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Internships & Careers


Finance majors are encouraged to participate in research and to gain experience through internships. Des Moines is a major hub of the financial services industry, providing countless opportunities for learning and internships. Virtually all juniors and seniors are placed in a desired internship, which include positions in the financial services industry and in corporate financial management. Internships vary in length and the type of work performed by the student.


Graduates of Drake’s finance program work in companies large and small across the country and around the world. Here’s just a few places where our most recent graduates are currently employed:

  • Ernst & Young—Des Moines, Chicago
  • Aon Hewitt
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Milliman—Chicago
  • Towers Watson
  • Principal Financial Group
  • McGladrey
  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Lincoln Financial Group—Omaha
  • Workiva, Inc.
  • Humana – Louisville, Ken.
  • Accenture—Chicago
  • Securian Financial Group
  • Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
  • MidAmerican Energy
  • Voya Financial


March 9, 2018
Students in the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration met with faculty, staff, and community leaders last month to celebrate and support the role of women in leadership.