December 2, 2015
A new co-op program recognizes that many Drexel students have already started their own companies, and gives them a chance to utilize those ventures in place of a more traditional co-op. In collaboration with the Close School for Entrepreneurship, the Steinbright Career Development Center is now offering all undergraduates the opportunity to use their own companies as their co-op experiences. Students with ongoing businesses who qualify for this opportunity will receive $15,000 in funding for their ventures, in addition to mentoring from Close School faculty members and experienced entrepreneurs, as well as a dedicated workspace in the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship. The application deadline for the 2015-16 spring/summer cycle is Friday, December 11.
While on co-op, students will work with seasoned entrepreneurs or executives who will serve as an advisor and mentor for the six-month period. Mentors and students will set performance goals at the beginning of the co-op period and students will be required to submit monthly progress reports.
Before you can apply for the Entrepreneurship Co-op, you must create a résumé online through Drexel.SCDConline. Co-op coordinators will critique résumés during your Pre-Registration meeting. You must also submit a detailed description of your business.
Students must complete an Entrepreneurship Co-op Application and interview with representatives from the Close School and Steinbright. For more information, please contact the Steinbright Career Development Center.