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Design Your Drexel

Design Your Drexel

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sponsored by the Pennoni Honors College
ExCITe Center
3300 Market Street
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Food will be provided

Many of us have heard that college represents the best years of our lives. But the fast pace and nature of life at Drexel can present a slew of difficult decisions and stressful tradeoffs.

  • How do you pursue all of your interests and fulfill major requirements?
  • How do you discover all of the exciting opportunities Drexel has to offer?
  • And once you’ve discovered them, how do you possibly choose among them?
  • Most importantly, how do you leave Drexel feeling satisfied with the experience?

Design Your Drexel helps students navigate these issues by providing he tools and opportunity to make deliberate, informed choices about how to integrate pieces of their Drexel education – curriculum, co-op, extracurricular activities – into a roadmap for making the most of their time at Drexel.

What is it?

A 1-day workshop, sponsored by the Pennoni Honors College and grounded in the principles of design thinking – a “playful approach to academic discovery." Participants will engage in large group activities, listen to mini-lectures, share personal reflections, and discuss provocative ideas about the purpose of college in small, facilitated groups.

Students have the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers, Drexel faculty and staff; discuss individually tailored research, fellowship and graduate school advising; and learn about leadership training. By the end of the day, you will have a stronger foundation and tools to design a college experience that better aligns with who you are and what you hope to get out of your time at Drexel.

Who is it for?

To be eligible, you MUST:

  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time student in good standing
  • Be entering your sophomore or pre-junior year in the 2017-2018 Academic Year
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Selection Criteria
Students should demonstrate an interest in further developing the following:

  1. an authentic interest and investment in the process of learning and the pursuit of challenge
  2. a desire to contribute to one's chosen communities - academic, creative, athletic, faith-based, political, social 
  3. entrepreneurial...and more
  4. adaptability, curiosity, and self-awareness
  5. strong written and verbal communication skills

How to Apply
A complete application package must include the following components:

  1. Completed Application Form 
    a. Part 1: Applicant information
    b. Part 2: Short Essay (600-800 words)

   2.  A current resume, which should not exceed one page in length

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Important Notes

  • It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all elements of his/her application (including the faculty recommendation) have been submitted prior to the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • No exceptions will be made for students who miss the deadline.

Drexel students who wish to apply for Design Your Drexel MUST submit an application and resume by 5 p.m., Monday, August 7, 2017 (deadline extended!).