To Our Graduating Students,

On behalf of the Student Affairs department, congratulations on your upcoming graduation! We are very proud of all that you’ve done during your time at Dornsife School of Public Health, and we wish you the best as you begin this next phase in your life. As you near graduation, we’d like to share several resources that may assist in your job search. See below for this week’s tips for success:

Begin with You

As a Drexel student, you can take advantage free self-assessments to identify your motivators and preferences in order to make a better match between personalities and work settings. Schedule an appointment with Career and Educational Counseling office at Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC) to complete a self-assessment.

Explore Online Job Postings

Caroline Voyles will explore job searching resources that will aid in your search in an upcoming workshop:

The Hunt: Navigating the Job and Internship Search
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Nesbitt Hall, Room 132

Attend this exciting workshop to learn more about planning a targeted search and navigating public health job database resources.

Prepare your Application Materials

Your resume is your personal marketing tool, describing your abilities, skills, achievements, and aspirations. Dornsife offers one-on-one appointments to review resumes, cover letters, and curriculum vitae, develop social media and LinkedIn profiles, educate you on salary negotiation, and more. Schedule an appointment with Michelle McDermott or Caroline Voyles.

Connect with Alumni and Others

With these elements complete, we encourage you to reach out to Drexel graduate alumni who have also pursued careers in Public Health. Alumni are a fantastic source of advice and encouragement, and many have volunteered to share their experiences through the Alumni Mentoring Program and LinkedIn. Informational interviews can help you explore career fields and begin your search. To connect with alumni, please forward your résumé and references to Michelle McDermott.

Verify your Status

International students may have a few additional steps during their job search as compared to their US student counterparts. If you are an international student seeking employment in the US after graduation, you will need to make sure you are in compliance with your US Visa requirements. Be sure to start early and research employers thoroughly to seek companies that sponsors work visas. Schedule and appointment with International Students and Scholar Services to learn more about your visa options and how to stay in compliance. Schedule an appointment with Caroline Voyles, or an SCDC Career Counselor for additional job search resources.

If at any time in the recruitment process you have questions or are unsure of how to proceed, please make an appointment with Michelle McDermott, Caroline Voyles, or an SCDC Career Counselor. We are here to help you navigate this process, make the best decisions, and act in a professional manner.

Congratulations again!

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