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Co-op and Experience

Drexel LeBow Co-op and Experience

Experiential learning is at the core of everything we do, providing students with the insider knowledge and influential networks gained in real-world business environments.

Drexel Co-op

Drexel LeBow Student on Co-op

Co-op, short for cooperative education, is a program that provides students the opportunity to alternate academic study with up to 18 months of full-time employment, gaining practical experience in their field of study prior to graduation. Students on co-op have the opportunity to test career options and experience working full-time in a professional environment. These learning experiences transcend what can be taught just in the classroom.

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The Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning

The Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning provides business recommendations for organizations and practical opportunities for students. Through innovative curricula, business consulting projects, international experiences and co-curricular programming, experiential learning connects academia and industry, impacting students and organizations alike.


Drexel undergraduate students enrolled in the co-op program


Employers in 33 states and 48 international locations


Co-op students found their experience relevant to their career objectives

Dragon Fund

This student-managed equity portfolio specializing in mid-cap stocks was started 15 years ago with just $250,000. It has grown to more than $3.5 million while teaching students proficiency in financial software, asset allocation, modeling and more.

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Global Experiences

Drexel LeBow students international residency in London

Students who add a global experience to their undergraduate program are able to gain a unique perspective of the world. Spending time immersed in another culture pushes students outside their comfort zone so they can develop new strengths and knowledge. From global classrooms to international consulting residencies to study abroad options, there is no shortage of opportunities to add a global experience to a Drexel LeBow experience.

Philip Barasa

I craved a new perspective altogether.

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Calvin Kim

My co-op experience exceeded all my expectations.

Incoming Analyst

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Roger Kfoury

After Drexel, you will have the skills to network and take on big responsibilities in the workplace.

Consumer Assistant Brand Manager

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Japkeerat Bindra

You get to understand how what you learn in class is applied in the real world.

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Jilan Liu

I loved my time at co-op because I was able to apply what I learned from class to the work projects.

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Research Opportunities

LeBow undergraduate research offers students the opportunity to get to know faculty, explore a major area of research and gain practical research skills and experience.

STAR Scholars Program

The STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars Program allows first-year students to participate in faculty-mentored research, scholarship or creative work during the summer after their first year through a paid research assistant position.

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Connect with Us

Our staff is ready to help you with any questions you may have about the application process, including which program is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Caitlin Brady

Director, Undergraduate Programs and Recruitment

(215) 571-3570

Gerri C. LeBow Hall 333