Career Services

finding jobs and internships

The resources in this section are for use in your job or internship search. Appointments with the Design Career Services coordinator are also encouraged. To schedule an appointment, send days and times that you are available to or call 294-0735.

Online Job Postings
Organizations recruiting Iowa State students for professional job or internship opportunities post the positions on CyHire (formerly ISU CMS). You can search positions by college or major, upload your resume, view career fair information, and more. Explore all features in the system and be sure to visit the site frequently to see new listings.  

To access the system:

  • Visit 
  • Username: your ISU email address (be sure to include
  • Password: This is not your ISU email password; select "Forgot Password" and a new password will be sent

You may apply to some job postings or interview schedules through the system. To qualify for employment and interviews, you must update your student profile and upload a resume. Under "profile," complete your degree level, work authorization and applicant type. Add your resume under "documents."

Upload your PDF resume or your resume will be converted to PDF format with a file size limited to 300 KB. Please review the conversion to make sure it is error-free and has the appearance you want.

Gaining practical work experience in your field while a student, combined with solid academic preparation, is the key for successful career development. Internships are highly regarded by employers and give students the advantage necessary to compete for entry-level positions. Visit CyHire weekly for current opportunities. You may also want to check "job leads" (an archive of previous postings) for additional possibilities.

Internship Coordinators
Architecture IDP Coordinator: Bruce Bassler 
Art and Design Museum Internship Coordinator: John Cunnally 
Community and Regional Planning Internship Coordinator: Francis Owusu 
Graphic Design Internship Coordinators: Paul Bruski  
Integrated Studio Arts Internship Coordinator: Ingrid Lilligren 
Interior Design Internship Coordinator: Cigdem Akkurt 
Landscape Architecture Internship Coordinator: Heidi Hohmann