Career Services

Office Hours

Academic Year
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
M-F Closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

APPOINTMENTS & INFORMATION
Call: 319.399.8844
Fax: 319.399.8503


Services...

The Coe Plan
The Coe Plan helps you draw connections between your outstanding liberal arts classroom education with a practicum experience such as an internship, study abroad term, or research experience. This practicum experience is meant to heighten your preparation for life after college. To equip you for your practicum experience, five preparation components are in place. Many of these preparation components (Resume Writing, Interview skills, Job Search, Preparing for Graduate School) are facilitated through the Career Services office.

Individual Counseling
Deciding on a major, writing a resume, planning and implementing a job search, exploring graduate school options, career exploration-these are just some of the topics that can be covered with career counselors in individual appointments. Check out our Web site and thencome to Career Services to make use of our resources. Individual appointments with a career counselor are available to students or alumni interested in discussing their career paths or job searches. For an appointment with a counselor call 319.399.8844, or stop by Career Services, or feel free to send an e-mail message to any member of our Career Services staff.

Workshops
Career Services' staff members are experts in resume writing, interview preparation (including individual video-taped mock interview sessions) and job search techniques. Workshops discussing the process of applying to graduate school or obtaining an internship are also part of the counseling staff expertise. Staff are available upon request to present customized workshops to groups, classes and student organizations during meeting times. Be sure to check out our calendar of events.

Career Inventories
Career Services utilizes theStrong Interest Inventory for those exploring careers and self. Career counselors interpret the test results for students and alumni and discuss how this information can be used in the career exploration process. Plan tostop in Career Services, Upper Gage Union,if you are interested in exploring your interests through one of our inventories.

Internships
Internship opportunities are coordinated through Career Services. Internships are a short term opportunity to 'test drive' a career area of interest. Internship postings are available through COE CONNECTIONS.

Full, Part-Time, Summer Job Listings
All full-time, part-time jobs and internships are posted via COE CONNECTIONS.

On-Campus Recruiting
There are a number of opportunities available for students to connect with employers. The IowaCollegeRecruitment Network (I-CoRN)connects students and employers during thefall and spring Interview Days. Interview opportunities are available with state-wide, national, and international organizations representing industries ranging from finance to health care and from human services to information technology.

In addition, students are strongly encouraged to attend CAREER FAIRSat the local universities. Transportation is provided by Career Services by request.

On Campus Career Resource Library
Career Services' Resource Library contains valuable information for all stages of career planning. Books, directories, videos and CDs are available to help students explore occupations, find internships and summer jobs, research career fields, learn more about particular companies, and choose graduate schools.