Sydney Butterfield, MPH
2021 Master of Public Health - Public Health Administration
Director at Washington County Health Department
"ETSU College of Public Health did a great job preparing me for the workforce. Time in the college flew by, take advantage of every single opportunity to expand knowledge, awareness, and your network - you won't regret it."
Question: How did your education prepare you for the next step?
My education in the College of Public Health provided me with an excellent foundation for any career path I would have chosen. The vast and in-depth topics that were covered have been applicable to every position I have held since finishing the program.
Question: What are some things you wish you had known when you were a student?
I wish I would have been more involved in campus activities and take part in more
on campus clubs etc. I do not feel like I took full advantage of the networking opportunities
that were available to me.
I also wish I would have stepped more outside of my comfort zone when choosing electives. I think I missed a valuable opportunity to expand a skill set and to introduce myself to new content.