Career Development Resources for Students

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The College of Veterinary Medicine offers multiple resources for students to assist with career development and finding employment after graduation.

These include a Career Development course on Canvas, an internal ISU-CVM Job Board, and the ISU-CVM Practice Partners Program.


ISU-CVM Job Board

The ISU-CVM Job Board is a searchable database that contains employment opportunities for ISU-CVM students, including veterinary jobs, internships, externships, and summer opportunities. Students can search this database by geographic location (e.g. state) and type of practice (small animal, mixed animal, etc).

Access to this Job Board requires sign-in with your ISU NetID and password. Postings remain active for 6 months.

Other Online Job Boards:

ISU-CVM Practice Partners Program

Practice Partners Program Infographic

Practice Partners Program is a new program designed to streamline recruiting for employers. Practice Partners (potential employers) engage with ISU-CVM students in four main ways:

  1. Send digital advertisements about employment opportunities to the online ISU-CVM Job Board (see above) and for monthly distribution in the Practice Partners Email Digest
  2. Attend in-person networking and job fairs (IVMA Networking and Job Fair in the fall; SAVMA/VBMA Career Development Workshop in the spring)
  3. Advertise speakers and topics for educational programming to student clubs and organizations
  4. Provide individual student career development consulting on-demand

Information About Current Practice Partners
Access requires sign-in with your ISU NetID and password.

This information includes:
  • List of current ISU-CVM Practice Partners with general information about each organization
  • List of potential speakers and topics for club events offered by Practice Partners
  • List of specific contacts from Practice Partners to provide individual student career development consulting (review of resumes or letters of intent; mock interview practice; contract negotiation assistance; etc)
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Canvas Career Development Course

Access requires sign-in with your ISU NetID and password.

Topics and modules covered in this Canvas course include:

  • Planning your career path in veterinary school
  • Searching for job opportunities
  • Applying for internships and residencies
  • Writing a resume/curriculum vitae
  • Writing a cover letter/letter of intent
  • Interviewing for jobs
  • Negotiating job contracts

For more information about career development resources or if you have issues or suggestions regarding the Canvas course, please contact Dr. Jessica Ward, Assistant Dean for Extramural Student Programs.

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Part-time Jobs During Veterinary School

Part-time employment opportunities for current veterinary students (either during summer breaks or during the semester) can be found on the university's CyHire.