Resources for Students & Alumni 

As part of our comprehensive commitment to career development, we strive to provide students and alumni with the quality training and tools necessary to find meaningful life work. The Career Center provides services and resources related to:'

  • Job & internship searching strategies
  • On-campus work-study & student employment · Part-time, seasonal & full-time job listings in Handshake · Micro-internships through Parker Dewey
  • Application materials: Resume & cover letter writing/reviews
  • Interview preparation & mock interviews · Networking: LinkedIn, connecting to alumni, informational interviews, and job shadows
  • Career fairs & employer networking events
  • Career exploration: Assessments & choosing a major/career
  • Vocation-centered coaching
  • Graduate & professional school planning

Learn more about our resources and services:

Schedule An Appointment 

Students: Schedule a virtual of in-person appointment through Navigate (Select Appointments, then Career Center) 

Alumni: Email with a few dates/times you’re available, and we’ll work together to schedule a virtual or in-person Career Center appointment.

Resume & Cover Letter

Whether you’re writing your first cover letter or putting the finishing touches on your resume, the Career Center provides services for all needs.

If you are writing your first resume/cover letter or having your resume/cover letter reviewed for the first time by the Career Center, please email your resume and/or cover letter to our Career Peer Coach for initial feedback at careerpeer @

If you’ve had your resume reviewed by our Career Peer Coach or are a Grand View alum, schedule an appointment with the Career Center through Navigate or contact careers @ for more feedback.

Check myGVU for more Career Center resources.


As a student, you are ultimately responsible for securing your own internship, but the Career Center assists with:

  • Internship planning
  • Review of application materials (resume, cover letter)
  • Internship searching strategies
  • Access to postings in Handshake
  • Networking & LinkedIn
  • Career fairs & employer networking opportunities
  • Interview preparation & mock interviews
  • Internship offer evaluation

Learn About Internship Planning

Employment Opportunities

Students and alumni have access to the Career Center for support related to securing employment:

  • Review of application materials (resume, cover letter)
  • Internship, part-time, and full-time job searching strategies
  • Access to job and internship postings in Handshake
  • Work-Study and on-campus employment job board
  • Off-campus employment flyers posted on the bulletin board outside of the Hansen Student Life & Success Center
  • Networking & LinkedIn
  • Career fairs & employer networking opportunities
  • Access to CONNECT-Iowa employer events
  • Interview preparation & mock interviews
  • Offer evaluation & negotiation

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Career Exploration & Vocation

The Career Center also assists students in discerning their vocation and future career options by utilizing these resources:

To meet individually with the Career Center, schedule an appointment in Navigate (Select Appointments, then Career Center)

Graduate School

The Career Center will assist in the following areas: 

  • Entrance exam information, including online resources for Graduate School Admissions Exam Practice (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT) and updated study guides / practice tests.
  • Counsel on developing a Statement of Purpose.
  • Information on timeline & planning using Centralized Application Services.

Further student resources are available in the Career Center group in myGVU.

Prepare for Graduate School

Virtual and On-Campus Interviews & Events


  • Access to fall & spring CONNECT-Iowa interview days
  • Employer on-campus interviews


  • Career Center workshops
  • Employer networking events

Additional information about Career Center events can be found in the Career Center group in myGVU.

Please contact the Career Center at careers @