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Faculty & Staff Resources

The Center for Career Development is always interested in finding new ways to reach students. If your academic department is interested in working together to provide programming or resources that help your students to apply their learning, expand their experience and prepare for meaningful work, we would be interested in working with you to find new ways to collaborate.

Request a Presentation or Workshop

Career Coaches are available to visit your classroom or student organization to present on some topics below.

Possible topics include:

  • Career Exploration
  • Career Planning
  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing
  • Interviewing Tips
  • Job/Internship Search
  • Overview of Services & Handshake
  • LinkedIn/Networking

Don’t Cancel Class, Let Career Development Fill In!

Instead of canceling class, schedule us to fill in! We can teach students about any aspect of the career development process and assist them in preparing for their futures.

Resources for Students

Resources you may want to share with your students:

Handshake is our online career management platform where students can:

  • Make an appointment with a Career Coach;
  • Search and apply for internships, part-time and full-time opportunities
  • Register for on-campus recruiting events;
  • View and sign-up for workshops; and
  • Access our online career guides.

All students have access to Handshake by using their Iona log-in credentials.

Individual appointments with a Career Coach can be made at any time through Handshake. Students can utilize appointments for range of career-related topics that include career planning and decision making, resume and cover letter writing, job/internship search, interview preparation, networking, graduate school applications or career exploration.

Drop-in Hours are also available for quick questions without an appointment.

Presentations and workshops are available on a wide variety of career subjects throughout the academic year. All our events are posted in Handshake and upcoming events can also be found on the Career Development website.


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 Employer Relations
Victoria Van Demark, Career Development and Employer Specialist
Chris Olmo, Systems and Operations Administrator