Career ready from day one

You have goals, and we are here to help you achieve them. The Ivy College of Business Career Services team helps you prepare for lifelong career success through customized coaching, competency-focused teaching, experience-based learning, and connectivity with industry.

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    Navigate your career path

    Informational guides and online tools are available to help you explore majors and careers, build your professional network, search for internships and jobs, craft and polish application materials, establish your online presence, prepare for interviews, evaluate offers, and more. It is never too early – or late – too get started.

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    Develop leadership skills

    Deepen your connection to Ivy through the Gerdin Leaders Academy (GLA). Engage in opportunities aimed at developing the professional skills employers are seeking.

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    Build confidence in the classroom

    Engage with our team through two Ivy courses. Uncover career options through BUSAD 1050: Exploration of Majors & Careers in Business. Identify your unique strengths and how to thrive professionally in the workforce through BUSAD 2030: Professional Development in Business.

Career events

Our career events help you build relationships with employers, learn about internships and full-time employment opportunities, and practice professional communication and networking skills. Our offerings include large-scale career fairs, major-specific networking events, industry speakers, practice interviews, information sessions, and more.

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    Business, Industry and Technology Career Fair

Annual Report

Business-Career-Services-Annual-Report-2022-23At Ivy, 96 percent of undergraduates are engaged within six months of graduation (employed professionally, graduate school, additional education, and temporary employment/seeking permanent employment).

Our Annual Report highlights employment outcomes, experiential education statistics, and career event participation.

Another helpful tool is Who Went Where which is a report comprised of first destination data from Ivy College of Business graduates that has been sorted by major.

Hire an Ivy grad


Our support for Ivy students extends beyond graduation. You are eligible to use the services offered through our Business Career Services. As an alumni, you can schedule an appointment through email or by calling 515-294-2542.

If you would like to access to our online job board, please submit an Alumni CyHire registration form.


We value you as strategic partners in preparing our students for a diverse and evolving workforce. We encourage you to connect with our career coordinators, attend our events, and post your positions on our job board.

Jonathan Nevenhoven

Business Career Services is always there to help me update my resume, prepare for the career fair, or apply for an internship. Their office is my best resource to prepare for the professional world!

Jonathan Nevenhoven, accounting and business analytics, Ivy College of Business

Connect with us

Undergraduate Business Career Services

1320 Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011