Career Preparation

Your road to a successful career starts at IU

Ellie Symes’ love affair with bees started with a summer job as a beekeeper’s apprentice. When she returned to IU that fall, she applied for a research grant from the Hutton Honors College to bring beehives to the IU Bloomington campus. Her passion for beekeeping encouraged her to found the Beekeeping Club at IU.

Now Ellie is CEO of The Bee Corp, a benefit corporation that builds infrared imaging software for growers who rent beehives for pollination. The Bee Corp supports beekeepers and protects food security by helping beekeepers and growers manage pollination.

You’ll hear stories like Ellie’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.

1,300+employers recruit at IU annually

92%of IU seniors feel they’ve acquired job- or work-related knowledge and skills

14different career centers on campus

Learn the skills that employers want

Problem solving. Communication. Information analysis. Research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and Eduventures shows that the skills that employers seek in new hires are also among the top skills that IU students learn. You can hone these skills in several ways at IU, including:

From Amazon to the Embassy of France, IU grads work for prominent and prestigious organizations

  • 20th Century Fox
  • Berlin Philharmonic
  • Boeing
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Credit Suisse
  • Disney
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • ESPN
  • Facebook
  • Gap
  • GE
  • Google
  • HBO
  • Indiana House of Representatives
  • Leo Burnett
  • MGM Resorts International
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Peace Corps
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Teach for America
  • United States Air Force