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As a student at Iona, you can begin to plan for your future. Please stop in and find out how we can assist you.

The following four-year plan is a quick glance at how the Center for Career Development can help you prepare for a satisfying career after graduation.

Freshman Year - become familiar with the Career Center and declare major:

  • Access Handshake and complete your profile to receive updates on events, workshops and personalized internship and job opportunities, and schedule appointments with career advisors.
  • Utilize online tools to explore major/career options and your interests and skills
  • Meet with an academic advisor to determine requirements for majors you are considering

Sophomore Year - explore your career options:

  • Utilize online tools to research career fields and learn about specific occupations
  • Consider part-time jobs, paid internships or job shadowing to gain experience
  • Join an academic club or extracurricular activities that relate to your career interests

Junior Year - gain practical experience:

  • Prepare a resume and practice effective interviewing techniques
  • Begin investigating credit and paid internships to gain experience in your career field
  • Network and build contacts at the annual Meet a Career Mentor event and Career Expo

Senior Year - prepare for your job search and/or graduate school:

  • Attend workshops to learn about resources to assist you in your job search
  • Utilize online resources to pursue potential graduate schools
  • Participate in on-campus recruiting, resume referral, Career Expo and job postings