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Calendar of Career Events


Drake University students and alumni are invited to attend the career events listed below. 

For more information, contact Drake's Career Services staff. 

Save the Date!

Business & Technology Career Fair

Fall Actuarial Science Events

Spring All-University Career Fair


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!

Recruiting Events

There are several ways to connect with Drake Students through Professional & Career Development Services. View our Employer Newletter to learn more.



Panels, Webinars, networking events, and Info Sessions

Events will be posted soon!  Please return in July

Previously Recorded Panels, Webinars and Info Sessions


How students can stand out during virtual events

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. 

Resume and Interview Tips with Amazon Human Resources Business Partner (May 18, 2020)

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. 

How to participate in a Handshake Virtual Career Fair

For Employers

Guide to Diversity and Inclusion in Hiring:

Scheduling Overview:

Creating a Schedule:

Employer Training Video:

Technology Requirements:

Test Your Browser for Compatability:

Employer Checklist:


For Students 

Making the Most of a Virtual Career Fair (Workshop recording: August 26, 2020)

  • This session includes a demo of the Handshake Virtual Fair Platform.

Making the Most of a Virtual Career Fair Workshop Slides

Virtual Career Fair Tips:

Handshake’s Guide to Attending a Virtual Career Fair:

How to Register:

Video Tutorial:

Video and Tech Requirements:

Test Your Browser for Compatability:

Virtual Fairs – Trust & Safety:

Virtual Fairs:  Accessibility:


Virtual Events Sponsored by Employers/Organizations

The Best Careers Paths You Never Hear About With The Federal Government! 
Join us as General Services Administration (GSA) Regional Administrator, Brad Hansher, provides an in-depth look and understanding of their agency, the variety of career paths they can offer, as well as insight into the federal application process. 
Webinar Details: Thursday, November 15, 2020, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (central)
Registration is required for this event.
Also available on handshake: 
If you have any questions, please send them to

Camp War Eagle, a Christian sports and adventure camp for children and teens ages 7-17 in Northwest Arkansas, is looking for potential staff members who love kids and really want to make a difference in a child’s life during the summer while getting paid at the same time. Their primary mission is to serve kids with socially, economically, and culturally diverse backgrounds in our area. 

 Thinking about international service after graduation? Peace Corps Virtual Events are available here.


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.


Learn about the True Blue Skills that make Drake students and alumni outstanding employees.  



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