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Graduate Student Resources

Our mission at the Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development at Iona College is straightforward:  We exist to help our students meet their career goals. We do this by providing you the support and resources you need. We operate by several guiding principles and most importantly is that when it comes to career development, one size does not fit all!

Whether you’ve just started your graduate studies at Iona or are almost in possession of your degree, we encourage you to explore our website as a way of getting to know us. Access your Handshake account which is our online career management system—it provides you 24 hour web-based access to a number of career resources including the ability to search employers, jobs and internships AND it is our primary way of reaching out to you with pertinent and timely career information.

Top Reasons Why Graduate Students Use Career Development:

  • Flexible Appointments: Meet with career advisors during drop-in hours (Tuesday & Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursday, 3 - 5 p.m.), day & evening appointments in person, by phone, and Skype! Evening appointments available!
  • Handshake: find internships, full-time jobs, research employers, and more!
  • Web-based resources for researching employers, industries, and enhancing your  career:
  • Self-Marketing Assistance:  Advisors can help you sell yourself to employers by helping you build a strong resume, cover letter, and interviewing skills
  • On-Campus Recruitment and Resume Referral programs to help you acquire diverse professional opportunities
  • Employer Information Sessions presented by industry professionals to share insight what they look for in successful candidates
  • Job Fairs such as annual Career and Internship Expo and Recruit Westchester