Thank you for your interest in connecting with UD students. Whether you have been actively recruiting at UD for years or you are interested in establishing a new relationship, we are excited to assist you with your recruitment goals.

Post a Job or Internship

We use Handshake for all of our job postings for students and alumni. If you already have a Handshake account, add University of Dubuque to Your Schools. If you do not have a Handshake account, you can create your free account at dbq.joinhandshake.com

Become a Mock Interviewer Volunteer

We invite employers to participate in our Mock Interview Program as a volunteer interviewer. Through collaboration with academic departments, UD undergraduate and graduate students participate in this program to develop their interview skills and receive a critique of their resume and cover letter. This program also serves as a networking opportunity for students within their field of interest. To learn more about the Mock Interview Program or if you are interested in participating, please reach out to our office at career@dbq.edu to review dates and available opportunities. 

Information Tables

You may reserve a table to meet students and promote your employment opportunities. Please contact our office at career@dbq.edu to schedule. Tables must be reserved at least 5 days in advance. 

Career Fairs

We plan career fairs and events that are open to UD students and alumni. Employer registration is required via Handshake for the events. For more details, please contact us at career@dbq.edu 

More information for each fair will be available in our events section. Employers will be able to register for each event in Handshake.

Internships

Internships are a great way for employers to identify talent early while providing students the opportunity to explore career paths and gain real-world experiences. At UD, we strongly encourage students to participate in these high-impact educational opportunities. UD Career Services can help you identify candidates, connect with academic departments (some require students to complete an internship), and market your opportunity. 

Recruiting and Informational Events

Our professional staff is ready to help you connect with our students through meaningful events. You could consider scheduling an informational session about a professional development topic, host an open house event to promote internships and employment opportunities, or organize an employer site visit to highlight your employees while educating students about various career opportunities. Contact us at career@dbq.edu for additional information or recommendations.

Community Service Projects

The students at the University of Dubuque look for ways to become more engaged in the community through service initiatives. If you are in need of volunteers or have an idea of how your employees and our students can work together, let's talk! 

Success Shop Donations

The UD Success Shop is a resource for students that provides free professional clothing for interviews or other events. The Success Shop receives donations from the community of new and gently used professional clothing that is clean and free of stains, holes, and odor.  

Donate your new and gently used professional clothing that is clean and free of stains, holes, and odor. Donations may be dropped off during scheduled open hours in the Center for Advising and Vocation, lower level, Peters Commons.

Contact us

If you did not see an option that best fits your needs, please contact UD's Office of Vocation, Career Services, and Community Engagement for further assistance. 

Office of Vocation and Civic Engagement Services
Ground Floor, Peters Commons
2000 University Avenue
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Ellen CarrDirector of Vocation, Career Services, and Community Engagement

Phone: 563.589.3167 Department: Student Life Office: Ground Floor, Peters Commons

Marie Maguina Heller

Marie Maguina HellerAssistant Director of Vocation & Civic Engagement Services

Phone: 563.589.3633 Department: Student Life Office: Ground Floor, Peters Commons

Ciaira GrinsteadGraduate Assistant - Student Life

Phone: 563.589.3725 Department: Student Life