A degree in Public Health is the beginning of your career. The 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.
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 to build a network that supports your career aspirations.
From career development programs to individual appointments, here’s your central gateway to the most common connections. Our Upcoming Events section has a complete list of events, seminars, journal clubs, webinars, and more.
Are a potential preceptor/employer? Please visit Become a Preceptor for a Public Health Student.
Services and Resources
Symplicity: Dornsife's Career Management System
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.
Log in to Symplicity
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.
Log in to Handshake
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.
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 the Dornsife School of Public Health.
To schedule an appointment at Dornsife, please email Michelle Quigley, Associate Director of Student Services.
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. 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.
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 for mentorship opportunities.
Log in to Dragon Network
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.
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 by 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.