Tagged with Drake Alumni

A Bulldogs Second Home

A Bulldogs Second Home

By Jon Lueth I hope this doesn’t come across as too repetitive, but if you read my last blog post you know that Washington D.C. is crawling with Drake alums, and members of the Drake network. There’s a wide array of positions, places, and so on in D.C. that the Drake network has successfully been … Continue reading

Reflections of Drake

Reflections of Drake

By Taylor Sellers As the end of our time in Washington D.C. grows near, it is nice to look back and reflect on where we have been and what we know now. For me, this can all be summed up into six things. 1. Drake alumni are the best alumni. Site visits to the State … Continue reading

Memorable Moments: Alumni Reception

Memorable Moments: Alumni Reception

By Grace Dunn As college students who are looking for jobs, networking can be a nerve racking experience. It can feel as if your future career depends on that single conversation. The night before the event we discussed networking tips and tricks as a group; such as, which side to wear your name tag and … Continue reading

Insights into Agriculture

Insights into Agriculture

By Haley Barbour Today we had the opportunity to sit down with three minority staff members of the House Committee on Agriculture: Evan Jurkovich a drake alum, Matt MacKenzie, and Mike Straz. All three gave us insight into the differences in committee staff and member staff and how the House Committee on Agriculture operates.

Washington D.C., Sure it ain’t Drake?

Washington D.C., Sure it ain’t Drake?

By Jon Lueth Let me start this by stating that I won’t be doing proper justice to the reality of the wonderful experience that has been this trip. I’m going to attempt to cover as much as makes sense for this blog right now, and if need be I will certainly post a second part … Continue reading

The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Times They Are A-Changin’

By Riley Fink Throughout the course of listening to our many speakers and visiting sites today, a common underlying theme seemed to connect all of them. Time always moves forward, but the experiences we heard of on this day all expressed the need to adapt to what the future brings. Coincidentally, most of the change … Continue reading

Why journalism still matters

Why journalism still matters

By Jess Lynk  There is a quote on the wall of the Washington Post that says: “The truth, no matter how bad, is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run.” These words said by Ben Bradlee, the executive editor during the Watergate investigation, reminded me why I signed up for my first journalism … Continue reading

Do as the natives do

Do as the natives do

By Jess Lynk Washington D.C. is a hard place to pinpoint. Each neighborhood you walk into has a new vibe. If you go underground for five minutes, you can come up to a place that has an entirely different history. After spending a week in D.C., I have learned a lot about what it is … Continue reading