Career Preparation

Your road to a successful career starts at IU

Larry Buchanan’s road to the New York Times began when he was a kid—he created mini-newspapers for his family—and continued at the Indiana Daily Student. He spent “endless hours and hours” at the IDS, designing pages and graphics and learning how to tell top-notch stories. He also freelanced for clients ranging from IU offices to a global public relations firm.

Now when he designs maps, diagrams, and interactive graphics for the Times, he taps into his IU Bloomington experiences. “The lessons I learned in college,” he says, “made me more comfortable in my real job.”

You’ll hear stories like Larry’s from lots of IU grads. It’s because at IU, you’ll develop skills that you’ll use your whole career; discover your passions and get experience in them; get personalized guidance from career advisors, faculty, and alumni; and earn a versatile degree. Your IU career preparation starts now.

95%

of IU seniors feel they’ve acquired job- or work-related knowledge and skills

1,500+

employers recruit at IU annually

1 in 5

graduating seniors will enter a graduate program

Start early and finish strong with our two-tiered career services

studentOur focus on your career begins the moment you set foot on campus. First, explore your options through the Career Development Center. Then, work with the career center in your IU school to get experience and prepare for your job search or for graduate school.

Explore IU’s career centers