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Mentoring and Preceptorship

Dragon Network

Drexel Dornsife's alumni mentors and preceptors provide invaluable support and guidance to students and recent graduates as they launch and navigate their careers in public health.

Alumni are encouraged to volunteer as a mentors, serve as preceptors, and stay connected to the Drexel community.

How Do I Serve as a Preceptor?

A preceptor is someone with experience in public health who supervises a Dornsife MPH or MS student during their practicum and internship. Preceptors provide guidance and oversight to the student on their tasks and deliverables.

Alumni are welcomed and encouraged to serve as preceptors for current public health students who are completing their APE. Learn more about becoming a preceptor.

Mentoring Via Dragon Network

The Dornsife Public Health Community group on Dragon Network provides an online professional community for our alumni, current students, faculty, and staff to engage in career-focused conversations, create opportunities for mentorship and growth, and make industry connections in the field of public health and beyond.

What is Dragon Network?

Dragon Network is Drexel University’s virtual professional development community for alumni and students.

It's a one-stop shop that facilitates career conversations, provides meaningful opportunities to give back, and unites Dragons from around the world—one connection at a time.

Why Join the Public Health Community Group on Dragon Network?

Within the Public Health Community group on Dragon Network, you can message others to post discussion questions, schedule meetings, or connect with other members.

Being a mentor through the Public Health Community group is a great way to stay connected to Dornsife Public Health and:

  • Build your professional network
  • Reconnect with former classmates
  • Refine coaching and leadership skills by supporting the growth of future public health leaders
  • Explore job opportunities
  • Learn about new technology and trends
  • Browse helpful resources and upcoming programs

What Does Signing Up Involve?

After joining the Public Health Community group on Dragon Network, alumni are encouraged to connect with students and recent graduates by phone, email, or video message to do a resume review, discuss networking strategies, or conduct an informational interview about your career path. The type of contact and commitment is up to you.

How Do I Access Dragon Network?

Follow these steps to complete your Dragon Network profile and join the Public Health Community group:

  1. Visit and click “JOIN OUR COMMUNITY"
  2. Complete your profile in minutes. You can choose to import information from LinkedIn.
  3. Under the groups tab, join the Public Health Community group.
  4. Start mentoring, responding to posed career questions, messaging other members, and more.

Make an impact today as a mentor or preceptor!

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