Launching successful careers, one student at a time
Internships and career planning play an integral part of your professional education at Mount Ida College. In fact, many of our degree programs require internships to ensure you have the opportunity to use what you learn in a real employer setting. This link between the classroom and the professional world builds your resume and gives you the time and opportunity to gain valuable work experience. In turn, Career Services and your career-connected faculty mentors help employers, by connecting them with smart, well-trained interns and employees like you.
At Mount Ida College, we care about you. The Career Center supports you throughout your college experience while you prepare for success through our practical and rigorous academic programs, and we continue to support you after graduation. Our 5-year program is as follows:
First year – The Career Center staff visits Freshman Seminar classes to provide an overview of services, tips to prepare for success, and an opportunity to schedule an individual appointment. We also help you decide on a major, and assist you with finding part-time and summer jobs. In addition, we hold an annual Part-Time Job Fair with local employers.
Sophomore year – The Career Center hosts an annual Sophomore Career Colloquium to help you further advance your professional self through a series of career-related presentations.
Junior year – Most Mount Ida students participate in at least one internship for credit. The Career Center works with students, faculty and employers to help you prepare to find internships. This includes resume, cover letter and interviewing assistance.
Senior year – We continue to work with you on finding internships, and we help you prepare for your upcoming job search. We also invite employers to campus for on-campus interviews, host a Vet Tech Job Fair, and we invite employers to School of Design Senior Thesis and Fashion Shows. Additionally, we help students with graduate school applications.
5th year – After graduation, we continue to support your efforts to get your dream job by emailing job leads and following up with you to make sure that your job search is going well.
Alumni – As a Mount Ida graduate, you are always eligible to use our services at no charge.