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 consistently outperforms its benchmark.

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

Most business students at other universities don’t have access to this cutting-edge, industry-standard software, giving LeBow students an edge as they move into the workforce.
Sixteen undergraduate business and hospitality students traveled to Paris and Tours, France, for a one-week international residency to present their strategies to a centuries-old chateau winery, for which they completed a consulting project.
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.
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.

Upcoming Events

Mar
31
Tue. Mar. 31st. @ 06:00pm

Come and join the Dragon Fund analysts for a FactSet training session as they get ready to take the reins of Drexel’s student managed investment fund. The session will emphasize FactSet’s capabilities to assist equity research analysts in covering their sector and evaluating the performance of their recommendations.

Apr
21
Tue. Apr. 21st. @ 06:00pm

Come and join the Dragon Fund analysts for a Bloomberg training session as they explore how “the Bloomberg” can help them manage a real-world equity portfolio and cover stocks in a particular sector.

Apr
24
Fri. Apr. 24th. @ 08:30am

Deloitte Consulting Business Technology Case Competition

Registration is open to undergraduate students enrolled in LeBow College of Business, College of Computing and Informatics, College of Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. Please note that students apply individually for this competition and Deloitte Consulting will create the teams.