To be eligible for participation in Dragon Summer, students must be:
- Confirmed for the Fall 2014-15 academic year
- A first-year freshman
- A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
TOP 10 REASONS STUDENTS SHOULD PARTICIPATE
- Establish a network of peers, faculty, and staff that will carry forward into the new academic year.
- Develop a realistic understanding of academic responsibilities and expectations for college-level work.
- Become familiar with the campus and available resources before school starts.
- Be challenged in new ways that will encourage growth and development as leaders.
- Learn university-level research skills, while sharpening foundational math and writing skills.
- Build connections with their college through activities with college-specific academic advisors, peer mentors, faculty, and staff.
- Be given priority to participate in academic learning communities in the first year.
- Receive notification of available job opportunities within the Drexel Learning Center.
- Develop skills to navigate a large university system and get the most out of their Drexel education.
- Leverage investments made in summer to gain immediate and long-term returns in college and the workforce.
EXPECTATIONS OF PARTICIPANTS
Students are expected to:
- Participate for the entire duration of the program. The 2014 program runs July 7 to August 2. Classes and programming occurs Monday through Friday, 9:00—5:00 p.m. and includes occasional evening and weekend events.
- Be willing to explore differing viewpoints to become a better problem-solver
- Work well in a team setting, because most of the curriculum involves group projects
- Identify opportunities during the program to share in the guidance of group activities