The Career Center offers resources to help employers find high-quality DMACC graduates.
Job & Internship Postings
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- Share job and internship postings with DMACC students, alumni, and job seekers at other Handshake schools.
- Promote on-site and virtual hiring events hosted by your company.
- Register for career fairs at DMACC and other Handshake schools.
- Search for and directly message students and alumni (must be approved by Handshake network)
Distributing Print Materials on DMACC Campuses
Please email electronic copies of promotional materials (e.g. flyers, posters, handbills) to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail printed copies to:
DMACC Career Center
Building 5 - Student Center Office
Des Moines Area Community College
2006 South Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
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Career FairsInformation about career fairs at DMACC
Employers are welcome to host recruiting tables at DMACC's campuses and centers. Please contact the DMACC representatives below to schedule a visit.
- Ames Hunziker Center – Contact Jennifer Wendeln
- Ankeny Campus – Submit a table request form to Ankeny Student Activities
- Boone Campus – Contact Rachel Erkkila
- Carroll Campus – Contact Christy Schettler
- Evelyn K. Davis Center (Downtown Des Moines) – Contact Maria Tonui
- Newton Campus – Contact Sveta Miller
- Southridge Center (South Des Moines) – Contact Carmen Ramirez
- Urban Campus (Downtown Des Moines) – Contact Jackie Rightmire
- West Campus (West Des Moines) – Call the West Campus Front Desk at 515-633-2400
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On-Campus Interview Events & Presentations
Contact the Career Center at email@example.com or 515-964-6463 for assistance arranging all other on-campus recruiting activities, including interview events, information sessions, and presentations to classes and clubs.
General Recruiting Resources
- Keeping Educated Youth in Des Moines (KEY) – KEY is an organization which connects area employers with career services professionals from colleges and universities across the metro. Every other month during the school year, KEY partners with the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce to host professional development seminars at member colleges. Seminars focus on employee recruitment and retention-related topics. To join the KEY event invitation list and to learn more about KEY sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tiffany Menke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Iowa Workforce Development’s Labor Market Information Division – Access valuable labor market data, including employment/unemployment rates, wage information, projections, college student retention, and more.
- National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) – NACE is the leading professional organization for colleges and employers. Their website contains countless articles and reports on talent acquisition best practices and other areas of interest to those recruiting college students and graduates. Please note: some NACE content is only available to members.
- NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice – NACE provides these guidelines for employers participating in recruitment on college campuses. We ask that our employer partners embrace these principles when engaging with our students, graduates, and other members of the DMACC community.
- Starting and Maintaining a Quality Internship Program – Comprehensive internship guide for employers written by Michael True, Internship Center Director at Messiah College.
- Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (Fact Sheet) – Provides FLSA guidelines to employers offering unpaid internships.
- Greater Des Moines Partnership’s (GDMP) Seize the City Summer Internship Program – Encourage your summer interns to participate in this excellent professional development program hosted by the GDMP.
- GDMP’s Intern Housing Resources – Direct interns seeking housing options in the Des Moines area to this resource for summer accommodations provided by the University of Iowa and Grand View University.
- Iowa Economic Development’s Student Internship Program – This program provides grants to small and medium-sized companies in targeted industries to support internship programs with a goal of transitioning interns to full-time employment in Iowa upon graduation.