To Our Graduating Students,

On behalf of the Student Affairs department, congratulations on your upcoming graduation! We are very proud of all that you’ve done during your time at Dornsife School of Public Health, and we wish you the best as you begin this next phase in your life. As you near graduation, we’d like to share several resources that may assist in your job search. See below for this week’s tips for success:

Begin with You

As a Drexel student, you can take advantage free self-assessments to identify your motivators and preferences in order to make a better match between personalities and work settings. Schedule an appointment with Career and Educational Counseling office at Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC) to complete a self-assessment.

Explore Online Job Postings

Caroline Voyles will explore job searching resources that will aid in your search in an upcoming workshop:

The Hunt: Navigating the Job and Internship Search
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Nesbitt Hall, Room 132

Attend this exciting workshop to learn more about planning a targeted search and navigating public health job database resources.

Prepare your Application Materials

Your resume is your personal marketing tool, describing your abilities, skills, achievements, and aspirations. Dornsife offers one-on-one appointments to review resumes, cover letters, and curriculum vitae, develop social media and LinkedIn profiles, educate you on salary negotiation, and more. Schedule an appointment with Michelle McDermott or Caroline Voyles.

Connect with Alumni and Others

With these elements complete, we encourage you to reach out to Drexel graduate alumni who have also pursued careers in Public Health. Alumni are a fantastic source of advice and encouragement, and many have volunteered to share their experiences through the Alumni Mentoring Program and LinkedIn. Informational interviews can help you explore career fields and begin your search. To connect with alumni, please forward your résumé and references to Michelle McDermott.

Verify your Status

International students may have a few additional steps during their job search as compared to their US student counterparts. If you are an international student seeking employment in the US after graduation, you will need to make sure you are in compliance with your US Visa requirements. Be sure to start early and research employers thoroughly to seek companies that sponsors work visas. Schedule and appointment with International Students and Scholar Services to learn more about your visa options and how to stay in compliance. Schedule an appointment with Caroline Voyles, or an SCDC Career Counselor for additional job search resources.

If at any time in the recruitment process you have questions or are unsure of how to proceed, please make an appointment with Michelle McDermott, Caroline Voyles, or an SCDC Career Counselor. We are here to help you navigate this process, make the best decisions, and act in a professional manner.

Congratulations again!

Join in on the inaugural accountability club meeting!

Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 9:00AM-10:00AM
Nesbitt Hall, Collaboratory (3215 Market St.)

The Accountability Club meetings are designed to provide students structure and peer support for effective time management throughout the semester. The club will provide a space and time for checking tasks off of your to-do list and will be organic in format to fit the needs of interested students. We hope that this time can be used for students to motivate each other to stay on task and be efficient with time, so that you can enjoy life in Philadelphia and be a successful student too!

Please RSVP here!

Winter PDS #1: The Hunt: Navigating the Job and Internship Search

Sign up for Winter Workshop #1 of the 2019-2020 Professional Development Series: The Hunt: Navigating the Job and Internship Search!

Hosted by The Office of Student Affairs and Office of Public Health Practice
Presented by Caroline Voyles, MPH
Director, Student Placement and Partnership Development

To learn more, click here!

Ready to register? Click here!

For more information about the entire Professional Development Series, Click here!

Registration is now open for the Urban Heath Summer Institute

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The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative hosted the inaugural Summer Institute in June 2016. The Institute offers short courses in urban health research for students, researchers, public health and allied professionals. Courses provide participants with opportunities and tools to improve and understand health in cities. It is a great opportunity to supplement your studies and increase your skillset in a condensed format. Better yet, all DSPH students and alumni can take courses at half-off registration rates.

Please register before April 30th for a discounted price of only $200 per course. To access this discount, enter this promo code on the Eventbrite registration page: UHC200. After you enter the code, please make sure you select to purchase the discounted ticket.

Questions? Please contact Amy Confair, MPH.

View Courses & Register here!