Career Services

Contacts/Hours

We strive to meet the professional and career development needs of our students and graduates while serving the employers of our community by providing free job listings and recruitment opportunities.  The Career Services office is the place for career advising, job search training, and internships and job referrals.

Free Services We Provide:

  • Career Advising
  • Resume Writing Assistance
  • Interview Preparation
  • Online Job Board
  • On Campus Recruiting
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Internships
  • Career Resource Library (moved location)

Locations and Hours

  • North Meridian Campus
    North Illinois Career Center
    101 W. 28th Street
    317-921-4881
    Mon-Friday,9am-5pm
  • Satellite Location
    North Meridian Center
    NMC 146
    317-921-4994
  • Lawrence Campus
    Fairbanks Center
    Lawrence Campus, Fairbanks (F103)
    317-921-4448
    Mon-Thur. 9am-5pm

If you have any questions, or need further information, contact a member of the Career Services Team at 317-921-4881.

Career Advisors are assigned as liaisons to focus on serving the specific needs of each school. They are here to assist you in career exploration and planning, internships, and job search.

Career Exploration and Planning at Lawrence

  • Shelly Howard, Lawrence Campus, Fairbanks (F103) 317-921-4448

Career Exploration & Planning

  • Younghe Lee Shin, North Illinois Center (NIC) and Lawrence campus 317-921-4794
  • Taranae Madani, North Illinois Center (NIC)317-921-4583

Employment and Internship Assistance

  • Drew Lurker, North Meridian Campus (NMC) 317-921-4862
  • Geri Cunningham,  North Illinois Center (NIC) 317-917-5932
  • Jennifer Hess-Culver, North Illinois Center (NIC )317-921-4716

Director of Career Services

  • Rebecca Patten-Lemons, North Illinois Center (NIC)317-921-4667

For Students/Alumni

CAREER ADVISING

Undecided in your major or want to make sure your major is a good fit?  Discover your career options by taking a free career assessment.


To ensure an accurate understanding of your career assessment results, after taking it, please contact Career Services at 317-921-4881 to have a staff member explain your results.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) will assess your personality type and help you discover careers that best fit your individual type. Please contact please contact Career Services at 317-921-4881 to take this assessment.

Resume Preparation and Interview Skills

Career Services will teach you how to create an effective resume and cover letter or critique your resume.  Prepare for your next interview by using InterviewStream, our online mock interviewing software. We will provide tips on the proper dress and etiquette for the interview and have information on organizations that may be able to help you obtain an interview outfit for free. 

Interviewing Information

JobZone-Online Job Board

Students and Alumni can find part-time, full-time,and internship positions on Ivy Tech's online job board, JobZone  Upload your resume to JobZone to apply directly to posted jobs and internships and allow employers to view your resume.  You will also receive emails with current job postings and events for career services and the local community.

Internships

Gain valuable work experience in your field and increase your chances of getting a job by doing an internship.  Internships are often paid and will provide you with a great opportunity to network, apply your knowledge, and gain relevant work experience.  To begin, register on JobZone or contact Career Services.

For Employers

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's workforce development leader, preparing more highly skilled and technically competent workers for the increasingly rigorous, every-changing demands of the job market.  If you are looking for candidates for internships, full or part-time positions, Ivy Tech's Career Services can assist you in finding and developing a highly trained and educated workforce for your company.

Services include:

  • Free job and internship postings
  • Internships
  • Resume books to view resumes of students and alumni
  • Employer classroom presentations
  • On-campus recruiting events and career fairs

Recruit our students for internship opportunities in your company. Participating employers have reported improved recruitment, employee flexibility, decreased labor cost and highly motivated employees. Click here to post you internships on JobZone.

Internship FAQ

On Campus Recruiting

Increase your company's visibility and recruit on campus by attending our recruiting events held throughout the year.  Interview rooms are also available on campus.  JobZone and the opportunity to participate in on campus recruiting events and job/internship fairs years round are free.  To receive notices of our upcoming recruiting, make sure to have JobZone account.

Services for Faculty:

  • Classroom visitations and presentations
  • Annual statistical reports/surveys
  • Centralized employment assistance
  • Job market trends
  • Future employment trends
  • Tracking information

Schedule a Career Services' Presentation or Workshop

Career Services offers Ivy Tech faculty a variety of presentation topics for their classrooms to educate students on career development and prepare them for the job market.

All Career Services staff has experience and expertise in career and professional development. Our professional staff will customize any of the listed workshops/presentations for your class. View a full listing of our class presentation topics.

Requesting a presentation at least two weeks ahead of time maximizes the probability that a staff member will be available for your workshop.

Request A Presentation


RESOURCES
Career Services is available to assist and support you in the classroom.

Sample Resumes:

Business Administration
High School Graduate


Ivy Tech Community College Exploration Resources

Career Assessments

Click on the students/alumni tab to access the Choices and Indiana Career Explorer assessments free online career assessments. 
Also, you can take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment with career matches offered through the Career Services office.

What Can I Do With This Major accessed through Campus Connect. On the CC home page under the Student Services box, click on the career services link. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on What Can I Do With This Major? link. Click on a major for information on career paths.

Ivy Tech Central Indiana programs:  Click on the academics link and select degree programs A-Z from the drop down menu. Click on the program of interest. Note: Central Indiana(Indianapolis) will show up at the bottom of the page if it is a program offered for this region.

Video on Job Shadowing and Informational Interviewing

http://faculty.ivytech.edu/~shopper6/CS_2011/index.html


Indiana Career Exploration Resources

Connect2Help

  •  http://www.Connect2Help.org             
  • Find local organizations through database to help with career exploration by volunteering, job shadowing, or informational interviewing.

Get Into Energy

Learn More Indiana

Science Technology Engineering and Math STEM Works Indiana

State of IndianaOfficial Career Site 


National Career Exploration Resources

Career OneStop/ America's Career Infonet

Indiana College and Career Pathways

Mapping Your Future

Occupational Outlook Handbook

  • http://www.bls.gov/oco
  • Resource for job outlooks, descriptions, salary, working conditions, and education required.

O*NET Main Page    

Peterson's

Trip to College

Events

The Career Services team is currently working on schedule events for the upcoming school year and will be added to this page as soon as the schedule is finalized.You can also access the college's calendar at http://www.ivytech.edu/indianapolis for all events.

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