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The Global and Public Health Experiential Learning Symposium is an annual event hosted by the Global Health Program and the Global Health Student Advisory Board to highlight the work of students who have participated in experiential learning opportunities for the Global and Public Health Sciences major or the Global Health minor. This event creates an opportunity for students to present their international and domestic fieldwork to their faculty and peers, build community throughout the University, and support students with interests in global and public health. If you are curious about experiential learning opportunities, this event is the perfect place to learn more! The most recent experiential learning symposium took place on Friday, November 8th from 4:30 – 6:00 PM in the HEB Commons. It was well-attended and we are thankful to all who were able to join us!

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Q1: What is this event?
The Global and Public Health Experiential Learning Symposium is an event hosted by the Global Health Student Advisory Board and the Global Health Program to highlight the work of students who have returned from experiential learning opportunities. Any Cornell student who has done work related to Global or Public Health is invited to participate and present a poster highlighting their research, case-study, or service-learning project.

Q2: What do I need to do to participate?
Wait until the next symposium (typically held in November)! Feel free to check this page in order to get updated information.

Q3: What should my poster include?
The design is up to you, but your poster should include background information, the goal of your work, and an evaluation of impact or future plans. Feel free to include information about your methods, research, etc. Definitely include pictures and other visual elements to make it eye-catching!

Q4: How can I print my poster?
Mann Library has a poster printing center on the first floor at the Stone Computing Center. Check out this link for more information and guidelines about printing a poster, including the open hours of the printing center. If you need assistance to pay for printing, please email

Q5: What should I wear to the event?
Please dress in business casual attire. As a presenter, you will be explaining your work to your fellow colleagues, Cornell faculty members, and other guests. We will also be inviting the Dean of Human Ecology, so dress to impress!

Q6: Who will be attending the event?
We are inviting students, faculty, and administrators to attend the event to learn about the work Cornell students have been doing in the fields of global and public health. Attendance and participation in the symposium is strongly encouraged for all students currently completing or interested in completing the Global Health minor.

Q7: Should I prepare a speech?
You do not need to prepare a formal oral presentation, but you should be prepared to answer questions and give a brief and informative overview of the work you did during your field experience.