The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) is committed to developing educated professionals. Our School couples hands-on training in professional skills with a strong liberal arts education. Our students are prepared not just for their first job, but for becoming leaders in their fields. Professional education begins early in the School. First-year students take SJMC courses and are encouraged to participate in campus media opportunities so that they are soon ready to take advantage of the hundreds of internship opportunities available to Drake SJMC students in Des Moines and all over the world.