Big Interview (Link will direct you to the Big Interview platform to utilize as needed. You can also access Big Interview through CyHire. Sign in to access. Big Interview can be found under the Jobs tab on the left side of the webpage)
Complete interviewing tutorials and view additional internship and job search resources. Practice your interviewing skills in with a virtual interview simulation!
The premier provider of thousands of informational video interviews featuring industry professionals through an easy to use website. The site is dedicated to providing the inside scoop on careers, as well as advice that will give you an edge in your job search. Find your passion and land your dream job today!
Employers seeking ISU students for professional employment and internships will post on CyHire. Each student has a live account. Be sure to check CyHire regularly, as new postings will appear frequently.
GoinGlobal: Career Guides by Country, U.S. City, and H1-B Visa Database (Link will redirect to CyHire. Sign in to access. GoinGlobal can be found under the Resources tab on the left side of the webpage)
Take advantage of U.S. city and country guides, as well as the H1-B visa database. This resource is especially helpful for students wanting to relocate outside of Iowa and international students searching for employers who have applied to sponsor international students in the past.
Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.
Information for hiring international students
Support for unpaid internships
LAS awards a limited number of scholarships each semester to support undergraduate students completing unpaid internships. The scholarships are one-time awards. Students working at non-profit and government organizations off-campus will receive priority consideration. Applications will be accepted the semester prior to your unpaid internship. The application period for summer 2020 internships is open now through April 30. Contact LAS Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Apply here.
Where did they go?
- LinkedIn & LinkedIn Student Jobs
- Undergraduate Research at ISU
- ISU Abroad: Internship Experiences
- Work in Ames
- Greater Des Moines Partnership Career Center
- Des Moines Nonprofit Employment Opportunities
- USA Jobs
- Iowa Workforce Business Directory
- Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center
- Iowa Technology Association Job Board (Variety of positions)
- Buzzfile Employers by Major
- Best Places to Work in the Federal Government
- A-Z Index of US Government Departments and Agencies
- Publishers Weekly
- Association of American Presses
- Iowa Museum Association Career Center
- Science Careers
You will also want to search for professional associations related to your major and/or career interest. They may have job boards or networking opportunities available.
Chambers of Commerce provide resources for finding employment in specific cities.
For more job and internship resources, please make an appointment with career services by logging on to CyHire and selecting “Request a Career Advising Appointment”
Third Party Employers
As you conduct your job search you will find that some employers hire third-party organizations to assist them in identifying and hiring candidates. Liberal Arts and Sciences Career Services recommends that you be aware of issues that are pertinent to working with these organizations.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) defines third-party recruiters as “agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs.” Categories of third-party recruiters include employment agencies, search firms, contract recruiters, and resume referral firms.
A third-party recruiter may be helpful to you in your job search, but be a wise consumer.
Questions to Ask
How many job openings are there for someone in my field?
In some instances, recruiters may not really have the type or number of openings they advertise. They may be more interested in adding your name to their candidate pool as a means of attracting more employers or clients to their services.
How is this information being used?
A third-party recruiter is allowed legally to share your resume with the contract employer for positions that you are actually seeking. The recruiter must tell you, in clear terms, that your materials and information will not be shared outside the organization or used for any purpose other than with the company they represent at the time they interview you. The third-party recruiter cannot sell your information to anyone else. You may choose to authorize the recruiter to share your data elsewhere, but your authorization should be given to the recruiter in writing.
Are candidates treated equally and fairly?
If you are qualified for the job opportunity, the third-party recruiter must pass your information to employers without regard to your race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
Who pays the fee?
Before you agree to anything or sign a contract, ask the recruiter who will pay the fee.