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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 LEAD online community featuring networking opportunities, webinar recordings and more.
  • Exclusive ECP webinars centered on professional development topics including salary negotiation, resume writing and leadership.
  • Exclusive ECP workshops and coaching at the Annual Meeting and Expo, as well as ECP-only Poster Sessions.

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 (ECP members will receive registration info via email)

  • Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. ET: ECP Workshop (Atlanta, GA)

Archived Webinars

The new NIH data management & sharing policy: human participant consideration (link coming soon)
Transition to Practice & Collective Moral Resilience
Data Visualization for Beginners
Succeed Professionally By Growing Your Network
Getting Your (Standard) Resume Right!
Job Searching Your Way to a Negotiated Offer
Public Sharing of Human Subject Data 
The Ultimate Guide to Tailoring Your Professional Documents
Conducting A Systematic Review (Effectively)
You're Hired! How to find a job, ace your interview and the secret questions you need to ask
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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