STEM Pathways

In partnership with Principal Financial Group (PFG), Des Moines Public Schools, and the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, STEM Pathways is an initative that pairs 20 high school students from DMPS with Drake student mentors and professional mentors at The Principal to explore a variety of professional opportunities including actuarial science, accounting, information technology, finance, and insurance. Upon completion of high school, qualified students in the program will be admitted to Drake with necessary financial support. The students will be eligible for paid internships at The Principal during their studies at Drake and considered for employment upon completion of their degree and fulfillment of program requirements.

For more information please contact Mandi McReynolds at

University News
October 24, 2016
Awards season just got more exciting for students in Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Two of Drake’s student publications earned top national honors, while students and faculty in the public relations program earned regional in-state awards.