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. 

Students from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business launch companies, travel the globe, win awards across all facets of industry and participate in Drexel’s world-renowned Co-op program. Here are their stories.

Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning News

June 10, 2014 For the fifth year in a row, the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia asked a group of LeBow MBA students to conduct market research for its lovely and lively Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, a celebration of the coming of spring and Japanese food and culture with 12 days of events all over the city and suburbs.
May 14, 2014 Executives from Comcast Business challenged eight teams to present ideas for breaking through their customers’ apathy about upgrading to faster internet service.
April 29, 2014 Seniors Joshua Kohler and Anthony Gryscavage, along with Dragon Fund faculty member, Daniel Dorn, associate professor of finance, and Cathy Ulozas, Drexel chief investment manager, are interviewed abo
January 31, 2014 LeBow’s Dragon Fund had its best year yet in 2013, and it’s one of the largest student-management investment portfolios in the nation.