Orientation Schedule: Fall 2021

Welcome to the Dornsife School of Public Health!

The Dornsife School of Public Health is excited to welcome new dragons to campus during Welcome Week and Graduate Student Orientation from Monday, September 13 through Sunday, September 19. In partnership with Drexel University’s Orientation festivities, the Dornsife School of Public Health will hold New Student Orientation for public health students.

Orientation is designed to aid in the transition into student life by offering students the opportunity to explore Drexel and Dornsife services and resources, and connect with fellow students, faculty, and staff. Orientation will offer both in person and virtual events, and content available via Drexel Learn. When possible, sessions will be recorded and shared via the Orientation course on Drexel Learn.

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Orientation Schedule

Full details of the Orientation schedule will be posted here in late August. Students will receive an email to their Drexel account when the schedule is available. Please check back for updates.

Building a Public Health Career Series

All Dornsife students are invited to attend the Building a Public Health Career Series. This pre-Orientation virtual series explores how students can take advantage of Dornsife’s Career Services and proactively create a University experience that leads to a successful public health career. When possible, sessions will be recorded and shared via the Orientation course on Drexel Learn.

Career Services and Resources

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
12:00PM-12:30PM EST via Zoom
Please register here to receive the Zoom link.

Description: Tariem Burroughs, Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services, and Michelle Quigley, Associate Director of Student and Alumni Services, introduce Dornsife’s essential services, resources, and events that will help you prepare for a career in public health.

Your Practical Experience

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
6:00PM-6:50PM EST via Zoom
Please register here to receive the Zoom link.

Description:Tariem Burroughs, Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services, reviews important details of the Integrated Learning Experience (ILE) and the Applied Practical Experience (APE) and interviews current students on their APE placement experiences.

The Value of a Public Health Degree

Thursday, September 9, 2021
1:00PM-1:50PM EST via Zoom
Please register here to receive the Zoom link.

Description: During this exciting panel, students are encouraged to ask questions as Philadelphia public health leaders discuss the value of earning a public health degree. Panelists include:

  • Natalie Levkovich, Chief Executive Officer of Health Federation of Philadelphia
  • Desha Dickson, Associate Vice President of Community Wellness, Tower Health
  • Cheryl Bettigole, Acting Philadelphia Health Commissioner
  • Wendy Nickel, President of Health Care Improvement Foundation
  • Lorina Marshall-Blake, President of Independence Blue Cross Foundation

Dornsife Public Health in Action

Friday, September 10, 2021
10:00AM-10:50AM EST via Zoom
Please register here to receive the Zoom link.

Description: John Kirby, Director of the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, invites students to BYO coffee and ask questions as he shares his experiences building a career in public health.

Welcome Week (Master’s)

All incoming and returning Dornsife master’s students are invited to attend Orientation sessions during Welcome Week. Please save the dates listed below, and check back for additional session details:

  • Monday, September 13, 2021 from 9:00AM-4:00PM EST in Nesbitt Hall and via Zoom
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 9:00AM-4:00PM EST in Nesbitt Hall and via Zoom
  • Friday, September 17, 2021 from 9:00AM-2:30PM EST in Nesbitt Hall and via Zoom

Welcome Week (Undergraduates)

Incoming Dornsife undergraduate students are expected to participate in College Day on Wednesday, September 14, during Welcome Week. Please see the schedule for College Day:

Questions?

Not sure where to start? At Dornsife, we know that starting your academic journey is a big transition. It’s common for new students to feel overwhelmed about where to start. The Student Services team is here to help! If you need further assistance with Virtual Orientation or have any questions as you transition into Drexel University, please contact Michelle Quigley.