Temple University

Top Watermark

Career and Professional Development

Preparing for your career and professional development at CPH

College of Public Health graduate and undergraduate academic programs provide rich opportunities for student professional development. Most of our programs require supervised practical experience as well as formal exploration of professional issues.  Some programs also include formal or informal mentorship or shadowing opportunities.
All CPH students are encouraged to explore the opportunities for student professional development within their departments. Most departments can provide information about conferences, professional organizations, internships and other options (like certificates) that can enhance your professional development and career opportunities.
Additional Temple University Resources:
Temple University Career Center: CPH graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to take advantage of the resources of Temple’s Career Center, which provides Temple students and alumni with a wide range of services to pursue internship and employment opportunities and to enhance their life-long career success. Visit Temple's Career Center website here
Office of Pre-Professional Health Studies (OPPHS): Considering health-related careers? OPPHS provides resources to help Temple students and alumni prepare to apply for graduate training in many health professions, including Dentistry, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Veterinary Medicine.  Students are urged to contact the OPPHS during their first semester so they can take full advantage of the resources, which include advising, timelines for preparation, a Pre-Health ePortfolio, and a Pre-Health Evaluation Committee letter. Visit the Pre-Professional Health Studies website here.