John Fry

Drexel University President's Blog

Month: November 2019

Strengthening Our Engagement with Corporate and Nonprofit Partners

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Drexel co-op, the University, through the Drexel Solutions Institute, is already exploring how co-op will be reimagined over the next 100 years. The Solutions Institute has become the new gateway for industry partnerships — connecting Drexel’s 1,600 co-op employers, as well as other businesses and nonprofits, to Drexel student talent, faculty expertise and world-class resources. Continue reading

Preparing Students for Jobs That Don’t Yet Exist

I spoke about the future of work at the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank’s conference hosted by Drexel University.

Given the pace of change taking place throughout the world and in our regional economy, it’s fair to say the Future of Work is a consuming topic that all civic leaders are wrestling with.

One question is how to prepare students today for jobs that don’t yet exist.

As president of one of Philadelphia’s anchor institutions, this is an issue that is of paramount concern.

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‘Facing the Seminal Challenges’ in Philadelphia

I sat down recently for a brief chat with The Drexel InterView host Paula Marantz Cohen, where we discussed civic engagement as a strategy to address Philadelphia’s most pressing problems. Here’s the interview.

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