Virtual Site

Another exciting aspect of the Alumni Global Night of Networking is the 24-hour Virtual Site which you can tune in to on Wednesday, April 2, from the comfort of your home, office or mobile device.

About the Virtual Site

Here's a breakdown of what the Virtual Site is all about:

  • The Virtual Site is an Adobe Connect meeting space that can be accessed from a computer or Wi-Fi-connected mobile device.
  • It features 24 hours of talks, tours, presentations, demonstrations, workshops and more from Drexel alumni, faculty and professional staff.
  • These programs are all original and exclusive—you won't find them anywhere else. You're seeing them here first!
  • Plus, some are even interactive! Some of the speakers and presenters will be available at the conclusion of their programs for a question-and-answer session.*
  • All Virtual Site programs are completely complimentary and are open to all Drexel alumni, so tell your classmates!

*Programs with question-and-answer sessions are indicated on the schedule below.

The Virtual Site allows you to participate in the Global Night of Networking at a time and place that works best for you, and the schedule covers a wide range of programs.

Check out the complete programming schedule and the simple access instructions below, and tune in on April 2!


Access Instructions

  1. On April 2, decide which programs you want to log in for, and use your Web browser or Wi-Fi-connected mobile device to visit drexelmeeting.adobeconnect.com/ar.
  2. When prompted, enter your full name and class year (i.e. Jane Smith '14), then enter the site as a guest. Everyone who enters their full name and class year will be entered into a raffle prize drawing for Drexel alumni swag bags; the winner of which will be announced on Thursday, April 3.
  3. You do not need to pre-register for the Virtual Site. Participation is on a first-come-first-served basis, and the maximum attendance for each program is 100.

Programming Schedule

Please note that the times below are approximate. Programming may run longer or shorter than originally scheduled.

Philadelphia Sacramento London Shanghai Program
6:00 a.m. 3:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

A Special Message from the
Alumni Association

As a Drexel graduate, you are automatically a member of the Alumni Association. Tune in and learn about the Alumni Association, what it has to offer, and how you can get the most out of your membership. Plus, get a sneak peak of what we're planning for Alumni Weekend 2014!

6:15 a.m. 3:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 6:15 p.m.

Inside the Drexel Archives
Presented by Rob Sieczkiewicz, MS '11, archivist at Drexel University

Tour 120 years of Drexel history, illustrated by treasures from the Archives' collections. See correspondence of the first President James MacAlister. Relive the triumphs and defeats of Drexel sports teams. Delight in snapshots of the student experience, from fraternities and sororities to clubs and social events. Marvel at the changes in the campus and academic programs since our founding as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry.

6:45 a.m. 3:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 6:45 p.m.

Style Makeover with Abby and Katie
Presented by Abby Kessler '01 and Katie Lubieski '01, co-owners Smak Parlour; Modeled by Niki Ververelli '07 and Jessica Lista, MBA candidate

Need to update your look? Take a fresh spin on fashion with Westphal classmates Abby and Katie, as they provide style tips on how to accessorize your look from day to evening from their shop in Olde City Philadelphia.

7:00 a.m. 4:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

High Performing Teams: Think Like an Athlete
LIVE! WITH SPEAKER Q&A
An Alumni Career Services Program presented by Andrei Jablokow, PhD, '84, '87, mental toughness coach and founder of The Jablokow Organization

Looking to gain a better understanding of what team roles are and how your role impacts overall performance? Searching for advice on how to get more accomplished with less stress? Join this interactive and practical discussion and learn how to gain clarity and focus, make better decisions, carry out difficult tasks and deliver results in a team environment.

8:00 a.m. 5:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Building Your Dynamic LinkedIn Brand to Achieve Results
An Alumni Career Services Program led by LinkedIn author and trainer, Brynne Tillman, CEO of Social Selling Link, and international speaker, marketing consultant and business coach, David Schwartz, MBA '84, managing director of StratNEXT.

To succeed in today's hyper-competitive world, professionals need to have both a professional LinkedIn profile and actionable professional networking strategies that produces tangible and measurable results. What personal, professional or organizational results are you seeking to achieve by investing time and money in LinkedIn?

Do you want to land that dream job in 90 days or less? Are you trying to measurably reduce your new client acquisition costs by 10% each year? Is your company trying to find a new way to attract better candidates for less time and money?

8:15 a.m. 5:15 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 8:15 p.m.

Batter Up! Baseball in Philly
Presented by Dick Rosen, PhD, '63, retired professor and member of the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society

Step up to the plate and hear Phillies historian Dick Rosen reminisce about the history of baseball from the 1830's to present day. Learn how the Phillies, one of the oldest teams in major league baseball has kept its strong and loyal fan base for more than 125 years.

8:50 a.m. 5:50 a.m. 1:50 p.m. 9:50 p.m.

What's the Matter with the Higgs Boson
Presented by Dave Goldberg, PhD, theoretical cosmologist, professor of Physics at Drexel University and author of “The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality."

The Higgs boson is one of the biggest, most influential discoveries of the last decade, important enough that it resulted in an almost instant Nobel prize. But what's it all about? How does it work? And what does it mean for a particle to "create mass"?

If you've been feeling confused at cocktail parties, Dr. Dave Goldberg will give you a brief primer on how the universe works to set you straight.

9:00 a.m. 6:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Not Your Grandmother's Healthcare System
Presented by Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCP, dean and professor, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

Dr. Donnelly will present an overview of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on today's healthcare system.

9:50 a.m. 6:50 a.m. 2:50 p.m. 9:50 p.m.

Top 10 Reasons You Don't Need a Will
Presented by Rich Freedman, JD, '72, associate professor and department head of Legal Studies at Drexel University

Learn the top ten reasons you DO need a will by tuning in to award-winning Drexel professor Rich Freedman.

10:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.

So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur!
LIVE! WITH SPEAKER Q&A
An Alumni Career Services Program presented by Paul "Mel" Baiada '82, '85, founder and managing director of Basecamp Ventures, and Justin Panzer '95, director of Strategy and Business Development at eventuosity.

How do you figure out if you're suited for self-employment? Join University Trustee, Mel Baiada, as he poses 10 questions involving risk, lifestyle, passion and the ability to execute your ideas. Hear from Justin Panzer who will share his path to starting a business venture.

11:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

How to Work with an Interior Designer: Communication is the Key
Presented by Floss Barber '75, CEO of Floss Barber, Inc.

Learn from Philadelphia interiors icon Floss Barber how the ability to listen, taking an active role in the process, and timely and direct communication between the designer and client (especially regarding budget) leads to the best results in both large and small projects.

11:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m. 4:15 p.m. 11:15 p.m.

Next Time Disaster Strikes, Look for Hubo, our Drexel Robot
Presented by Paul Oh, PhD, professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, and associate department head for Research and Administration, at Drexel University

Before the year 2020, disaster relief will change dramatically. Learn how our Drexel team of student engineers is participating with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in designing and deploying a robot capable of disaster response in radioactive and contaminated areas. Watch Hubo drive a utility vehicle, clear debris, climb a ladder then attach a fire hose.

11:45 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 4:45 p.m. 11:45 p.m.

A Special Message from the Alumni Association

As a Drexel graduate, you are automatically a member of the Alumni Association. Tune in and learn about the Alumni Association, what it has to offer, and how you can get the most out of your membership. Plus, get a sneak peak of what we're planning for Alumni Weekend 2014!

12:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m.

An Insider's Look at the Campus Master Plan: Taking It to the Street
LIVE! WITH SPEAKER Q&A
Presented by Bob Francis, EdD, vice president for University Facilities at Drexel University

Back by popular demand! Meet Bob Francis, the mastermind behind the Master Plan. Learn how your alma mater is transforming into a vibrant, modern, University City District. See how we're bringing the campus to the street by drawing the community together around shared spaces and the Innovation Neighborhood.

1:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m.

Drexel's International Café:
Meet Alumni Food Truck Owners

An interview by Drexel student, Jeanette Danella '15

Drexel alumni and students know "the trucks" are the dining staple for University City cheap eats. Today, it's more like an international café with both variety and authentic menu selections from around the world.

Meet two Drexel graduates—Marti Lieberman '12 (Mac Mart) and Robert Zapata '02 (Cucina Zapata)—who are making it in the Philly food truck scene. Hear what they're cooking and what prompted them to get started in the first place.

1:15 p.m. 10:15 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:15 a.m.

Behind the Scenes in the College of Nursing and Health Professions' Simulation Center
Presented by Leland J. Rockstraw, PhD '06, RN, associate clinical professor of Nursing and assistant dean of Simulation, Clinical & Technology Learning Operations; John Cornele, MSN '12, RN, CNE, EMT-P, director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation & Practice; and Alexis K. Burns '14, undergraduate co-op nursing student, Pennoni Honors College, and vice president of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania

Get an exclusive look at the 22,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice (CICSP) and see how Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions is leading the way in the use of simulation via the standardized patient or patient actor to assist students in physical assessment and communication skills. A current nursing student will demonstrate the endless possibilities the Center offers in improving competent care, diminishing error and overall raising the bar in nursing education.

1:45 p.m. 10:45 a.m. 7:45 p.m. 1:45 a.m.

Work Out During the Workday
Presented by Holly Waters '02, personal trainer

Don't have time to leave your desk but looking for a quick break? The longer your workdays, the more crucial it becomes that you squeeze in breaks to help keep your energy high, your mood good and your focus strong.

Not sure how to make those breaks happen? Tune in to Holly for quick, practical and easy tips for a healthier you!

2:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. 2:00 a.m.

Style Makeover with Abby and Katie
Presented by Abby Kessler '01 and Katie Lubieski '01, co-owners Smak Parlour; Modeled by Niki Ververelli '07 and Jessica Lista, MBA candidate

Need to update your look? Take a fresh spin on fashion with Westphal classmates Abby and Katie, as they provide style tips on how to accessorize your look from day to evening from their shop in Olde City Philadelphia.

2:15 p.m. 11:15 a.m. 8:15 p.m. 2:15 a.m.

How to Improve the Value of Your Home
Presented by Meghan McIntyre Klauder '02, realtor at Keller Williams

If you're going to make updates to your home, where should you spend the money to get the best return? Learn from Meghan Klauder how to improve the value of your home.

2:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 8:30 p.m. 2:30 a.m. How Secure is Your Identity?
Presented by Norm Balchunas, director of Strategic Solutions and assistant professor for the Applied Informatics Group at Drexel University

Today, our sense of identity has changed dramatically. Not only is our financial data at risk but, more importantly, our medical, mental, spiritual and relational identities are, as well. Learn from Norm Balchunas how to protect yourself and respond more efficiently to online risk.
3:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 3:00 a.m.

How to Transition Your Career
LIVE! WITH SPEAKER Q&A
Presented by Dr. Kevin Gazzara '79, senior partner at Magna Leadership Solutions

Are you pretending to work on your career goals by just going through the motions? Looking to switch careers? Ready to retire? Returning to the workforce? Learn from Kevin Gazzara the many ways to explore successful career change options both at your current place of employment or outside your current industry or career field.

4:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 4:00 a.m.

Behind the Scenes in The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection
Presented by Clare Sauro, curator of The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection at Drexel University

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection holds more than 12,000 documented objects from Renaissance velvets to French couture. Don't miss the opportunity to view the history of fashion as curator Clare Sauro brings to life one of the finest teaching collections in the United States.

4:13 p.m. 1:13 p.m. 10:13 p.m. 4:13 a.m.

A Spring Cocktail and Appetizers in 15 Minutes
Presented by Adrienne Hall '09, assistant teaching professor of Hospitality Management at Drexel University

With a quick trip to the market or ingredients you already have at home, you can invite friends over for a bourbon cocktail with fresh fruit and three tasty appetizers in 15 minutes or less. Step into the kitchen with Chef Adrienne Hall '09 as she demonstrates how to whip up this light spring meal.

4:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. 4:30 a.m.

Negotiating Compensation
An Alumni Career Services Program presented by Bob Connelly, MBA '87, SPHR, GPHR, Human Resources at Arkema, Inc.

Compensation is more than just salary. Learn practical tips on how to negotiate your true value with a potential employer or in your current position. Understand how perks and benefits including healthcare and pension can add as much as 30% to your overall compensation.

5:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 5:00 a.m.

How to Work with an Executive Recruiter
An Alumni Career Services Program presented by Chris Bilotta '77, '84, president of RDI, Inc.

You've decided to make a career move. Developing relationships with the right recruiters is not only an important part of a job search, but also an integral part of developing an overall career strategy.

Tune in and learn what makes retained and contingency firms different, what your expectations should be as a job seeker, and how you can effectively work with each type of firm to reach your career goals.

5:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m. 5:30 a.m.

Ever Wonder How Eating Chocolate or Broccoli Affects Your Brain? Learn About fNIR: Optical Brain Imaging
Presented by Banu Onaral, PhD, H.H. Sun Professor and director of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health at Drexel University; Hassan Ayaz '06, PhD '11, research professor; Adrian Curtink, PhD, research professor; Kurtulus Izzetoglu, PhD '09, research professor; Meltem Izzetoglu, PhD '03, research professor; Jennifer Nasser, PhD, assistant professor of Nutrition; Patricia A. Shewokis, PhD, joint faculty professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health at Drexel University

From Rachel Ray to the lab. See how the development of optical brain imaging techniques can monitor human brain activity of healthy individuals and patients.

6:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. 6:00 a.m.

A Special Message from the
Alumni Association

As a Drexel graduate, you are automatically a member of the Alumni Association. Tune in and learn about the Alumni Association, what it has to offer, and how you can get the most out of your membership. Plus, get a sneak peak of what we're planning for Alumni Weekend 2014!

6:15 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 12:15 a.m. 6:15 a.m.

What's the Matter with the Higgs Boson
Presented by Dave Goldberg, PhD, theoretical cosmologist, professor of Physics at Drexel University and author of “The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality."

The Higgs boson is one of the biggest, most influential discoveries of the last decade, important enough that it resulted in an almost instant Nobel prize. But what's it all about? How does it work? And what does it mean for a particle to "create mass"?

If you've been feeling confused at cocktail parties, Dr. Dave Goldberg will give you a brief primer on how the universe works to set you straight.

6:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m. 6:30 a.m.

Work Out During the Workday
Presented by Holly Waters '02, personal trainer

Don't have time to leave your desk but looking for a quick break? The longer your workdays, the more crucial it becomes that you squeeze in breaks to help keep your energy high, your mood good and your focus strong.

Not sure how to make those breaks happen? Tune in to Holly for quick, practical and easy tips for a healthier you!

6:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 12:45 a.m. 6:45 a.m.

Batter Up! Baseball in Philly
Presented by Dick Rosen, PhD, '63, retired professor and member of the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society

Step up to the plate and hear Phillies historian Dick Rosen reminisce about the history of baseball from the 1830's to present day. Learn how the Phillies, one of the oldest teams in major league baseball has kept its strong and loyal fan base for more than 125 years.

7:20 p.m. 4:20 p.m. 1:20 a.m. 7:20 a.m.

Life is Too Short (Except for My Father): Tales of Family Caregiving
LIVE! WITH SPEAKER Q&A
Presented by Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCP, dean and professor, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

The Pew Research Center reports that one in eight Americans between the ages of 40 and 60 is now caring for a parent at home. Contemporary families often lack knowledge regarding medical conditions, aren't sure how to communicate with healthcare providers and need assistance locating resources, often while working full-time and raising a family. For many, the situation is overwhelming. Care is needed not only for the aging parent, but also the caregiver. Learn what tools and support are available for both your parents and yourself, how to take an active role in your parents' treatment and practical tips on how you can best manage these multiple responsibilities.

8:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 2:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.

Style Makeover with Abby and Katie
Presented by Abby Kessler '01 and Katie Lubieski '01, co-owners Smak Parlour; Modeled by Niki Ververelli '07 and Jessica Lista, MBA candidate

Need to update your look? Take a fresh spin on fashion with Westphal classmates Abby and Katie, as they provide style tips on how to accessorize your look from day to evening from their shop in Olde City Philadelphia.

8:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 2:45 a.m. 8:45 a.m.

Building Your Dynamic LinkedIn Brand to Achieve Results
An Alumni Career Services Program led by LinkedIn author and trainer, Brynne Tillman, CEO of Social Selling Link, and international speaker, marketing consultant and business coach, David Schwartz, MBA '84, managing director of StratNEXT.

To succeed in today's hyper-competitive world, professionals need to have both a professional LinkedIn profile and actionable professional networking strategies that produces tangible and measurable results. What personal, professional or organizational results are you seeking to achieve by investing time and money in LinkedIn?

Do you want to land that dream job in 90 days or less? Are you trying to measurably reduce your new client acquisition costs by 10% each year? Is your company trying to find a new way to attract better candidates for less time and money?

9:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 3:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

High Performing Teams: Think Like an Athlete
LIVE! WITH SPEAKER Q&A
An Alumni Career Services Program presented by Andrei Jablokow, PhD, '84, '87, mental toughness coach and founder of The Jablokow Organization

Looking to gain a better understanding of what team roles are and how your role impacts overall performance? Searching for advice on how to get more accomplished with less stress? Join this interactive and practical discussion and learn how to gain clarity and focus, make better decisions, carry out difficult tasks and deliver results in a team environment.

10:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

How to Work with an Executive Recruiter
An Alumni Career Services Program presented by Chris Bilotta '77, '84, president of RDI, Inc.

You've decided to make a career move. Developing relationships with the right recruiters is not only an important part of a job search, but also an integral part of developing an overall career strategy.

Tune in and learn what makes retained and contingency firms different, what your expectations should be as a job seeker, and how you can effectively work with each type of firm to reach your career goals.

10:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 4:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

Drexel's International Café:
Meet Alumni Food Truck Owners

An interview by Drexel student, Jeanette Danella '15

Drexel alumni and students know "the trucks" are the dining staple for University City cheap eats. Today, it's more like an international café with both variety and authentic menu selections from around the world.

Meet two Drexel graduates—Marti Lieberman '12 (Mac Mart) and Robert Zapata '02 (Cucina Zapata)—who are making it in the Philly food truck scene. Hear what they're cooking and what prompted them to get started in the first place.

10:45 p.m. 7:45 p.m. 4:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. How Secure is Your Identity?
Presented by Norm Balchunas, director of Strategic Solutions and assistant professor for the Applied Informatics Group at Drexel University

Today, our sense of identity has changed dramatically. Not only is our financial data at risk but, more importantly, our medical, mental, spiritual and relational identities are, as well. Learn from Norm Balchunas how to protect yourself and respond more efficiently to online risk.
11:10 p.m. 8:10 p.m. 5:10 a.m. 11:10 a.m.

How to Transition Your Career
LIVE! WITH SPEAKER Q&A
Presented by Dr. Kevin Gazzara '79, senior partner at Magna Leadership Solutions

Are you pretending to work on your career goals by just going through the motions? Looking to switch careers? Ready to retire? Returning to the workforce? Learn from Kevin Gazzara the many ways to explore successful career change options both at your current place of employment or outside your current industry or career field.

12:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m. 6:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Behind the Scenes in The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection
Presented by Clare Sauro, curator of The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection at Drexel University

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection holds more than 12,000 documented objects from Renaissance velvets to French couture. Don't miss the opportunity to view the history of fashion as curator Clare Sauro brings to life one of the finest teaching collections in the United States.

12:15 a.m. 9:15 p.m. 6:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.

An Insider's Look at the Campus Master Plan: Taking It to the Street
Presented by Bob Francis, EdD, vice president for University Facilities at Drexel University

Back by popular demand! Meet Bob Francis, the mastermind behind the Master Plan. Learn how your alma mater is transforming into a vibrant, modern, University City District. See how we're bringing the campus to the street by drawing the community together around shared spaces and the Innovation Neighborhood.

1:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

A Special Message from the
Alumni Association

As a Drexel graduate, you are automatically a member of the Alumni Association. Tune in and learn about the Alumni Association, what it has to offer, and how you can get the most out of your membership. Plus, get a sneak peak of what we're planning for Alumni Weekend 2014!

1:15 a.m. 10:15 p.m. 7:15 a.m. 1:15 p.m.

Next Time Disaster Strikes, Look for Hubo, our Drexel Robot
Presented by Paul Oh, PhD, professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, and associate department head for Research and Administration, at Drexel University

Before the year 2020, disaster relief will change dramatically. Learn how our Drexel team of student engineers is participating with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in designing and deploying a robot capable of disaster response in radioactive and contaminated areas. Watch Hubo drive a utility vehicle, clear debris, climb a ladder then attach a fire hose.

1:50 a.m. 10:50 p.m. 7:50 p.m. 1:50 p.m.

Top 10 Reasons You Don't Need a Will
Presented by Rich Freedman, JD, '72, associate professor and department head of Legal Studies at Drexel University

Learn the top ten reasons you DO need a will by tuning in to award-winning Drexel professor Rich Freedman.

2:00 a.m. 11:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Work Out During the Workday
Presented by Holly Waters '02, personal trainer

Don't have time to leave your desk but looking for a quick break? The longer your workdays, the more crucial it becomes that you squeeze in breaks to help keep your energy high, your mood good and your focus strong.

Not sure how to make those breaks happen? Tune in to Holly for quick, practical and easy tips for a healthier you!

2:15 a.m. 11:15 p.m. 8:15 a.m. 2:15 p.m.

How to Work with an Interior Designer: Communication is the Key
Presented by Floss Barber '75, CEO of Floss Barber, Inc.

Learn from Philadelphia interiors icon Floss Barber how the ability to listen, taking an active role in the process, and timely and direct communication between the designer and client (especially regarding budget) leads to the best results in both large and small projects.

2:30 a.m. 11:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.

Ever Wonder How Eating Chocolate or Broccoli Affects Your Brain? Learn About fNIR: Optical Brain Imaging
Presented by Banu Onaral, PhD, H.H. Sun Professor and director of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health at Drexel University; Hassan Ayaz '06, PhD '11, research professor; Adrian Curtink, PhD, research professor; Kurtulus Izzetoglu, PhD '09, research professor; Meltem Izzetoglu, PhD '03, research professor; Jennifer Nasser, PhD, assistant professor of Nutrition; Patricia A. Shewokis, PhD, joint faculty professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health at Drexel University

From Rachel Ray to the lab. See how the development of optical brain imaging techniques can monitor human brain activity of healthy individuals and patients.

3:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

High Performing Teams: Think Like an Athlete
An Alumni Career Services Program presented by Andrei Jablokow, PhD, '84, '87, mental toughness coach and founder of The Jablokow Organization

Looking to gain a better understanding of what team roles are and how your role impacts overall performance? Searching for advice on how to get more accomplished with less stress? Join this interactive and practical discussion and learn how to gain clarity and focus, make better decisions, carry out difficult tasks and deliver results in a team environment.

4:00 a.m. 1:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

How to Improve the Value of Your Home
Presented by Meghan McIntyre Klauder '02, realtor at Keller Williams

If you're going to make updates to your home, where should you spend the money to get the best return? Learn from Meghan Klauder how to improve the value of your home.

4:15 a.m. 1:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 4:15 p.m.

Negotiating Compensation
An Alumni Career Services Program presented by Bob Connelly, MBA '87, SPHR, GPHR, Human Resources at Arkema, Inc.

Compensation is more than just salary. Learn practical tips on how to negotiate your true value with a potential employer or in your current position. Understand how perks and benefits including healthcare and pension can add as much as 30% to your overall compensation.

4:45 a.m. 1:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 4:45 p.m.

Behind the Scenes in the College of Nursing and Health Professions' Simulation Center
Presented by Leland J. Rockstraw, PhD '06, RN, associate clinical professor of Nursing and assistant dean of Simulation, Clinical & Technology Learning Operations; John Cornele, MSN '12, RN, CNE, EMT-P, director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation & Practice; and Alexis K. Burns '14, undergraduate co-op nursing student, Pennoni Honors College, and vice president of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania

Get an exclusive look at the 22,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice (CICSP) and see how Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions is leading the way in the use of simulation via the standardized patient or patient actor to assist students in physical assessment and communication skills. A current nursing student will demonstrate the endless possibilities the Center offers in improving competent care, diminishing error and overall raising the bar in nursing education.

5:15 a.m. 2:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 5:15 p.m.

A Spring Cocktail and Appetizers in 15 Minutes
Presented by Adrienne Hall '09, assistant teaching professor of Hospitality Management at Drexel University

With a quick trip to the market or ingredients you already have at home, you can invite friends over for a bourbon cocktail with fresh fruit and three tasty appetizers in 15 minutes or less. Step into the kitchen with Chef Adrienne Hall '09 as she demonstrates how to whip up this light spring meal.

5:30 a.m. 2:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

Inside the Drexel Archives
Presented by Rob Sieczkiewicz, MS '11, archivist at Drexel University

Tour 120 years of Drexel history, illustrated by treasures from the Archives' collections. See correspondence of the first President James MacAlister. Relive the triumphs and defeats of Drexel sports teams. Delight in snapshots of the student experience, from fraternities and sororities to clubs and social events. Marvel at the changes in the campus and academic programs since our founding as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry.

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