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4th Annual "Toss Your Caps" Mayor's Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 10, 2013 | Philadelphia Art Museum
Class of 2013 Drexel Seniors Sing the "Drexel Fight Song" with Mario the Magnificent
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Representatives of the Drexel University Class of 2013 sing the "Drexel Fight Song," with band conductor Mario the Magnificent, at the 4th Annual "Toss Your Caps" Mayor's Graduation Celebration at the Philadelphia Art Museum on Friday, May 10, 2013! Go Dragons!! Congrats to all Drexel Graduates!!!
Dates: Tuesday Evenings - League Runs June 4-25, 2013 Times: 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Games [Matches Run 1-Hour] Location: Buckley Green Sand Volleyball Courts
Located on 33rd Street Between Market and Arch Streets
Hit the sand for an hour of fun with Drexel alumni, students, and staff on Tuesday evenings in June! Join the recreational outdoor volleyball league and bump, set and spike your way to victory with three weeks of regular play followed by a single-elimination play-off round. Games will be played on Tuesday evenings from June 4 through June 25, 2013. All games will last for one hour and will begin at either 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. Games will be played at Buckley Green. In the event of poor weather, games will be played inside the Drexel Recreation Center. The league will include teams of Drexel alumni, students, faculty and professional staff. Who will come out on top and earn ultimate bragging rights? Grab your Drexel friends and register as a full team of 4-6 players or sign up on your own and you’ll be matched with some teammates!
*Check back for upcoming educational/professional events planned for the Class of 2013!
Senior Resources and Announcements
2013 Senior Portraits: Upcoming Photo Sessions
Upcoming Portrait Session Details: Senior portrait sessions for the Class of 2013 are scheduled on-campus throughout the year and held in MacAlister Hall Room 3012 (33rd and Chestnut Streets).
Students must schedule their appointments by logging onto Herff Jones’ 24-hour scheduling site, http://www.ouryear.com and entering school code 87172. Students can also call 1-800-687-9327 during normal business hours, to schedule an appointment for on-campus sessions or at another time at one of the many Herff Jones' studios across the country. When scheduling an appointment, students will receive complete details on how to prepare for their portrait sitting and other pertinent information.
The next scheduled on-campus portrait sessions will be held:
• There are no more on-campus portrait sessions scheduled for 2013.
• Contact Herff Jones directly for assistance.
Meet the SCDC's NEW Senior Coordinator for Graduating Students and Recent Alumni Nicole Dalberto is the SCDC's new Senior Coordinator for Graduating Students & Recent Alumni. This position is newly created to ensure that the path to your career beyond Drexel becomes clearer (click here for more info). After three years with Steinbright, Nicole is keenly aware of the background and skills Drexel students bring to the job search and the knowledge building needed to move you forward as a professional. She is excited to work with you in this new position and is here to help graduating seniors with: Advanced Job Search Skills; Resume, Cover Letter or CV Review; LinkedIn Expertise; Improving your Interview Skills; Networking via Professional Organizations, Informational Interviews, and Social Media; Salary and Offer Negotiation; and Career Planning. If you haven’t already attended an orientation to Career Services (click here), Nicole hopes to see you at an upcoming session soon! Feel free to contact the SCDC front desk to schedule a meeting with Nicole at 215-895-2185. She's here to help!
SCDC Career Services for Graduating Seniors
The Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC) offers a variety of tools, resources, and services for graduating seniors. For more info, please contact Andy Duffy at (215) 895-6468 or stop by the SCDC offices located at 3201 Arch Street, Suite 250. Download "How to Find a Job in the Real World" PDF: Click Here.
DRAGON JOBS: Jobs Now Open Interested in increasing your chances of landing a top career opportunity upon graduation? Access Drexel’s Dragon Jobs system to get noticed by employers that are targeting Drexel soon-to-be graduates NOW. DuPont, Deloitte, Vanguard, CIGNA, CHOP, Abercrombie, and hundreds of other employers have posted full-time opportunities. Dragon Jobs is available to all students and recent alumni searching for full time opportunities. In addition to hosting hundreds of job opportunities for Drexel students, it also allows students to: • Research registered Career Fair Employers by major prior to the event • Upload their résumé into résumé books that are viewed by our top employers • Apply and schedule interviews with local, national and international companies • View companies coming onto campus for information sessions • Sign up for real time job announcements
Career Services Professionals are Available to Meet with You! Need your résumé reviewed? Need assistance with your interview skills? Not sure how to begin your job search? We can assist! Simply call our main line at 215-895-2185 for an appointment. Download "How to Find a Job in the Real World" PDF: Click Here Students needing a quick résumé review are welcome to just drop in during our weekly drop in hours listed below: • Monday: 3PM – 4PM • Tuesday: 2PM – 3PM • Wednesday: 9AM – 10AM • Thursday: 1PM – 2PM • Friday: 11AM – NOON
2013 Senior Class Gift Campaign: Leave Your Legacy!
Your big moment is almost here – graduation. Equipped with your degree, you will soon be joining the ranks of thousands of fellow Drexel alumni who have left their mark on the world. Now is the time to establish your legacy at Drexel – and you can do that by contributing to the 2013 Senior Class Gift. By participating, you will continue the University’s founding tradition of providing innovative, inclusive education for future generations to come.
More details on the Class Gift Campaign is on the web site: www.drexel.edu/seniorclassgift. You can also see what your classmates are saying about their Drexel experience, and make your own contribution to the class gift. The suggested gift amount is $20.13 in honor of your graduation year, but a gift of any size is welcomed. As a token of our thanks, you will be eligible for a coupon redeemable at any one of Drexel’s on-campus eateries. Be among the first to establish your class of 2013’s legacy at Drexel – make your gift today.
Thanks for your consideration and best wishes to the Class of 2013 for a great senior year! *The 2013 Senior Class Gift Campaign is coordinated by the Drexel University Annual Fund.
For more information, email Lauren Bairos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"10 Things To Do Before You Graduate" Commencement is right around the corner - just a few short weeks away! Round out your college experience by trying some or all of the following suggestions from a recent Drexel graduate, Stephanie Takach - Class of 2012.
1. Take a professor out to lunch or grab a beer during happy hour. Odds are you’ve had a professor who’s gone a few steps above his or her teaching duties. Whether they granted you that much-needed extension, lent a hand in a personal matter or made customized office hours to meet your needs, now is a great time to say thank you. It’s also a great time to pick their brain about their research if you’re interested in pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree.
2. Take a random class or attend a guest lecture. Hopefully you’ve got those gen-ed requirements out of the way by senior year. Now it’s time to be spontaneous and take an elective that has nothing to do with your major. If you’re not sure what to take, reach out to a professional in your field and ask them what courses they wish they took in college. If you’re having trouble getting into a class, it might be work auditing a class for non-credit, an act that brings out the Steve Jobs in all of us.
3. Bleed blue and gold by participating in a campus tradition. Drexel’s Homecoming Week is just around the corner (January 20-27, 2013). If you can’t make it to any Homecoming Week events, be sure to participate in a campus tradition by stopping in the Main Building before any upcoming exams and rubbing the toe of The Water Boy.
4. Take a campus tour. Prospective students can be found touring Drexel almost every day. Do you remember the fun facts you learned during your tour many years ago? Campus has changed dramatically since we’ve started so why not take a campus tour offered by the Admissions Office and learn some of the ins and outs of our University before you say goodbye. Another option: take a tour of Philadelphia, a city full of history and even ghost stories.
5. Mentor a Freshie. There’s a lot of things you can do to help our your fellow Dragons. Meet up with an underclassman and shed insights from your past co-op opportunities, lend them a textbook they’ll need or help them choose which professors to take. Ask yourself: What did I wish I knew when I was started my Drexel career?
6. Get student discounts. The Cultural Passport is one of those things Drexel gives you during your freshman year that you wish you used more. But there’s still time to take advantage of your student ID. Check out CampusPhilly’s Student Discount page for tons of discounts available with your valid Dragon Card.
7. Attend a sports game on campus. If you know the Drexel Fight Song by heart, you’ve probably been to a few basketball games during your time here. If not, grab a DAC PACK T-shirt and check out a game around campus. During Homecoming Week the Men’s and Women's Basketball teams will play host to CAA-rivals on January 26-27 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Be there.
8. Take a road trip. Whether you’re participating in Alternative Spring Break or planning a road trip to see all the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives locations from here to Florida, get the travel bug out of your system before you kick start your career and need to worry about vacation hours.
9. Roll up your sleeves and volunteer. If the last time you volunteered was to fulfill your five hours of community service during University 101, it’s time to visit the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement’s website. They have a database of service opportunities to choose from. On top of the rewarding feeling you’ll get, these experiences might make great last additions to your résumé.
10. Get off your futon and run a 5K. It’s not easy to be a senior with senior projects, job searches and coursework piled high. Hit up the DAC for a fitness assessment and attend an exercise course once a week to keep the gym top of mind. Two races that are worth training for are the annual University City 5K Run on Saturday, May 4 and the annual Broad Street Run on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Advice for the Senior Class from the Drexel University Alumni Association With graduation coming up in a few short months, members of the Drexel University Alumni Association Board of Governors wanted to share some words of encouragement and advice for your class, so they put together a series of videos. The Alumni Association also extended an opportunity to the entire Drexel alumni community to share advice with the Class of 2013.
Click the image below to play the video for a compilation of advice from the Alumni Association Board of Governors. For additional videos, visit our YouTube page here.
Post Graduation Public Service Programs
Want to spend a year or two after graduation making a difference in the country and/or world? Committing to full time service and/or public service fellowships after graduating from college has grown increasingly popular in the past 40 years. In fact, many of today's distinguished leaders in fields including politics, business, and journalism have completed such terms of service through national and international programs. As critical needs become more pervasive and apparent, young idealists armed with their college educations are joining these programs to meet these needs, gain real-world experiences, and hone their own skills. Alumnae of these programs not only gain the satisfaction of having contributed to the public good, but may leave with that edge needed to attain acceptance into lucrative grad programs and professional positions in their fields. As these programs grow increasingly selective, let the Lindy Center support you in preparing for the application process. It's never too early to start! Click here for more information or contact Seth Jacobson at email@example.com for more assistance.
Young Alumni Association Founded by a group of recent graduates in 1993, the Young Alumni Association serves as a support system for Drexel's young alumni – graduates of the past 10 years – offering networking, social and volunteer opportunities that encourage alumni to remain connected to the university.Today, the Young Alumni Association (YAA) continues to grow, as it increases programming and participation with the Drexel community.
If you are interested in getting more involved or participating in upcoming events, contact one of the Board members listed below or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-DU-GRADS. Many YAA events are open to graduating seniors!
Click here for details on upcoming senior portrait sessions for the Lexerd yearbook.
Additional Lexerd Yearbook Copies: All students who sit for a yearbook portrait will receive a yearbook mailed to them during the fall term following spring commencement (Fall 2013 for the Class of 2013). Additional books from 1949 to 2011 are available for purchase on a limited basis and anyone can pre-order a copy of the 2013 yearbook which will be mailed in Fall 2013. Click here for availability of and to purchase your copy of this and previous year’s Lexerd copies. If you have additional questions, please contact Natalie Shaak at email@example.com or 215-571-3575.
2013 Lexerd Yearbook Congratulatory Ads: This is an amazing opportunity to create a memory for a 2013 graduate that will last forever! Submit a congratulatory ad for publication in this year’s Lexerd, Drexel University’s yearbook. These eye catching ads are a great way for families, friends, colleges or offices to recognize a student’s hard work throughout his/her college career. If you would like to purchase an ad, please visit this website for more information (https://mkt.dcollege.net/drexel_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=19&CATID=38). Ad space is limited. Friday, May 31, 2013 is the deadline for purchasing an advertisement. If you have additional questions, please contact Natalie Shaak at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-571-3575.
Graduate Education and the “Master’s Bump” for Teaching Professionals The “master’s bump” is a term for the automatic pay raise for which teachers are eligible after earning a graduate degree. According to the Huffington Post, nearly half of all states have policies in place that reward teachers for earning a master’s degree with a direct pay increase, which has had a marked effect on the budgets of school districts that are already stretched beyond thinness. Click here to learn more.
Drexel University Student Alumni Association [DUSAA]
The Drexel University Student Alumni Association (DUSAA) is a student organization that serves as a liaison and facilitates an active relationship between students and alumni. Students will increase their awareness of the Drexel University Alumni Association (DUAA) through services, programming, and special events. The DUSAA will enhance the student experience by providing opportunities that strengthen their lifelong loyalty to Drexel, promoting community, spirit, and tradition, preparing students to serve as future alumni leaders and volunteers. Click here for more info.
1) Promote active student involvement, encourage meaningful interaction with alumni, and
participation in the DUAA now and after graduation
2) Provide opportunities to develop personally and professionally through leadership
3) Recruit a variety of students from different years, majors, student organizations, etc. to serve
as members, elected officers and ambassadors of the DUSAA
4) Provide services to Drexel students using the resources of the DUAA in order to foster
community, spirit, and tradition towards becoming a Dragon for life
Benefits & Alumni / Event Opportunities:
• Organizing and attending student-alumni events on campus
• Continuous involvement with Drexel spirit & traditions
• Joining and working with a first-class team • Invitations and opportunities to attend alumni exclusive functions, such as: • Homecoming Spirit Week Bonfire & Pep Rally • AJ Drexel Society Gala
• Drexel Senior Experience Programs: Bon Voyage, Senior Class Toast, & Graduation Fair
• Etiquette & Networking Dinners
• Campus to Career Networking Event
• Alumni Weekend
*Check back for more events and resources from the Drexel University Student Alumni Association!
Graduation Fair 2013
Get Your Regalia Early - Beat the Rush!
Avoid Long Lines!! Win Raffle Prizes!!!
And Much More!!!!
Graduating Drexel students are invited to attend Graduation Fair 2013, a one-stop opportunity to take care of all the necessary details on the road to commencement! This is the first and best time to purchase your cap and gown, diploma frames, class rings, order announcements, make your class gift, learn about alumni resources and services, and much, much more – all in one location. Staff from various University departments will be available to answer all of your graduation-related questions. You can take care of financial aid matters and wrap up your student account with the bursar’s office and discuss any academic issues with the registrar’s office. You’ll also be able to socialize with your fellow classmates and have a chance to win some great raffle prizes!
What happens if I miss the Graduation Fair?
Don't worry – you can pick up your regalia in the University Bookstore anytime during their normal business hours. To attend your ceremony, it is required that you wear the appropriate academic regalia. Regalia consists of a gown, cap and hood, which reflect the degree being conferred. If you are a bachelor's or master's degree candidate, you must purchase your regalia through the University Bookstore. To do so, visit the Bookstore with your student I.D. during the sales period, May 21st - June 7th. Graduation announcements will also be available for purchase. In addition, customized graduation announcements can be purchased from Herff Jones (www.herff-jones.com). Doctoral candidates should refer to the Commencement website for details on ordering regalia.
The Interfaith Council at Drexel University welcomes seniors and their guests to participate in this traditional occasion. Baccalaureate is a way to acknowledge and appreciate our students' expression and practice of spiritual and religious life on our campus and includes a variety of faith traditions represented by the members of the Drexel University community.
The Baccalaureate will be held on Thursday, June 13th in the Interfaith Chapel, located on the second floor of the James E. Marks Intercultural Center (33nd and Chestnut Streets). The ceremony begins at 12:00PM and is followed by a reception. Kosher and vegetarian items will be available.
Interfaith Baccalaureate & Reception
Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 12 p.m.
James E. Marks Intercultural Center
Interfaith Chapel, Second Floor 30 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 RSVP Here in Advance!
About The Drexel Senior Experience Program The Drexel Senior Experience (DSE) is a program designed to assist students in preparing for graduation and their transition into the world of work, graduate school, and many other opportunities graduating seniors may pursue. In addition to assisting seniors, the DSE assists new alumni in continuing their ties to the institution beyond graduation, and increase their future financial support, volunteerism and/or alumni giving potential, as well as increase the possibility of retaining them as graduate students in Drexel programs. DSE strives to create strong class unity, a positive experience during final terms, and a greater connection to Drexel.