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Design Your Drexel

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Sponsored by the Pennoni Honors College
Location: ExCITe Center | 3401 Market St, Suite 100
Time: 11:00am-2:30pm
Food will be provided

Many of us have heard that college represents the best years of our lives. But the fast pace and nature of life at Drexel can present some challenges:

  • How do you pursue all of your interests and fulfill major requirements?
  • How do you discover all of the exciting opportunities Drexel has to offer?
  • And once you’ve discovered them, how do you possibly choose among them?
  • Most importantly, how do you leave Drexel feeling satisfied with the experience?

Design Your Drexel is a half-day workshop that helps students navigate these issues by providing the tools and opportunity to make deliberate, informed choices about how to integrate pieces of their Drexel education – curriculum, co-op, extracurricular activities – into a roadmap for making the most of their time at Drexel. Participants will engage in group activities, workshops, facilitated discussions and guided reflection.

Topics covered include some of the most frequently cited challenges of high achieving students such as: finding balance, engaging strategically, managing stress and self-care, building and maintaining relationships, and more. By the end of the day, students will have a stronger foundation and tools to design a college experience that better aligns with who they are and what they hope to get out of their time at Drexel.


Who is it for?
To be eligible, you MUST:

  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time student in good standing
  • Be a current freshman or sophomore level student
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Selection Criteria
Students should demonstrate an interest in further developing the following:

  • An authentic interest and investment in the process of learning and the pursuit of challenge
  • A desire to contribute to one's chosen communities - academic, creative, athletic, faith-based, political, social, entrepreneurial...and more
  • Adaptability, curiosity, and self-awareness
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

How to Apply
A complete application package must include the following components:

  • Completed Application Form
    Part 1: Applicant information
    Part 2: Short Essay (about 500 words)
    Part 3: Upload a current resume (co-op resume is fine) or list of activities, which should not exceed one page in length
Important Notes
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all elements of his/her application have been submitted prior to the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • No exceptions will be made for students who miss the deadline.

Drexel students who wish to apply for Design Your Drexel MUST submit an application. Application deadline: Friday, March 8