Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning

The Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning leverages Drexel LeBow’s expertise in experience-based education to shape the academic experience for our students.

The Dornsife Office supports co-curricular activities and innovative curricula to help students better understand the connections between theory and practice.

By facilitating business and cultural experiences both domestically and internationally, the Dornsife Office increases students’ business knowledge and cultural awareness, further preparing them for leadership positions.

The Dornsife Office seeks to expand existing experience-based initiatives, as well as develop new ones, to enhance the quality of LeBow’s academic programs.

Through consulting courses, students work with actual clients to find viable solutions to their business challenges.

Courses housed under the Dornsife Office contain experiential learning components. From investing the University’s endowment to international residencies to simulations, experiential courses take students out of the classroom, blend theory and practice and promote engagement with University, industry and community.

Students enrolled in Applied and Advanced Portfolio Management (FIN 341 and FIN 342) manage Drexel LeBow’s equity portfolio, The Dragon Fund, which outperformed its benchmark over the first five months of 2012.

LeBow’s strong international partnerships provide global opportunities for students to study the dimensions of international business and develop a better understanding the political and business environments in the countries visited. 

Participating in case competitions enables LeBow students to think strategically about real-world projects, while networking with industry leaders. Students often compete for job/internship placement opportunities and prizes.

Vigorous, team-building events connect the classroom with the conference room and encourage students to cooperate in interactive groups to apply theory, leadership skills and practical communication proficiency to real-world business challenges.

World-class speakers travel to LeBow to interact with students and faculty to answer the most challenging business questions. These aren’t just dialogues; they are lectures. 

Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning News

December 11, 2014 LeBow junior Nabil Shadman landed his first co-op in the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, which spurs innovation by focusing on small, low-cost projects that improve civic space.
December 1, 2014 Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Psi, this competition focuses on first-time case competition participants.
November 11, 2014 With insight gained over the course of her first Drexel co-op, Ariana Stroman shares seven tips that can make your experience smoother and more fulfilling.
November 4, 2014 Richard Vong ’14 just started his first full school year with the Teach for America program at Tilden Middle School in West Philly.

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Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Psi, this competition focuses on first-time case competition participants.