Professional Development Series

The Professional Development Series (PDS) consists of career-themed workshops designed to fine-tune your professional skills and prepare you for the workplace, both during and after your Drexel degree! The PDS 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 face-to-face and online master’s programs, and is required for successful completion of PBHL 500.

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.

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.

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

PDS workshops will be offered throughout the academic year, and may be virtual (synchronous or asynchronous), live, or hybrid events. Recorded workshops and evaluations will be available via the DSPH Professional Development Series 2021-2022 course on Drexel LearnStudents must complete at least 6 of the 9 workshops and the corresponding survey to receive session credit. Please note that live, in person sessions may be recorded, but cannot be guaranteed. Face to face students should expect to attend live, in person events when possible.

2021-2022 Workshop Schedule

  • Fall Workshop #1: Job Search Strategy
    Wednesday, October 6 from 5:30PM-6:30PM EST via Zoom

  • Fall Workshop #2: Public Health Professional Networking with PHYLA
    TBA

Past Workshops

View the Archives page for workshops from past academic years.

2020-2021 Fall 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.
Note: You will need to activate your Dragon Network account to watch this video.

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.

2020-2021 Winter Workshops

Winter Workshop #1: Creative Cover Letter Writing
Wednesday, January 13 at 5:00PM EST via Zoom
This event was pre-recorded. 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.

Winter Workshop #4: Your Job Search during COVID-19 and Beyond
Thursday, February 25 from 5:30PM-6:30PM EST via Zoom
Missed this opportunity? Watch the workshop here, review the presentation, and complete the evaluation.

Winter Workshop #5: Exploring Public Health Careers
Wednesday, March 3 from 6:00PM-7:00PM EST via Zoom
This event was not recorded. If you attended this event, please complete the evaluation.

2020-2021 Spring Workshops

Spring Workshop #1: Navigating Networking in Public Health
Wednesday, April 21 from 5:30PM-6:30PM EST via Zoom
Missed this opportunity? Watch the workshop here and complete the evaluation.

Spring Workshop #2: Protecting your Online Personal Brand
Tuesday, May 19 at 11:00AM EST
This event was pre-recorded. Watch the workshop here and complete the evaluation.