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Experiential Learning

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.

Justus Martin Stillman College

A Tale of Two Colleges: Drexel and Stillman Act on Memorandum of Understanding

Drexel University and Stillman College, a historically black university based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in May 2018 which created unique opportunities for students from both schools — and expansion plans are already underway.
The wonders of Drexel's Field Placement Office

The Wonders of Drexel’s Field Placement Office

Drexel University’s School of Education boasts a Field Placement Office which spares no time or expense putting Dragons in student teaching placements all over the country and the world.



Mona Elgohail headshot

Meet a Drexel Student Who Used Her Clinical Psychology Education to Combat Suffering of Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Mona Elgohail, a PhD candidate in the clinical psychology program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, brought her clinical training to a city in Jordan near the Syrian border in order to make a difference in “the worst humanitarian crisis of our time.”

Students preparing for teaching in ESTM 201.

STEM Majors: Take This Course and Find Out if Teaching Could be in Your Future

“ESTM 201” — also known as “Step 1” of Drexel University’s DragonsTeach program — gives STEM majors instruction and experience teaching in the Philadelphia School District.