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Internships & Careers


You’ll find ample opportunities for internships and experiential learning opportunities in Greater Des Moines. As you can see from Des Moines’ many rankings, small businesses and entrepreneurship are thriving here. For more information about internships, contact Professional Development & Career Services.

In addition, you’ll discover chances for hands-on learning at Drake through our entrepreneurship centers. Learn more in our Student Resources section.


Entrepreneurial Management majors graduate with the skills needed to be successful in a number of ventures, whether it’s developing innovative ideas within an organization—an “intrepreneur”—or creating their own company. Many of our alumni have gone on to start successful businesses, including:

  • Sam Boyer, Three Fates Games
  • Meg Fisher, Lincoln&Lexi
  • Alexander Grgurich, Fresk Interactive and TEDxDesMoines
  • Lauren Hong, Out & About Communications
  • Erika Owen, DSM Band Bombshell
  • Leslie Sabick, GRN Designs

You might decide to stay put after graduation, and Drake’s location in Des Moines offers countless opportunities for internships, professional development, and careers. Des Moines is considered one of the world’s capitals of insurance and financial services, and is home to numerous other industries and several Fortune 500 companies.

Des Moines is also recognized for its excellent economic outlook and inviting environment for young professionals. Forbes named Des Moines one of the “Three Best Cities to Start a Business” in 2013 as well as the “No. 1 best place for business and careers” in 2014. SmartAsset named Des Moines one of the top 10 U.S. cities for new graduates.

In addition to the professional staff in Drake’s Professional and Career Development Center, Career bluePrint is available to all current students and alumni to help them advance their career and find job openings.