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Global Health Career Readiness Workshop Series with ThriveHire

Global Health Career Readiness Workshop Series with ThriveHire

McGill Global Health Programs is pleased to partner with ThriveHire to offer an online Career Readiness Workshop Series to help McGill students learn tangible ways to translate their skills, experiences and knowledge into global health job opportunities.

The learning objective is to equip students with knowledge and resources to feel better prepared to transition into the global health workforce, and learn to effectively navigate their careers once they get there.

The program will entail three online sessions: two workshops (accompanied with materials and hands-on activities) covering various career topics, and a final networking event. Students will learn about current hiring trends, different career pathways in global public health, practical and ethical considerations in career development, salary considerations, approaches to working locally and globally, and more.

Students who attend all three sessions will earn a certificate of completion that will be documented on McGill's Co-Curricular Record (CCR) and the opportunity to enter a draw to win a free, professional CV review by ThriveHire!

Student Eligibility 

This online career readiness program is for:

  • Current McGill master and/or undergraduate students who are registered in a degree program focused on health (i.e. public health, health sciences) and/or international development. 
  • Current McGill master and/or undergraduate students with an interest in the global health field. 

Workshop Session Information

Workshop  Session 1:  Building your global health career 

  • Date & Time: Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
  • This workshop will include current hiring trends, understanding career paths in the global public health and international development arenas, and tips to networking and finding mentors.

Workshop Session 2:  Practical challenges and considerations for global health career development

  • Date & Time: Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
  • This workshop will include ethical dimensions to different work opportunities and how to vet for these when searching and applying to jobs, salary considerations, approaches to working locally and/or internationally, and our roles in dismantling discrimination and structural violence in global public health and international development.
  • To allow more time for discussions and participant questions, this workshop will be extended to 90 minutes.

Networking Event Session 3: Moderated panel discussion with global health professionals (Registration Closed)

  • Date & Time: Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
  • This final event will feature a moderated panel discussion with global health professionals from different work environments. These individuals will speak about their career paths and lessons learned to date. This will be followed by a short Q&A session and break-out sessions where you’ll have the opportunity to directly meet and network with the speakers. 
Meet the panelists:
  • Adil Skalli - man with short dark hair and beard wearing a light blue button-down shirt

    Adil Skalli: Born and raised in Morocco, Adil Skalli is an international development professional who has worked in both North America and North Africa. Adil currently works as a Senior Project Officer at Digital Opportunity Trust, delivering digital literacy and entrepreneurial education, and enterprise development across Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East & North Africa.


  • Marin MacLeod - woman with straight dark shoulder-length hair wearing a black jacket and red blouse posing in front of bookshelves

    Marin MacLeod: Marin is the Executive Director of the Reach Alliance, a research initiative founded in 2015 at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, in partnership with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. As the Executive Director, Marin leads strategic development and scale up of the Reach Alliance, including managing relationships with Reach’s global partners and broader insights community.
  • Elie Mandela - Young black man with short hair and a black shirt

    Elie Mandela: Elie Mandela is a Program Partner for Youth Engagement at the Mastercard Foundation (in the Rwandan office). Elie is a huge believer in the potential of Africa’s young people, and is on a mission to support and create programs that enable them to fulfill their potential. At the Foundation, Elie is tasked with supporting the implementation of the organization’s youth engagement strategy.
  • Jonathan Walker - white man with short light brown hair wearing a blue blazer and a checkered shirt

    Jonathan Walker: Jonathan is a senior policy professional with the BC Public Service. His expertise is in health sector policy and legislation, including regulatory strategy and governance in the public interest. He brings a background of cultural safety & humility to his work in health legislation, which has enabled him to build trusting relationships to move policy forward in a good way in the midst of challenging government processes, timelines and resource constraints.
  • Gertrude Edna Omoro - Black woman wearing her hair in braids wearing a printed blue blouse

    Gertrude Edna Omoro: Gertrude is a Consultant at the WHO, where she is working on a joint program that promotes assistive technologies and rehabilitation services for people living with non-communicable diseases.



Our Partner

ThriveHire is a leading career and community platform for the Global Health industry.  By featuring curated organizations, jobs, internships and more, ThriveHire is a one-stop-shop to launching and developing global health careers.

Meet the Facilitators:

Hayley Mundeva - woman with shoulder-length blonde hair wearing a print black and white dress

Hayley Mundeva is the Founder/CEO of ThriveHire, an online career platform for Global Health. Before this, Hayley worked on global health projects in Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda and Ethiopia. She has 2 degrees in Global Health and is a certified trainer in social entrepreneurship.




Annalise Mathers - woman with wavy brown hair wearing a black tank top posing outside in front of a willow tree

Annalise Mathers is ThriveHire's Operations Officer and spearheads event development and partnership outreach. Before this, she has worked in the fields of pharmacy and medication management, health ethics, substance use, and occupational health and safety.



If you have any questions or comments on services available through ThriveHire, please email Hayley Mundeva hmundeva [at] thrivehire.org and Annalise Mathers amathers [at] thrivehire.org directly.

Contact Information

Please direct all general inquires for this program to McGill Global Health Programs at studentaffairsghp.med [at] mcgill.ca


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