Management & Organizational Leadership

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Internships and Careers


Drake is located in the state’s capital. Des Moines is a hub of opportunities and learning. Students are encouraged to participate in an internship experience during their time at Drake. These internships help majors gain valuable on-the-job experience and a competitive edge in today’s job market.

Our students have had opportunities for rewarding internships. Examples of recent internships include:

  • Facebook, Operations Program Analyst Intern
  • Athene, Workforce Management Intern
  • R&R Realty Group, Multi-Family Intern
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sales Intern
  • Greater Des Moines Partnership, Economic Development Intern
  • Pablow Inc., Business Development Manager
  • Learfield IMG College, Property Management Intern
  • Ascensus, Client Services Intern
  • PSM Marketing, Business Development Intern
  • William Harris Lee & Co., Finance Management Intern
  • Farm Bureau Financial Services, Talent Acquisition Intern
  • Gateway Representatives, Operations and Sales Intern
  • PAXXUS, Quality Assurance Intern
  • Igor, Inc, Human Resources Intern


After graduation Management and Organizational Leadership majors find careers in great companies. The job placement rate for MOL majors is high and expected to continue to grow. Our alumni hit the ground running in entry level careers in the Midwest and across the country.
Here is a look at where some of our management alumni are working now:

  • Amazon, Operations Manager
  • Blue Compass Interactive, Project Manager
  • Businessolver, Professional Development Program Associate
  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Mortgage Loan Specialist
  • Ernst & Young, Advisory Consultant
  • Schaal Heating and Cooling, Financial Controller
  • Target, Executive Team Leader
  • Allstate, Leadership Development Program Associate
  • Meredith Xcelerated Marketing, Talent Acquisition Associate
  • UNIQLO, Finance Associate
  • The Members Group, Training and Development Coordinator
  • Nationwide Insurance, Commercial Lines Processor
  • Wells Fargo, Learning and Development – HR Associate
  • Merchants Bonding, Contract Underwriter
  • Northwestern Mutual, College Financial Representative
  • Costco, Branch Manager
  • John Deere, Visitor Services Coordinator
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