The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, resulting in high-quality educational programs, strong student retention and overall financial and organizational stability.
Given the transformation of the employment landscape in the biomedical and health sciences, one of the strategic directions of the Graduate School is to focus on meeting the needs and expectations of graduate students now and into the future, both in and out of the classroom. It is within this context that a Drexel graduate education is enriched with robust professional development programming.
Professional Development Programs
Professional development programs include full-day workshops designed to help students define their career goals, develop plans to achieve those goals and provide skills to reach their employment ambitions.
Careers Beyond the Bench features speakers discussing career trajectories in non-academic settings. An emphasis is placed on providing tips to prepare for a career shift, tools for networking and strategies to build your resume. Learn more.
Success in Academia features highly accomplished speakers and panelists recounting how they navigated their careers in academia and providing tips on how to be successful. Breakout sessions include effective strategies for landing grants and fellowships as well as negotiating tactics for faculty positions. Learn more.
Communicating Your Science features presentations in promoting science to lay audiences and how to effectively advocate for science on the local and national level. Learn more.
Additional Professional Development Events
Additional professional development events occur on a smaller scale via seminars and informal lunches. These smaller-scale events are designed to promote networking and collaboration among our students, and to build an interconnected and robust student community.
"Growing up in small town New Jersey I never expected I would have been privileged enough to be standing where I am today. I have to admit, coming from an agricultural school like Delaware Valley University, I was a little timid when I was given the opportunity to come to the city. Little did I know, the decision to come to Drexel to get my Master of Laboratory Animal Science degree would be one of the best I've ever made. Throughout the duration of this program, the professors have been beyond helpful and I have gained experience in areas I otherwise may not have. With that being said, I hope to pursue my dream of becoming a veterinarian, and without Drexel's MLAS program I would have never realized I wanted to go into lab animal medicine. Drexel has prepared me more than I could have ever hoped and I truly feel confident working towards my future endeavors."