The Alumni Association Welcomes You!

Welcome to the Drexel University Alumni Association and congratulations on earning your Drexel degree! The Alumni Association is here to keep you 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 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. As graduates, you can look forward to receiving this Details alumni e-newsletter on the third Wednesday of each month to keep you informed on the most up-to-date Alumni Association news and events.

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 www.drexel.edu/alumni, for the most up-to-date alumni news and information!


Young AlumniThe 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 Day at the DAC, How-To Seminars, 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

Get Your Alumni Card — It's Free!
Once you graduate, you can request a free Alumni Card which allows you to access the Daskalakis Athletic 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 2009 Young Alumni Guide
Check out the Young Alumni Guide and use it as a handbook to help you take advantage of all of the great opportunities the Alumni Association provides for you to stay involved with and connected to your fellow alumni and the university.

FacebookStay Connected with Facebook, inCircle and the Online Alumni Directory
With services like Facebook, inCircle and the Online Alumni Directory, staying in touch with your friends and classmates has never been so easy! Currently, alumni can join Drexel’s official Facebook sites for the Alumni Association, the Community Alumni Network at Drexel University (CANDU), the University City 5K Run and the Young Alumni Association. inCircle is an online networking tool similar to Facebook, however, inCircle is exclusive to Drexel alumni. Alumni can network, post blogs, as well as view job opportunities posted by other Drexel graduates. Search the Online Alumni Directory for friends, post and view class notes, and register for permanent e-mail forwarding. This exclusive membership is complimentary to alumni so log in to the directory often and keep your information up-to-date! 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 resume-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

TargetThank You and Congrats!
Thank you to everyone who attended the Bon Voyage Senior Send Off sponsored by the Traditions Program, and the Alumni Association’s Graduation Celebration at Mikey’s American Sports Bar and Grill. Congratulations to the three lucky new grads who walked away with $500 Target gift cards: Kala Fryman, CoAS ’09, Erica Belanger, LCoB ’09, and Michael Rufo, AWCoMAD ’09!

The Alumni Association would also like to congratulate the 2009 recipients of the Outstanding Senior Awards who demonstrated both active involvement and leadership in university activities and community organizations: Giang Au, Biomed, CoAS '09; Michael Colligan, LeBow '09; Sean Miller, CoE '09, and Vincent Zapisek, CoE '09.

Meet the Next Generation of Dragons! Become an Alumni Ambassador
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. One of the best ways you can support Drexel is to share your experiences and answer questions about the university from prospective students. Who better to relate than you, someone who has already experienced it first hand? The Alumni Ambassador Program has a special need for additional volunteers in Hawaii. More

leadership libraryDonate to the Leadership Library and Get a Free T-Shirt!
As you clean out your things after graduation, the Alumni Association encourages you to donate new or used books that you’ve 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.

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

Liberty Mutual
In partnership with Drexel University, Liberty Mutual provides alumni with discounted automobile, homeowner’s and renter’s insurance with the convenience of automatic checking account deductions. More

Career Zone

Career Zone is a monthly career column written for Drexel alumni by Julia Levy '93. Julia is a strategic communications and staffing leader with experience in corporate communications, brand management and recruiting. Many of you are in the middle of a job search or are looking for opportunities to grow your network so you can be more successful in your career, so why not make a first impression that lasts and keep the conversation more interesting? More

Join Us for an Upcoming Alumni Association Event

Young AlumniYoung Alumni Happy Hour: Fun in the Sun!
Come network with fellow alumni and enjoy the summer weather after work along the Manayunk Canal at a happy hour sponsored by the Young Alumni Association and the Drexel Inter-Fraternity Alumni Association. Enjoy an exclusive happy hour event at the outside dining and bar area at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant on Thursday, August 13, 2009. More

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. More

If you're not in the Philadelphia area, visit us online 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.

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! The entry deadline for participation on the team is Friday, July 24, 2009. More

Wine and ChocolatePhilly Wine
and Chocolate Tasting Tour
In October the Young Alumni Association and the Alumni Club of Philadelphia will host a private wine and chocolate tasting throughout Center City with City Food Tours — one of Philadelphia's most popular attractions. Look for more information coming soon!

CAN DUMantua Community Service Project
The Community Alumni Network at Drexel University (CAN DU), is teaming with Drexel’s Office of Government and Community Relations on a revitalization project for the Morton McMichael Elementary School in the Mantua section of Philadelphia. Alumni with a special interest in community service are encouraged to join us for the revitalization of this important community neighborhood. The project is slated for the fall of 2009. More information coming soon! For more information on CAN DU and future projects, click here.

Details is a monthly publication of the Drexel University Alumni Association
For more information, call 1.888.DU.GRADS or e-mail alumni@drexel.edu

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