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Career Center
Career Services
There are career service offices for each college within the University.
Employment Services?
Placement Services?
Other Career Services
  • Career fairs and events
  • Help deciding majors and careers
  • Help with resumes and cover letters
  • Job/internship search help
  • Research with graduate schools
Best Student Jobs On Campus
  • Dining halls
  • Lab/research assistant
  • Office jobs
Worst Student Jobs On Campus
  • Maintenance/janitorial
  • Parking division
  • Phone bank
Best Places to Work Off Campus
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Hy-Vee
  • Local restaurants and bars
  • Mall stores
  • Target/Walmart
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
  • Attend career days and job fairs—they will give you a lot of information in a short amount of time.
  • Keep in contact with both your adviser and ISU Career Services.
  • On AccessPlus, the website where you can view and pay bills and register for class, there are student jobs posted for the school year and summer. While you are a student, you can work in various jobs on campus, such as food service or work-study, where your wages go toward your tuition. Your adviser can also set you up with internships and other opportunities. Get to know your adviser and professors, as they are valuable references.
  • You won't ever have to feel alone when you're looking for a job following your graduation from Iowa State University. ISU offers a lot of student services to help you find a job that best suits you and your needs.
Firms That Most Frequently Hire Grads
  • Accenture
  • Aramark
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Black & Veatch
  • Boeing
  • Cargill
  • Caterpillar
  • Cenex/Land O'Lakes
  • Cerner
  • Engineering Animation
  • Ernest & Young
  • Fis
Grads Entering Job Market
Within six months: 69%

Student Polls

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 79 responses

  • 54% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
  • 35% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 8% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 3% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 80 responses

  • 54% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.
  • 40% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 5% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 1% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
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