This webinar was the second of our three-part Global Health Pathway Series. In partnership with Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II, this series is a continuation of FACES’ efforts to create viable pathways into careers in health care, public health and behavioral health. Working with GHFP-II, these webinars are providing increased access to global health career options to those currently underrepresented in the field who can provide the global health workforce with resilient, multilingual and culturally responsive future employees.
During this webinar, we received over 60 people in our audience. Again, we attracted a big California audience with some people tuning in from the East Coast. Most participants joined through watch parties held at their high schools – this time, our FACES Hayward Program joined in!
Our amazing panelist, Josie Ramos, Senior Manager of Programs at Rise Up and Director of the Summit Scholarship Program at GoJoven offered concrete advice on on the importance of education and overseas experience in a pathway towards the global health field:
“Really what matters most are the experiences outside of the classroom. So when we hire, for example, we look for people who have lived in other countries, worked for a significant amount of time in other countries, or have travelled extensively. We look for people who know what the reality of working in another country is like and can use that knowledge to [implement] a program on the ground here with us.”
“When we hire, we often look for two things. One is the travel experience or work experience in other countries. The other piece is being bilingual or bicultural which is a huge thing that we look for. That’s actually hard to find!”
Resource Guide (PDF): Pursuing Overseas Opportunities for Success in Global Health
If you missed the live webinar, you can catch the full recording on our YouTube channel or below.
According to our post-webinar surveys, our viewers enjoyed the utilization of personal stories from our presenter and the way our webinar felt like more of a conversation – this made it easier to follow. From the feedback, we also learned that our audience wanted to learn more about the career options of a global health worker and life looks like day-to-day. We’re thrilled to be able to answer those questions through our last webinar, Global Health Pathways: Your Options.
Please join us for the last webinar in the series: “Global Health Pathways: Your Options” on Thursday, January 19, from 2:30-3:45 PM PST. It is not too late to register if you haven’t already: www.tinyurl.com/GHPwebinars