DSPH encourages public health students to develop strong ties with each other and the alumni through an engaging mix of programs and activities. Networking with alumni doesn’t need to wait until you’re scouting the job market. Start forming relationships early by taking advantage of these opportunities to get advice from an alum you admire or learn about the college experiences that prepared them for success.
Find a mentor through the Dornsife Alumni Mentoring Program (AMP)! 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. AMP is accessible via the Public Health Community on Dragon Network Drexel University’s online professional community for alumni and students. All alumni and current students are eligible to participate in the program, regardless of residency location. Students are encouraged to enroll and:
- Network with a variety of mentors for singular conversations
- Connect with others who share your interests and/or career goals
- Get career-related answers from discussion forums
- Learn about (and attend!) professional events and workshops
- Find resources to help with your career process
Note: You do not need to complete a separate application to participate in the Alumni Mentoring Program.
CareerPalz aims to complement career development and academic training to give international students actionable guidance on career growth. This is done by nurturing virtual mentorship relationships between diverse students and experienced professionals as well as promoting additional skills development through project-based work. Learn more about the Mentoring Program and training opportunities. Learn more about CareerPalz and other resources for international students here!
Dornsife Faculty and Staff
Connect with Dornsife School of Public Health faculty and staff. Students are encouraged to reach out to faculty and staff to discuss interests and career plans. Our faculty and staff may be able to provide contacts (internal, external, industry partners, organizations, alumni), networking opportunities, mentorship, employer or company information.
LinkedIn is another great networking tool for students to search for and connect with alumni or find alumni contact information. The Dornsife School of Public Health group is open for alumni and students to engage. The Drexel Alumni Networking Group has more than 18,000 alumni, and the School Linked In Page is also a good way to connect with other alumni.
Student Affairs offers a LinkedIn workshop each year as a part of the Professional Development Series to help students create a strategy to fully utilize this platform. Review past presentations here.
Office of Alumni Relations
Drexel University’s Office of Alumni Relations offer multiple ways to connect with fellow Alumni both as a student and alum:
- Alumni Online Community
- Social Networks
- Class Notes
- Alumni News and Publications
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Events Calendar
- Alumni Groups
Steinbright Career Development Center
View Steinbright’s resource on Networking Professionally in Your Field.
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