Students can provide assistance to companies in a number of ways. No-cost or low-cost assistance to companies can sometimes be provided by linking company projects with senior-level class design teams. Your account manager can provide you with information on the availability of student teams for engineering and business projects.
For more in-depth assistance, students can be hired for summer jobs, co-op assignments, internships, or full-time employment.
To hire a graduating senior or alum, there are two options in the College of Engineering:
- Visit Iowa State for a recruiting trip, or participate in the Engineering Career Fair.
- Post an engineering position opening directly with Engineering Career Services:
- Register at
(click the 'Register' tab, complete the form, and click 'Submit.')
- The online registration will be quickly processed and login information provided.
- The registered direct employer representative may use logos and enter job descriptions for an unlimited number of positions.
- Register at https://ecms.eng.iastate.edu/employers/
Engineering Career Services is eager to assist with the recruiting needs of employers. There are no fees charged to list positions. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-294-2540 if you have questions.
Experiential Education (Temporary or Part-Time)
Engineering students are encouraged to obtain at least three months of professional engineering-related work experience prior to graduation. Three types of experiential education programs are available:
- Engineering Co-Op: Semesters of full-time university attendance alternate with semesters of full-time work experience; a minimum of two semesters and one summer is required
- Engineering Intern: Full-time employment for a fall or spring semester and a summer may be added to the academic semester
- Summer Engineer: Full-time employment for at least ten weeks
Visit the College of Engineering's Information for Employers site for more details.
In these programs students are provided with planned, pre-professional work assignments for pay. They remain with the same employer throughout the program and are enrolled as full-time students in a non-fee, non-credit course. In order to continue in the program, students are expected to maintain a satisfactory academic and disciplinary record while attending classes at the university and a satisfactory work record while employed.
Additional Career Services
The sites listed below link to the career service offices of many of Iowa's universities and community colleges.
- Iowa State University Career Services
- University of Iowa Pomerantz Career Center
- University of Northern Iowa Career Services
- Regents Universities Iowa Job Fair
- DMACC Student Employment Assistance
- Eastern Iowa CC
- Hawkeye Community College Employment Services
- Indian Hills CC
- Iowa Central Community College Career Development
- Iowa Lakes Community College Career Development Services
- Iowa Valley Community College District Job Resources
- Iowa Western Community College Career Services
- Kirkwood CC
- North Iowa Area Community College Career Center
- Northeast Iowa Community College Services for Employers
- Northwest Iowa Community College Career Center
- Southeastern Community College Career Resource Center
- Southwestern Community College Career Services
- Western Iowa Tech Community College Job Postings
Iowa Career Sites
Here are a few of the Iowa-focused career sites available.
- http://www.iowajobs.org/, http://www.iowaworks.org/ (Iowa Workforce Development)
- http://www.ajb.org/ia/ (Iowa's Job Bank)
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Last updated: 5/24/2013