Tag Archives: Drake University

SXSW Day 2: Here comes the future, whether you want it or not

Assistant Professor Jeff Inman is representing Drake University at SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) this year March 7-10. Click here for his top 5 panel picks. For his rundown on Day 1, click here. And be sure to follow his adventures on Twitter: @MagStudies.   AUSTIN, TEXAS — Carl Bass summed up how everyone felt Saturday morning at South […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

Q&A with Michelle Abraham

Current Employer: WBIG 1280 Fox Sports in Aurora, Illinois Major: Magazine Journalism Graduated: 2009 By Spencer Vasey Michelle Abraham never planned to pursue a career in radio broadcasting. She spent her undergraduate career at Drake University preparing herself for a job in the magazine industry. After being unable to find a job post-graduation, Abraham decided […]

Q&A with Tara Richards

Current Employer: Oracle, Inc. Graduated: 2009 Major: Magazine Journalism By Stephanie Griffith Beginning her freshman year at Drake University, Tara Richards began to build her future. Her resume began with a non-profit public relations internship. Richards held four more intern positions at publications like Ladies’ Home Journal over her college career. The former editor-in-chief of Drake […]