You want to make sure that your child is well prepared for a successful career after IU, and so do we. IU offers numerous programs for internship and career development that your son or daughter can connect with throughout their time at IU. In addition, we’re proud of our network of more than half a million living IU alumni who work and live all over the world and who are noted for their willingness to reach out and help IU students in their career pursuits.
Thousands of undergraduates currently have part-time jobs, both on and off campus. Our Career Development Center offers several resources to help students find part-time jobs, including job postings and student job fairs in the fall and spring that offer work-study and non-work-study positions. All U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to participate, regardless of financial need. Students on nonimmigrant visas must consult with the Office of International Services before work can be accepted.
Internship and Job Placement
The Career Development Center (CDC) is the university’s primary resource for career-related information and assistance. The CDC offers individual career counseling, workshops, seminars on resume writing and interviewing, and internship and job placement assistance to all students. It also houses the Career Resource Library, the most comprehensive collection of resources and tools related to career exploration on campus.
Most schools and departments also have placement offices staffed with professionals who work with students on an individual basis to locate internships and employment opportunities. Many students choose to take advantage of placement offices beyond the ones that serve their majors. Any student can, for example, use the Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Career Services Office by enrolling in a one-credit hour course that gives general information as well as instructions on resume writing and job interviews.
IU hosts dozens of career events each year, including career fairs and networking nights focusing on specific fields such as the sciences or public relations and communications.