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Alumni News

Presidential SearchPresidential Search: A Message from Richard A. Greenawalt, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
The presidential search committee has begun meeting, and I am pleased to report that our search for Drexel's next leader has been launched publicly. The University has retained Witt/Kieffer, a national executive search firm with an office in Philadelphia.

A comprehensive presidential search Web site, offering up-to-date information on the search process, is now live. Click here to access the site. You are encouraged to visit the Web site to stay informed about the process of selecting the next president of Drexel University.

Student Send OffMeet the Next Generation of Dragons as an Alumni Ambassador at a New Student Send-Off!
The Alumni Ambassadors Program provides a unique opportunity for alumni to stay connected to Drexel and there are many different ways to get involved as an Alumni Ambassador. You can visit high schools, attend college fairs, and field one-on-one questions from prospective students on the phone or by e-mail. More

Another way you can participate as an Alumni Ambassador is to attend new student send-offs in your area to meet incoming Drexel students and their families. Thank you to all of the Alumni Ambassadors who have already attended a new student send-off, or who plan to attend one in the future. If you'd like more information about a send-off in your area, click here.

Your Feedback is Important to Us!
The opinions and suggestions shared by our alumni are very valuable to us, and we consider your feedback as we plan future Alumni Association events and programs. Below are a few short surveys for you to answer to let us know your thoughts!

Alumni Career Services
Click here
to access a short survey and provide us with valuable feedback as we grow and develop the program.

Class of 1985
Alumni Weekend 2010 marks your 25th reunion. Click here to answer a few questions about what you would like to see at your Silver Dragon celebration.

Drexel Hillel
Click here and take a few moments to complete a brief survey to share suggestions for future events and programs for our Jewish alumni.

Amy ReesAlumni Profile: Amy Rees, AWCoMAD '95
This month features a video profile of Amy Rees, an environmental graphic designer and 1995 graduate of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design.

Meet Amy and learn how she "communicates to, and informs the public in a dimensional way" by transforming spaces and integrating signage for such clients as CBS 3 Studio and the Annenberg Science Center. More


Young Alumni Association Homecoming Committee
Do you want to become involved and show your Dragon pride? The Young Alumni Association is looking for enthusiastic alumni volunteers to assist with the planning of Homecoming 2010! Homecoming was a great success last year so join us for the fun this year as a member of the planning committee. If you are interested, please contact Louisa Sassi '08 at lcs42@drexel.edu or 215-895-6317.

Dinner with 12 DragonsSign up Now to Host a Dinner with 12 Dragons
Dinner with 12 Dragons is a program that personalizes the overall Drexel student-alumni experience. All Drexel students and alumni are invited to participate in this dinner program where alumni open their homes to students and fellow alumni for small dinner parties, bringing everyone together in a warm, friendly environment for good food, conversation and Drexel camaraderie. More

 

Attention Alumni: We Want to Hear from You!
The Alumni Association would like to help you reconnect with fellow alumni and former classmates who shared similar experiences as you. Check out opportunities to reconnect below.

Student Government Alumni
When you attended Drexel, were you involved with Student Government? If so, let us know! Please take a minute to fill out an online form with your contact information and your connection to Student Government so that we can update you on news and events that are of interest to you. More

Residential Living Alumni
As a student, there are many ways you could have been involved with Residential Living — as a Resident Assistant, a member of the desk staff or as part of the Residential Hall Association. Please take a minute to fill out the online form with your contact information and your connection to Residential Living. More

Career Corner


Career MakeoverCareer Makeover Strategies: 5 Questions to Connect to your Passion

By Tai Goodwin '95

In Tai's column this month, she'll teach you the five questions that will connect you to your passion and steer your career in the right direction. Learn how savvy professionals benefit from tapping into not only their talent, but also their passion. More

Julia LevyCareer Zone: Your Online Networking Questions Answered
by Julia Levy '93

In this month's column, Julia tackles some specific questions submitted by alumni on the topic of using social and online networking to boost your career. More

Career Question
Next month, Career Zone will focus on interviewing. Julia will offer tips and tricks and answer some of your toughest interview questions. Is there an interview question that you dread because you don't know the best way to respond to it? Visit us on Facebook or inCircle to share your question and join the discussion!

Attention: If you have professional experience in such areas as leadership, entrepreneurship, networking or job searching and would like to serve as an alumni speaker at an Alumni Career Services event in California, contact Lauren Rocca at lmr24@drexel.edu or 215-895-2744.


Philadelphia Area

PhilliesYoung Alumni Night at the Phillies
Swing into summer with Drexel and join the Young Alumni Association to cheer as the World Champion Philadelphia Phillies take on the Washington Nationals! Join us on Thursday, September 17, 2009, at Citizens Bank Park and before the game for a reception at McFadden’s. The event is almost sold out so register now! More

Simeone Foundation Reception
Join the Alumni Club of Philadelphia for networking and a reception at the Simeone Foundation Museum on Tuesday, September 29, 2009. Enjoy a presentation by the Drexel Formula Hybrid Club student team from the College of Engineering who developed a hybrid vehicle that won third place in a race competition in May. See the vehicle, speak to the designers, and enjoy the museum! More

Campaigning for a Better Career: Conducting an Effective Job Search
Embarking on a career change or seeking a new opportunity within your current profession? If so, we want to see you at an alumni reception on Wednesday, September 30, 2009, in Radnor, PA, where you’ll learn four ways to energize your career campaign with enthusiasm and conviction. More

Dragon BoatCall for Dragon Boat Paddlers!
Build teamwork, spirit, and pride on Saturday, October 3, 2009, while paddling on Drexel’s Dragon Boat Team. The festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Help us win the Collegiate Championship for the sixth year running! There are still some open spots on the Drexel Team and our next practice will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. More

Philly Wine and Chocolate Tasting Tour
Join the Alumni Club of Philadelphia and the Young Alumni Association for a delicious journey with City Food Tours, one of Philadelphia's most popular attractions! Enjoy a private tasting of wines and chocolates while learning all about them on Thursday, October 15, 2009. Space is limited so register today! More

RecruitersRecruiting U: The Secrets to Success with Recruiters
Join us on Thursday, October 22, 2009, as Chris Bilotta ’77, ’84 teaches you how to develop an effective relationship with a recruiter which could be your ticket to new career opportunities! Learn what recruiters do and how they can help you. More


Around the U.S.

baseball seriesDrexel Alumni are Coming to a Ballpark Near You!
Join us as we follow major and minor league baseball teams all summer long! Check out the upcoming games below to find out when we're hosting an alumni reception at a game near you and join us for the fun. For a complete listing of all receptions and games, click here.

Saturday, September 5, 2009
Philadelphia Phillies
at Houston Astros
Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX

Thursday, September 17, 2009
Young Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Washington Nationals
at Philadelphia Phillies
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

Saturday, September 26, 2009
Los Angeles Dodgers
at Pittsburgh Pirates
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

Las Vegas Alumni Networking Happy Hour
Come join fellow Drexel alumni and friends in the Las Vegas area for a networking happy hour at the Yard House on Thursday, August 20, 2009. More

happy hourSeattle Alumni Fall Networking Happy Hour
If you live in the Seattle area, come out and join us for a networking happy hour at Tap House Grill on Thursday, September 17, 2009. We’ll be there from 5 to 8 p.m., so come join the fun! More

Northern California Networking Happy Hour
Each month, the Alumni Club of Northern California meets for a networking happy hour with local Drexel alumni and this month's happy hour will be at the Melting Pot in Larkspur, on Friday, September 18, 2009. Come out, and get to know some Drexel alumni in your area. More

Speed NetworkingReady, Set, Go! Alumni Career Services Presents Speed Networking in NYC
On Wednesday, October 14, 2009, alumni in the New York City are invited to participate in a networking reception with a twist! Julia Levy ’93 hosts this speed networking session in which participants will meet and networking with each other one-on-one for approximately 4 minutes at a time. Come try out this fun and new way to network! More

Campus News

LeBow College Undergrad Finalist in Entrepreneur Magazine Competition
Bradley Ericson, a marketing and entrepreneurship student at the LeBow College of Business, is one of five finalists in Entrepreneur Magazine's 2009 College Entrepreneur of the Year competition. Ericson is co-founder and CEO of 3SecondRecipts LLC, a company developing a platform to create manageable, itemized digital receipts to replace traditional thermal paper receipts. Voting for Entrepreneur's College Entrepreneur of the Year runs now through October 12, 2009. Click here to vote.

Career FestMake Connections at the SCDC Dragon Career Fest
The Steinbright Career Development is pleased to host the largest university-held Career Fair in the Greater Philadelphia area, Dragon Career Fest, on October 7, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Daskalakis Athletic Center. All alumni are invited to attend the Career Fest and meet with employers. Employers are also invited to discuss co-op and full-time employment opportunities with Drexel students and alumni. More

Graduating Seniors are a Great
Resource for Employers
Is your company looking for great students just graduating with work experience? Then Drexel’s On-Campus Recruiting program is the way to go. Our on-campus recruiting program is an opportunity for employers to interview qualified, experienced students looking for permanent employment. It will take place in November and again in February. 

If you're interested in participating in the November Recruiting Program, contact Andy Duffy at 215-895-6468 before September 16, 2009.


Colleges & Schools

SEMIOPTICON Installation
The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University will present the SEMIOPTICON installation by Thomas Buildmore and Morgan Thomas, open to the public from August 10 to September 11, 2009. More

Rosenberg LectureThe Henry Rosenberg, M.D. Endowed Lectureship in Anesthesiology
Alumni are invited to attend a lectureship recognizing and honoring Dr. Rosenberg’s
years of dedicated service to the medical field. Dr. Carol Domino will present "How Closed
Claims Analysis has Improved Patient Care in Anesthesia" in Geary Auditorium B in the New
College Building on Tuesday, September 29, 2009. R.S.V.P. by September 10, 2009, by contacting
Gerry Young at 215-255-7344 or gmy24@drexel.edu.

Grab Your Hats and Boots for an Austin Alumni Ranch Party
We'll be chillin' and grillin' with a Texas-style BBQ, country music, skeet shooting, and fishing at a ranch party on Saturday, October 3, 2009. All Drexel University and Drexel College of Medicine alumni are invited to join us for this Austin-area hoedown hosted by Robert Ersek, M.D., F.A.C.S., HU '66. More

Support a Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Senior Design Team
The College of Engineering is looking for alumni interested in sponsoring a Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM) senior design team. As a sponsor, you will work with four to five talented and motivated MEM graduating seniors to help solve your real design and engineering problems for nine months. All you need to provide is a problem or topic, sponsorship for materials and co-advising! For more information, contact Dr. Bradley Layton at layton@coe.drexel.edu or 215-895-1752.

Creating Excellent Organizations (CEO) Program
The LeBow College of Business is looking for alumni to facilitate workshops in a series of leadership programs on campus called Creating Excellent Organizations. Involving alumni helps students understand just how important these skills are to their future success. Some example workshop topics include interpersonal skills, networking and time management. If you have any questions, email ceo@drexel.edu or call 215-895-1328. More

Alumni Resources

Grab Your Passport for Our
Alumni Travel Program

We are planning exciting trips for the 2010 Alumni Travel Program. Be sure to join our travel mailing list to receive information on our new destinations.
Click here to e-mail the Alumni Office and include your name, class year and address. More

Donate to the Leadership Library and Get a Free T-Shirt!
The Alumni Association invites graduates to donate new or used leadership books that they have found to be particularly motivational for the Alumni Leadership Library. The library is a collection of books generously donated by alumni and housed within the Dean of Students' Office. The books are available, free-of-charge, for Drexel students to borrow and use. Anyone who brings a book to an alumni event will receive a free alumni T-shirt! For more information, donation instructions and a listing of suggested titles, click here.

Alumni Card
Your Alumni Card is your key to campus. Visit the university libraries, Korman Computing Center or the Daskalakis Athletic Center (membership fees apply) and receive alumni discounts at the Mandell Theater box office. More

Join us on Facebook!
Facebook is a great way to connect with fellow classmates, whether around the corner or across the world! We encourage you to check out the official Alumni Association Facebook pages to stay in touch with other Drexel alumni. More

GradMed Short Term Medical Insurance
After graduation, your medical coverage through student health insurance or your parents’ policy may end. We sponsor GradMed Short Term Medical to help you fill your coverage gap and help protect you and your bank account from large expenses due to an accident or unexpected illness. Coverage can start the day after receipt of your application.

GradMed is not available in all states. Some provisions, benefits, exclusions or limitations may vary depending on your state of residence. Depending on state, coverage is underwritten and issued by Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company or Time Insurance Company. More

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