SJMC Days schedule

SJMC Week will be held Oct. 2-6. Here is the tentative schedule:

Monday, Oct. 2 – Remembering Robert Ray – A panel discussion featuring:

  • Jon Bowermaster JO’76 – former National Geographic documentarian, filmmaker and author of several books, including Governor: An Oral Biography of Robert D. Ray
  • Ken Quinn – former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia and World Food Prize leader
  • David Oman – Former chief of staff to Governor Ray
  • Scott Raecker – Executive Director of The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University

7-8:30 p.m.; Sussman Theater; open to the public

Tuesday, Oct. 3 – Resumé critiques and headshots for all campus, provided by Career Services
2-4 p.m.; Room 124C Meredith Hall; open to all Drake students

Wednesday, Oct. 4 – Internships Unveiled: Building Skills and Networks for Future Success
10-11 a.m.; venue TBD

Thursday, Oct. 5 – Intro to Multimedia Generative AI Tools
Generative AI is much more than ChatGPT. This session by SJMC Professor Chris Snider will highlight tools for creating images, audio and video using generative AI. Bring your computer and be ready for a hands-on session learning how to create quality image prompts and more.
3-4 p.m. Room 125, Meredith Hall; open to all Drake students

Friday, Oct. 6

Drake SJMC Day of Service – SJMC students will volunteer throughout the day at a venue of their choice. This year’s focus is the “Fight against cancer,” but students may participate in any manner they choose and can track through DUGood under “Drake SJMC”

PRSSA Star Day – PR students will have the opportunity to tour creative agencies – see Maria Heath for details

Ad Club returns

Advertising Club is starting up again this year, and we would like to invite any interested students to join us! This is a great opportunity to build your portfolio with client work and gain leadership experience in the advertising industry.

We are looking for any students, freshman through seniors, passionate about creating fantastic work for real clients in Des Moines. This is also a way to create connections with industry professionals in Des Moines and open the door for internships or full-time jobs. We need students with skills ranging from social media and digital marketing to account management and client relations. If interested, please contact