Jobs & Internships

Location
Grinnell, IA
Undergrads
1,615
Tuition
$41,004
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Jobs & Internships

Facts & Statistics

Career Center
1127 Park St.
(641) 269-4940
career@grinnell.edu
www.grinnell.edu/offices/cdo
Employment Services?
Yes
Placement Services?
Yes
Other Career Services
  • Alumni profiles
  • Career counseling
  • Career lectures and classes
  • Externships
  • Fellowships
  • Graduate school
  • Internships
  • Job searches
  • Résumés and cover letters
Best Student Jobs On Campus
  • Tech desk
  • Tutor
  • Administrative offices
Worst Student Jobs On Campus
  • Dining hall
  • Dishwashing
Best Places to Work Off Campus
Local supermarket
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
  • Finding a job in Grinnell isn't difficult. It's fairly easy to find campus employment, whether it be in the dining halls (where most work-study students end up), the newspaper, or as a lab assistant.
  • Finding a job in town can be slightly more difficult, but between the local restaurants and video rental stores, if one can effectively compete with high school students, jobs are available.
  • The College funds some internships that are exclusively for Grinnell students to the tune of a few thousand dollars. Also, if students can find other internships, Grinnell will often pay students a stipend for them. Most Grinnell students take the opportunity to do an internship or summer scientific research at some point in their college careers.
  • The only real problem with working for the College is that the hours tend to be short because there's simply not enough work to go around.
  • There are always people in the Career Development Office who would love to do everything they can to help you score the perfect job, before or after graduation. Just keep your eyes and ears open for announcements.
  • While there aren't many internships available on campus, the Career Development Office has listings of many different internships that students can take advantage of during the summer.
Firms That Most Frequently Hire Grads
  • Admission Possible
  • The Ashfall Site Museum
  • French government
  • Microsoft
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • Presidio
  • Seattle Genetics, Inc.
  • Teach for America
  • University of California Berkeley
Grads Entering Job Market
Within one year: 51%

Student Polls

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
  • 6% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 56% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 38% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.
  • 6% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 31% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 62% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
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