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The mission of the Center for Careers, Life, and Service is to empower students and alumni to live, learn, and work with meaning and purpose.
The mission of the Center for Careers, Life, and Service is to empower students and alumni to live, learn, and work with meaning and purpose.

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For credit-bearing internships, Grinnell is unique in that students receive credit based on the academic work completed outside the onsite work hours at the internship organization, not on the number of hours worked at the internship. Students may choose to receive two or four...
For credit-bearing internships, Grinnell is unique in that students receive credit based on the academic work completed outside the onsite work hours at the internship organization, not on the number of hours worked at the internship. Students may choose to receive two or four...
How the CLS Can Assist Grinnell College Alumni Do you need guidance in dealing with a career change? The CLS can help! We can provide you with assistance on your resume, direct you toward job search resources, and even help you with career exploration and the application process...
How the CLS Can Assist Grinnell College Alumni Do you need guidance in dealing with a career change? The CLS can help! We can provide you with assistance on your resume, direct you toward job search resources, and even help you with career exploration and the application process...
Guidelines for Submitting Scholarship/Fellowship Application Materials In submitting applications for scholarships and fellowships, please adhere to the following guidelines: 12-point font, double-spaced Minimum of 1" margins on all sides Applicant's name on each page Do not...
Guidelines for Submitting Scholarship/Fellowship Application Materials For the on-campus nomination process, please follow these guidelines:  12-point font, double-spaced Minimum of 1" margins on all sides Applicant's name on each page Can be single or double-spaced You may...
This may be the first time you will be searching for your own housing and living on your own away from family and Grinnell. Whether you are getting paid by your internship organization, receiving a College stipend, or you are using your savings, you may be wondering how you will...
This may be the first time you will be searching for your own housing and living on your own away from family and Grinnell. Whether you are getting paid by your internship organization, receiving a College stipend, or you are using your savings, you may be wondering how you will...
The Grinnellink internship program offers summer internship opportunities that have a connection with College alumnus and/or friends of the college. Grinnellink internships provide Grinnell College students with quality experiences to build on their academic background, develop...
The Grinnellink internship program offers summer internship opportunities that have a connection with College alumnus and/or friends of the college. Grinnellink internships provide Grinnell College students with quality experiences to build on their academic background, develop...
Internships Internship information has moved, and a link is located in the menu on the left side of the page.   Externships Externship Program Overview   Video of Grinnell College Spring 2015 Externship Program What is an externship: *Externships vary in length, but usually...
Internships Internship information has moved, and a link is located in the menu on the left side of the page.   Externships Externship Program Overview   Video of Grinnell College Spring 2015 Externship Program What is an externship: *Externships vary in length, but usually...
Internships   Externships
Internships   Externships
Fully preparing for your internship in advance and taking time to reflect on your internship at its conclusion can maximize the impact of the experience on your life and career. We encourage you to make time for these important “before and after” activities: Preparation: Whether...
Fully preparing for your internship in advance and taking time to reflect on your internship at its conclusion can maximize the impact of the experience on your life and career. We encourage you to make time for these important “before and after” activities: Preparation: Whether...
Resources for Students General Resources PioneerLink PioneerLink lists a variety of internships, on-campus career events, and jobs posted both directly to Grinnell students and a nationwide network of colleges and universities.  Student User Instructions.pdf (PDF) PioneerLink...
Resources for Students General Resources PioneerLink PioneerLink lists a variety of internships, on-campus career events, and jobs posted both directly to Grinnell students and a nationwide network of colleges and universities.  Student User Instructions.pdf (PDF) PioneerLink...
How To Meet With a CLS Counselor Quickstops Fifteen minutes or fewer. No need for an appointment. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.  Office Hours Fifteen minutes or fewer-no need for an appointment-to discuss specific topics:  Ashley...
How To Meet With a CLS Counselor Quickstops Fifteen minutes or fewer. No need for an appointment. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.  Office Hours Fifteen minutes or fewer-no need for an appointment-to discuss specific topics:  Ashley...
Advising - Our Career Staff can assist with self-assessment and career exploration in addition to enhancing job and graduate school search techniques. Career Counseling can help students define skills, values, and interests, while developing a plan for the future. Internships -...
Advising - Our Career Staff can assist with self-assessment and career exploration in addition to enhancing job and graduate school search techniques. Career Counseling can help students define skills, values, and interests, while developing a plan for the future. Internships -...
  Currently enrolled full-time first-, second-, or third-year students in good academic standing may apply for College funding to offset the costs of an 8- to 10-week, full-time summer internship, provided you have your internship secured at the time of application. These...
  Currently enrolled full-time first-, second-, or third-year students in good academic standing may apply for College funding to offset the costs of an 8- to 10-week, full-time summer internship, provided you have your internship secured at the time of application. These...

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The following programs are sending representatives to the 2013 Graduate & Professional School Fair, which will be held on Tuesday, October 8, in JRC 101 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm: School-Wide Representation (All Graduate Programs) North Dakota State University Graduate School...
The following programs are sending representatives to the 2013 Graduate & Professional School Fair, which will be held on Tuesday, October 8, in JRC 101 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm: School-Wide Representation (All Graduate Programs) North Dakota State University Graduate School...
As the highlight of Graduate & Professional School (GPS) Week, the Grinnell College Center for Careers, Life, and Service and the Careers in Education Professions Program are co-hosting the 2014 Graduate & Professional School Fair on Thursday, October 2, from 4:30 to 8:...
As the highlight of Graduate & Professional School (GPS) Week, the Grinnell College Center for Careers, Life, and Service and the Careers in Education Professions Program are co-hosting the 2014 Graduate & Professional School Fair on Thursday, October 2, from 4:30 to 8:...
By the time the first customers visit her farmers market stand in Knoxville, Tenn., Dale Mackey ’07 has been awake for hours, frying and packaging hundreds of her signature palm-size pies. Fried pies are a well-known southern treat, but not one that Mackey, originally from...
Campus committees abound at Grinnell and are among the numerous ways for students to leave their footprint. High student participation in campus committees may be an obvious result of self-governance. */ Make Your Mark A small sample of current campus committees hints at the...
Campus committees abound at Grinnell and are among the numerous ways for students to leave their footprint. High student participation in campus committees may be an obvious result of self-governance. */ Make Your Mark A small sample of current campus committees hints at the...
Jocelyn Wyatt ’99 understands the power of good advice. Fourteen years ago, the anthropology major wanted to travel internationally and change the world. She took a professor’s advice and now leads an international nonprofit organization. These days when she speaks with students...
Jocelyn Wyatt ’99 understands the power of good advice. Fourteen years ago, the anthropology major wanted to travel internationally and change the world. She took a professor’s advice and now leads an international nonprofit organization. These days when she speaks with students...
Alumni of Grinnell’s First Year of College Program understand the true value of a liberal arts education. The incarcerated students in the prison-based program face strong competition. If accepted, they take rigorous courses taught by Grinnell faculty members. The accredited...
  One of the Center for Careers, Life, and Service’s (CLS) newest Grinnellink internships is with Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon's co-founders, Jacob Wood and William McNulty, received the Grinnell Prize in 2012. This summer 2014 internship is open to all current students interested...
  One of the Center for Careers, Life, and Service’s (CLS) newest Grinnellink internships is with Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon's co-founders, Jacob Wood and William McNulty, received the Grinnell Prize in 2012. This summer 2014 internship is open to all current students interested...
Megan Goering '08 went from Kansan to San Franciscan by way of Grinnell. A global vendor manager at Google Enterprise, Goering talks about how the diversity she encountered at Grinnell prepared her to build and lead teams across countries and continents. Since graduating from...
Psychology major Fanchao (Frank) Zhu ’15 never expected to receive intensive business preparation as a liberal arts student. A scholarship through the College’s Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) has changed his perspective. The psychology major from Nanjing, China...
Psychology major Fanchao (Frank) Zhu ’15 never expected to receive intensive business preparation as a liberal arts student. A scholarship through the College’s Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) has changed his perspective. The psychology major from Nanjing, China...
The Center for Careers, Life, and Service is developing a recruiting relationship with Cambridge Associates LLC, a privately held independent consulting firm. The firm, headquartered in Arlington, Va., provides consulting and investment oversight services to more than 900...
The Center for Careers, Life, and Service is developing a recruiting relationship with Cambridge Associates LLC, a privately held independent consulting firm. The firm, headquartered in Arlington, Va., provides consulting and investment oversight services to more than 900...
Career and Post-Graduate Study Planning As an academic adviser, the CDO relies on you as the first connection in the career development of our students. Below they list many reasons you could send one of your students to see a staff member there. Other resources, such as the...
Career and Post-Graduate Study Planning As an academic adviser, the CDO relies on you as the first connection in the career development of our students. Below they list many reasons you could send one of your students to see a staff member there. Other resources, such as the...
Dev/Iowa Bootcamp is a 9-week, intensive training program created to turn you into a professional web developer.  Designed and led by industry experts, the program will offer an unprecedented, hands on, immersive learning environment emphasizing fundamental web development...
Dev/Iowa Bootcamp is a 9-week, intensive training program created to turn you into a professional web developer.  Designed and led by industry experts, the program will offer an unprecedented, hands on, immersive learning environment emphasizing fundamental web development...
Whether you have detailed plans for your budding neurolinguistics career or you’re still wondering how to narrow down your choice of majors, Grinnell’s career staff can help. With commencement often the last thing on a new first-year student’s mind, we’ve come up with a...
Whether you have detailed plans for your budding neurolinguistics career or you’re still wondering how to narrow down your choice of majors, Grinnell’s career staff can help. With commencement often the last thing on a new first-year student’s mind, we’ve come up with a...
Ahsan Rahim '11's path to a finance career started in his native Islamabad, Pakistan, took him to Grinnell College in Iowa, and landed him in New York City. A portfolio analyst at Alliance Bernstein, Rahim — and his supervisor, Martin Atkin, an investment director — talk about...
Although some students and alumni have already completed their applications to graduate and professional school, deadlines for many programs do not start arriving until November, December, or even January. Here are some strategies for making the process more manageable as...
Although some students and alumni have already completed their applications to graduate and professional school, deadlines for many programs do not start arriving until November, December, or even January. Here are some strategies for making the process more manageable as...
Taking part in an internship is one of the most accurate ways to experience the postgraduate world before it becomes your permanent home. Grinnellink internships offer Grinnellians — and only Grinnellians — the chance to try life after college on for size. These fully funded,...
Taking part in an internship is one of the most accurate ways to experience the postgraduate world before it becomes your permanent home. Grinnellink internships offer Grinnellians — and only Grinnellians — the chance to try life after college on for size. These fully funded,...
Liberal Arts in Health Care Professions SymposiumFriday–Saturday, Feb. 7–8, 2014A Grinnellink Event About the Symposium Grinnell College offers a remarkable foundation for students aspiring to careers in the health care professions, whether as nurses, physician assistants,...
Liberal Arts in Health Care Professions SymposiumFriday–Saturday, Feb. 7–8, 2014A Grinnellink Event About the Symposium Grinnell College offers a remarkable foundation for students aspiring to careers in the health care professions, whether as nurses, physician assistants,...
  Did you know Grinnell produced more LVC volunteers than any other school in the country last year? And that’s raw numbers, not per-capita. Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a national service-leadership program that unites people to work for peace with justice. Volunteers live...
  Did you know Grinnell produced more LVC volunteers than any other school in the country last year? And that’s raw numbers, not per-capita. Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a national service-leadership program that unites people to work for peace with justice. Volunteers live...
Making Music Happen Symposium: Working in the Music Industry Post-GrinnellThursday-Friday, March 6-7, 2014A Grinnellink Event About the Symposium More than perhaps any other in recent history, the music industry has engaged in the act of reshaping and redesigning itself. The...
Making Music Happen Symposium: Working in the Music Industry Post-GrinnellThursday-Friday, March 6-7, 2014A Grinnellink Event About the Symposium More than perhaps any other in recent history, the music industry has engaged in the act of reshaping and redesigning itself. The...
The Postgraduate Success Working Group encountered a perception among various constituents on campus that Grinnellians thought pursuing a career with a for-profit organization was anti-Grinnellian. Yet when we asked individuals on campus if for-profit careers were consistent...
Two recent art history grads move forward in their post-B.A. professional lives. This summer Tianhan Gao ’11 (left) … …became the associate cataloguer for the Classical Chinese Paintings Department at the art auction house Sotheby’s International in New York. Tianhan came to...
Two recent art history grads move forward in their post-B.A. professional lives. This summer Tianhan Gao ’11 (left) … …became the associate cataloguer for the Classical Chinese Paintings Department at the art auction house Sotheby’s International in New York. Tianhan came to...
Grinnell College is hosting Iowa’s first-ever Rural Education Summit Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, 2014. Nearly 100 K-12 educators, leaders in the field of rural education, and education majors from Grinnell and other colleges will gather to discuss issues facing rural school...
At Grinnell, an array of class-related experiences outside of the main academic buildings gives students a chance to dig deeper into topics in real-world settings. Take Asani Seawell’s Advanced Health Psychology course, for example. Seawell, an associate professor of psychology...
In fall 2014, students enrolling in the newly redesigned course Computer Science 322: Team Software Development for Community Organizations will help test a new approach to alumni participation in the curriculum. Janet Davis, associate professor of computer science, has...
Ambassador Kelly will be presenting an Information Session on Monday, November 4th at 12:15 p.m. in JRC 209. Ian C. Kelly, Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest, was most recently (from March 2010 to September 2013) the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and...
Ambassador Kelly will be presenting an Information Session on Monday, November 4th at 12:15 p.m. in JRC 209. Ian C. Kelly, Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest, was most recently (from March 2010 to September 2013) the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and...

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Whether you’re interested in identifying your strengths, launching your career, serving the community, or pursuing post-graduate study, Grinnell’s Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) is here to help. You can meet with CLS staff to discuss career planning; identify...

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Selection Process Timeline Applications for the Namibia, Grinnell, and New Orleans fellowships are DUE NOV. 17, 2014. Interviews of qualified candidates will take place in the beginning of December, 2014. Fellowship Selection Criteria Fellows will be selected based on:  Their...
Selection Process Timeline Applications for the Namibia, Grinnell, and New Orleans fellowships are DUE NOV. 17, 2014. Interviews of qualified candidates will take place in the beginning of December, 2014. Fellowship Selection Criteria Fellows will be selected based on:  Their...