Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning

Consulting Opportunities

Through consulting courses, Drexel LeBow students work with real clients to solve problems in innovative ways. Client project teams – composed of students, faculty and mentors – implement cutting-edge concepts and tools and bring an array of experience and innovative ideas to the table. Business consulting courses are available to all graduate and undergraduate students as an elective that can be applied toward a concentration or specialization. LeBow students have consulted for Fortune 500 firms, nonprofits, large financial institutions and major pharmaceutical companies.

Students have the opportunity to apply their business knowledge, skills and experience, upholding Drexel’s tradition of career-integrated education to promote positive contributions to local communities. Clients benefit from fresh ideas and new perspectives that enable them to reach their goals.

Students:

  • Apply educational and co-op experiences to real-life issues and situations
  • Operate as a responsible, private consulting group and perform client presentations
  • Enhance teambuilding skills in management and decision-making processes
  • Engage problem solving and project management skills to define and recommend solutions for community-based challenges
  • Review, reflect upon and meet personal and team-based objectives

Since its inception, more than 100 companies and organizations have engaged the skills and creativity of thousands of Drexel business students to tackle real-world issues.

Business consulting topics can include:

  • Economics: Planning, resources, forecasting, statistical analysis
  • Finance: Expenditure control, cost-effectiveness, new-project feasibility and budgeting
  • Human Resources: Communication, compensation, compliance, training and recruiting
  • Information Systems: Data analysis, database development, Internet marketing, management reporting systems and website design
  • Management: Business plans, grant proposals
  • Marketing: Advertising, new-product development, public relations and research
  • Operations Management: Operations research, planning and controlling, systems analysis and work standard analysis

 

Undergraduate Consulting

Through consulting courses, undergraduate students work with actual clients to find viable solutions to their business challenges working with Fortune 500 firms, nonprofits, international businesses, government offices, family-owned business, large financial institutions and major pharmaceutical companies.

Graduate Consulting

As part of the experiential component, Drexel graduate students work with and present solutions to various business clients to address their business challenges.