For Students

The Career Skills Academy Program

The Career Skills Academy is an academic year-long program for public health students looking to take their professional strengths to the next level. At the conclusion of the academic year, participating students will receive a $250 stipend for successful completion of all CSA requirements.

Spring 2024 with CSA

CSA students take part in a robust calendar of events. Select programming includes:

Masterclass speakers

  • Semester Kickoff Keynote Speakers — Dr. Nicole F. Roberts and Dean Ayman El‑Mohandes
  • Semester Closing Keynote Speakers — Katrina Mateo, PhD, MPH, Associate Director, Development Innovation, Regeneron, and Avery Bowser MPH, Director of Strategy and Innovation, MJHS
  • Cesar Herrera, MPHCEO and Founder, Yuvo Health
  • Jennifer Li, Vice President of Business Development at Samsung Health, and Jie Feng, Co-Founder and CEO of Kells
  • Omar Njie, MD, MPHPrincipal, AlleyCorp

Workshops and CSA Labs

  • Sharing and Receiving Feedback in the Workplace
  • Self Discovery and Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
  • Burnout Management
  • Transferable Skills
  • Imposter Syndrome

Group advising

Mock interviews

Professional headshot day

The CSA team supports our students in moving with confidence into the next stage of their professional lives. Submitting your application to join the Career Skills Academy is easy!


Applications for the Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 year are now open.
All applications are reviewed by a committee of CUNY SPH staff and faculty and are graded on an impartial rubric.

Acceptance into the CSA depends on the number of applicants and competitive nature of the applicant pool. All applicants will be notified of their application’s status regardless of acceptance.