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Career Services

A degree in Public Health is the just the beginning for your career opportunities. The Career Services team in the Dornsife School of Public Health's Office of Education, together with Drexel University's Steinbright Career Development Center, provide hands-on advising and guidance to help you find your place in the public health field.

A series of events and opportunities support our students throughout the year, prepare them for rewarding careers, and connect them to employers, alumni, and community resources to build a network that supports their career aspirations.

From career development programs to individual appointments, here’s your central gateway to the most common connections. Our Upcoming Events section and our student intranet Dornsife DASH offer a complete list of events, seminars, journal clubs, webinars, and more.

Are a potential preceptor/employer? Learn more about how to Become a Preceptor for a Public Health Student.

Public Health Career Exploration and Job Search Resources

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. Public health is a broad field, and you want to discover the area that's the best fit for you.

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You can discuss career decision-making and job search strategies, walk through the steps to apply for a public health job, 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 the Dornsife School of Public Health.

To schedule an appointment at Dornsife, please email Michelle Quigley, Associate Director of Career Services and Student Placement.

Drexel University's Steinbright Career Development Center also provides career counseling along with personality assessments to help evaluate your personality, interests, skills, and values as they relate to your career choices. Schedule an appointment with Steinbright to learn more.

Applying to Jobs & Internships

Searching for an internship or full-time job is a personal and unique experience for each student.

Drexel Dornsife's Office of Education 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.

Public Health Employment Connections


Dornsife's Office of Education 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.


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 customizes the information that Handshake delivers 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.

Drexel Career Connections

Drexel groups on LinkedIn such as Drexel Career Connections offer a hub for students, alumni, employers, faculty, staff and other Drexel Community members to connect, network, and exchange career-relevant information and advice.

Join Drexel Career Connections on LinkedIn.

Career Exploration Events and Programs

Professional Development Series

The Office of Education offers 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.

Coffee & Convos

Coffee & Convos offers students and public health professionals an opportunity to connect and network. Professionals share information about their organization and experiences to help students explore work environments, industries, and public health career paths over coffee. For upcoming dates, please visit Dornsife DASH.

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