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Co-op

As Drexel’s Co-op Centennial Approaches, Check Out What Dragons Are Working on Today


The Steinbright Career Development Center recently released the winning photos from its annual Co-op Photo Contest.
Marissa Hill

Communication Major and Eagles Cheerleader Takes on Midterms, Media and the Super Bowl

A student in the College of Arts and Sciences witnessed the Eagles’ Super Bowl season firsthand as an Eagles cheerleader.
editing

Editors Without Borders Work Across Disciplines at Drexel

Graduate students in the Department of Communication reached across disciplinary borders to help graduate students in Drexel’s science and engineering programs.
Drexel student Alex Norcross, right, alongside NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski.

Learning the Ins and Outs of Social Media on a Co-op With Comcast

Alex Norcross made the most out of his co-op with Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia by switching into a social media role and gaining valuable experience with audience engagement. Along the way, he learned the importance of timing and preparation. 
The Orai public speaking app

The Drexel Students Who Can Fix Your Fear of Public Speaking

Danish Dhamani and Paritosh Gupta wanted to help people uncomfortable with public speaking, so they created Orai, an app that acts as a personal speech coach. Orai is a finalist this week in two notable competitions. 
This year's class of Drexel Fulbright awardees. From left to right, top row: Carli Moorhead, Claudia Gutierrez, Emily Lurier and Gregory Niedt. From left to right, bottom row: Kaitlin Thaker, Shawn Joshi, Vaughn Shirey, Wen-kuni Ceant.

Record-Breaking Eight Drexel Dragons Named Fulbright Grantees

Eight students and alumni from Drexel were offered grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program this year.
syringe and vials

‘Who Needs a Flu Shot? – Not Me’
 

“There has been a little flu, but there will be more…we have not seen the worst of it, flu usually peaks in February,” said an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer in January. Now in February, we think – people better get their flu shots, take vitamin C and heed the public health cautions plastered across the news media. But what impact do these public health messages actually have on us? Are we going to race out and get our flu shot? According to a Drexel University communication researcher, probably not. And it’s not because we think we’re invincible, it’s because we like to think we’re immune to the influences of messages in the mass media — a communications theory termed the “third-person effect.”
From left to right: Rob Jackson, Facility Supervisor at the Wright Recreation Center; Lawrence Souder, Director of Drexel Edits and host of "Good Morning, Neighbors"; and Nick Surgent, an undergraduate at Drexel University's Bennett S. LeBow College of Business and one of several Drexel Community Scholars

WKDU Greets Local Nonprofits With 'Good Morning, Neighbors'

Student-run radio station WKDU, center for the support of nonprofit communications Drexel Edits and the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement come together to welcome local nonprofit organizations with “Good Morning, Neighbors,” a series of biweekly radio interviews.
Drexel's Jordan McClain interviewed legendary "Fresh Air" host Terry Gross.

Turning the Tables on Terry Gross

Terry Gross is currently celebrating 40 years as the award-winning host of National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air,” which boasts nearly 5 million listeners each week across more than 450 NPR stations. The show also has a massively popular podcast. Gross is widely considered one of the country’s leading and most important interviewers, but earlier this month, the legendary interviewer became the interviewee.

Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. A group of 19 newspapermen, wire service, and newsreel cameramen, and representatives of OWI [Office of War Information] visited the Tule Lake Relocation Center. This was the first inspection tour granted the press.

Communications Professor Analyzes Local Media Coverage of Japanese-American Incarceration Camps

Ron Bishop, professor and head of the Department of Communication, published a book analyzing how the internment of people of Japanese descent, more than 60 percent American citizens, was covered by local newspapers during World War Two.
Colin Quinn instructing a class at the Drexel University Public Safety Communication Center (DUPSCC).

Drexel Communications Center Hosts Training for Area Agencies

Drexel's Public Safety Communications Center is the nation's only college or university communications center to receive accredition. As such, it has taken a leadership role in training similar agencies in Philadelphia.
The new course will provide students with a broad, interdisciplinary overview of critical, historical and practical issues pertaining to branding, marketing and consumerism.

New Drexel Course on Affluenza and Consumer Culture is Open to the Public

As the dust settles after the chaos of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at America’s consumer culture, including ‘affluenza,’ the epidemic of overconsumption. In a new course, called “Studying Consumerism,” offered by the Department of Communication in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, students—and a limited number of alumni and members of the general public—can do just that. The winter term course, which runs from Jan. 5 – March 21, will provide students with a broad overview of critical, historical and practical issues pertaining to consumerism as well as branding and marketing.