Getting Started

Career Coaching

Appointments only due to the impact of COVID 19. Career Coaches are available to meet with you during business hours to get you started with the career exploration process. If you are unsure about what service would be most helpful for you, please feel free to e-mail us at career@iastate.edu!

Career Exploration Services (CES) is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Services Building.

We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. CES is closed during the summer, Thanksgiving break, spring break, winter break, and finals week.

Career Counseling

If you decide that Individual Career Counseling would be the most helpful service for you, please call  Student Counseling Services (SCS) during our walk-in hours when you have about 90 minutes of free time. SCS is located on the 3rd floor of the Student Services Building.

Our current walk-in hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 3:00pm.

We will ask you to provide us some information prior to seeing a counselor; this typically takes 20-30 minutes. After you have finished the paperwork, one of the on-call counselors will review it prior to meeting with you. You will then meet with a counselor for 20-30 minutes virtually. During that time, you will be asked questions about what has brought you to SCS and clarify information from your paperwork. By the end of your initial appointment, your counselor will make a recommendation to meet your unique needs.