Career Services

Find that perfect job or just find your passion. Either way, we’ll help. We want every employer to know about your EICC education, hands-on training, and all you achieved. Whether you just completed a certificate and are taking your first step into career or you completed an associate’s degree last week or a few years back, we're here for all EICC students and alumni.

The Career Services coordinator helps you explore careers, create a resume, interview prep, and more. Don’t have time to meet one-on-one? That’s ok. Access many of these services online 24/7.

Danae Kimmins
"EICC has close ties with local employers, and we visited several companies. I made connections and landed a job immediately after finishing my classes. "
Danae Kimmins, Fundamental Welding, Certificate
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Explore Career Paths

Explore career paths and programs with Eastern Iowa Community College's Career Explorer – just search a career or job title. Not sure what to search, try some of our career exploration activities.

Use the Career And Program Explorer  Download Career Exploration Activities

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What Can I Do With This Major?

What Can I Do With This Major? features 100 major profiles with information on common career paths, types of employers that hire in the field, and strategies to maximize opportunities. Scroll to the bottom of each profile for links to professional associations, occupational outlook information, and job search resources.

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Complete a Job Simulation

Develop practical skills and gain a hiring advantage with online courses that reflect the work done on the job. Forage Job Simulations are free for students. 

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More career exploration resources

Doesn't matter if you recently graduated from high school or are considering a career change, the idea of identifying the “right” career and degree can be overwhelming. Let's meet 1:1 to: 

  • Discuss your interests, hiring trends, and EICC programs.
  • Take some free career and interest assessments. We help you interpret the results.
  • Set up an appointment with our Career Services Coordinator today.

The resources below are not affiliated with EICC, but may give you additional insight:

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: The official source for national data on career fields, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Glassdoor: Find salaries for specific companies, company reviews provided by actual employees, in addition to job postings.
  • 16 Personalities: A free online personality assessment. Provides an in-depth look into your dominant personality type, including what career fields might fit you best.

Iowa Career Pathway Maps

  • Mission: Employable
    The Iowa Workforce Development podcast includes exciting interviews with thought leaders in business and industry, workforce stakeholders and economic developers among others. Interviews will include discussions about key workforce programs, initiatives, innovations and resources available to Iowans. New episodes are released every Tuesday.
  • Real Piece of Work
    Matt Rebro of Russell Construction and Melissa Pepper of Total Solutions talk with people from a wide variety of professions about what they do, how they got started, and how you might follow in their footsteps. A Real Piece of Work is a partnership between Junior Achievement of the Heartland and WVIK, Quad Cities NPR.

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Handshake is the No. 1 way college students find jobs. Join today – be the first to know. The freshest full-time jobs, internships, and connections.

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Handshake was created to ensure that all college students have equal access to meaningful careers. Since our 2014 founding, our network of university and employer partners—and the impact for students— has grown exponentially. Within a few years, Handshake has become the leading early career community in the US.

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External Job Search Resources

There's a variety of online sites you can use to search for jobs which are not affiliated with EICC. Here's some: 

1:1 Interview Prep

You got the call and have an interview. If the nerves start to set in and questions fill your mind, reach out. We'll help you walk into the interview with confidence.

Let's meet 1:1 and run through a mock interview. We'll offer some constructive feedback and advice to land that next job. Make an appointment with our Career Services Coordinator. 

Additional Resources

Prefer to do some research on your own to prepare for your interview? Check out the resources below:

What is an Internship or Co-Op?

Both are structured hands-on work experiences where you apply what you've learned in a professional setting. An internship is different from a short-term job or volunteering because there is an intentional “learning agenda” structured into the experience. During internships, you are supervised by someone at the organization who helps you meet your goals and reflect on what you are learning.

Internship or Co-Op Characteristics:

  • Lasts anywhere from 1 month to 1 year, but a typical experience is usually 3-6 months. 
  • Should balance the needs of the organization and your learning goals.
  • Can be part-time or full-time, for credit or non-credit, and paid or unpaid.

Which Programs Require Internships?

Many of EICC’s career and technical programs offer an internship component where you can earn credit toward your degree. Some internships are optional and some are required. Contact your advisor or program faculty for more information.

How to Find an Internship or Co-Op Experience?

You can work with faculty to find or arrange an internship, or contact our career services coordinator. If you aren’t pursuing a program that requires an internship, we do recommended that you consider an internship anyway. You'll gain to valuable work experience and it looks great on a resume. 

Business & Industry

Interested in creating a video, or already have one? Share your video via dropbox or contact: 

Erica Ewert

Erica Ewert, Career Services Coordinator

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Interested in offering a work-based learning (WBL) experience?

These include activities such as, classroom speaker, industry tour, hands-on experience. 

Complete our participation form

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Step 2: Post a job

How to post a job

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges welcomes employers from a variety of backgrounds on both a local and international scale. Employers who are ineligible for our services are organizations that:

  • Offer services in direct conflict with Eastern Iowa Community College’s mission
  • Charge fees for participation or placement including out-of-pocket financial expenses and test taking, etc.
  • Teaching English Abroad Programs
  • Modeling/acting agencies
  • Is a personal service-oriented jobs for individuals rather than organizations such as Babysitting and Nanny/Au Pair Agencies, Pet Sitting/Dog Walking, House Sitting, Modeling Agencies, etc

Employers eligible on a case-by-case basis:

  • Tutoring firms
  • Personal assistant jobs
  • Third-party recruiting firms/temp agencies

Right of refusal

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges reserves the right to terminate from or refuse the participation of any organization in one or all recruiting activities. Reasons may include misrepresentation, complaints by students/recent alumni or violation of Eastern Iowa Community College’s recruiting policies. Furthermore, we reserve the right to deny organizations access to one or all recruiting activities that are in direct conflict with Eastern Iowa Community College’s mission. All decisions concerning registration of companies and organizations are made in the college’s sole discretion.


Contact our Career Services Coordinator.

Erica Ewert

Erica Ewert, Career Services Coordinator

Schedule an appointment