Exploring What You Can Do with Your Friedman Degree

Friedman students and alumni are true change-makers across all sectors, both domestically and internationally. Our Career Directions reflect the diversity of these paths and are organized according to primary outcomes of interest, including agricultural sustainability, nutrition policy, human health, research and data analysis, international development, and innovative business. Within each community you’ll find examples of work in diverse roles (service delivery and management, research and data analysis, or communications and advocacy) and in diverse organizations (the public sector, comprised of Federal, state and local government or multinational agencies, private businesses of all sizes, and all kinds of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations).  In the many places they are found, Friedman students and alumni share an enthusiasm for and commitment to improving the health and well-being of people and environments world-wide, coupled with a focus on evidence-based interventions that support sustainable change. We encourage you to explore and follow along with any career direction that interests you.

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Career Quick Tip: Systematic Career Exploration

You may be wondering, how do I start a systematic personalized career exploration plan? Here are some starter pro tips from a postdoc-turned-career coach who encountered some unexpected challenges along the way to career fulfillment.

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By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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Getting a Job in the UN

What is the UN?

The United Nations is an international organization that strives to maintain a peaceful and secure world through fostering collaboration among nations. Many Friedman school students are inspired to be leaders on a larger scale with organizations …

By Susannah Krenn, MA
Susannah Krenn, MA Multimedia & Communications Specialist
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Case Interview Preparation Tips

Welcome to our preparation tips for case interviews!  Whether you are just curious about case interviews or have an interview coming up, these tips and resources will help you feel more prepared and confident.

What is a Case Interview?

A …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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The 8 Negotiation Skills You Need—Whether You’re Job Searching or Not

Let’s say you’re conducting a job search and aiming for an annual salary of $100,000, but a company you’ve interviewed with offers you $87,000. You could grudgingly accept it, walk away, or try to negotiate.

You decide to negotiate and …

By The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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How to Make the Most of an Academic Conference

According to the author, this guide is about how to have an engaging, useful, and — dare we say it — fun conference experience. It’s aimed at helping you do two things: (1) Make the most of your time before, during, and …

By Benny Belvin, MS, CPCC
Benny Belvin, MS, CPCC Director of Career Services
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Labor Market InsightsIn partnership withLightcast logo

Use the tool below to research career paths, job titles, and organizations. You’ll find core tasks involved in different jobs, employment trends, top employers by geographic area, desired education levels, salary data, necessary technical and transferable skills, and more!

  • Example keywords: Sustainability Specialist, Dietitian, Data Scientist, Health Education Specialist, Epidemiologist, and more
  • Example industries: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Business, Management & Administration; Government & Public Administration; Health Science; Human Services, and more

*Pro tip: If you’re not sure which keywords or job titles to use, try reviewing our job and internship listings to get ideas!

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Access all Labor Market Insights here!

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