The Drexel University Alumni Association and the Steinbright Career Development Center offer a full-range of workshops, seminars, career counseling and online resources to help you reach your professional goals and manage your career.
The Alumni Association sponsors career development seminars, in-person and online, throughout the year in which alumni volunteers deliver programs on a variety of topics, such as job search, personal branding, leadership, entrepreneurship, and career paths in specific industries. Sometimes, these speakers are employed in fields such as human resources, executive search, or career counseling while other speakers simply have a particular passion for or rich experiences to share that relate to these topics. The program description contains a recommendation on the career stage(s) for which the program would be most relevant, so you can decide if it is the right fit for your needs and interests. But, all alumni are always welcome at any career development seminar.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Engineering Industry Round-tables
Round-table Discussions and Networking
Hotel Palomar, Philadelphia
This event has been postponed. Please check back with us soon for a new date.
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6 to 7 p.m.
Become a LinkedIn Expert
Workshop and Networking
Stein Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall, Drexel University
(also offered online)
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6 to 8 p.m.
Cultivating a Leadership Culture
with Stan Silverman, BS '69, MBA '74, Trustee
Presentation and Networking
The Union League of Philadelphia
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6 to 8 p.m.
How to Successfully Manage Your Career Transition
Panel Discussion and Networking
The Strand Hotel, New York, N.Y.
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Lessons from the CFO: A Discussion with Kyle Wescoat BS '74
Discussion and Networking
Scott's Restaurant and Bar, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6 to 8 p.m.
Résumés, Cover Letters and Interviewing to Get the Job You Want
Presentation and Networking
St. Gregory Hotel & Suites, Washington, DC
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8 to 9 p.m. EDT
How to Maximize New Business Opportunities Through Referrals with Fred Kaplan, CBM, MBA '83
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6 to 7 p.m. EST
Become a LinkedIn Expert
Online Workshop (also offered in-person)
Click here to visit the Alumni
Events Calendar for a complete schedule of alumni events in and around your area.
To find out more about recent and past Alumni Career Services events, programs and seminars, click here.
Job Postings: Looking to hire? Share job openings to the job postings databank. If you're the one hunting for a job, search open positions that have been posted by members of the Online Alumni Directory community. You have the ability to find certain jobs in the databank by entering specific search criteria. Click here to get started.
Résumé Postings: Search the résumé postings databank by entering specific search criteria, or you can add your own to the resume posting databank where potential employers will be able to find it. Click here to get started.
Online Networking: The official "Drexel University Alumni Association Networking Group" on LinkedIn has become the largest Drexel networking group on LinkedIn, with more than 7,500 alumni, and provides a way for Drexel alumni to connect with each other and discuss career opportunities and professional development. In addition, the Alumni Association will post information about upcoming career-development events and services. If you are not a LinkedIn member, we encourage you to sign up for an account and join the group. Click here to join.
NEW! Going Global: Going Global is a new resource we are making available to you in partnership with Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center. It is a comprehensive worldwide employment portal that is available for Drexel alumni online all the time. If you are looking to work in a specific city or country you can easily find information about many locations in the United States and throughout the world. You have access to 89 country, 44 USA and 6 Canada City Career Guides, corporate profiles, and more than 600,000 job listings and internship postings within the United States and around the world. An online training video is available on the site making it easy for you to learn how to use the system at your convenience.
Additional features of Going Global include:
- Access more than 400,000+ country-specific company profiles in industries such as manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, consulting services, finance and technology
- Job search tools – online and face-to-face resources
- Employment trends in major industries – learn more about growing industry areas and focus your job or internship search
- Executive recruiters and staffing agency contacts – great contacts for alumni/professional job seekers
- Salary ranges and cost of living data – take the guesswork out of planning for career moves and relocations
- Professional and social networking groups – get a head start on making connections for career development
- Résumé/CV writing guidelines
- Interviewing and cultural advice
To access Going Global:
*Access to Going Global is available only to registered Online Alumni Directory users. Click here to register now!
Steinbright Career Development Center Resources: The Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC) offers the following programs and services to alumni who are looking for career development and growth:
Individual Career Counseling Appointments and Assessments: In order to assist alumni with setting appropriate educational and career goals (including possible career change and/or graduate study), SCDC offers individual career counseling appointments. As part of the career counseling process, career assessments – including personality and interest inventories – are also available. Appointments can be made by contacting SCDC main line at 215-895-2185.
Dragon Jobs – Job Board and Résumé Posting: Searching for a job and helping employers find you is now easier than ever. Visit SCDC's new job board, Dragon Jobs, to post your résumé and search for open positions. Click here for access to the Dragon Jobs system. Please note that this service is open to students and recent graduates (up to two years after graduation) only.
Career Planning Workshops: As a graduate of Drexel University, you are able to attend any of the many workshops designed to help individuals explore career options and employment opportunities. While many of these workshops are geared toward graduating students, all are welcome to attend. Workshops and other events are advertised on the SCDC Web site.
Throughout the year, alumni volunteers share their expertise, advice and career success stories at career workshops, professional development seminars, industry panel discussions and networking events. Opportunities to participate occur both on campus and in your local area. Please click here to fill out a volunteer interest form and someone from the Office of Alumni Relations will contact you.
"Learn Lessons From Olympic Athletes That Can Help Your Career"
by Julia Levy '93
Are you watching the 2014 Olympic Games? Find inspiration in the challenges, persistence and triumphs of the athletes of Olympic Games past and present. More
The Executive Files
"Interviewing Star Candidates"
by Sally Stetson '83
In a sea of interviews, it takes a special candidate to stand out from the crowd. Stetson breaks down what makes a forgettable candidate, and what makes what she calls a 'star.' More
The Juggling Act
"Sunday Night Homework"
by Andrea Alfonsi, MBA '04
Alfonsi explains the importance of work-life integration and how to evaluate and prioritize your professional and personal core values. More
"Four Best Practices to Destroy Employee Retention"
by Terry Wall '97
These best practices will send your employees running for the exit. Do any sound a little too familiar to you? More
The SCDC Update
"Using the Hidden Job Market
to Find Jobs"
by Brendan Johnson
The jobs that are posted only represent a fraction of the jobs that are out there. Find out what you're missing. More
The Mental Strength Coach
"A Strategy for
Success at Work"
by Andrei Jablokow, PhD, '84, '87
Is technical expertise and qualification the key to success at employment? While it certainly helps, the ability to handle people and behave appropriately is essential to career progress at every turn. More
Your Career Retainer
"Ways Leaders Undervalue Their Employees"
by Chris Bilotta '77, '84
Effective leadership requires an awareness of your own style and approach, but an equal awareness of your employees' characteristics, tendencies, strengths, and the manner in which they want to be led. More
Permission to Pause
"The Justification Is Over"
by Naketa Thigpen '00
Are you ready to stop making excuses, and start making time for yourself? Thigpen has a few suggestions that just might do the trick. More