SJMC grad enters hall of fame

Drake University grad Marc Topkin is being inducted into the Sports Club of Tampa Bay Hall of Fame. Topkin is a 40-year veteran of the Tampa Bay Times and the only Tampa Bay Rays beat reporter in the newspaper’s history. Read the full story.

Advertising Club

Underclassmen, are you looking to start client work and build your portfolio? Upperclassmen, are you looking to gain experience as a leader in the advertising industry?

We are ready to start Ad Club up again this year, and we would like you to join us! This is a great opportunity to connect with professionals in the advertising industry in Des Moines and learn more about working in an advertising agency. If interested, please

Grad’s waste-free store featured

Insider Business posted a video about SJMC grad Kayli Kunkel. Kunkel started Earth & Me in 2020, a waste-free essentials store that has three locations in New York City.

SJMC Refresh event Sept. 29

Are you a communications or business professional looking to keep up-to-date with the latest skills? Join us for this one-day event at Drake University on Sept. 29 designed specifically for professionals just like you.

Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication professors will be presenting classes on topics ranging from hands-on content creation to corporate strategy.

You’ll also get a first look at the newly re-opened Meredith Hall. Sign up here.

U.S.-China Symposium

Drake is hosting the second annual U.S.-China Symposium on Sept. 22 in partnership with Ambassador Terry Branstad. Topics include international trade, foreign affairs, and national defense. Steven Jiang, the Beijing Bureau Chief for CNN International, will join virtually as a panelist. Register here.