As I graduate from Drake after four jam-packed years, I know I’ve changed since my initial arrival as a first-year student. From volunteering at the Young Women’s Resource Center to interning as a legislative liaison at the Iowa Department of Public Health to organizing a full-day symposium on integrating human rights advocacy into the professions, I’ve found something to engage all my different interests and passions.
Drake has a really welcoming community, and you don’t have to be just a chemist or just a journalist, you can be a dynamic person and you can find something for all those different parts of you. My enjoyment of the outdoors or my involvement in community service all fit into a lifestyle beyond my work life. I’ve been inspired, challenged, mentored, and discovered more than I could have imagined.
Four years later, I have a lot more direction and sense of self. I might not know exactly where I’m going to medical school in a few years, but I know what I want to do and what I’m passionate about.
Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake
Now - Entering first year and transfer students can apply for fall 2019.
August 10 - Bulldog Days of Summer
August 22- First Year Student Move-In Day!
August 27- First day of fall classes!
September 22- Saturday Visit Day
October 1- 2019 FAFSA opens
October 8 - Campus Preview Day