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Professional and Career Development Services

The spring semester is nearing an end and your student(s) are most likely turning their thoughts to summer.  Professional and Career Development Services has entered partnerships that offer new options for your students as they seek networking and internship opportunities.

Micro-internships through Parker Dewey

Drake University Professional & Career Development Services office has a new partnership with Parker Dewey, a company that facilitates micro-internship with employers across the country. Micro-internships are short-term, professional, paid work experiences, many of which can be completed remotely. Micro-Internships allow your student(s) to demonstrate skills while working on professional projects with employers in a wide range of industries. These paid opportunities range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and students can be selected for multiple Micro-Internships.

New Micro-Internship opportunities are being posted daily.  If your students is interested, here’s how to get started:

  • Create an account at  
  • Fill out a profile as completely as possible. Students with complete profiles are more likely to be selected.
  • Upload a resume, a link to a LinkedIn profile and samples of work completed.
  • The application process involves completing one or more short-answer questions.  These questions are the interview.  Answer each question thoroughly and be sure to check and fix spelling and grammar errors.
  • Review current micro-internship projects available
  • Apply to projects of interest
  • Continue to check the platform regularly for new opportunities.  The most successful students log into the platform frequently to see what is new and apply to projects that interest them.

Click here to watch this 7 minute video overview for students about how the Parker Dewey Micro-Internship platform works. 

Dream with Drake: Virtual Dream Together Event

Professional & Career Development Services, in collaboration with Drake’s Alumni Relations Office will host a virtual Dream Together Event on April 13, 2021, 6:00-7:30 PM (CDT). For those unfamiliar with this unique networking event, picture hundreds of Drake faculty, staff, students, and alumni coming together virtually to network and support each other’s dreams in a fun and interactive way.  Learn more at:

Practice interview skills using Big Interview

Big Interview is an online system that combines training AND practice to help improve interview techniques and build confidence. Now is a great time for your student to brush up on their interview skills!

Big Interview offers a variety of tools, including: 

  • Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and hundreds of industries 
  • A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them 
  • The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback 
  • A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job 


STEP 1: Go to and click "Register". 

STEP 2: Enter their Drake email address, name, and password, and click "Create my Account" 

STEP 3: Login and start using Big Interview. 

Here is a short video if your student needs help with registration. 


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