Details in Brief

Click below for a video preview of the June 2012 Drexel Details Alumni e-newsletter for the Class of 2012, hosted by Drexel graduate and member of the Alumni Association Board of Governors, Jason Miller '07.

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The Alumni Association Welcomes the Class of 2012!

Welcome to the Drexel University Alumni Association and congratulations on earning your Drexel degree! The Alumni Association is here to help you stay connected to your alma mater and to your friends and classmates, and we encourage you to keep in touch with Drexel and become active members of the Alumni Association. You'll stay in the loop, make new friends and stay connected to old ones. We'll help you give your career a boost, tell you about fun social events in your area, and give you the chance to share your Drexel experience with the students that come after you.

Click here and fill out a brief form to update your contact information with the Alumni Association. That way, you'll stay in the loop and continue to receive correspondences from the Alumni Association such as this monthly e-newsletter, Drexel Details. In approximately one month, you will be able to create a profile and update your contact information in the the Online Alumni Directory and take advantage of all that the Online Alumni Directory has to offer.

Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at any time if you have any questions, or would like more information about how you can get involved in the Drexel University Alumni Association. Call us at 215-895-ALUM or 1-888-DU-GRADS, or e-mail us at alumni@drexel.edu. And don't forget to check us out online at drexel.edu/alumni, for the most up-to-date alumni news and information!

Year of the Dragon2012: It's The Year of the Dragon!

The Alumni Association has been celebrating the Year of the Dragon since January and now, as alumni, you can join in the fun! We've got lots of exciting events, programs, games, giveaways and more planned for the remainder of 2012, so stay in the loop and visit the Year of the Dragon Web site today!

During the month of June, alumni have been submitting their advice to the Class of 2012. Click here to read the words of encouragement and advice that alumni have shared with your class.

The Year of the Dragon theme for July is "Celebrating Dragon Talents." This month we will share the unique interests and talents of our alumni through a series of "how to" events and online videos. We know that Drexel alumni are a gifted bunch, so we're asking you to help us celebrate Dragon talents by sending us your "how to" videos sharing a special skill or talent. Can you play an instrument, change a tire, or grill the perfect steak? Whatever your talent may be, take a few minutes to film your step-by-step "how to" video and send it to us at alumni@drexel.edu or post it to our Facebook fanpage!

And if you're in the Philadelphia area, join us for our "how to" events in July; Mixology: How to Make Great Drinks and our Philadelphia Wok 'n Walk Tour.

Young Alumni AssociationThe Young Alumni Association

The Young Alumni Association (YAA) provides our newest alumni with career-development programs, professional and social networking events, volunteer opportunities and other social outlets. Some of the exciting events and programs that the YAA plans year-round are Homecoming Weekend, Young Alumni Night at the Ballpark, as well as social and professional networking happy hours.

The YAA is always looking for energetic members who can bring fresh ideas to the group, so let us know if you’d like to get involved with the YAA committee, the Homecoming planning committee, or if you’d simply like to help plan something in your area! More

Alumni Career Services — Get the Tools for Professional Success

The Alumni Career Services (ACS) program provides you with opportunities for professional growth and development, featuring services and programs like résumé-writing workshops, networking receptions, seminars, and question-and-answer sessions with alumni and industry experts.

Networking receptions provide an ideal environment to meet and establish relationships which could potentially lead you to that next career step. The ACS program hosts speakers who cover a wide range of topics from how to win the interview, to achieving a work-life balance, to maximizing your worth in a competitive job market. More

Get Your Alumni Card — It's Free!

Once you graduate, you can request a free Alumni Card which allows you to access the Recreation Center (membership fees apply), the Korman Computing Center and the University libraries. Also, receive a $5 discount on university performances at the Mandell Theater. To get your Alumni Card, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-888-DU-GRADS or click here.

The 2012 New Graduate Guide

Click here to check out the 2012 edition of the New Graduate Guide — a handbook to help you take advantage of all of the great opportunities provided by the Alumni Association. Use the Guide to help you stay connected to your fellow alumni and the University after graduation!

Online NetworksStay Connected with Facebook, LinkedIn, the Online Alumni Directory, Twitter and YouTube

With all of our official online networks staying in touch with your friends and classmates after graduation, and connecting with Drexel alumni has never been so easy! Thousands of alumni are already part of these communities, so don't be left out — click here to join our online networks today!

Facebook — Join the Drexel University Alumni Association Facebook fanpage on the most popular online networking site in the world.

LinkedIn — With more than 9,000 members, the Drexel University Alumni Networking Group on LinkedIn is our largest online community, and it continues to grow. Make it your number-one online professional networking tool.

Online Alumni Directory — Membership to this exclusive directory is complimentary to Drexel alumni. Be sure to visit the Online Alumni Directory often and keep your information up-to-date. In the Online Alumni Directory you can look up classmates, read class notes, post photos, and search our job board. In approximately one month, you will be able to log into the Online Alumni Directory, in the meantime, click here to update your contact information with the Alumni Association today!

Twitter — Our official feeds are @drexelalumni and @drexelyoungalumni. We post alumni and University news and announcements to Twitter throughout the day to keep you in-the-loop!

YouTube — Watch videos from alumni and students on our official YouTube Channel.

Help Future Students by Becoming an Alumni Ambassador

As the newest alumni of Drexel University, you are the foremost experts on what it takes to succeed at Drexel. Now is your chance to use that knowledge to help current high school students in search of a college. Alumni Ambassadors answer student questions via e-mail, attend local college fairs or events, and recommend students for merit scholarships. To learn more about becoming an Alumni Ambassador, click here.

Health, Life and Travel Insurance with American Insurance Administrators

The American Insurance Administrators program is a convenient source for health, life and travel insurance for alumni and their family members. There are a variety of plans available to fit your needs, including GradMed® short-term health insurance — great for new grads. For more information, click here or call 1-800-922-1245 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Eastern Time.

Renter's Insurance from Liberty Mutual

Your degree will open doors for you, renter's insurance from Liberty Mutual will protect what's inside. Got a laptop? An iPod? Flat-screen TV? Digital camera? Imagine them all stolen or damaged. That's a lot of money down the drain. Liberty Mutual has partnered with the Drexel University Alumni Association to offer you renter's insurance that protects your prized possessions from theft, fire and some types of water damage-in your apartment, in your car and even when you're on vacation. To learn more about renter's insurance from Liberty Mutual, and to get a quote, call 1-888-524-9400 or visit Liberty Mutual Auto and Home Insurance today!

Co-op Chronicles from Crete, Greece

NatashaNatasha Pande '13

During her time as a co-op student in Crete, Greece, Natasha Pande, a senior communications student, will chronicle her experiences for Drexel alumni in a series of online journal entries. Natasha was afforded the opportunity to work in Greece, thanks to the Vidalakis Cretan Scholars Program.

For her co-op, Natasha is currently working at Creta Maris Beach Resort as a marketing and public relations assistant. She is working on various campaigns within the hotel, writing press releases, and is working on material for the information channels of the hotel. “I feel it is important to gain experience in different fields of business and understand how methods of marketing are molded accordingly,” she said. More

Career Columns

Chris BilottaYour Career Retainer
Chris Bilotta '77, '84

"The 3rd Alternative"
Conflict resolution is discussed in this month’s column. Learn how to arrive at the “3rd Alternative” — a solution to a conflict where everybody wins. More

Julia LevyCareer Zone
Julia Levy '93

"Would You Supply Your Facebook Password During an Interview?"
Hiring managers and recruiters can learn a lot from your online presence. Follow Julia’s tips to make sure it’s positive and professional. More

Upcoming Alumni Association Events

Behind the Scenes at the Philadelphia Zoo with Dr. Gail Hearn
Experience The Philadelphia Zoo like you never have before! Join us for a summer evening at this private, after-hours event in the Philadelphia Zoo's new Rare Animal Conservation Center and Impala Plaza on June 19. Offered only to Drexel alumni and guests, enjoy wine, beer, and deluxe hors d'oeuvres among unique and endangered creatures like the golden lion tamarin, white bellied spider monkey, and blue-eyed black lemur — to name a few! Featuring special guest speaker, Dr. Gail Hearn, research professor in Drexel's Department of Biology. Class of 2012 discount: The first 50 graduates from the Class of 2012 may attend for just $10 per person! More

Young Alumni Networking Happy Hour
Meet Drexel alumni in the Philadelphia area and enjoy complimentary appetizers, soft drinks and drink specials in Mad River's private, upstairs lounge on June 27. Each guest will also receive a ticket for a complimentary drink! More

Mixology: How to Make Great Drinks
"Mix" and mingle with Drexel alumni in Manayunk! Join the Alumni Association at the Main Line Center for Bartending on July 13 and learn how to become a master mixologist. Try your hand at making some fun summer cocktails and bring your friends to kick-off your Friday night in Manayunk! More

Philadelphia Wok 'n Walk Tour
Join us at Joseph Poon's Chef Kitchen on July 22 in Chinatown for a private lesson on how to make a variety of Dim Sum treats, including wontons, shu mai and dumplings. After this hands-on experience, you'll take a mini Chinatown tour with Chef Poon and cap-off the afternoon with a three-course meal back at the Kitchen. More

Young Alumni Night at the Phillies
The Drexel University Young Alumni Association invites alumni to a night at the ballpark as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Washington Nationals! Meet alumni from the Philadelphia area before the game at Chickie's & Pete's and then we'll head to Citizens Bank Park for Fan Appreciation Night! More

Alumni Association Summer Baseball Series
If you're not in the Philadelphia area, visit us online to find out when we're hosting an alumni reception at a baseball game near you and join us for the fun. For a complete listing of all receptions and games, click here.

For a complete calendar of upcoming alumni events, and more information, click here.

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