In 2014, ASPPH hosted five stand-alone student recruitment fairs for prospective students of public health. The last fair of the year, held on Tuesday, October 21 in Atlanta was a success with over 200 prospective students and 20 exhibitors. Thanks go to the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health for hosting the event.
The fairs, branded through our public information campaign “This Is Public Health”, occurred between April 2014 to October 2014 in San Diego; Washington, DC; New York City; Ann Arbor; and Atlanta. Approximately 800 prospective students of public health attended the This Is Public Health Student Recruitment Fairs and 40 schools and programs participated in at least one fair, with 20 schools and programs participating in two or more. Thank you to all of our host institutions for your generosity and assistance.
These fairs, a benefit to ASPPH member institutions, are well received due to the caliber of students and their inherent interest in public health. ASPPH will continue the This Is Public Health Student Recruitment Fairs in 2015, visiting new locations and with an added focus on recruiting diverse and underserved students.