Connections that Change Lives

When it happens, it is powerful. It can, in an instant, change a life forever. And it can happen anywhere. A connection. It might be a conversation between a student and professor, an idea of how to link previously unconnected fields of study, a bond formed with a fraternity brother or sorority sister or an opportunity to meet with an internationally acclaimed visiting lecturer.

A network of more than 64,000 alumni helps our students connect with exceptional job and internship opportunities around the nation at places like American Mutual Life, ConAgra Inc., Meredith Corporation, the Principal Financial Group, NBC, the MGM Mirage and countless others.

We strive every day to position our students and faculty to forge these kinds of life-changing connections. Whether it is through the work of an interdisciplinary center, a breakthrough using state-of-the-art technology or a scholarship that makes an elite university education possible for a student who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend, these connections make it possible for individuals to do — and to be — their very best.

Connections that Inspire — we have added more than $12 million in new funds to the faculty and staff compensation budget over the past six years, so students may connect with — and draw inspiration from — only the best professors.

Connections that Empower — we continue to be one of the top producers of Fulbright Scholars among master’s universities nationwide, with four students and two faculty members receiving Fulbright Scholarships in recent years.

Connections that Endure — once again, National Jurist magazine has identified Drake Law School as a “best value.” We rank sixth in the nation among private law schools, a clear indication of our ability to connect talented students with impressive futures.


Last Modified: 05/15/2014 08:04


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