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Q&A with Marina Shawd

Current job: Program Coordinator of Chapter Services for Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity Degrees: Magazine journalism and English writing Graduated: 2013 By Greta Gillen Before graduating in 2013, magazines and graphic design double major Marina Shawd built up an impressive resume. She was a Meredith apprentice during her senior year. She also was very involved in campus publications: In […]

Q&A with Sam Hoonsuwan

By Raeann Langas Degrees: Magazines and International Relations Graduated: 2011 Born in Thailand, Sam Hoonsuwan brought a unique and international perspective to her magazine studies at Drake University. She has worked as the production assistant at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and was an editorial intern at Travel and Leisure Southeast Asia. Hoonsuwan continues […]

Q&A with Tim Laehn

Current Employer: The Members Group, West Des Moines Degrees: Magazine Journalism, Graphic Design Graduated: 2008 Tim Laehn majored in versatility during his senior year at Drake University. He was an editorial apprentice at Meredith Corporation and also shared the job of art director for the magazine capstone project Think. That versatility has come in handy […]

Katherine Dewitt on Today Show

Katherine Dewitt, who works at People Style Watch in New York City, was on the Today Show this morning, modeling a have-it-for-less outfit inspired by Camilla Belle. Click here for a link to the full video. Looking fabulous, Katherine!                   Just a few months ago, Katherine was […]

Q&A with Bridget Nelson Monroe

By Selchia Cain Current Employer: Bellmont Partners Public Relations Degrees: Magazine Journalism and Sociology Graduated: 2006 While at Drake University, Bridget gained professional magazine experience as a Meredith apprentice and as an American Society of Magazine Editors intern. Her first job out of college was with Readers Digest, but that was just the beginning of […]

Q&A with Kimberley Isburg

Current employer: Des Moines Register/Juice magazine Major: Magazine journalism, minor in sociology Graduated: 2005 By Qi Chen Kimberly Isburg encourages students interested in a career in journalism to dive into a variety of experiences while in school. She should know. Not only did she build her journalism skills by working for campus publications and professional […]

Q&A with Emily Hajduk

Current employer: CityFit.com Graduated: 2007 By Kayli Kunkel Ever since Emily Hajduk and Ian Matthews graduated from Drake University in 2007, they have made significant strides both personally and professionally. The dynamic duo co-founded CityFit.com, an up-and-coming online service that connects Chicago fitness fanatics to local gyms, stores, clubs and events. Hajduk speaks about how […]

Q&A with Andrea Cooley

By Faith Brar Current Employer: Self-employed freelance writer/editor Degrees: Magazine Journalism, English Writing Graduation: 2005 Andrea Schmidt Cooley came to Drake University in 2001 with a dream of one day writing for a magazine. Double majoring in magazine journalism and English writing, she took advantage of job opportunities on-campus and off-campus to fulfill that dream. […]

Q&A with Julie (Collins) Bates

Current Employer: Freelance writer, instructor at Millikin University, University of Illinois at Springfield, Lincoln College Degrees: Magazine journalism and English writing Graduated: 2005 By Louis Laurent Julie (Collins) Bates made her college career at Drake University an unforgettable adventure. In her four years, she discovered a passion for magazine writing, became the editor of Drake Magazine, […]

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