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Your career journey is a work in progress and often involves change and flexibility. The goal of the UIU Office of Career Development is to help you keep moving in the right direction toward a successful future. The Office of Career Development will assist you in a variety of career services, which are complimentary to current students and alumni.


The Office of Career Development provides student-centered career-related assistance and programs through flexible and multiple delivery systems: general career guidance, choosing a major, resume/cover letter advice, internship and job search, interview preparation, professional networking and branding, applying to graduate school, and more. Students are encouraged to:

  • Accept responsibility for their own career needs and direction.
  • Gain familiarity with the career world.
  • Pursue professional and career goals with both an ethical approach and self-knowledge.
  • Learn to adapt to and thrive in an ever-changing job market.
  • Utilize technology/social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Skype, E-Portfolios).


Handshake is UIU’s new online career management system, where students can find career-related documents, upload their resume, apply for jobs and internships, make appointments with career development staff and view upcoming career development events.

Parker Dewey

Parker Dewey is a platform for students to take part in short-term, professional, paid work experiences through Micro-Internships. Through these experiences you can demonstrate your skills, explore career paths, and develop their professional networks. Unlike traditional internships, these paid opportunities typically range from only 5 to 40 work hours, and many can be completed remotely.

Professional Association Memberships

Kristen Ferwerda ’12

Kristen Ferwerda ’12

I truly believe that the first phone call I made to Career Development is the main reason I have the job I have today. One of the best pieces of advice they gave me was to create a LinkedIn profile. Less than a week later, I saw the posting for my current position.


Career Development Brochure

Download (PDF) the Office of Career Development brochure.