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Students Attend Public Health Job Search Workshop

November 25, 2013

On Friday, November 22, 2013, the School of Public Health hosted a Public Health Job Search Workshop for MPH students. Topics included creating and enhancing resumes, interviewing techniques and managing your online reputation.

lisa gallagher wuth studentThe workshop also featured lunchtime panels for participants. One panel consisted of human resources representatives from area healthcare organizations, while the other panel was geared towards students interested pursuing doctoral degrees. There was a special session for international students and the specific issues relevant to their job searches. Speakers and panelists listed below.

Creating and Enhancing Your Resume Speaker:
Warren Hilton, Associate Dean for Student and External Affairs, Drexel University School of Public Health

Interviewing Techniques Speaker:
Andrew Duffy, Senior Assistant Director of Career Services, Drexel University Steinbright Career

HR Professionals Panel:
Lisa Gallagher, MPH '98, (pictured above with student after the panel), Manager, Organizational Learning Center, Health Partners

Heather Weiss, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Connolly Healthcare

Joel Cortes, Chief, Recruitment and Placement Section, PA Dept. of Health, Bureau of Human Resources

Doctoral Programs Panel:
Lisa S. Anderson, Director of Educational Programs, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University

Mary Genevieve Carty, Educational Program Coordinator, Dept. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Drexel University School of Public Health

Karen DeVose, Academic Coordinator, Dept. of Community Health and Prevention, Drexel University School of Public Health

Lori Francis, Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Center for Family Research in Diverse Contexts, Pennsylvania State University

Jennie Shaw, Academic Program Coordinator, Department of Health Management & Policy, Drexel University School of Public Health

Special International Session:
Marilena Drakou, Assistant Director, International Students and Scholars Services, Drexel University

The School of Public Health boasts a high post-graduate hiring rate, with many of our graduates going on to professional jobs in civic government, research and academia. With various career development workshops and networking events throughout the academic year, our faculty and staff, as well as the general career development offices of Drexel University (which annually hosts one of the largest university-held Career Fairs in the Delaware Valley) are here not only to help students obtain their degrees, but to help them find a place in the public health field.

We are recognized for our academic excellence and emphasis on experiential, "hands-on" learning—nationally and internationally. More than half of full-time faculty holds at least one degree from an academically-elite University; more than 90% have a degree from a top-tier University.