Networking

DSPH encourages public health students to make connections and build relationships with peers, faculty, staff, and alumni through engaging in programs and other resources. These connections are essential to building a successful career and can lead you to contacts and advice as you enter public health. Networking shouldn’t wait until you’re scouting the job market! Start making connections now through the below resources.

Drexel Resources

Dornsife Faculty and Staff

 

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.

Learn more about the Student Affairs and Academic Affairs teams on our About page!

 

Dragon Network

 

Dragon Network

Dragon Network is Drexel University’s online professional community for alumni and students, and is the easiest way to get connected. By joining the Public Health Community, you will have access to job postings, networking resources, and be able to connect with Dornsife community members who share your passion for public health.

Looking for a mentor? Dragon Network 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.  All alumni and current students are eligible to participate in the program, regardless of residency. 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
Office of Alumni Relations

 

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:

Staying Connected with DSPH after Graduation

 

Staying Connected with DSPH after Graduation

In this session, Michelle Quigley, Associate Director of Student and Alumni Services, Tariem Burroughs, Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services, and Nikki Bromberg, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Health Sciences, discuss how to stay connected to Dornsife and engage with fellow alumni through Dragon Network. Learn how to network through the Public Health Community group, post or search for jobs, volunteer with Drexel Serves, and take advantage of career services and events post-graduation. Review the session.

 

Steinbright Career Development Center

 

Steinbright Career Development Center

View Steinbright’s resource on Networking Professionally in your Field.

DSPH Preceptor Student Outreach Template

 

DSPH Preceptor Student Outreach Template

Need a head start on networking techniques? This template is intended for students to use when reaching out to alumni in Dragon Network to find a preceptor. Students are encouraged to personalize and tailor their message to alumni as this template acts a guide. Click here to view the template. 

Other Resources

CareerPalz

CareerPalz

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!

GoinGlobal

GoinGlobal

GoinGlobal is the leading provider of country-specific and American city-specific career and employment information, including 33 country career guides, corporate profiles, and more than 600,000 internship and job listings around the world. Use this resource to network with professionals in your home country or country of interest, or take advantage of the following features:

  • Job search tools – online and face-to-face resources
  • Employment trends in major industries – learn more about growing industry areas and focus your job or internship search!
  • Executive recruiters and staffing agency contacts – great contacts for students and alumni/professional job seekers
  • Work permit regulations – clearly explains the important details for international students and professional job seekers
  • Resume/CV writing guidelines
  • Interviewing and cultural advice
  • Links to American H-1B visa employers for every state

To access this website, go to DrexelOne. Then click on the student tab. Once on the student page you should see the Steinbright Career Development Center information box which has the GoinGlobal link.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

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

Public Health Professional Organizations

For more identity-based organizations you may be interested in, check out the Office of Minority Health with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.