The Ones Educating for a Digital World

Digital Proficiency Platform

Digitalization is transforming society at a rate not experienced since the Industrial Revolution. Imbued with courage and conviction, Drake students are navigating this monumental change on their way to becoming tomorrow’s leaders. Drake University will support them on this journey by being the premier institution of higher education in integrating the liberal arts with analytics and technology.

Breaking Barriers while Creating Paths for Others

Assistant Professor Meredith Moore, AS’15, didn’t come to Drake to study computer science. After encouragement from a professor, she enrolled. Now she’s teaching the subject at Drake and helping encourage a more diverse group of students to explore technology careers.

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Combine Liberal Arts With Digital Proficiency

Drake has a long tradition of graduating students who excel in the liberal arts core competencies of communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving. The Drake Digital Proficiency Platform will give graduates another attribute that potential employers increasingly expect—excellent technology and data skills.

The Digital Proficiency Platform will also address the growing demand for leaders with diverse talents and perspectives in technology fields. Nationally, women and students of color receive only 19 and 4 percent of computer science undergraduate degrees, respectively. Other technology majors have similar levels of representation. Supporting Drake’s Educating for the Digital World initiative will move us toward our goal of becoming a campus where women and students of color make up at least 50 percent of the students majoring in technology through scholarships, recruiting initiatives, and peer mentoring opportunities.

Helping Students Find Their Digital Passion

A partnership between Wellmark and Drake helps first-year students better define their career goals. Hear from students how this hands-on experience changed their perception of technology.

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By elevating Drake together, we will secure a more vibrant future for those who follow our footsteps. Join the ones who will transform Drake’s vision into a reality by adding your support to the campaign for the brave & bold.

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