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Katherine Priggie

Public Relations
Class of 2009
Recruiting, Slack; San Francisco, Calif..

“My favorite internship was working as the special events coordinator for the Principal Charity Classic, a PGA Champions Tour golf tournament. My internship was very hands-on — I gained more experience in those several months than I could have anticipated. One of the internship’s highlights was the responsibility I was given and the trust my supervisors had in me. This experience helped create a solid foundation for the career I have today.”

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Haley Davis

Digital Media Production
Class of 2019

“I have a weekly show on Drake’s radio station, 94.1 The Dog, that airs every Thursday at 6 p.m. I started doing it for a class last semester and then decided to continue because it’s given me a lot of experience. Not only am I the personality on the show; I’m also the DJ and producer. It’s really given me the opportunity to see behind the scenes of a radio station without necessarily having it seem like work.”

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Molly Frey

Chemistry; Biology; Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB)
Class of 2014
M.D./Ph.D Candidate, Northwestern University; Evanston, Ill.

“I always knew I wanted to be a doctor, and Drake prepared me for medical school in ways I didn’t expect. I started conducting research as a first year, and fell in love. After that, I knew I had to incorporate research into my career, and have spent countless hours in labs ever since. Thanks to the incredible opportunities and guidance I’ve had at Drake, I was one of about 10 applicants selected to be part of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Northwestern.”

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Jake Bullington

News
Class of 2018

“I worked as an intern with CBS and helped them set up for the nationally televised debate of Democratic presidential candidates. I’ve met a lot of executive producers and heard their stories about how they got started in their organizations. Those conversations breathed further life into my hopes of becoming a journalist.”

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