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Experiential Learning

Iain Zwiebel, a second-year biomedical engineering student currently on co-op with Johnson & Johnson, working remotely from his off-campus apartment.

A New Kind of Co-op

For the first time in Drexel University’s 100-year co-op program history, students are working remotely due to COVID-19, along with a lot of the non-essential work force. Students and employer representatives explain what’s different, what’s the same and how to adapt.
As part of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of its cooperative education program this academic year, Drexel University hosted the inaugural University-wide Co-op Send-off celebration.

Drexel Sends Co-op Students Off in Style

As part of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of its cooperative education program this academic year, Drexel University hosted the inaugural University-wide Co-op Send-off celebration.
The Drexel delegation hiked to the Bioko program's research site on a beach monitoring marine turtles’ nesting grounds. Photo credit: Scott Cooper.

In Equatorial Guinea, Drexel Leaders Deepen Longstanding Research Partnership

A delegation led by President John Fry traveled to the African nation to further the University’s commitment to its Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program.
Isabella Sangaline with "Self-Portrait" by Francis Martin Drexel (oil on canvas, 1817) stored in The Drexel Collection. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.

An International Co-op Uncovering Drexel Family History

A history and sociology major completed a co-op in the city archives of the Austrian ancestral home of the Drexel family to learn more about the University founder’s father.
Two LeBow College of Business upperclassmen share advice for how to assert yourself and make lasting connections in the classroom and on co-op, while also learning valuable lessons before you join the workforce.

Advice for Dragons on How to Hold Your Own with Higher Ups

Two LeBow College of Business upperclassmen share advice for how to assert yourself and make lasting connections in the classroom and on co-op, while also learning valuable lessons before you join the workforce.
At a panel on Feb. 12 sponsored by the Steinbright Career Development Center and the College of Engineering, four students and one alumna discussed how they landed co-ops or jobs at Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Google and what it was like to work there.

10 Things Your Fellow Dragons Want You to Know About Working in Big Tech

At a panel on Feb. 12 sponsored by the Steinbright Career Development Center and the College of Engineering, four students and one alumna discussed how they landed co-ops or jobs at Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Google and what it was like to work there.
Bob Quaglia (BS electrical and computer engineering ‘86) is a big believer in fate, and he’s been helping to shape the fate of Drexel co-op students, like he once was, as a manager at Woodward McCoach Inc. since 1994.

Questions With a 20-Year Co-op Manager: Bob Quaglia

Bob Quaglia (BS electrical and computer engineering ‘86) is a big believer in fate, and he’s been helping to shape the fate of Drexel co-op students, like he once was, as a manager at Woodward McCoach Inc. since 1994.
Director of Drexel's Department of Industrial Relations Cecil A. Kapp, seated, outlines the new five-year co-op plan to a prospective co-op employer in 1940. Photo courtesy University Archives.

How Drexel’s Co-op Got Made

The University’s co-operative education system was the brainchild of Drexel’s second president, and it was carried out by its third president and its first co-op director.
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Associate Professor Hasan Ayaz, PhD, adjusted the fNIR device on then-PhD student Siddharth Bhatt, from the LeBow College of Business in this photo taken in the Behavior Lab at an event highlighting the successful partnership between SEI and Drexel University. Photo courtesy DSI.

Q&A: Interim Provost Paul Jensen, PhD, on Drexel Solutions Institute

The one-year-old gateway for connecting industry to Drexel talent and research is changing the nature of academic-industry partnership. Interim Nina Henderson Provost Paul Jensen, PhD, who helped spearhead this initiative while previously acting as dean of the LeBow College, talked about how it’s preparing the University for the rapidly changing future of higher ed and industry.
Bill Waldron Jr. helps current Drexel students approach career opportunities and the workplace with the same open-mindedness and fervor that he has approached his own career with.

Questions With a 20-Year Co-op Manager: Bill Waldron Jr.

Bill Waldron has been managing Drexel engineering co-op students for 25 of the 30 years he’s been with AT&T Mobility. He told DrexelNow about the keys to success for a stable career like his, for a rewarding co-op and for ways Drexel students can make an impact on the job.
The Disaster Simulation lab is a required rite of passage for all of Drexel’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students, and is a key component of the class titled “Population Health Concepts.” It simulates the worst-case, yet realistic scenarios that nurses might come across in their career.

Disaster Simulation Lab Helps Drexel Nursing Students Prepare for the Worst-Case Scenarios

The College of Nursing and Health Professions puts a lot of resources and manpower into making sure that senior nursing students know how to tackle a “really bad day” through required simulation lab nestled in “Population Health Concepts” class.

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.