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

January 21, 2015 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.
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.
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.

Upcoming Events

Wed. Feb. 4th. @ 03:00pm

FactSet is a leading economic and financial news, research, and analysis platform; in fact, it is the first choice for many professional investors. A FactSet representative will be on campus Tuesday, February 4, to showcase the platform and sign up students for access for the duration of their studies at LeBow. Whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student, whether you are an accounting, economics, finance, management, or marketing major, a working knowledge of FactSet can help with your projects and give you an edge on the job market.

Wed. Feb. 4th. @ 04:00pm

Full access to the Bloomberg Professional Service (“the Bloomberg”) is now available to Drexel students. A Bloomberg representative will be on campus to showcase the leading news and research platform for financial professionals. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, whether you are an accounting, economics, finance, management, or marketing major, getting acquainted with Bloomberg can help you with your next project, gather information for your job search, or earn a Bloomberg certification to stand out on the job market.

Thu. Feb. 5th. @ 05:00pm

Join senior managers to learn more about the Boeing Case Competition. At the kickoff, students will be provided with an overview of the competition, team and application requirements, and next steps. In addition, students will also have the opportunity to network with Boeing representatives.

Thu. Feb. 19th. @ 05:30pm

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