January 2016 Message to Parents

January 2016 Message to Parents

Career Fair Video

At Drake, Professional and Career Development Services (PCDS) prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship.  Our emphasis is on the learning process, both in and out of the classroom.  Career development — at its best — begins during a student’s first year and builds with each internship, research study, service project or part-time job. Ultimately, this process culminates when students seek out and land their first full-time job following graduation.

Contrary to popular belief, career development doesn’t begin the spring of a student’s senior year; it’s a lifelong process. PCDS offers several services that students can take advantage of at any point in their academic career.

One great opportunity for first year students to begin their career development is to attend the All-University Internship and Career Fair hosted each spring by PCDS.  This year’s event will take place on February 11 and will feature representatives from a multitude of businesses and graduate schools who come to campus to meet with students.

Please encourage your student to attend.  The following list will help you and your student know how to prepare.

  • Professional attire is required (suit or dress pants and top/shirt)
  • A list of companies who plan to attend is available on the free Guidebook app
  • Students should create a resume and be prepared to talk about themselves (a resume critique is available on a walk-in basis on February 2)
  • Students should update their online profile to project a professional image
  • Attendees should expect an open room with tables (booths) and representatives
  • All attendees should create a plan before entering (interactive map available via free Guidebook app)

If you or your student(s) have questions, please contact us. 

Chrystal Stanley
515-271-3752 or chrystal.stanley@drake.edu

Annette Watson
515-271 4715 or Annette.watson@drake.edu

Kate Evans
515-271-1978 or kate.evans@drake.edu

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