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The teen summer job outlook of 2015 is expected to be a slight improvement over the previous five summers.

Teen Summer Jobs Growing Slowly According to New Drexel Report

Summer employment opportunities for teenagers is stagnant despite the nation's job growth, as revealed in a new study from Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy.

A new Drexel study found that only one in 10 young Black males in Philadelphia had a job in 2012-2013, among the lowest of all big cities in the nation.

Philadelphia Teens Are Left Behind in Jobs Recovery

A new study from Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy found that, despite the nation’s job growth, the fraction of teens at work has barely budged, with urban teens faring the worst.
Kelsey Goslin and Meghan Regan with Nick Bayer, CEO and founder of Saxbys Coffee, on the opening day of Drexel's Saxbys.

Co-Ops With a Coffee

Two LeBow students had the opportunity to do a co-op unlike anything that's ever been done at Drexel: start and manage a student-run Saxbys coffee shop.
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Will Social Media Kill Branding? Researchers Evaluate How Social Media has Transformed Traditional Marketing

For decades, corporations used a steadfast formula in branding a product: big advertising investments that produced customer awareness and built a positive product reputation. By investing heavily in and tightly managing a product’s image via controlled communications, dominant brands could be leveraged to cultivate loyalty and a long-term stream of profits. But social media’s meteoric rise in popularity may be killing the old, reliable branding formula and changing how consumers interact with brands.
The StudyTree team, (from left to right) Ethan Keiser, Robyn Freedman and Phuoc Phan, who are currently in California competing in Microsoft's Imagine Cup.

Drexel’s StudyTree Reaches Microsoft Imagine Cup U.S. Finals

A team of Drexel student entrepreneurs has reached the last national stage of a global student technology competition.
H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, celebrated Philadelphia media entrepreneur, newspaper publisher and philanthropist, was named the 61st Business Leader of the Year by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business

Gerry Lenfest Named Drexel’s Business Leader of the Year

Celebrated Philadelphia media entrepreneur, newspaper publisher and philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest was recently named the 61st Business Leader of the Year by the LeBow College of Business.
Ben Melman is the co-founder of Booksmart, a concert-booking app.

How One Student is Revolutionizing the Concert Booking Process

Drexel senior Ben Melman has come up with a 21st century solution to the standard and tedious process of booking concerts.
Drexel Cybersecurity

Drexel Cybersecurity Institute And U.S. Army Reserve to Train Next Generation of 'Cyber Soldiers'

Cyberspace is rapidly becoming the battleground of the 21st century. The prevalence and magnitude of cyber attacks during the 18 months has illuminated the need for sophisticated soldiers and savvy security professionals to fortify the information systems and electronic data on which our nation now depends. This demand has led the U.S. Army Reserve to partner with six academic institutions, including Drexel University, to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
The Edumemes contest open, to Dragon students. Image by Arvid E. Roach.

Professor Holds Contest to Create 'Edumemes'

One Drexel professor found that when it comes to making a database for educational apps, or “Edumemes,” sometimes it’s best to do it yourself — and with the help of some students.
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Students Get a Taste of French Wine, Real-World Consulting

Consulting courses, a hallmark in Drexel's experiential learning, takes students out of the classroom for real-world experience. Last term, that meant holding a final presentation for a client in a chateau in France.
The Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership Program has been described as a "shark tank" kind of experience for researchers.

The Coulter Program: A ‘Shark Tank’ for Academics

How the Coulter Program is helping to bring a breakthrough Parkinson’s treatment — and other Drexel discoveries — out of the academy and into the marketplace.
Ellen Kullman

DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman Named Drexel's 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year

Drexel University’s College of Engineering will honor Ellen Kullman, chair of the Board and CEO of DuPont, as its 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year. Kullman, who will be recognized at a ceremony on Feb. 23, will join an esteemed group of engineering trailblazers who have received the award.