Career Services

Mount Mercy Career Services is available to help students discover their personal interests, values, and skills, and the academic majors and career opportunities that complement those strengths.

Career Services also teaches students the skills they need to locate and secure professional employment opportunities or entrance into graduate or professional college. Services are available at no cost to all students and alumni of Mount Mercy.

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm 
Additional times available by appointment 

Cheryl ReddCheryl Redd
Career Services Director

102 University Center
319-368-6463 or ext. 1620
Fax: 319-363-0893
careers@mtmercy.edu

 


Career Exploration
Sometimes students come to college undecided about their career goal or college major. Or perhaps you thought you knew what you wanted to study, but now you're not sure. Each semester, Career Services offers a one credit hour class called Career Exploration and Self-Discovery, (CD004) that helps students identify their career interests and strengths, and to make informed academic and career-related decisions. Individual career assessment and consultation are also available by contacting the Career Services office.

Job Seeking Skills
Career Services offers a one credit hour class called Strategies for a Successful Job Search, (CD007) that prepares students with the tools and knowledge needed to seek out and secure employment in today's job market.

Resume and Cover Letters
The Career Services Director is available by appointment to help you prepare your resume, cover letters, or thank you letters. Take advantage of this service to learn the best way to market your qualifications to prospective employers. Additional resources:

Mock Interviews
Practice your responses in a one-on-one session, learn the best answers for common interview questions, and strategies for staying confident in the most stressful of job interviews. Additional resources:

Employment Opportunities
Whether you are seeking a part-time job, an internship, or a full time position following graduation, Career Services can help you locate opportunities to fit your needs. Many employment listings can be found through CareerClicks and JobTrek on the Mount Mercy website.

Graduate School
Some of you may choose to follow up your Bachelor's degree with a graduate degree to prepare for your chosen profession. Information on researching graduate school and registering for placement exams is available through Career Services.

Career Resource Library
Our informal career resource library is located in the Career Services office during regular office hours. Students may borrow materials for up to two weeks at a time.

Special Events
Throughout the year, Career Services sponsors events for Mount Mercy students on a variety of career related topics. These include:

  • Networking opportunities for students and alumni
  • Resources for preparing for graduate school
  • Assistance with writing effective resumes and cover letters
  • Sponsor for the annual CorridorWORKS spring career fair

Information on these and other events will be announced in the Tunnel Talk newsletter, or by contacting the Career Services office, directly.