Internships & Opportunities

Drake offers many tools to help students find—and obtain—internships and jobs, including a dedicated career counselor within the college that can help with résumé-building and interviewing skills. Each fall, the College of Business and Public Administration hosts an actuarial science career fair that brings more than 30 companies to campus to conduct interviews for internships and full-time jobs. These companies recruit students for jobs in more than 20 states, and, internationally.  With access to so many opportunities, nearly all of our actuarial science majors—approximately 77 percent—complete at least one internship before graduation.

More than half of the employers, recuriting on campus for actuarial science students will sponsor international students.  Here are a few such employers who have recruited at Drake during the past few years.

Alliance LIC of NA Nationwide Insurance
AON Principal Financial Group
Coaching Actuaries RGA Reinsurance Group of America, Inc.
 Country Financial  Transamerica
 Ernst & Young LLP  The Travelers Company
 FBL Financial Group Inc.  CUNA Mutual
KPMG LLP  Towers Watson
 Milliman, Inc. (Chicago)  

Drake’s hometown, Des Moines, is a hub of insurance and financial services industries and is home to companies such as The Principal Financial Group, Nationwide Insurance, and Wells Fargo, all of which provide access to stellar internships throughout the year

Drake actuarial science students have held internships and accepted full-time jobs at top companies such as:

Alliance Life Insurance Company of North America Milliman Inc.
Allstate Insurance Company Mutual of Omaha
AON Nationwide Insurance
Athene Northwestern Mutual
CIGNA Corporation Principal Financial Group
Coaching Actuaries Sammons Financial Group
FBL Financial Group SCOR Global Life Reinsurance
GuideOne Insurance Securian Financial Group
Hannover Reassurance Company of America State Farm Insurance Companies
Humana Transamerica
John Deere Financial The Travelers Companies
Lincoln Financial Group  
October 24, 2017
Drake faculty of the College of Business and Public Administration awarded scholarships to five students to take the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 exam in 2018.
October 17, 2017