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Parents & Families Resources

As parents and family members, you play an important role in the life of your college student and the choices and decisions they make about their career. The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development welcomes participation by Iona alumni and parents. There are ways that you can assist Iona students through the Career Center.

Career Development is a process. It’s never too early for your student to engage with us. We offer comprehensive resources at every stage in their development, from self-awareness exercises to internship and networking opportunities, and from individual career counseling to workshops and immersion programs.

Here we provide information about available career services for students and alumni of Iona University. The Center for Career Development offers students assistance in the following areas:

  • Choosing a major
  • Deciding on a career field
  • Identifying internship or full-time job opportunities
  • Selecting a graduate school
  • Exploring job search resources
  • Taking advantage of career workshops, networking and recruitment events

Career Decisions

Career decisions begin as early as freshman year!

Many students’ perception of a Career Development Center is that it’s a place to visit during senior year when they are in search of a job. On the contrary, students are faced with important decisions that can affect future careers as soon as they enter college such as the choice of a major and identification of initial career interests. This decision-making process is something our office can help with. We encourage students to visit the Career Center early on to be on track with the career planning process.


Internships are critical to a successful career start!

In today’s competitive job market, employers stress the importance of internship experience when making hiring choices. Internships assist students in determining career choices and frequently lead to full-time employment opportunities.

Iona University offers both paid and credit internships. Paid internships can be taken at any time and credit internships are based on criteria established by the academic department.

Our featured internships list showcases a sampling of where past Iona students have performed internships!

Featured Internships

Recruit our Students

If you would like to recruit Iona students and alumni for your own company/organization's full-time positions or internships, you can post your opportunities through our Handshake system.


Employer Resources

Explore Career Development Resources

Learn more about the services we offer to students from freshman year through graduation.

Career Development


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