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An undated photo of students waiting to be interviewed on campus for co-op. Photo courtesy University Archives.

A Visual Journey Through the Decades of the Drexel Co-op

Photos from Drexel University Archives and the Steinbright Career Development Center highlight the different ways that Drexel students have completed co-ops over the years.
Kasey Manwaring, owner of GoalsFit, a personal training studio in Manayunk, does a pre- and post-class workout with the ENTP 225 students.

Mindfulness and Well Being Class Teaches Mandatory Life Lessons on Happiness

Drexel’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship has launched a new “Mindfulness and Well Being” course, or ENTP 225, that is now mandatory for second-year entrepreneurship students. But both faculty and current pupils see the class’ potential for student-body-wide benefit.
Students in an electrical engineering laboratory circa 1917-1918. Photo courtesy Drexel University Archives.

The First 50 Years of Co-op

As Drexel University celebrates the centennial of its co-op program, it’s important to remember how it started — with just 152 engineering students — and how it grew in its early decades.
Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center Co-op Advisor Tracy Feld meets with Candice Klieman, a fourth-year music industry major in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

The Delicate Dance of the Steinbright Co-op Advisor

Ever wonder what being a co-op advisor for the Steinbright Career Development Center truly entails? Tracy Feld, senior advisor of Cooperative Education for Steinbright, explains how she teaches both students and co-op employers how to tango.
“I’ve always been interested in China because it’s kind of like this place that everyone says is so different from any other country in the world and it’s so far away and it’s kind of like this unknown land,” said Sarah DiPasquale. Here she is at the Great Wall.

5 Tips for Taking an International Co-op

Sarah DiPasquale went on two consecutive co-ops to China, and her experiences there make her passionate about encouraging other Drexel students to consider international co-op opportunities. 
Drexel University's Vice President for Cooperative Education and Career Development Ian Sladen.

Q&A: Steinbright Head Ian Sladen on Why We Should Celebrate Co-op

As the University celebrates the 100th anniversary of co-op this year, the head of the Steinbright Career Development Center shares what his team is doing now to prime the program for the future.
Nicole Kalitsi did her second co-op as the diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, which made her realize how much she valued working directly with people on worthy causes.

Finding Focus Through a Drexel Non-Profit Co-op

Nicole Kalitsi was tasked with pioneering a new role during her co-op with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Supported by Drexel University’s Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships, this experience helped the fourth-year global studies student zero in on her future career goals.
11 co-op student winners were recognized for their extraordinary achievements during their work experiences.

2019 Cooperative Education Awards Bring Together Drexel’s Best of the Best

The nearly 100-year-old co-op program is a cornerstone of Drexel University, and its annual award ceremony this year brought together the many different types of Dragons who contribute to its success.
Integrated biomedical engineering and business graduate student Adam Eichen had been looking for a job for years before coming to Drexel, and found that the graduate co-op program helped open industry doors that were once closed to him.

How a Drexel Graduate Student Harnessed the Power of Co-op in Dream Position

Integrated biomedical engineering and business graduate student Adam Eichen had been looking for a job for years before coming to Drexel, and found that the graduate co-op program helped open industry doors that were once closed to him.
Every year, the Steinbright Career Development Center hosts the contest, with students on co-op over the last year submitting photos in both the @work and @play categories.

Behind the 2019 Steinbright Co-op Photo Contest Winning Entries

The winners of the @Work and @Play categories explain their winning entries and what co-op means to them.
Drexel’s Vice President for Cooperative Education and Career Development Ian Sladen, at the podium, addressed local high school students and shared the stage with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro; Superintendent for the School District of Philadelphia William R. Hite, Jr., EdD; and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.

Drexel University Kicks off Career Week With the Pennsylvania Attorney General and School District of Philadelphia

On March 25, the University hosted over 200 Philadelphia high school students for the first-ever Career Week hosted by the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and The School District of Philadelphia.
Puerh Panda 2

From Passion to Profit: Drexel Student Starts Tea Business Through Entrepreneurial Co-op

Drexel University student Billy McCullough turned hobby into business in founding Puerh Panda — an online storefront for small-batch teas and accessories — through an entrepreneurial co-op with the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship.