Professional Development Series

Each year, Student Affairs and the Office of Public Health Practice collaborate to provide workshops designed to fine-tune your professional skills and prepare you for the workplace, both during and after your Drexel degree! The Professional Development Series is open to all Dornsife undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to the one-on-one appointments available with DSPH staff to practice and apply this material.

Many Dornsife programs require professional development activity completion throughout their curriculum. The PDS is an example of this for the face-to-face and online MPH programs and is required for successful completion of PBHL 500.

For first year MPH students, this series impacts successful completion of PBHL 500 (see Requirements)


MPH Requirements

The Professional Development Series is designed to aid in your career preparation journey by allowing time for you to improve components of your professional life. Workshops will focus on the skills and materials you need to start your search, thrive in your role, and strengthen your network. Led by topic experts, these workshops are informative for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students of all class years.

Because the selected professional development topics provide important preparation for the Applied Practical Experience (APE), it is required that all first year MPH students in the face-to-face and online programs complete at least 8 of the 12 offered sessions before their APE learning agreement is approved. Students must complete the evaluation, which includes a brief reflection, at the end of each module to receive session credit.


Upcoming Workshop

Announcing the Winter Workshop #4 of the Professional Development Series: Informational Interviews led by Helene Stockman-Baer, Career Counselor for Graduating Seniors and Recent Alumni at Drexel. This session will occur on Thursday, February 25 from 5:30PM-6:30PM EST via Zoom (Meeting ID: 940 5168 5219, Passcode: SCDC3201).

Preparing for a co-op, internship, or life after Drexel? Learn more about the options available post-graduation for public health students and how to plan a targeted search that works for you. Leave with resources for where and how to search for public health opportunities and clear next steps to take in your process.

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2020-2021 Workshop Schedule

Winter Workshop #5: Exploring Public Health Careers
Wednesday, March 3 from 6:00PM-7:00PM EST via Zoom
Registration required.

Please see below for more information on upcoming and past events. If you are a first year MPH student, this series impacts successful completion of PBHL 500 (see Requirements)


Past Workshops

Fall Workshop #1: Getting Comfortable with Difficult Conversations
Tuesday, September 22 from 12:00PM-1:00PM via Zoom
Missed this opportunity? Watch the workshop here and complete the evaluation.

Fall Workshop #2: Networking Part 1: Crafting an Elevator Pitch
Wednesday, October 14 from 10:00AM-11:00AM EST via Zoom
Missed this opportunity? Watch the workshop here and complete the evaluation.

Fall Workshop #3: Creating a High Impact Resume
Wednesday, October 21 from 5:00PM-6:00PM EST via Zoom
Missed this opportunity? Watch the workshop here and complete the evaluation.

Fall Workshop #4: Career Mapping
Wednesday, October 28 from 1:00PM-2:00PM EST via Zoom
Missed this opportunity? Watch the workshop here and complete the evaluation.

Fall Workshop #5: Salary Negotiation
Monday, November 9 from 5:00PM-6:00PM EST via Zoom
Missed this opportunity? Watch the workshop here and complete the evaluation.

Winter Workshop #1: Creative Cover Letter Writing
Wednesday, January 13 at 5:00PM EST via Zoom
Missed this opportunity? Watch the workshop here and complete the evaluation.

Winter Workshop #2: Interview Like a Boss
Thursday, January 28 from 6:00PM-7:00PM EST via Zoom
Missed this opportunity? Watch the workshop here, review this handout, and complete the evaluation.

Winter Workshop #3: Informational Interviews: Simple Steps to Network your Way to a Career
Wednesday, February 10 from 11:00AM-12:00PM EST via Zoom
Missed this opportunity? Watch the workshop here, review the presentation, and complete the evaluation.

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