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 Nick Valdez at nick.valdez@drake.edu.

University News
August 2, 2017
Fifty Des Moines Public Schools students will participate in a week-long symposium at Drake University to discuss the unique challenges that students of color face when preparing for college.
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