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Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development

The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development provides professional guidance and resources for lifelong career development, serving undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. Programs and services are designed to support students in identifying options, making informed choices, and defining and implementing their career plans. 

To provide these programs and services, the Center for Career Development builds collaborative relationships with students, alumni, employers, faculty, staff and the community. The primary goal of the Career Center is to coach, educate, and connect Iona University students and recent graduates.

Not sure where to start? Reach out to check out the services we provide to help you plan your future!

Appointments available Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Evening appointments available upon request.

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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 Savona, Career Development and Employer Specialist
Krystal Matos, Coordinator for Career Development

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

Career Planning

By taking the time to consider your career goals, you are on the path to finding the right profession. Let us help you!

Career Planning

Job/Internship Search

Finding a job or internship can be a scary process. The process to both are very similar. We are here to help you with your search!

Job/Internship Search

Guide to Graduate Schools

Looking for information on applying to graduate school? We can help!

Guide to Graduate Schools

The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development can help you at any point in your graduate career at Iona University. We offer tools and strategies specifically geared towards your graduate students who are ready to launch their job search.

Career Planning

Are you planning your career and taking the next step after you graduate? Let us help you with this process!

Career Planning

Job/Internship Search

No matter where you are in the job search process, we have the tools to help!

Job/Internship Search

Other Resources

Special Populations

The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development provides support to recent graduates who have graduated within the past two years. We have a variety of online tools and resources that you can take advantage of to assist you with your job search, interviewing skills, and more!

Career Development Resources for Alumni

The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development is here to effectively support your recruiting efforts! Our Career Center team will work with you to build your presence on-campus and identify meaningful engagement points. Our goal is to connect you with qualified students who possess the skills and qualities that match the unique needs of your organization. In partnership, we will help you meet your talent acquisition goals!

Employer Resources


Handshake connects you to relevant opportunities based on your profile, interests and search activity. Using Handshake, you can make an appointment with a Career Coach, explore companies, apply for positions, sign up for career fairs and events, and access our online career library.

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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