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Career and Placement Services

We offer Career Development and Placement Services from the College of Veterinary Medicine. We want students to be aware of numerous and evolving career opportunities for a successful job search. To meet these goals, we offer step-by-step guides and samples of resumes and the all-important letter of application. A job interview guide includes sample questions. It also suggests ways to present / market yourself and 'sell' your skills to potential employers.

Information on resumes/cover letters; interviews; where to find a job; tips for a distance job search and contracts/negotiation. http://vetmed.iastate.edu/students-academics/dvm-current-students/job-se...

Online Job Board

Employment opportunities are listed in this on-line database, allowing students AND alumni to access the most recent position vacancies. Hundreds of positions are listed, ranging from positions in government or industry to positions in practices throughout the country.

The database allows you to search by type of practice, type of employer, or state in which the position exists. The database also lists preceptorships available for senior veterinary students (these are distinguished from permanent positions under the category of "job type"). CyHire (ISU Job Board)

Career Resource Center

Students are encouraged to use the Career Resource Center located in the OASA office, room 2270. The center includes a collection of career books, directors of professional organizations, occupational description literature, and state and federal publications.

The Salary Survey and Calculator

This survey is a compilation of the most recent statistics as graduating seniors enter the job market. It indicates the range and average of starting salaries, and an estimate of distribution of graduates. This data is voluntary and self-reported by graduates; therefore, is not verified as to accuracy. The AVMA publishes data from all Colleges of Veterinary Medicine yearly.

https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Pages/salary-calculator.aspx

https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Statistics/Pages/default.aspx

Preparing for your first Job

Download "Preparing for Your First Job" by John McCarthy.