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What’s Keeping Drake Journalism Students Busy This Summer

Just because the semester is over doesn’t mean Drake journalism students are slowing down! Many have landed big internships and post-grad jobs. Check out where SJMC students and graduates are headed. Internships Olivia Albers – E-Commerce Intern at Better Homes & Gardens in Des Moines Hannah Bruneman – Copy-Flow Coordinator in Meredith Special Interest Media and Editorial […]

Courtney Fishman Lands Prestigious ASME Internship for Summer 2015

The first time Courtney Fishman went to New York City, she was 13 days old. Since then, she’s been itching to go back. This summer, she will. The junior magazine and public relations double major was selected for the American Society of Magazine Editors’ competitive Magazine Internship program. Each year, hundreds of college students from […]

Maggie Dickman Earns Karyl Van Memorial Scholarship

Maggie Dickman, a current sophomore magazine major, has earned the Karyl Van Memorial Scholarship and will start working in the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies this fall. Maggie is no stranger to the Magazine Center. This past fall, she helped updated the Center’s website and assisted in organizing the Visiting Professionals Series. “I am […]

Q&A with Trina Burton

Current Employer: Project Manager for Amplify Solutions, Inc. at Microsoft Major: Public Relations with an English minor Graduated: 1983 By Avery Gregurich Trina Burton’s 31-year career as a project manager has included jobs with diverse companies including Humana, T-Mobile, and the Kaufman Foundation. She currently lives and works in Redmond, Washington, as a contracted Project Manager for Microsoft. Where […]

Q&A with Adam Ghassemi

Current Job: Report/Anchor at CBS affiliate WTVF Channel 5 news in Nashville, Tennessee Major: Broadcast News and Information Systems Graduation: 2004 By Heather Kilby Since graduating from Drake in 2004, Adam Ghassemi has traveled the country doing what he loves: broadcast news. On his journey, he’s covered stories from severe car crashes to high-profile court cases […]

Q&A with Jared Hanel

Current Job: Photo Imagining & Entertainment Specialist at Walt Disney World in Orland, Florida Major: Marketing and Public Relations Graduated: 2013 By Lauren Manecke Jared Hanel couldn’t resist the magic. After participating in the Disney College Program, and he ended up back with Mickey after graduating from Drake. He moved to Florida, leaving his home in Burlington, Iowa, to […]

Q&A with Lauren Kowalsky

Current Job: Account Supervisor at Young & Rubicam in New York City Major: Advertising Graduated: 2008 By Hannah Powers It was during her college internships that Drake graduate Lauren Kowalsky learned that advertising was the career path meant for her. After earning her degree, she landed an ad agency job in New York City. Since then, she’s maintained the hectic […]