Professional Development Series

The Professional Development Series (PDS) consists of career-themed workshops designed to aid in your career preparation journey by allowing time for you to improve components of your professional life. Workshops are designed to focus on the skills and materials necessary for starting a search, thriving in a role, and strengthening a public health network. Led by topic experts, the workshops are informative for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students of all class years.

Upcoming Workshop

The Professional Development Series has concluded for the 2021-2022 year. You may review presentations via the DSPH Professional Development Series 2021-2022 course on Drexel Learn. Please check back in the fall for more information regarding workshops for the 2022-2023 year.

2021-2022 Workshop Schedule

Spring Quarter

  • Workshop #7: Salary Negotiation
    Wednesday, April 13 from 6:30PM-7:30PM EST via Zoom
    Please register in advance.
  • Workshop #8: Elevator Pitch
    Monday, April 25 from 5:30PM-6:30PM EST via Zoom.
    Please register in advance.
  • Workshop #9: Career Mapping
    Wednesday, May 18 from 6:30PM-7:30PM EST via Zoom.
    Please register in advance.

Winter Quarter

  • Workshop #4: Cover to Cover Letters
    Wednesday, January 19 from 6:30PM-7:30PM EST via Zoom
  • Workshop #5: Interview Like a Boss
    Monday, February 21 from 6:00PM-7:00PM EST via Zoom
  • Workshop #6: From Differentiation to Integration: Managing and Resolving Conflict
    Wednesday, March 2 from 6:30PM-7:30PM EST via Zoom

Fall Quarter

  • Workshop #1: Job Search Strategy
    Wednesday, October 6 from 5:30PM-6:30PM EST via Zoom
  • Workshop #2: Public Health Professional Networking with PHYLA
    Monday, October 25 from 5:00PM-6:00PM EST via Zoom
  • Workshop #3: ResuMANIA
    Wednesday, November 17 from 5:00PM-6:00PM EST via Zoom
Requirements

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

Students in applicable degree programs must complete at least 6 of the 9 workshops and the corresponding survey to receive session credit.

*The following programs are excluded from this requirement: BA, BS, BA/MPH, BS/MPH, MS, MD/MPH, JD/MPH, EMPH, PhD and DrPH.

Access

PDS workshops are offered throughout the academic year, and may be virtual (synchronous or asynchronous), in person, or hybrid events. After a workshop concludes, recorded workshops and surveys are made available via the DSPH Professional Development Series 2021-2022 course on Drexel Learn. If you are required to complete this requirement because of your degree program, you have been granted access to this course on Drexel Learn.

If you are required to complete the PDS workshops and unable to access the course via Drexel Learn, please contact Michelle Quigley immediately.

If you are not required to complete the PDS workshops, but wish to review the recording, please contact Michelle Quigley.

Attendance

All students are encouraged to attend live (synchronous) workshops to benefit from interactive experiences. Face-to-face students should expect to attend in person events when possible. If you are unable to attend live (synchronous) workshops, please review the DSPH Professional Development Series 2021-2022 course on Drexel Learn within several days of the workshop’s conclusion for the recording and survey.

Please note that in person workshops may be recorded but cannot be guaranteed.