Learning Resources

Dean's Ambassadors & Peer Mentors

Both prospective and current students benefit from multiple levels of support from CCI student leaders. Dean's Ambassadors are available to answer any questions prospective students may have about CCI's programs, culture or the Drexel experience. In partnership with our award-winning academic advising team, CCI Undergraduate Peer Mentors are available to connect with with first-year and continuing students to help with the transition to life at Drexel and any questions that come up during your time at CCI.

CCI Commons

Located on the 10th floor of 3675 Market Street, the CCI Commons is an open lab and collaborative work environment for students. The space features desktop computers, a wireless/laptop area, black and white printing, and modular working spaces. Students also have access to 3675 Market's fully equipped conference rooms with 55” displays and videoconferencing capabilities. The CCI Commons staff provide technical support to students, faculty, and professional staff, as well as audio-visual support for all presentation classrooms within 3675 Market. Use of the CCI Commons is reserved for all students taking CCI courses. The computers for general use are Microsoft Windows and Macintosh OSX machines with appropriate applications which include the Microsoft Office suite, various database management systems, modeling tools, and statistical analysis software. The College is a member of the Rational SEED Program which provides cutting-edge software development and project management software for usage in the CCI Commons and CCI classrooms. The College is also a member of the Microsoft Academic Alliance known also as “Azure Dev Tools for Teaching” that allows students free access to a wide array of Microsoft software titles and operating systems. The CCI Commons, student labs, and classrooms have access to networked databases, print and file resources within the College, and the Internet via the University’s network. Email accounts, Internet and BannerWeb access are available through the Drexel University Information Technology.

CCI Learning Center

Need help with your computing coursework? Drexel CCI's CCI Learning Center (CCILC) is here to help. Located in 3675 Market Street's CCI Commons student computer lab, the CCILC provides consulting and other learning resources for students taking computer science classes. The CCILC is staffed by experienced CCI graduate and undergraduate students who are available to help students with computer science coursework from Monday through Friday during the quarter. These teaching assistants provide consulting and online learning resources to help computing students excel at Drexel.

Drexel University Libraries

Library related resources may be accessed at the CCI Commons and through the W.W. Hagerty Library located on Drexel's University City Campus. W.W. Hagerty Library holds an extensive collection of materials for all major fields in library and information science and information systems. The library houses nearly half a million books, periodicals, microforms, and non-print materials. Its strengths include technology, pure science, business, design, nutrition, and information science. The social sciences, architecture, fine arts, and general literature are also represented in the collection. Students may use the Library's Web-based information system to access materials and online databases, electronic journals, and information resources worldwide. The Library continues to be a leader in offering Internet accessible databases. Current CCI students can contact Tim Siftar, Computing & Informatics Liaison Librarian at 215.895.2762, or via email at siftar@drexel.edu for individual research consultations or with questions about materials or services.

Finding a Mentor

In addition to connecting with CCI's Deans Ambassadors and Peer Mentors, CCI students are encouraged to connect with mentoring programs around Drexel, including:

  • Dragon Network

    Finding a mentor, searching for job opportunities and making new connections is easy with Dragon Network, Drexel’s newest professional hub for alumni and students. Once you sign up, you’re automatically matched with Dragons based on your profile information including Drexel school/college, field and interests.
  • Drexel Women in Computing Society (WiCS) Mentorship Program

    Pairs senior WiCS members with underclassmen to help support and retain women pursuing a degree in the broad field of computing.
  • Startup Advising and Mentoring

    Drexel's Baiada Institute of Entrepreneurship provides students with opportunities to interact and network with experienced professionals, entrepreneurs and freelancers in the startup world.
  • Steinbright Career Development Center Peer Mentor Program

    Steinbright's Peer Mentor Program enables co-op students to get advice from students who have experienced the challenges you're going through and had the same questions you have about co-op.