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.
Annual 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 fosters meaningful relationships between students and alumni. The connections made via this program help prepare students for a successful future and provide an opportunity for mentorship and growth.
The program enables alumni to share their professional and personal experience and expertise with students. Alumni mentors have the opportunity to advise student(s) on academic guidance, career advice and personal development for the academic year (November to March). We encourage mentors and mentees to connect on a regular basis (i.e. once a month phone call, in person meeting, or email conversation). However, the frequency and form of communication may be determined by participants. Alumni do not have to live in Philadelphia to participate.
Registration opens at the end of September. For upcoming event details and registration, please visit Upcoming Events.
A great way to get in-depth and personalized advice on your 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 McDermott.
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 McDermott.
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 Caroline Voyles if you have any questions about Symplicity.
Log in to Symplicity