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.

Consulting Opportunities

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

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.

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


Experiential Courses

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 industry and community.

Hands-on learning is incorporated into coursework across LeBow, expanding undergraduate student skills and experience in the classroom.

Graduate experiential courses take students out of the classroom, blend theory and practice and promote engagement with University, industry and community.


The Dragon Fund

Students enrolled in Applied and Advanced Portfolio Management manage Drexel LeBow’s equity portfolio, which consistently outperforms its benchmark.

Bloomberg Terminal and Trading Lab

International Opportunities

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. 

Case Competitions

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.

Case competitions allow LeBow graduate students to think strategically about real-world projects while networking with industry leaders.

Freshmen get the opportunity to participate in competitions that allow them to put their learning to the test!


Business Simulations

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.

Graduate students participate in simulations through their core curriculum that offer a real-world market environment with students, working in teams, compete against each other.


Speaking Engagements & Workshops

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

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