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Tools and Resources to Help Students Achieve Career Success

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Handshake is Iona’s go-to resource for jobs, internships, events, and more!

Benefits of Handshake include 24/7 web-based access to:

  • Jobs and internships that align with your skills and interests
  • Research and follow employers you’re interested in
  • Store resumes, cover letters, transcripts and other professional documents
  • View a calendar of upcoming events including career fairs, workshops and information sessions hosted by Career Development
  • See which employers are coming to career fairs or visiting campus
  • Schedule on-campus interviews with employers who want to hire you for a career position

Discovering Strengths & Interests

Identifying your skills, interests, personality type and work values will help you to find a more satisfying and rewarding career. You will also find this information helpful when you are in the process of choosing a major. Learn how to discover your strengths and interests.

Choosing a Major

By the end of your freshman year you will be asked to declare an academic major. Choosing a major is not always easy; it is important that you take the time to carefully research those majors that are of interest to you. Learn more about choosing a major.

Exploring Careers

It is important to research and investigate various career fields prior to making a decision about a career. Explore career options.

Resumes & Cover Letters

Conducting an effective job search requires resume and cover letter preparation as well as interview practice. Learn more about resumes and coverletters.


Conducting an effective job search requires interview preparation. Learn more about interviewing.


An internship is a pre-professional short-term work experience that gives you "hands-on" experience in a particular field or industry. There are many advantages in completing one or more internships prior to graduation. Find out more about internships.

Recruitment Resources

There are a variety of recruitment options listed below for students to explore. Students should meet with a Career Coach to strategize a job search specific to their needs.
  • Job postings for internships and full-time professional positions are listed by employers through Handshake.
  • On-Campus Recruiting and Resume Referral for seniors who have participated in a Job/Internship Prep Session. Contact a Career Coach for more details.
  • Career & Internship Expo Network with employers and learn about full-time opportunities and internships.
  • Job Search Links Access job links for general employment, alumni & experienced employment, diversity employment and many others.

Graduate School Information

  • Is graduate school right for you?
  • General Graduate School Information
  • Tests and Test Preparation
  • Iona College Graduate School Programs

Professional Organizations

Join a professional association to obtain career/industry information and networking contacts. Learn more about professional organizations.