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Garrett Carty

Public Relations & Marketing Double Major
Nashville, Tenn.

I don’t consider myself to be a 4.0, super-involved student, but I’ve been able to pursue all my interests through Drake—from music to politics to volunteerism.

Des Moines is a gold mine of organizations where I can contribute and learn. And people here are always willing to help me on my journey, especially when they hear I’m a Drake student. The University’s excellent reputation and connection to the community helped me gain two internships this summer—one at Character Counts of Iowa and another at Des Moines Radio Group. 

Character Counts taps into my passion for social change and community service. I interact with the kids the organization helps while also gaining hands-on experience planning events, aiding social media efforts, and providing design work. My Des Moines Radio Group internship—which I landed after becoming acquainted with the company at a career fair on campus—allows me to interact with people and put my promotional and marketing talents to use.

I use the skills I’ve gained from courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in these roles every day, and my business background gives me a better understanding of these organizations’ overall operations. Drake’s emphasis on practical application of classroom teachings is invaluable to me and to my future.

Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

Now - Apply for Admission: Fall 2020 term

Now - Enroll for Fall 2020

January 31 - Music Audition Day

February 7 - Music Audition Day

Febraury 10 - Teacher Ed@Drake Day

February 14 - Sophomore & Junior Sneak Peek

Febraury 17 - Sophomore & Junior Sneak Peek

February 17 - Theatre Audition Day

February 27 - Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day

March (varied dates) - Sophomore & Junior Sneak Peek

March 6 - Admitted Student Day

March 27 - Admitted Student Day