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Calendar of Career Events

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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. 

Employers:
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.

Faculty/Students:
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

September

  • September 11, 2020: Accounting & Finance Fair, 10:00 am-12:00 pm (Virtual Event)
    • The Drake team continues to amaze us with organization, quality students and a great event.
    • You guys held a great event and students were very engaged. Thanks so much for this virtual opportunity!
  • September 17, 2020: Actuarial Evening, Career Fair for Actuaries, 4:00 pm -7:00 pm (Virtual Event)
  • September 17 and 18: 2020, Student Interviews for Actuaries (Virtual Event)
    • Just wanted to reach out and say thank you for a great Virtual Fair.  This was so well organized and well run.  We had no problems with the technology and all the students I talked to were well prepared and happy to be here.  So great to be back recruiting at Drake!!

 October

  • October 21, 2020: College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Career Fair, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm (Virtual Event)
  • October 22 and 23: College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Interview Days (Virtual Event)

 November

  • November 12, 2020: Diversity Career Fair, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM (Virtual Event on Handshake)
  • November 13, 2020: Interview Day for STEM majors, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm (Virtual Event)
    • Registration coming soon!

 February

  • Drake University Career Conference
    • Watch here for details

 

 

Panels, Webinars, networking events, and Info Sessions

August

September

  • September 9, 2020: Careers in Social Change – Corporate Responsibility Panel, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm (Virtual Event)
    • 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)
  • September 9, 2020: KEY in Des Moines, 8:15 am-9:30 am (Virtual Event)
    • KEY in Des Moines stands for Keeping Educated Youth in Des Moines.  This month the KEY in Des Moines taskforce would like to hear from employers what the big/hot topics are for area employers.  This feedback will help the committee provide content in 2020/2021 that is of upmost importance to area employers. 
  • September 14th 2020: Intern! Intern! Intern! Student Internship Panel, 7:00-8:00 pm CDT (Virtual Event)
    • Ask questions and get tips for landing your own internship. Students from a variety of SJMC majors will discuss their remote and in-person internships: how they got them, what they experienced, and what they learned. Hear from students who have interned at The Knot, Principal Financial Group, TCF Bank, Meredith Corporation, and more. Sponsored by the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies and Drake Professional and Career Development Services.
  • September 22, 2020: Corteva Coffee Talk, Noon - 1:00 pm CDT (Virtual Event)
    • As the world’s first dedicated agriculture start-up, we’re building a culture that stays curious, thinks differently, acts boldly and takes a stand on what’s right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. We know we’ve got big challenges to solve - we hope you'll be part of the solution. We are looking for business analyst interns and software developer interns.
  • September 23, 2020: Zack Ballinger - "Don't Be a Zombie: How to Network Effectively During COVID", 5:00 pm-6:00 pm (Virtual Event)
    • Learn, from best-selling author, Zack Ballinger, how to network effectively in a virtual environment.
  • September 28: Top Career Tips from Alums at Top U.S. Tech Companies, 6:00 pm (Virtual Event)

    • What do Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Amazon and Pinterest have in common? These popular companies all have an accomplished Drake alum working for them! These alums will be giving top career and job search advice live on Zoom on at 6 p.m.
  • September 30, 2020: Creighton Physician Assistant Program Info Session. Noon-1:00 pm (Virtual Event)

 

October

  • October 5, 2020: Careers in Social Change – Policy and Governance Panel, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm (Virtual Event)
    • Panelists: Retired Senator Tom Harkin; Lobbyist David Adelman; and Staff Attorney for the Iowa Environmental Council, Michael Schmidt.
  • 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

 November

  • November 10, 2020: Careers in Social Change – Social Entrepreneurship Panel, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm (Virtual Event)
    • Panelists: Ken-Matt Martin, Co-Founder of Pyramid Theatre Company; Dylan DeClerk, Executive Director of Opportunity on Deck; Megan Tensen and Sarah Helleson, Founders of Try Pie.
  • November 17, 2020: Careers in Social Change – Philanthropy Panel, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm (Virtual Event)
    • Panelists: Kristin Young, Corporate Engagement Director for United Way of Central Iowa; Jordan Richardson, Director of Charitable Giving for The Des Moines Foundation; and Renee Hardman, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa.

 February

  • February 24, 2021: College of Arts and Sciences Speed Networking Event, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Virtual Event)

Previously Recorded Panels, Webinars and Info Sessions

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:  https://go.joinhandshake.com/Ultimate_Guide_Diversity_and_Inclusion.html

Scheduling Overview:  https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360049971954?_ga=2.185769833.1771517164.1595240769-1836952930.1583281774

Creating a Schedule:  https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360050523014

Employer Training Video:  https://go.joinhandshake.com/employer-career-fair-traning-webinar-on-demand.html?_ga=2.185769833.1771517164.1595240769-1836952930.1583281774

Technology Requirements:  https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360051802973?_ga=2.185769833.1771517164.1595240769-1836952930.1583281774

Test Your Browser for Compatability: https://networktest.twilio.com/

Employer Checklist:  https://go.joinhandshake.com/rs/390-ZTF-353/images/Handshake_VirtualCareerFairChecklist.pdf?_ga=2.229397148.1894625231.1597661488-1836952930.1583281774

 

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:  https://learn.joinhandshake.com/students/attending-a-virtual-career-fair-here-are-10-tips-you-need-to-know/

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/

How to Register:   https://learn.joinhandshake.com/students/virtual-career-fairs-are-here-next-stop-getting-hired/

Video Tutorial:  https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360051488854?_ga=2.176857381.1243357533.1597169521-1836952930.1583281774

Video and Tech Requirements:  https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360051037914?_ga=2.89807067.1771517164.1595240769-1836952930.1583281774

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

 

Virtual Events Sponsored by Employers/Organizations

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.


 

 

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

 

 

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