Apply for DotDash Meredith Apprenticeship Program

You can apply to work for America’s largest digital and print publisher. The DotDash Meredith Apprenticeship Program allows ambitious journalists and graphic designers the opportunity to earn both academic credit and gain professional, portfolio-level work experience.  

Selected students commit to working 15-20 hours per week at DotDash Meredith both semesters of either their junior or senior year. Apprentices earn $15 an hour as well as up to three credits per semester.

To apply either share a Google Drive link or send an email to containing a cover letter, resume, and (if applicable) up to five work samples all contained in one PDF by 5 p.m. Fri., March 8. Interviews will be held in the last week of March. For more info contact Prof. Inman at the above email address.  

Join 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. In addition to networking with advertising professionals, we have occasional job shadowing opportunities as well. If interested, please contact

Support SJMC innovation

Here’s your chance to donate to an ongoing fund that will support technology and initiatives to keep the Drake SJMC at the forefront of media innovation across all majors.

Longtime SJMC professor and alumna Sandy Henry and retired professor Todd Evans have devoted their lives to nurturing generations of multimedia professionals. Their family — which includes Todd’s wife, Cathy, who is Sandy’s sister and also a Drake alumna — is generously donating seed money to create the new SJMC Emerging Media Fund.

This gift honors the legacy of Cathy’s and Sandy’s beloved mother, Anne McCrimmon, and her support of her daughters, Drake and the power of lifelong learning.

To give online, click on Make a Gift – Drake University. In the “Give To” pulldown menu, choose “Other.” Then in the “Other” box, type “SJMC Emerging Media Fund.

High school students visit Drake

We welcomed more than 60 area high school students to Meredith Hall on Friday. They took classes from SJMC professors, met our students, made podcasts, watched an award-winning student film and took photos in the photo studio. And of course they met Griff!

Support student filmmaking

SJMC senior Chris Veninga is raising money for a short film he is creating. You can learn more and support him through this funding campaign.

Alumni photo

1986 SJMC grad John Garcia laughing it up with the one and only Bill Murray. 

John is a long-time reporter for WLS-TV in Chicago. 

Fulbright Scholar from Kosovo visiting Drake

Dr. Dren Gerguri, a Fulbright Scholar from Kosovo studying disinformation at the University of Houston, will visit Drake this week.

He will visit JMC 54 and JMC 104 on Wednesday, February 21 and JMC 54 on Thursday, February 22. Students are welcome to join the classes for his presentation.

Red Bull looking for Drake students

What would you say if I told you Red Bull wants to send you to Europe for 7 days? There’s only one catch. You can only use Red Bull as currency, trading cans of Red Bull for your meals, shelter, and experiences while you make your way across the continent.  

If this sounds like your kind of adventure, let’s talk about Red Bull Can You Make It?!  Red Bull is selecting 20 teams from the US to journey across Europe to take part in this adventure of a lifetime this May. You and two friends can apply by submitting a <60-second video highlighting because you think you should be selected. Applications are open now through March 31st.