My Time at Drake

Drake University is a private college that is located in Des Moines, Iowa. The institution offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including professional programs in business, law, and pharmacy. Drake’s undergraduate program has about 3,000 students.

Why I Picked Drake

I chose to attend Drake University because I was looking for a smaller college that had that certain campus feel, with an open well-kept campus, I knew Drake was for me. Since Drake’s class sizes are smaller it provides me with personal connections with my professors and a better understanding of the classes I’m taking. I am in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and am majoring in Digital Media Production with a concentration in social sciences.

In my first year at Drake, I felt that I was at home by how comfortable I felt in my classes and on campus in general. The people and staff at Drake put in the effort to make sure everyone is adjusting well which is something I noticed right away. The friendships I have formed are unmatched, I could not be happier than I am at Drake.

Drake’s Colleges and Schools

(Pictured left is Meredith Hall which is where most Journalism classes take place.)

Digital Media Production Major

As a Digital Media Production major, I will develop the skills to use a multimedia palette of video, audio, still photography, and text across a variety of platforms, including broadcast video and audio, web, tablets, and smart phones. From concept through distribution, I will learn every aspect of the digital media production industry.

Also, I will get to continue practicing and learning more digital photography skills along with Adobe applications that go into editing my photos.


I have a concentration in social sciences, which is the branch of science devoted to the study of societies and the relationships among individuals within those societies. Some examples of classes I have taken for my concentration are; Psychology, Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, Politics, etc.

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