Over the past few years we’ve seen more and more young people engaging in social and health related conversations on the local, national, and global level. Not only does youth engagement positively impact the community, but it helps young people develop leadership skills and self-esteem.
For most students, summer is a time to take a break from classes and get real-world experience at internships, practicums, and jobs. At PHX, summer is also the perfect time for updating skills, deepening knowledge, and thoughtfully advancing our education programs and courses.
I love teaching young people about the opportunities that exist in biostatistics–because they are often unaware. Students who like solving complicated problems, working in teams and contributing to solutions that improve health are perfect candidates for biostatistics!
Young people are not exposed to public health as a discipline and potential career path until much later in their academic or professional lives— therefore, programs need to reach younger generations earlier in their educational journeys.
Recent Boston University School of Public Health graduate shares her point of view on what lifelong learning means to her and how SPH supports their alumni with opportunities for personal and professional growth with initiatives like PHX.