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Move your future forward

The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development offers Iona's diverse student body the tools and resources necessary to identify career interests, select an appropriate major and explore career fields.
We engage our students with a structured four-year career development plan designed to enhance their marketability and to provide a competitive edge upon graduation. Along the way, we provide assistance in securing internships and the job search process.

Career Center Details

Located in Spellman Hall, 2nd Floor

The Gerri Rip Center for Career Development offers both virtual and in person appointments to help you identify options as well as define and implement their career plans. Appointments are available for all current students and recent graduates, up to two years after graduation. You can schedule your appointment directly on Handshake.


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Handshake connects you to relevant opportunities based on your profile, interests and search activity. Using Handshake, you can apply for positions, explore companies and connections, sign up for career fairs events, and schedule appointments all in one place.

Ready to take the next step on your career journey?  All current, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students have pre-loaded accounts and can login with your Iona credentials on Handshake or single Sign On and begin exploring the system. We ask all alumni to register on Handshake. If you have any questions or difficulties accessing your account, please contact us or visit Handshake's Support Center.

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No matter where you on your career exploration journey, Career Development can help by connecting you to tools and resources that provide insight that can make choosing a career easier!

Focus 2 offers a variety of career planning tools including free online career assessments focusing on academic strengths, work and leisure interests, personality, values, and skills. Use Focus 2 to assess yourself and begin your career exploration process.

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Handshake is your one-stop-shop for launching your career!
Whether you’re seeking a part-time job, internship, or full-time employment, Handshake will be a great resource.

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Alumni: Register on Handshake

For more information on getting started, visit the Handshake Student/Alumni Help Center.

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