Career Services

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, our professional staff is here to help connect you with employers. Think of us as your link to mock interviews, resume writing, campus interviews, job postings, resume referrals, professional development training, career fairs, negotiating with your future employer, and more.  

You’re here for one reason — to earn your degree and land that dream job – and we’re here to help you. 

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Career fairs

Career fairs are open to all Iowa State University students and alumni as well as other job seekers. Students, come prepared with your ISU Student ID and copies of your resume. Recommended attire is business professional.

Students and employers can find updates and more information in CyHire.

Career fairs allow students to build relationships with employers, learn about internships and full-time employment opportunities, and practice professional communication and networking skills. Employers have the opportunity to connect with promising candidates for job and internship openings, promote their company/organization on campus, and network with university personnel and other employers.

The Business, Industry and Technology Career Fair takes place every fall and spring semester, and is organized entirely by a student committee. On average, more than 3,000 students attend the fall career fair and approximately 2,000 students attend the spring event.

Undergraduate students

In the Undergraduate Business Career Services office, you are our number one priority. We have a team of professional career coordinators who dedicate their time and talents to helping you succeed — starting on day one. Our staff is here to work with you to prepare for your future career and help you make decisions that work for you.

Some students wait until they are searching for a job to reach out, but we have a better idea. As soon as you settle in during your first year, contact us. We encourage you to connect with a career coordinator as soon as possible, even to simply say hello and learn about the many ways our staff can help you, before you are searching for an internship or full-time career.

It’s never too soon – or too late – to get started.

Graduate students

As a graduate student, you understand the importance of making connections with employers. That’s where we can help. Graduate Business Career Services offers two major areas of service:

  • Comprehensive career management services to graduate business students enrolled in the MBA and the specialized master’s degree programs.
  • Partnership with hiring managers and employment recruiters to facilitate recruitment and hiring of our outstanding graduates and internship candidates.

We are proud of our nationally ranked graduate programs. Together, we work with you, employers, and alumni to foster positive and productive recruiting relationships.

For more information about Graduate Business Career Services, click here.

Employer services

Are you on the hunt for great talent? We can help!

At the Ivy College of Business, we’re preparing students to be the business leaders of tomorrow. Our talented, internationally known faculty teach in a state-of-the-art facility, where students are challenged with real-world scenarios and case studies. They are immersed in a diverse environment, allowing them to leave with the experience to work in an ever-changing, fast-paced business world. Our high-achieving graduates are innovative, forward-thinking leaders who turn ideas into action and set their sights on where your company wants to grow.

Alumni services

All business graduates of Iowa State University are eligible to use the alumni services offered through our Business Career Services. We are able to assist with professional development from researching careers, resume review, interviewing, networking, and salary negotiation.

Complete and submit the Alumni CyHire Registration form if you are a graduate of the Ivy College of Business and would like to receive the instructions to view job openings, post jobs from your company, and receive the job openings for your major by email.

Alumni CyHire registration form

Career events

Career Fair

Actuarial Science Career Event

September 13, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Career Fair

“Meet the Firms” Career Event

September 13, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Career Fair

Marketing & Sales Career Event

September 20, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fin+Tech Career Event

September 20, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Career Fair

Supply Chain Career Event

September 20, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Business, Industry and Technology Career Fair

September 21, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Undergraduate Student Services

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Undergraduate Programs Office
1200 Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011-2027

Career Services

Raisbeck Career Services Center
1320 Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011-2027

International Programs

International Programs Office
2139 Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011-2027

Graduate Student Services

Dr. Charles B. Handy Graduate Programs Office
1420 Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011-2027

Graduate Career Services

Dr. Charles B. Handy Graduate Programs Office
1420 Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011-2027

Writing and Speaking Center

Ivy College of Business
Writing and Speaking Center
2148 Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011-2027