A letter from our Vice President
On behalf of our office, the University, and our extended community of employer partners, I am pleased to introduce our model of career development to you. Drexel is unique in its comprehensive engagement of students on matters of professional development. Steinbright's extensive services and highly qualified staff will work together with your student to make the most of their time at Drexel and prepare them for their lifelong journey of career development.
Drexel's widely recognized cooperative education program annually connects nearly 6,000 students with employers to gain unmatched, real-world work experiences. Students work in meaningful positions with industry leaders ranging from global organizations to innovative startups, allowing them to test-drive careers while building an impressive résumé. Co-op transforms students and their career trajectories, while enhancing and complementing their learning, both in and out of the classroom.
From the first-year through post-graduation, our Career Services team works with all who are interested in career assessment, entry into full-time work, or admission to graduate programs, including medical and law schools. We are here to maximize your student's success.
In particular, new students who engage with First-Year Career Counseling will gain a better understanding of how their expanding knowledge, skill-sets, and interests relate to academic choices and the world of work. Students will be supported through self-exploration while building professional literacy in their fields of interest. Students will also uncover resources to help them feel confident participating in career exploration, expanding their network, and preparing for professional opportunities.
The Value of Drexel for our students is outstanding and in no small part a direct result of Steinbright's robust career service programming and renowned co-op program. We look forward to the opportunity to work with your students and guide them throughout their journey here at Drexel University.
Ian. P. Sladen
Vice President for Cooperative Education and Career Development