of co-op students found their experience relevant to their career objectives
of 2021 undergraduate alumni working full-time are working in professions that are closely or somewhat related to their field of study
A circular loop between 'World-Class Academics' and 'Real-World Experience.'

Placing a Focus on Experience

At the center of this innovative approach to learning is Drexel's renowned cooperative education program, also known as co-op. For over 100 years, Drexel Co-op has positioned our Dragons to learn directly from the experts and visionaries shaping the professional world. Our program partners with over 1,700 employers from around the globe, ranging from Fortune 500 companies and emerging startups to innovative nonprofits and government agencies and provides students with up to three six-month, full-time professional work experiences. Going on co-op provides students like you with the chance to explore potential career paths and build a professional network while gaining invaluable experience and building an impressive résumé — all before graduation. And when you return to class, you'll do so possessing enhanced insights and an advanced practical understanding that can't be found in any textbook, allowing you to serve as a knowledgeable resource for your classmates and instructors.

Continuing a Legacy of Learning

Universally regarded as one of the nation's most respected leaders in experiential education, Drexel has a long and storied tradition of preparing students to make an impact in the world around them. By so closely integrating academics with experience, our University presents students with a truly transformative model that allows them to push beyond all expectations. This is a place that continues to shape leaders, thinkers, and achievers…and we can't wait to see what they will accomplish next.

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Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions Disaster Simulation program presents students with an emergency situation and requires them to respond in real-time. Our Dragons are practicing how they will meet the next challenge in this ever-changing world before it even happens. Because heroes can’t wait.
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Our diverse faculty, staff, and students are committed to finding new and innovative solutions to 21st-century challenges using advanced research techniques. Learn more about how our unique approach to research is leading to new discoveries that will shape tomorrow.