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Career Services

Job & internship searches

The resources in this section are for use in your job or internship search. Appointments with the Design Career Services are also encouraged. To schedule an appointment, please email

Organizations recruiting Iowa State students for professional positions and internships post opportunities on CyHire. You may search for positions, set automated searches, upload your resume, view career fair information, company presentations, and more. Please review information in your profile to receive accurate information about opportunities.

Career Fairs
ISU Career Fair dates (Plan to attend Design Career Fairs as well as fairs hosted by other colleges!)

GoinGlobal provides location-specific career and employment information for 40 countries, 30 international cities, and 50 U.S. locations. This includes world-wide internship and job postings, work permit and visa information, top employers by location, local non-profits, cultural considerations related to job searching, helpful information when visiting or living in an area, and a database of U.S. employers that have provided sponsorship for H-1B visas. 

Research and networking
In addition to CyHire, professional associations, events, the Design Career Fair, other ISU career fairs, firm websites, chambers of commerce, LinkedIn, and volunteer experiences may all be valuable resources in your search. Additional resources:

Government and service opportunities

Job search sites for opportunities in Iowa (look for equivalents in other cities/states):

Organizations with job boards specific to design 

Job boards focused on higher education

Learn about careers by interest areas

Professional Associations 

Faculty Internship Coordinators

Architecture IDP Coordinator: Rob Whitehead
Art and Design Museum Internship Coordinator: John Cunnally
Community and Regional Planning Internship Coordinator: Francis Owusu
Graphic Design Internship Coordinator: Julius Finley
Industrial Design Internship Coordinator: Akshay Sharma
Integrated Studio Arts Internship Coordinator: Ingrid Lilligren
Interior Design Internship Coordinator: Mike Ford
Landscape Architecture Internship Coordinator: Heidi Hohmann

Free webinars from careers to finances and more:
Learning to Live a Life Series, Iowa State University Alumni Association

Virtual Career Fairs & work


Remote opportunities

Plan to apply to graduate school?
Grad School: Application Timeline (PDF, NACE)
Grad School: Getting In (PDF, NACE)
Grad School: To Go or Not To Go (PDF, NACE)
College of Design graduate programs