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Newsletter 11.11.2020

GSGA Newsletter 

November 11, 2020


Hello SPH Students!

This month there are a couple of events happening. Tonight there is an SPH screening for “The Antidote” at 6:00pm and on November 20th, GSGA will be hosting a Friendsgiving mixer for SPH students. We encourage you to participate as there will be surprise gifts for students who join!

You may also find resources below regarding COVID-19 and Student Emergency Funds. See more information and events below.


GSGA 2020-2021

Today is Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day was an act approved on May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day” today known as Veteran’s Day. Click here to learn more about the history.


Tonight SPH is Screening: The Antidote

Wednesday, November 11  |  6pm | RSVP to receive link to screening and talkback

The film is about everyday people who make the intentional choice to lift others up, despite the fundamentally unkind ways of our society, which are at once facts of life in America and yet deeply antithetical to our founding ideals.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 15-22)

Fair Food Event, Monday November 16, 2020 3-4pm | RSVP

As part of their Fair Food Program, members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) will join us for “Fair Food in the Time of COVID” a virtual presentation on organizing for fair wages and protection from abusive and exploitative labor abuses for farm workers during COVID. Come learn from workers who provide food for so many how you can support this campaign.


Picture the Homeless Event, Monday November 23, 2020 3-4pm | RSVP

DeBorah Dickerson of Picture the Homeless (PTH) will share their efforts to ensure affordable housing for the most marginalized during COVID19.  She will be joined by Lynn Lewis founding Executive Director of PTH and curator of the PTH Oral History Project. Come and hear the voices of New Yorkers currently or formerly without permanent or stable housing who have given years of their lives, through some of the most challenging circumstances imaginable, to make NYC a better place for all of us.

Friendsgiving Mixer – Will you be there? | RSVP here!

CUNY SPH Career Events

Cover Letter Writing Workshop

Friday, November 13  |  12pm – 1pm  |  Virtual  | Register 

Does the thought of writing a cover letter make you want to do literally anything else? Not sure how the information in your cover letter is different than what’s shared on your resume? Wondering if anyone really reads these things anyway? During this virtual workshop, get these questions and more answered and learn how to create a more compelling cover letter narrative. Brought to you by the CUNY SPH Office of Career Services.


Northwell Health Info Session

Monday, November 16  |  12pm – 1pm  |  Virtual  |  Register

Join talent acquisition specialists from Northwell Health as they share an overview of Northwell and discuss opportunities for employment. They will give you insider insight into their interview process, tips for effective resume writing, and how to be a successful candidate. Brought to you by the CUNY SPH Office of Career Services.


CEESP Info Session

Wednesday, November 18  |  5pm – 6pm |  Virtual  |  Register

CUNY School of Medicine is actively seeking CUNY SPH students to apply to their Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations (CEESP) program. The CEESP Program is a research training program funded by the NIH/NCI grant to develop careers of public health students from all schools and programs of public health in the U.S. in the field of cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention and control. The CEESP Program provides funding for students to travel and conduct mentored summer research internships in foreign countries and U.S. minority settings. Accepted students will receive $7,200 from the CESSP Program for their summer work. This program can be utilized as a fieldwork site. Brought to you by the CUNY SPH Office of Career Services

Fieldwork Orientations 

Various dates and times | Virtual  | Register

Planning to enroll in fieldwork for Summer 2021? Your next step is to register to attend a fieldwork orientation and fill out the fieldwork pre-registration form (linked above when you click “Register”). Because summer session is a shorter session, it’s important to get started planning your field work as soon as possible! Orientation will take place on zoom and dates being offered are:

  • Tuesday, November 10 | 8 – 9pm
  • Thursday, November 12 | 5 – 6pm
  • Friday, November 20 | 12 – 1pm
  • Wednesday, December 2 | 8 – 9pm
  • Monday, December 7 | 5 – 6pm
  • Wednesday, January 27 | 8 – 9pm



COVID Exposure Alerts App

COVID Alert NY is a voluntary, anonymous, exposure-notification smartphone app. You will get an alert if you were in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. We encourage you to learn more about COVID Alert NY and download the app here. The app is available in several languages to anyone 18 or older who lives, works, or attends college in New York or New Jersey and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.


 If you are a current CUNY SPH student facing short-term financial hardship, we encourage you to submit an application to the Student Emergency Fund.

To access the application, you will need to log into SharePoint using your SPH login (sph\______) credentials.  Reach out to the HelpDesk@sph.cuny.edu if you require assistance with SharePoint.

Click here to apply.  Please note that applicants will be asked to submit supporting documentation to demonstrate financial need.

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