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Career Services

A degree in Public Health is the beginning of your career. Student Affairs, together with the Steinbright Career Development Center and Dornsife's Office of Practice, will help you find your place in the public health field.

We provide a full range of services and resources designed to support you throughout the year, prepare you for a rewarding career, and connect you to employers, alumni, and community resources that help build a network to support your career aspirations.

From career development programs to individualized appointments, here’s your central gateway to the most common connections. Our Upcoming Events section has a complete list of events at Dornsife.

If you are a potential preceptor/employer please visit our Public Health Practice page.

Events and Programs

Professional Development Series

Student Affairs and the Office of Public Health Practice collaborate to offer 12 professional development workshops during the academic year designed to fine tune your professional skills and prepare you for the workplace, both during and after your Drexel degree. This series is open to all Dornsife undergraduate and graduate students.

The workshops help develop the skills and materials you need to start a job search, thrive in your role, and strengthen your network. For upcoming workshops and registration, please visit Upcoming Events.

Alumni Mentoring Program

The Alumni Mentoring Program (AMP) is accessible via the Public Health Community on Dragon Network, Drexel University’s online professional community for alumni and students. This one-stop shop facilitates career-focused conversations, provides meaningful opportunities to give back, and unites Dragons from around the world—one connection at a time.

AMP utilizes online networking and flash mentoring to empower students and alumni to connect with each other for mentoring, networking and career support within the public health community.

Students are encouraged to enroll and:

  • Build your Drexel and Dornsife network by aligning your interests and/or career goals with others
  • Get career-related advice from connecting with mentors
  • Explore job opportunities and learn about new technology and trends
  • Browse helpful resources and upcoming programs

To participate in the DSPH Alumni Mentoring Program: Join the Public Health Community group on Dragon Network.

Note: You do not need to complete a separate application to participate in the Alumni Mentoring Program. Enrollment in the program is open year-round.


Career Counseling

A great way to get in-depth and personalized advice on your public health job search is to make an appointment for career counseling. You can discuss career decision-making and job search strategies, have your resume and cover letter critiqued, conduct a mock interview, evaluate a job offer, or learn more about the career resources available to you at DSPH. To schedule an appointment, please email Michelle Quigley.

Career Assessment

Public health is a broad field, and you want to discover the area that’s the best fit for you. Steinbright Career Development Center provides personality assessments for you to help evaluate your personality, interests, skills, and values as they relate to your career choices. Schedule an appointment with Steinbright to learn more.

Jobs & Internships

Searching for an internship or full-time job is a personal and unique experience for each student. The Office of Student Affairs is committed to helping students explore career options by offering workshops and individual consultations that support students through each step of the journey: identifying online job postings and employers, preparing application materials, networking and interviewing with employers, and negotiating a salary. To schedule an appointment, please email Michelle Quigley. To learn more visit our guide to applying to public health careers.

Handshake Job Board

Drexel's Steinbright Career Development Centers manages Handshake, a University-wide portal that allows students and alumni to view internships and jobs posted by employers. We encourage students and alumni to create a Handshake profiles with rich, career-related details. This will customize the information Handshake pushes to your home page: jobs, workshops and events, and other resources, all based on your interests. Contact Steinbright for more information on access to Handshake.

Symplicity- Dornsife's Career Management System

Dornsife's Office of Practice manages Symplicity, a School-wide portal that allows students and alumni to view jobs, paid and unpaid internships and fellowships, summer opportunities, global opportunities, practicum opportunities, and master’s projects postings.

Contact Tariem Burroughs if you have any questions about Symplicity.

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Dragon Network

All students are encouraged to register for an account on Drexel’s Dragon Network. Dragon Network is the official online network for the Drexel professional community serving alumni and students. Students can access Dragon Network to find alumni with matching career interests and also join the  “Public Health Community” group.


Steinbright Career Development Center is here for Drexel graduate students. Schedule an appointment today with a career counselor.

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