Graduate Student Opportunities

Become a Graduate Dean's Ambassador

The CCI Graduate Dean’s Ambassador program is focused on promotion of the graduate student experience to prospective and new graduate students. Graduate Dean's Ambassadors will have a role in recruiting and admissions events, as well as driving new graduate student growth and engagement. By becoming a Graduate Dean’s Ambassador, you will help fellow students; strengthen your leadership and communication skills; and develop unique experiences with CCI's academic partners.

Ambassadors assist CCI through:

  • Highlighting the strengths of CCI and what makes it unique through your own experiences via Discord and email, while promoting and supporting CCI’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) initiative;
  • Maintaining a current student presence on Discord;
  • Participating in online and face-to-face open houses (if residing in Greater Philadelphia area);
  • Speaking with accepted and incoming graduate students regarding their experience at CCI as a graduate student;
  • Discussing student life and experiences as a CCI graduate student.

Eligible students must:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate master’s or certificate program in the College of Computing & Informatics
  • Be in good academic standing with at least a 3.3 GPA
  • Have finished at least one term of courses at the start of the Winter 2024 term
  • Be enrolled in at least one class or be on co-op each term of the 2023-2024 Academic Year. You can still apply to be a Graduate Dean's Ambassador if you will be graduating this Academic Year.

Hours per week are not guaranteed and will vary depending on prospective and current student needs, event schedule and time of year. Ambassadors should expect to work no more than 8 to 10 hours per week.

Note: This is a paid position and will require students to work on a set schedule determined by the CCI Recruitment and Advising Teams. Discord work will be conducted virtually and does not require students to be on-campus.

If you have any questions regarding the Graduate Dean's Ambassador position, please reach out to the CCI Recruitment Team at

The application for 2023-2024 Graduate Dean's Ambassador Positions is now closed.

Become a Course Assistant

If you are interested in helping as a Course Assistant for one of CCI's Computer Science or Information Science courses, please visit our Course Assistant webpage.

Graduate Co-op

Graduate Co-op enables graduate students to alternate class terms with a six-month period of hands-on experience, gaining access to employers in their chosen industries. Whether co-op takes students throughout the United States or abroad, they are expanding their professional networks, enhancing their résumés, and bringing that experience back to the classroom and their peers.

Graduate Minors

Graduate minors align with Drexel's collaborative and interdisciplinary spirit. This distinctive initiative offers the perfect opportunity to enrich your chosen field of study with supplemental knowledge and skills. A graduate minor is a set of interrelated graduate courses outside of a student’s major graduate program that provides additional professional expertise. The disciplinary area of the minor may be fully outside the major program or may be related to, but not completely overlapping, the major program. The completion of a minor is represented on the transcript along with a major program as a demonstration of additional professional expertise acquired. Entry into a minor is generally limited to those who have demonstrated the required prerequisite knowledge for the coursework.

Professional Organizations, Student Chapters & Groups

Graduate students have the opportunity to participate in professional organizations such as the following. Many of these associations have local chapters.

View additional student groups and professional associations in our Student Experience section. Additional Drexel student organizations may also be found on Drexel's Graduate Student Association webpage.

Drexel Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the governing body for all graduate student organizations and has an active board which is comprised of graduate students, elected yearly, from across the University. Through various Drexel committees, the GSA represents graduate students and advocates for their scholarly and professional development. All Drexel graduate students are encouraged to participate in GSA activities. 

In collaboration with the Graduate College and the Office of Student Life, the GSA and its daughter organizations host hundreds of events per year. These events meet the many interests of the graduate student population and bring together students, and even faculty and professional staff, from across disciplines and organizations. From research symposiums, academic panels, interdisciplinary workshops, and writing bootcamps to ski trips, soccer tournaments and happy hours, there is always something going on within the vibrant Drexel graduate community.

Drexel International Graduate Student Association

The International Graduate Student Association (IGSA) advocates for the interests and addresses the concerns of Drexel's international graduate students. As one of the most dynamic and active graduate student organizations, the IGSA augments graduate student life at Drexel for international students and collaborates across the University to offer support services.