Next year marks the centennial of Drexel University’s groundbreaking co-op tradition, which started in 1919. And before the University starts looking back at its historic past, it’s time for Dragons to recognize what Drexel students are doing today — well, this year, actually — during their co-op experiences.
Every year, Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center hosts its annual Steinbright Co-op Photo Contest to encourage Drexel students to send in photos of themselves or their experiences while on co-op. The winning photos are then selected through a public vote, with the photographers receiving a special prize.
This year, Drexel students submitted over 100 photo submissions in the @work and @play categories.
Out of those entries, the panel of University judges picked the top five finalists in each category, and those were the photos that the public voted on. A winner in each category was chosen based on the number of votes their picture received, with the champions announced on April 18. The prizes were a $300 Amazon gift card for first place, a $150 Amazon gift card for second place and a $50 Amazon gift card for third place.
Check out the winning photos for yourself below:
@Work Category Winners
First place: “Just Another Day at the Office” by Yevgeniy Yakovlev, a data science major in the College of Computing & Informatics
Second place: “Daily Commute” by Joseph DiSalvo, a product design major in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Third place: “Day to Day at GBF” by Bailey Leadford, a biomedical engineering major in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
@Play Category Winners
First Place: “Love is Courage” by Yu-Ann Wu, who is in the PhD programs for health sciences and physical therapy in the College of Nursing and Health Professions
Second place: “On the Edge of the World” by Kathy Chen, a communication student in the College of Arts and Sciences
Third place: “Be Bold” by William Zawisa, an information systems major in the College of Computing & Informatics
Want to see more picture-perfect examples of the Drexel co-op experience? Check out the past Steinbright Co-op Photo Contest winners from the last five years here.