Drake University students and alumni are invited to attend the career events. Please contact Professional & Career Development Services staff with any questions.

Calendar of Career Events

All University (all majors welcome)

  • BIG Dream Gathering, September 6, 2016
    6:30-8:00 pm, Olmsted Center-Parents Hall
    Registration accepted at event only: 6:15-6:30 pm
  • Drake University Career Fair, February 9, 2017
    3:00-6:00pm, Olmsted Center

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Networking Event, October 21, 2016
    3:30-5:00 pm, Cowles Library Reading Room
  • Mock Interviews, Nobember 8, 2016
    9:00 am-6:00 pm, Olmsted Center Conference Rooms
  • Graphic Design Portfolio Review, November 16, 2016
    4:30-6:30 pm, Olmsted Center Conference Rooms

College of Business and Public Administration

  • Accounting & Finance Fair, September 16, 2016

          Eventbrite - 2016 Drake University Accounting and Finance Career Fair

  • Actuarial Science Recruiting Events
    Actuarial Evening, Career Fair for Actuaries, October 6, 2016, 5:00-7:00pm
    Student Interviews, October 6 and 7, 2016

          Eventbrite - 2016 Drake University Actuarial Science Recruiting Events

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

      • Professional Development Seminar and Pinning Ceremony, May 5, 2016
        5:30 - 7:30 pm
      • Pharmacy Fall Recruitment Events, October 20-21, 2016  
        • Internship Interview Day, October 20    10:30 am to 3:00 pm
        • Pharmacy Career Fair, October 20         4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
        • Graduate Interview Day, October 21      8:30 am to 4:00 pm
          *Events hosted for students in the professional Pharmacy program

Connect with Drake Students and Alumni

Post opportunities on Career bluePrint, the University-wide career system

          • Register for an account:
            *Click on the Career bluePrint logo and then the “Register” tab
            *Complete the form
            *You will receive a welcome email with a username and password

          • List an opportunity:
            *Log into Career bluePrint
            *From the homepage, look to the right for the section Shortcuts
            *Post opportunities just to Drake students by clicking on “Create Non-OCR Job Posting” (no charge)
            *Post to multiple schools (charge) by clicking on the “Jobs” tab then “Multi-School Postings” tab


Resources for Employers

Advertise in the student newspaper, Times-Delphic, 515-271-2148
Career bluePrint and NACElink Network general privacy policy
Department of Justice Best Practices
Drake Databook
Visit with Student Organizations

Professional & Career Development Services

Aliber Hall 201, 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

University News
September 22, 2016
The Drake University Chamber Choir, choirs from four Des Moines area high schools, and a professional orchestra will perform Gabriel Faure’s well-known Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.