Career Development

The health care field boasts some of the fastest growing careers, including health educators, pharmacy technicians, and physical therapists. At Drake, you’ll gain the tools to pursue careers like these and will graduate with a plethora of first-hand experiences through research with professors, internships, rotations, and fellowships that will propel you ahead of the competition.

Employers recognize the excellent preparation we provide for their future workforce: they consistently hire Drake students and alumni—nearly 100 percent of Drake pharmacy graduates are placed in a variety of health care settings within six months of graduation. And Drake’s extensive local and national alumni network offers chances for job shadowing, mentoring, and professional work experiences. Additionally, the College has a dedicated career development staff that will work with you to obtain internships and achieve your career goals.

Put your excellent education to use and search various internship and job opportunities around the globe.

Hire top-notch Drake students through our job portal, Career bluePrint.

Health Sciences Career Information
Explore different areas of the health care profession and strategies for success.

Pharmacy Career Information
Discover tools to help you in your professional development and job search.

For Doctor of Pharmacy students, Drake is affiliated with two residency programs at Mercy Medical Center and Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.

We could all use a little assistance when it comes to paying for college. You’ll find an up-to-date list of available scholarships here.

Student Research Information
You can get involved in innovative research along side our renowned faculty members.

July 17, 2015
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of Experiential Education Cheryl Clarke, PH’86, was recently selected as a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
June 30, 2015