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Internships & Careers


Opportunity for internships abound.  Recent graduates report interning with over 200 different organizations.  Some examples of these internships include work at:

  • Allstate
  • ABC News
  • Costco
  • CVS Caremark
  • EMC Insurance
  • ESPN
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Iowa Cubs
  • Iowa Wild
  • Integer
  • John Deere Financial
  • Marriott International
  • Meredith Corporation
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Nordstrom
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Target
  • Unilever
  • Wells Fargo



Students leaving Drake with an undergraduate degree in marketing are achieving success. 96% of the class of 2020 are employed, enrolled in a graduate program, or achieving other professional goals. Many hit the ground running in entry-level positions across the Midwest and nationally.

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 the city the “No. 1 best place for business and careers,” and SmartAsset named Des Moines one of the top 10 U.S. cities for new graduates. 

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

Here’s a look at some of the Fortune 500 companies our marketing alumni are working at today:

  • 3M
  • Allstate
  • Amazon
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb
  • Coca-Cola
  • CVS Caremark
  • Disney
  • Dish Network
  • ESPN
  • Fallon
  • General Mills
  • Google
  • Hershey
  • Meredith Corporation
  • Nationwide
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Principal Financial
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Stryker
  • Sysco
  • Target          
  • Twitter
  • Unilever
  • Union Pacific
  • Wells Fargo                                   
  • Yahoo
  • John Deere