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Experiential Learning

Drexel University President John Fry at Convocation 2019.

100th Anniversary of Co-op Kicks Off at Convocation

Convocation, one of Drexel’s most time-honored traditions, also served this year as the kick off for a years-long celebration of the Drexel Co-op program.
The Drexel students in Pharoah Hound Games pose with their E3 College Game Competition trophy. Left to right Joseph Brown, Jeff Mostyn, Michael Heffner and Mark Hurley. Photo credit: Charles Shan Cerrone.

The Best College Video Game in America Lives on at Drexel

A group of four students from Drexel University created a video game for a class project that was recently named the best college video game in the country.
BEES students seining for fish in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. Photo credit: Richard J. Horwitz.

New Exhibit Explores the Best of the BEES

The Drexel Collection’s new show is centered around the educational and professional opportunities made available by the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science.
Produce and herbs from the garden also find their way into the culinary courses taught at and menu items served by Drexel's Academic Bistro.

Kitchen Garden Class Promotes Diversity, Sustainability and Getting Your Hands Dirty

CULA 426 and related sections of the Kitchen Garden class taught through the Center for Food & Hospitality Management gives students from all majors the chance to learn about gardening and environmental stewardship.
Critic Frank Agostino, student designer Chandricka Carr and student-model Ren (Joy) Fangyuan in a dress inspired by James Galanos.

Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show Debuts Creative 3-D Zero-Waste Knitting Tech, Sustainable and Handmade Techniques 

Expect the experimental; 3-D design, handcrafted macramé, silk embellishments and some sustainably sourced collections will set the stage at Drexel’s University’s annual fashion show on Saturday, June 1 presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.


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.
band members of Nat Turner Rebellion

50 Years After It Was Recorded, Drexel's Student Record Label Helps Philly Band Release Its Album

Nat Turner Rebellion was an up-and-coming band in the golden age of Philadelphia soul music. They opened for the chart-topping Delfonics. They had a hit-making agent, signed with a renowned record label and recorded enough tracks for an album. Then it all fell apart. Now, some 50 years later, the un-released album will be making its debut on Drexel University’s student-run MAD Dragon Records label.

"Browser," by Matt Phillips, 1964, monotype.

Finding Inspiration in The Drexel Collection’s Newest Exhibit

The Drexel Collection’s new exhibit, "Matt Phillips: Inspired," explores the work and influences behind the art of the painter, printmaker and art educator.
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.