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)



Next PDS Workshop:

Check back in the winter quarter for more information!


2020-2021 Workshop Schedule

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Individual Appointments

Interested in additional opportunities to develop your professional skills? Michelle Quigley is available for individual appointments via Zoom to assist you with the following topics:

  • ​Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Informational interviews
  • Interviews
  • Networking
  • Career planning
  • Job search strategies
  • Applying to graduate school
  • Alumni Connections
  • Salary Negotiations
  • and more!

Further expand your professional network by taking advantage of these opportunities:


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.

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