Blake Bostick Details in Brief

Click the video for a preview of the June 2013 Drexel Details alumni e-newsletter which is hosted by new Drexel graduate Blake Bostick '13, overlooking the Great Court of the Main Building.

Don MakinAlumni Spotlight

Don Mankin '64: An Adventure Seeking Globe Trotter

Theologian and philosopher Saint Augustine once said, "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." At 71 years old, Drexel graduate Don Mankin is making his way through this book, one adventure at a time.

After earning a BS in electrical engineering from Drexel in 1964 and a PhD in psychology from The Johns Hopkins University, Don worked for 35 years as a psychology professor and dean at various universities and has consulted for many organizations. During his time in academia, Don took advantage of his free summers by traveling the world.

"For most of my life I didn't travel at all, though it was always something that I wanted to do," he said. "It wasn't until I was 27 that I left the country for the first time with my rugby team."

Over time, Don's summer pastime turned into a true passion. It was at dinner one night, when a friend offered him some honest advice, that the course of Don's life took a new direction. >>

Class of 2013Cheers to the Class of 2013! Welcome to the Drexel University Alumni Association!

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 to 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 it 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 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!

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

With the help 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. >>

LinkedIn — With more than 11,500 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.

Facebook — Join the Drexel University Alumni Association Facebook fanpage on the most popular online networking site in the world to get Alumni Association and campus news, event reminders and photos.

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 where hundreds of job opportunities are posted. 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.

Alumni Career Services

Career Columns

Andrei JablokowThe Mental Strength Coach
by Andrei Jablokow '84, '87
"Mental Strength for Career Management"

Mental strength is about making decisions based on logic and using emotion only for motivation. How do you look at your career logically and use emotion to motivate you to succeed?

Terry WallLeadership Unlimited
by Terry Wall '97
"Public Speaking As an Important Leadership Skill, and Three Improvement Tips"

Public speaking is one of the most important leadership skills. You can have the greatest ideas in the world, but if you can’t get people to listen to those ideas, and more important act upon them, you’re not going to be as successful as you could be.

Alumni Career Services — Providing the Tools for Professional Success

The Alumni Career Services (ACS) program provides you with opportunities for professional growth and development, featuring services and in-person and online 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 and panel discussions which cover a wide range of topics from accessing the hidden job market, to achieving a work-life balance, to maximizing your worth to potential employers. >>

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 are Homecoming Weekend in January, Alumni Night at the Ballpark on September 20, as well as social and professional networking happy hours year-round.

The YAA Committee is always looking for energetic members who can bring fresh ideas to the group, so if you’d like to get involved, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-888-DU-GRADS or alumni@drexel.edu.

Senior Class Toast Photos Online

Click here to view photos from the 3rd Annual Senior Class Toast, hosted by the Alumni Association and the Office of Student Affairs. More than 300 soon-to-be grads were welcomed into the Alumni Association, and shared a congratulatory toast with President John Fry and Jeff Macaluso '82, chair of the Alumni Association Board of Governors.

Get Your Alumni Card — it's Free!

Once you graduate, you can request your Alumni Card which allows you to access the Recreation Center (membership fees apply), the Korman Computing Center, the Drexel Shuttle, and the University libraries. Also, receive a $5 discount on University performances at the Mandell Theater. >>

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You’ve worked hard to earn your degree. And you’ll work just as hard to build your life after college. That’s why it’s important to protect your most important possessions. Liberty Mutual Insurance can help. As a Drexel graduate, you could save up to 10% on insurance for your car, your computer, and your personal belongings. You can also benefit from our Multi-Policy Discount, online access to your policy, convenient payment options, and a Home Gallery® smartphone app that lets you catalog your possessions.

Find out how Liberty Mutual could help you save money and start the next stage of your life on the right track. Click here or call 800-524-9400 today for a free, no-obligation quote.

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.

Upcoming Alumni Events

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Philadelphia Area Alumni Night at the Phillies
Friday, September 20, 2013
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

San Diego Area Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
San Diego, CA

Los Angeles Area Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Los Angeles, CA

Drexel Alumni Evening at Pageant of the Masters
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Laguna Beach, CA

Detroit Area Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Detroit, MI

San Francisco Area Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Friday, August 23, 2013
San Francisco, CA

Baltimore Area Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Baltimore, MD

College of Nursing and Health Professions Reception for Alumni and Friends - American Art Therapy Association Conference
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Seattle, WA

College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Open House
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

Friday, June 15, 2013
to Sunday, September 22, 2013
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia

Mega-Bad Movie Night:
Night of the Lepus

Thursday, June 27, 2013
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia

When it Rains, it Pours: Forest Hydrology Field Study
Saturday, July 13, 2013
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia

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