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. 

Participation in case competitions enables LeBow students to think strategically about real-world projects and network with industry leaders. Students often compete for job/internship 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

American Airlines looked to LeBow Operations and Supply Chain Management and Business and Engineering students to keep travelers’ luggage on time.
LeBow consulting class develops The Boost as approach to combat extremism and recruitment of students by extremist groups for the U.S. State Department.
Joshua Kohler ’15, a former Dragon Fund analyst, took first in the “Short Alpha” category of the 2015 Institutional Investor Student Analyst Competition.
Drexel LeBow undergraduate Spiro Nanakos placed second out of over 2,000 competitors in the annual Institutional Investor Student Analyst Competition.