List of Services

General Career Services Brochure

Career Counseling:  

Providing a confidential setting, we provide support and assistance students struggling with their vocational calling.  An intitial intake,   assessment(s), goals and objectives are reviewed.  Typically a student will participate in 4 to 5 sessions, 50 minutes per session.  Career Counseling services are free to students. 

Career Assessments: 

Provided to assist students and Alumni to review their interests, skills and values relevant to vocational choices. Click on the link above to learn more about career assessment; education & career planning; and career development.  (Please click on the above verbiage to learn more.)  

Utilization of Career Assessments in Higher Education:

Assisting students and Alumni through the promotion of self-knowledge; educational and vocational exploration; and career planning. (Please click on the above verbiage to learn more.)

Annual Career Week:

Provided each spring term, the weekly events are a collaboration across campus departments and off-campus representatives. Activities, such as the following are provided: Job Shadows; Study Abroad Panel Discussion; Employer panel discussion; Life After College presentations (ie.,budgeting, credit, loans); Resume & Cover Letter Review Sessions; Job Search Strategy Sessions; Interview Preparation Workshops; Mock Interview Sessios; Dubuque Live Presentations (employer jobs & internsips showcased) and the Etiquette Dinner.   


Career Services and the Future Young Professionals Student Organization

A professional staff member from Career Services is assigned as a co-advisor to the FYP student organization, along with a faculty member.

Future Young Professionals (FYP) is a college chapter of Young Professionals, a nationally affiliated organization designed to bring together a diverse group of dedicated, talented individuals wanting to expand their personal and professional networks.
Activities and events are scheduled throughout the academic year. (Please click on the above verbiage to learn more.)  

Consultation for Scholarships, Grants, & Award:

Assisting students with the application process, consultation is offered through walk-ins & appointments.

College Ambassador Program:

Enhancing student  connections with local opportunities thru long-term relationships.  An innovative program hosted by UD's Career Services, which enables local employers to partner with UD's Academc Departments, in an effort to build stronger relationshps with faculty members and connect current students to internship and employment opportunities.  (Please click on the above verbiage to learn more.)    

Guide for considering graduate or professional school:

Providing consultation to students and Alumni considering graduate and professional school.  Review of the application process; school/program selection; recommendations & requirements identified by the school/program; as well as, information regarding test preparation material and registration, if required thru the application process. (Please click on the above verbiage to learn more and download a helpful guide).     

Job Postings  


Internship Postings

 These postings are provided per the request of employers or representatives to share opportunities with UD Students and/or Alumni. 

Both are hosted on the Career Services website under "Find a Job/Internship".

Updated regularly, both local, regional, and national opportunities. (Please click on the above verbiage to learn more.)


Job or Internship Search Strategy Consultation; Online Affiliation for Students; and Campus Job Choice Magazine: 

Providing students and Alumni information on 'best practices' when conducting a job or internship search.  The information is updated each academic year and is provided thru UD's Affilitation with the National Association of Colleges and Employers - NACE. (Please click on the above verbiage to learn more.)

Job Shadow Program Student Packet Program: 

Encouraging students to participate in a job shadow, which can provide students the opportunity to connect their educational experiences to work related responsibilities;observe a  professional; and begin the networking process withn their field of interest.   

This program is available to all students however, UD's Career Services supports proactive behavior and encourages First and Second year students to take advantage of job shadow opportunities prior to their Third and Fourth year of undergraduate studies. 



Mock Interviews:

Assisting students to prepare for an actual interview. Local professionals have donated over 500 hours of their time to provide students with feedback on interview skills & a critique of the student's resume, including strengths & weaknesses. 

Mock interviews are conducted within a 25 minute period.     

Networking Opportunities: 

Career Services works closely with the Dubuque Chamber of Commerce through its Silver Partnership and facilitation with YP members, as well as, Greater Dubuque Development Corporation  to provide several networking opportunities with local Dubuque professionals throughout the year. For upcoming events, check out our upcoming events section.

 These opportunities include monthly CEO Network Luncheons and YPD Network Luncheons.


Online Career Library thru

Up-to-date resources provided to students and Alumni 24/7 thru Career Services affilitation with Vault.  Such topics as; jobs, internships, careers, top employers & education programs, job search advice, salary info, job listings, employee message boards and surveys from To gain easy access, go to our Online Career Library.

Internship Leaders Academy:  

In collaboration with the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, the academy is a career development program for student leaders preparing themselves for both internships and the workforce. 

Resume, Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Reference Page Development Assistance & Critique:

Students and Alumni are welcome and encouraged to to have their job/internship search documents reviewed.

We also provide students educational resources to better assist in developing documents such as; a resume, cover letter, and reference page.


Annual Career Fair

Each year Clarke University, Loras College, Northeast Iowa Community College, & the University of Dubuque hosts the Career Fair, attracting over 70+ local and regional employers to share internship and employment opportunities for students.

Over 900 employers are invited to participate in this event.  


Graduate & Professional School Representative Participation

Clarke University, Loras College, & the University of Dubuque welcome Graduate & Professional School Representatives to participate in the annul Career Fair to present undergraduate students with a wide variety of information on various advanced academic programs. 

Over 500 gradute/professional school programs are invited to participate in this event.  

J-term Course Offering

The Office of Career & Life Services provides a J-term course for students: "Take This Career & Love It". 

To learn more, please contact the Associate Director of Career Services, Liza Johnson (or) (563) 589-3167  


Don't Cancel Class:

Providing faculty members the opportunity to hold classes, even if they have to be away from campus and offer their students curriculum relevant to career development.

Consider utilizing the Career Services Don't Cancel Class Program where we can present on a variety of career related topics adjustable between 50 minutes & an hour & a half.

Iowa College Recruiting Network (ICORN)

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Connecting Iowa Students with Career Opportunities

UD's Career Services participates in ICORN, which assists students of Iowa's private colleges and universities find internships and post-college employment.

The Network is a cooperative recruiting service presenting 29 independent colleges and universities across Iowa holding membership with the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

The Recruiting Network connects over 50,000 students with internships and careers through networking opportunities, internship and job postings, and interview events.

Above all, we are proving that hiring Iowa graduates from private institutions pays dividends for employers.  Employers are able to easily connect with highly-qualified candidates through a pre-selection process.

Of course we think students of Iowa's private colleges and universities are the perfect fit. 

There are three recruiting events held during the academic year through ICORN:

Accounting Interview Day

For more than 15 years, the Recruiting Network has hosted this annual interview event in early Fall to help publicly and privately held companies recruit accounting/finance students for both full-time and internship opportunities.  

Spring Interview Day

Since its inception in 1984, the Recruiting Network has hosted centralized interview days designed to connect employers from all industries with students from its member schools. Participating employers in this spring interview day review applications from the 29 schools and preselect up to 13 students to interview in one day at one location.

If you have questions, or would like to set up an appointment call 563.589.3132, 563.589.3633, 563.589.3167 or by e-mail at