Career Development

Build a bridge from your academic success to a rewarding career.

Iona University students are known for being career-ready. Innovative curriculum and ample hands-on experiences prepare you for the working world. We rank in the top six percent among 4,500 institutions based on long-term return on investment (ROI). We made the Final Four out of 68 colleges when it comes to helping students achieve economic mobility.

Our career development team works with you throughout your entire time at Iona — and beyond — to help ensure your post-graduate success.

Our team will help you:

  • Discover your strengths
  • Choose a major
  • Explore careers
  • Craft résumés and cover letters
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Search and apply for internships
  • Create an effective job search strategy
  • Apply for graduate school

Explore Career Resources

Meet a Career Coach

Make an appointment with one of our dedicated career coaches to discuss internships, jobs, grad school and more


Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development

Spellman Hall, Second Floor
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (914) 633-2462

Matt Cardin, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Career Initiatives
Jennifer Friary, Director of Career Development
Darelle Thomas, Associate Director of Career Development
Victoria Van Demark, Career Development and Employer Specialist
Krystal Matos, Coordinator for Career Development

Brianna Buck

Iona's career development resources have provided me with the support needed to have a successful career. Between resume workshops and career fairs, Career Development offers endless tools that help students get career ready.

Brianna Buck ’22, ’23MBA, Business Analytics & Information Systems
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Iona University Honored as 2023-2024 College of Distinction for Commitment to Student Success

“We believe that engaged students are successful students. Iona’s dedication to experiential learning shows us that each of its students has the opportunity to play an active role in their education.”

-Tyson Schritter, CEO, Colleges of Distinction

Read More about this important Distinction

Three students sit outside McSpedon hall and the Colleges of Distinction logo.

The Career Center is Here to Help

"Career Development has assisted me with my résumé/cover letters, job applications, mock interviews, thank you letters, and even how to professionally accept offers. In my 4 years of college I have had 6 internships in total, 2 of them for large companies like General Electric and KPMG."

—Frank Tartatone

The sign outside of the Gerri Rip Center for Career Development.

Career Fair

Each fall and spring, Iona brings employers to campus. Network and learn about full-time opportunities and internships!

A student chats with 2 representatives from Igus at the career fair.