrator, Baseball Assistance Team for Major League Baseball
Why did you major in public health? I wanted a career that allowed me to help others. Public health was a natural fit because of its wide-reaching impact.
What’s one thing you wish you had known for each year of undergrad?
Freshman: Ease into your first year of college! Don’t stress yourself out by trying to do everything.
Sophomore: Everyone is going through something. There’s no shame in asking for help when you need it.
Junior: Build your network early. Most will be willing to help because you’re a student. (LinkedIn is your friend!)
Senior: Make a bucket list and cross off every item! You won’t remember the tests you took, but you will remember moments with your best friends.
Were there any internships, organizations, or classes that helped you get to your current job? Starting my sports career with Tulane athletics was instrumental. It gave me Division I experience in an intimate environment. That position perfectly prepared me for an internship with the New Orleans Baby Cakes. Whether you pursue a career in public health or another industry, use your local resources!
Favorite restaurant in New Orleans? Surrey’s! I love their Bananas Foster French Toast.
Any parting advice? Lots of BSPH students continue on to graduate school. If you prefer to enter the workforce after graduation, that’s okay! Pursue your passions and you’ll be happier in the end.
Public Health in the News

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