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The College of Computing & Informatics is a national leader in information and technology education. With cutting edge curriculum and groundbreaking research led by a world-class faculty, our college is one of the only institutions in the nation that can equip you with the comprehensive knowledge, skills and hands-on experience to drive innovation and improve lives within any industry or career field you choose. No matter where your passions lie, our deep relationships with industry leaders and broad, interdisciplinary programming, coupled with Drexel’s a fully integrated cooperative education program, create an unmatched and inclusive environment for 21st century education and research. Start here. Go anywhere.

Top 10
Information Science degree program in the U.S.
(College Factual, 2018)
In this Q&A, recent graduate Adena Ellner '17 opens up about her experience switching careers with the help of her Drexel education and provides advice for fellow graduate students.

Confessions of a Career-Switcher

Adena Ellner completed her coursework for her master’s degree in information systems and certificate in healthcare informatics at Drexel University in December 2017 before officially graduating in June 2018. Before that, she worked as an assistant to financial advisors and decided to leave that behind to turn her passion for technology into a new career by pursuing a master’s degree from Drexel. Prior to her time in the financial services industry, she was a graphic designer after graduating from Drew University with a BA in fine art.

CCI Alumna Leverages CCI Coursework and Co-op in Pursuit of a Rewarding New Career
Top 40
Computer Science degree program in the U.S. (College Factual, 2018)
Brian Smith

CCI Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Combines Passion for Creativity and Computing

Smith has a palpable passion for creativity and innovation, and his professional background has included stints at both the National Science Foundation and the Rhode Island School of Design. He sat down with CCI to answer some questions about his career path, how he has managed to blend his interests in art and technology, and his vision for the future at CCI.

Meet Brian Smith, PhD
of the 25 top-paying jobs of 2018 are tech positions
(Forbes, 2018)
Student in class speaking

CCI Hosts Reception and Panel to Welcome Newest Class of Women in Computing

The event was organized as part of CCI’s broader Women in Computing Initiative, a major strategic initiative to grow the number of women students across the College, launched in September 2017. The Women in Computing Initiative is centered on the recruitment and retention of women in undergraduate majors, with the expressed goal of increasing women students in CCI by 50% in five years.

Women in Computing Initiative

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