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.


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.


PDS workshops are offered virtually throughout the academic year. After a workshop concludes, recorded workshops and surveys are made available via the DSPH Professional Development Series 2022-2023 course on Drexel Learn. If you are required to complete this 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.


All students are encouraged to attend live (synchronous) workshops to benefit from interactive experiences. If you are unable to attend the workshops, you may then review a recording via the DSPH Professional Development Series 2022-2023 course on Drexel Learn within several days of the workshop’s conclusion. After attending the workshop or viewing the recording via the course, students must then complete the survey to receive credit for the workshop.

Students will receive an email at the end of the fall and winter quarters indicating their status of completion.

Upcoming Workshops

Networking isn’t a one-time opportunity to sell your skills; it’s about creating relationships over time. In this workshop, Public Health Young Leaders Association (PHYLA) Philly explores developing a professional networking strategy to grow and maintain your network over time. Featured panelists include: Gianna Paone and Doris Swarn.

This workshop is open to all students and a part of the Professional Development Series and meets the requirement for the success completion of PBHL 500.

Fall Quarter 2022-2023

  • Job Search Strategy
    Wednesday, September 28 from 5:30PM-6:30PM EST via Zoom
    Please register in advance.

  • Public Health Professional Networking
    Monday, October 17 from 5:00PM-6:00PM EST via Zoom
    Please register in advance.

  • ResuMANIA
    Wednesday, November 2 from 5:30PM-6:30PM EST via Zoom
    Please register in advance.