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Professional & Career Development Services

In the Professional & Career Development Services office, we partner with graduate/professional programs and employers to bring their best opportunities to campus. One way we do this is through Handshake, our career management platform. The top employers–including all Fortune 500–recruit students through Handshake, giving your student access to jobs and internships not available anywhere else. Handshake offers many exciting features, including: 

  • Personalized job recommendations based on your student’s major(s) and interests
  • An easy way to register for and attend career fairs 
  • Managing on-campus interviews with top companies
  • Scheduling appointments with career coaches
  • Connecting with students with similar interests  


Your student’s profile is preloaded and ready to go. They simply need to access the platform.  The easiest way to do so is through the Handshake App. Students with a full profile are 5x as likely to be messaged by employers. As family members, you can partner with us to encourage your students to download the Handshake app and complete their profile.  The QR Code below will make the process easy for your student. To learn more about Professional & Career Development Services or to gain our contact information, please visit www.drake.edu/career.

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