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Faculty and Staff

This past academic year the Steinbright Career Development Center developed international co-op job opportunities in 35 countries, and contributing to this effort has been Drexel faculty, advisors and staff. One exciting and meaningful international co-op was developed in South Korea by Professor Paul Oh. Under his direction, a Drexel team of researchers is collaborating with a team of Korean researchers on advancing humanoid development. The five-year project seeks transformative models to train scientists and engineers to effectively work in global multi-disciplined design teams.

Professor Gail Hearn has created opportunities for students to co-op abroad on the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea). As field assistants working under the supervision of scientists, the Wildlife Center manager (forest wildlife) and the research manager (nesting sea turtles), students are encouraged to participate in all aspects of field research during their stay on Bioko, and may explore additional opportunities to participate in educational outreach projects with local school children as well as training exercises with local wildlife patrols.

Professor Steven Wrenn has also expressed interest in sending co-op students abroad to Germany as part of an exchange program he has developed with Ruhr University.

As part of Drexel’s 2012 – 2017 Strategic Plan, the Steinbright Career Development Center is aggressively expanding co-op opportunities throughout the world. The goal is to provide innovative programs that broaden academic perspectives, promote global awareness, and encourage personal development while laying the foundation for participants to become engaged world citizens.

We invite you to contact Kathy Neary, director of career services, (kneary@drexel.edu or 215-895-2918), if you would like to know more about the international co-op program or to discuss how you can help Steinbright develop international co-op opportunities.