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Information for Local Jobseekers and Businesses

The Office of University and Community Partnerships coordinates across administrative divisions at Drexel to get more West Philadelphia residents into jobs with us and with our vendors, and to cultivate new business relationships with West Philadelphia businesses.

Resources for Jobseekers at the Dornsife Center

The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships is a place to start for local residents looking for support with a job search.

The Dornsife Center's open computer lab is available for any residents to get online, set up email accounts, work on online job applications, and use the internet. Our staff at the lab can help you with basic to more advanced digital skills.

Staff from Drexel Human Resources offers open hours at the lab one day each week. West Philadelphia jobseekers are welcome to find out more about what positions are available at Drexel and around the city, to get help with resumes and cover letters, and to work on interview skills.

Helms Academy at the Dornsife Center is for residents who want to finish their high school degree to get access to better job opportunities. Helms Academy participants get free-of-charge learning support with their online Pennsylvania commonwealth diploma, while getting access to free credit-bearing coursework through the Community College of Philadelphia.

Resources for West Philadelphia Businesses

To find out whether there is a match between what you are selling and what Drexel needs to buy, your first stop is our Procurement Services.

The Supplier Diversity program, part of Procurement Services, provides extensive information about the minimum requirements that suppliers must fulfill in order to be considered for business opportunities at Drexel. Our business engagement process, which begins with a quick survey and includes a prompt followup by our Procurement staff, starts here.