Drake University students and alumni are invited to attend the career events listed below.
For more information, contact Drake's Professional & Career Development Services staff.
Want to connect with our students outside the events listed below? Contact our staff and we will be happy to create a custom recruitment plan with you.
Need a presentation topic for your campus organization or class? Simply complete our Presentation Request Form and we will gladly present one of our most requested workshops or customize a presentation for your needs!
September 28: Top Career Tips from Alums at Top U.S. Tech Companies, 6:00 pm (Virtual Event)
October 27, 2020: Living, Working and Networking in Dallas-Fort Worth, 5:00-6:00 pm (Virtual Event)
Join alumni panelists: Julia Brooks, VP – Analytics, Data Scientist Lead at JP Morgan Chase & Co., CorporateInvestment Bank; Carl Budenski, Supervisor at RSM US LLP; Dave Schneider, Manufacturing Engineer at Siemens; and Adam Graves, Marketing & Training at Ethos Group
Creighton Physician Assistant Program Info Session, (September 30, 2020)
Top Career Tips from Alums at Top U.S. Tech Companies, (September 28, 2020)
What do Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Amazon and Pinterest have in common? These popular companies all have an accomplished Drake alum working for them!
Zack Ballinger - "Don't Be a Zombie: How to Network Effectively During COVID” (September 23, 2020)
Learn, from best-selling author, Zack Ballinger, how to network effectively in a virtual environment.
Rock the Vote Info Session, (September 10, 2020)
Careers in Social Change – Corporate Responsibility Panel, (September 9, 2020)
Panelists: Shekinah Young, Program Officer for Community Relations & Principal Foundation, and Alejandro Hernandez, Dean of College of Business & Public Administration (Formerly in charge of Global Corporate Social Responsibility at Wells Fargo)
Making the Most of a Virtual Career Fair (August 26, 2020)
PCDS staff members share how to navigate the Handshake Platform during a virutal career fair and how to stand out as a candidate.
Pride + Work: LGBTQ+ Career Panel (June 10, 2020)
Diversity & Inclusion professionals from Nike, Adobe, MGH, and Staples discuss topics such as how to find a company that values your identity as much as your work, how to network with fellow LGBTQ individuals, tips on coming out at work, and information about finding a mentor.
Living, Working, and Networking in the Twin Cities ( June 10, 2020)
Six members of Drake's Twin Cities Regional Alumni Board Share Tips on living, working and networking in the Twin Cities area.
Living, Working, and Networking in Chicago (June 4, 2020)
Four members of Drake's Chicago Regional Alumni Board share tips on living, working, and networking in the Chicagoland area.
A Time for Resilience and How to Talk About It (May 28, 2020)
Drake Professional and Career Development Services, Drake Community Press and Above + Beyond Cancer teamed up to provide this discussion resilience.
Living, Working, and Networking in Denver (May 21, 2020)
Three members of Drake’s Denver Regional Alumni Board share tips on living, working, and networking in the Denver area.
This session provides the most recent resume and interview tips. The presenter is Alumnus, Raquel Rivera.
Networking Strategies for Healthcare (May 7, 2020)
This session provides networking advice from professionals from ChildServe, MercyOne, The Iowa Clinic and The VA of Central Iowa.
Tips For Working Remotely (April 29, 2020)
Drake CBPA alum, Jill Sandberg, presents methods and tips for being productive and effective when working remotely.
How COVID-19 is Impacting Summer Internships and New Grad Hiring (April 24, 2020)
A panel of employers from the Des Moines metro shares with area college students how they are responding to the impacts of COVID-19. Discussion topics include delivery of summer 2020 internships, hiring projections for new college graduates, and changes to recruitment and selection of new employees.
Ask Us Anything for all Students (April 10, 2020)
This video conference provided students at all levels the opportunity to ask us anything regarding careers and job or grad school search. (The first few minutes have some connection issues that were resolved quickly.)
Ask Us Anything for Seniors (April 8, 2020)
This video conference provided seniors the opportunity to ask us anything regarding careers and job or grad school search.
Guide to Diversity and Inclusion in Hiring: https://go.joinhandshake.com/Ultimate_Guide_Diversity_and_Inclusion.html
Creating a Schedule: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360050523014
Test Your Browser for Compatability: https://networktest.twilio.com/
Making the Most of a Virtual Career Fair (Workshop recording: August 26, 2020)
Handshake’s Guide to Attending a Virtual Career Fair: https://learn.joinhandshake.com/students/attending-a-virtual-career-fair-here-are-10-tips-you-need-to-know/
Test Your Browser for Compatability: https://networktest.twilio.com/
Virtual Fairs – Trust & Safety: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360049995054-Virtual-Fairs-Trust-Safety
Virtual Fairs: Accessibility: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360049932314
BKD Live: Various Times and Virtual Locations
BKD Live is a virtual event, for accounting majors, that will take place on different dates for different offices across the nation. These BKD offices featured will showcase their space, their culture, their city, and their BKDers at those offices. Think of a virtual open house for any students, faculty, or staff interested in different office locations.
Preparing for Post Grad Life Webinar
Wednesday, September 23, 2020: 4 – 5 p.m. CDT
Entering the workforce after college can be an intimidating step. Join CLA professionals in Philly as we discuss various aspects of post grad life, from understanding a 401(k) to transferring skills you learned in college to a professional career. Register here.
Everything You Need to Know About Actuarial Resumes & Interviewing
Have you ever wondered what to wear to an interview? Confused about how to organize your resume? Are you new to the actuarial world and just don’t know where to start? If so, join us on Thursday, September 24th at 6pm CT to hear an employer's perspective on actuarial resumes and best practices when you interview. We'll help you make a good first impression through your resume and interview - which is essential to securing an internship or full-time position. Sign up through this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YNBXHPB. Registration is limited.
Please contact Sarah Johnson at SJJOHNS3@travelers.com with questions.
Thinking about international service after graduation? Peace Corps Virtual Events are available here.
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