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Student Profiles

Adam Cordi

Research Co-op Serendipity

Now in his final year of the BS/MS in Materials Science and Engineering program, Adam knew that a research co-op would help him to define the difference between engineering and science.

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Flying through co-op

Flying Through Co-op

As a native Philadelphian and an avid local sports fan, Anthony Ragno could not have been more excited when he landed his third co-op position—one that saw him working in the Live Events Department for the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Brett Axler

Brett Axler Puts on a Show

If there’s a high-profile entertainment event in Philadelphia, Brett Axler will probably be there. The entertainment and arts management junior has been on the field during Philadelphia Eagles home games, walked along the 6abc Thanksgiving Day Parade, heard live music at some of the biggest concerts on and off campus and attended almost every performance at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival for the past two years. How does he manage it? Easy: He’s worked on the audio and visual elements for those events.

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Dania Jacubovich Goes Global

Dania Jacubovich Goes Global

With a career interest in medicine and a penchant for world travel, pre-junior biology major Dania Jacubovich acted on ardent plans to complete her third and final co-op in an international hospital setting. By employing her own search and collaborating with Steinbright staff, Dania was able to secure a six-month co-op focusing on pediatrics and gynecology at Hospital de Clinicas, South America’s most recognized teaching hospital located in Argentina’s capital city of Buenos Aires.

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Jaise John Climbing Walls in China

Jaise John Climbs Walls in China

As an international business student, Jaise John was excited to be able to work in the booming economy of Beijing, China. Jaise was interested in China because, as he says, it is one of the fastest developing countries in the world. He worked at a public affairs consultancy firm called North Head, where he conducted research on trade between Asian countries, analyzing daily news to provide to clients and also helped with expanding the company website.

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Julie Speer

Julie Speer in Israel

As a biomedical engineering student, Julie Speer knew that she needed international experience to prepare for her career. Speer realized that she had a golden opportunity through Drexel’s co-op program. It’s no surprise, then, that she accepted a co-op position as a research assistant in Haifa, Israel, alongside other international researchers and students at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (which has been called the MIT of Israel).

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Rachael DiSciullo Seed Rentention Trials

Rachael DiSciullo Feeds the Birds

Contrary to popular belief, toucans do not eat Fruit Loops. Just ask Rachael DiSciullo, senior biology major, who fed palm fruits to four different species of toucans to study their seed retention rates while on co-op in Costa Rica.

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There's more than one way to be a superhero

There's More Than One Way to Become a Superhero

Rachel Young is a creative type. She likes to tell stories. She likes to explore new perspectives and even worlds. She particularly likes the thrill of living vicariously through fictional characters.

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Space Between Your Fingers

Students Spend Their Co-op Collecting Memories From Strangers

Three Drexel students on co-op at the Spaces Between Your Fingers (SBYF) nonprofit have gained more than something to put on their resumes. Kat Kapetenakis, Michelle Johnson and Victoria Durand are getting the experience of a lifetime — and the experience of someone else’s lifetime too — by talking with senior citizens to write about their most meaningful memories or life lessons for SBYF’s Junior Memory Collectors Program.

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Sydney Arroyo

Sydney Arroyo, Live From New York

Ten years ago, Sydney Arroyo started watching “Saturday Night Live” with her parents, who are big fans of the late-night live sketch comedy show. And when the junior photography major and journalism minor began searching for a co-op last year, she knew “SNL” was her one and only choice.

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Zorbey Ege Canturk

Zorbey Canturk Makes a Splash

Not many co-op students would swim half-naked in cold, rainy weather on behalf of their employers. Even fewer would have brought home a silver medal at a global sporting event. But clearly Zorbey Ege Canturk isn’t your average co-op.

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