Friday, June 28, 2013

Meet Brady Eischeid

Hey, 2013 Hixson Scholars! 

My name is Brady Eischeid, and I am a 2010 Hixson from Guthrie County, majoring in Agricultural & Life Sciences Education. I also happen to be one of your Hixson Peer Mentors for this fall! I’m so excited to get to know all of you and introduce you to the greatness that is Iowa State University.

In this post, I’m going to give you a few pointers about all of the resources that are available to you at Iowa State when it comes to career services. Let’s face it: one of your biggest goals for your Iowa State adventure should be earning a degree and figuring out what you want to do with the rest of your life. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done! Hopefully this blog post can give you a couple of ideas and steer you into the right direction.

For general career advice, the best resource on campus for you might be the Career Exploration Services website, which contains several links for career counseling, workshops, and resources that may help you with deciding what you want to do after college. The link for the website is
But wait, there’s more! Each college has their own specialized Career Services office, which can be a big help if you have declared your major. The Career Services office locations for the 6 undergraduate colleges are listed below:
                  Agriculture & Life Sciences                  15 Curtiss Hall
                  Business                                  1320 Gerdin Business Building
                  Design                                             297 College of Design
                  Engineering                             308 Marston Hall
                  Human Sciences                       131 MacKay Hall
                  Liberal Arts & Sciences              107 Catt Hall

Career fairs are also a great way to find both full-time and part-time employment, as well as internships. Each college hosts a career fair at some point during the semester; these specific dates can be found out by asking your academic adviser or visiting your college’s Career Services office!

Need a little extra money while you’re a student? There are plenty of employment opportunities both on campus and in the city of Ames – and there’s a good chance you may even find one to match your interests or career path! I’ve worked on campus since I was a freshman and I have enjoyed it immensely! The easiest way to find on-campus and some off-campus employment opportunities is to log on to AccessPlus and click the “Student” tab. On the left side of the screen, you will see a link for “Student Job Board.” On the Student Job board, you can filter by category, area, location, and so on! You can also find a position on the Student Job Board that will pay you through the Federal Work-Study Program, which is an aid option for students that have financial need via their FAFSA.

I hope that you learned a little bit about what’s available to you for career services! If you still have any questions about career services, or if you have any questions about the Hixson Awards Program or Iowa State University, do not hesitate to contact me! My email address is I really can’t wait to meet you all this August – have a great rest of your summer!

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