The Harkin Institute hosts several events dedicated to Drake University students each semester to help introduce them to the institute and careers available to them in public service and other areas related to government relations and public policy.
Student Luncheons and Receptions
The Harkin Institute hosts four student luncheons or receptions each semester. These events are small, intimate hour-long opportunities for students to visit with an accomplished government, nonprofit, journalism, political or public policy leader. The guests of honor informally discuss their career, share information, answer questions, provide advice, and get to know the students. All events are held at The Harkin Institute with food provided and a business casual dress code.
Late in 2016, The Harkin Institute launched a series called Coffee Talk to bring young professionals to Drake University to meet informally over breakfast with students. The program is similar in structure to the institute’s Student Luncheon and Reception Series but differs by bringing guests who are earlier in their professional careers and may be doing good work that relates more closely to students’ short-term goals.
Upcoming Student Events
In light of ongoing concerns about COVID-19, The Harkin Institute has made the decision to cancel the April 14 Harkin on Wellness. As more information becomes available, the Institute will communicate via our website and on our social channels. Please...read more