Career Opportunities

With a job placement rate of 98% for the class of 2014, marketing graduates hit the ground running in entry-level positions across the Midwest and nationally.

You might decide to stay put after graduation, and Drake’s location in Des Moines offers countless opportunities for internships, professional development, and careers. Des Moines is considered one of the world’s capitals of insurance and financial services, and is home to numerous other industries and several Fortune 500 companies. 

Des Moines is also recognized for its excellent economic outlook and inviting environment for young professionals. Forbes named the city the “No. 1 best place for business and careers,” and SmartAsset named Des Moines one of the top 10 U.S. cities for new graduates. 

In addition to the staff in Drake’s Professional and Career Development Center, Career bluePrint is available to all current students and alumni to help them advance their career and find job openings.

Here’s a look at some of the Fortune 500 companies our marketing alumni are working at today:

  • 3M
  • Allstate
  • Amazon
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb
  • Coca-Cola
  • CVS Caremark
  • Disney
  • Dish Network
  • ESPN
  • Fallon
  • General Mills
  • Google
  • Hershey
  • Meredith Corporation
  • Nationwide
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Principal Financial
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Stryker
  • Sysco
  • Target          
  • Twitter
  • Unilever
  • Union Pacific
  • Wells Fargo                                   
  • Yahoo
  • John Deere
March 20, 2017
Associate Professor Debra Bishop received a regional award for her work as faculty adviser to Drake’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chapter. The chapter and its members also received awards.