Human Services Career Fair

2015 Human Svc Career Fair Rotator (2)

When: 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Hubbell I (2nd floor of the Kent Campus Center)

Forum event following the fair:
YOUR DREAM JOB IS WAITING

When: April 8th, 1:15 – 2:00 p.m., right after the career fair
Where: Black Box, Kent Center


 

What is a career fair?

A career fair is an event that brings together employers and students.  Employers come to advertise their open internship, summer, part time, and full time opportunities.  Students come to show their interest in these positions and make contacts with employers in their chosen career fields.

Who should attend a career fair?

1. Students who are looking for internship, summer, part time, or full time opportunities
2. Students who are exploring careers

How do I prepare for the career fair?

  • Research each organization which interests you.  Employers will be impressed if you come with an understanding of what their company does and have intelligent questions prepared.  Link to the company website by clicking on the organization name below.
  • Prepare a solid resume to hand employers of interest.  Check out Career Services’ resume manual to get you stated.  You should also make an appointment with Career Services to have your resume reviewed.
  • Practice your firm handshake, eye contact, and “elevator speech.”  An elevator speech is a 30 second introduction of yourself which includes information on your education, experience, and interest.

What should I wear to the career fair?

  • Career fair dress is business professional.  Ideas include: a suit or nice slacks and a collared shirt.  Consider conservative colors (black, gray, brown), and be aware of necklines and length, and wear minimal jewelry and perfume.  Jeans and sweats should not be worn to this event. 

What employers are attending this career fair?

We have 38 employers who are attending our fair!  Please click on the organization name to learn more about them.

Adecco Group

At Adecco, we help job seekers connect with great jobs. In this process, we’ve learned a lot about what works in a job search and we want to share with you our most valuable career insights to get you working in your dream job. Our clients include a variety of small, mid-size and large companies within the Greater Des Moines area. We also have over 400 offices throughout the US.

MAJORS: All
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time, Internships, Summer
LOCATION: West Des Moines, IA

Bidwell Riverside Center

Non-profit located on the south side of Des Moines.
Bidwell invisions a future where no one lives in poverty and everyone has the opportunity for a positive future. Serving families and individuals since 1893.

MAJORS:  All
POSITIONS:  Internship, Summer, Volunteer

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Bright Horizons Family Solutions is the world’s leading provider of employer-sponsored early care, education and work/life solutions. More than 80% of our eligible centers have received NAEYC accreditation –an honor unparalleled in the child care industry. In addition, we have been chosen fourteen times by FORTUNE magazine as one the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and have also been selected four times as one of Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.

MAJORS: Education, Psychology, Sociology
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa

Profile: Camp Fire is a community-based non-profit organization that builds caring, confident, youth and future leaders. We emphasize fun ways to explore nature and learn how to protect it. Whether in the inner city or at our camps, the environment provides a perfect laboratory for discovery, curiosity, compassion and concern. Youth are at their best when they can embrace these traits.

MAJORS: All Majors
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time, Summer
LOCATION: Des Moines, IA

Candeo

Learning to live brilliantly…it’s our client’s dream, our staff’s passion, and our donors’ desire for others. It’s a singular aspiration that drives our actions and defines our mission. When we work together, Iowans with disabilities learn to achieve their personal goals, attain life skills, identify self-worth and are ignited to live brilliantly. We encourage you to visit our site to understand the stories that demonstrate our goals and our successes and share our joy!

MAJORS: Exercise Science, Psychology
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time, Internship

Catholic Charities of Des Moines

Profile: Catholic Charities is a 501c3, non-profit, social service organization that serves people of all faiths in Central and Southwest Iowa. Each year, Catholic Charities offers food, clothing, shelter, counseling, and hope to more than 20,000 people.

MAJORS: Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time, Internship, Volunteer
LOCATION: Des Moines, IA

Central Iowa Shelter and Services

Since 1992 Central Iowa Shelter & Services’ mission is to provide free shelter and meals to homeless adults regardless of physical or emotional conditions, and to facilitate their move toward self-sufficiency.

Approximately 2,000 homeless women and men have received emergency shelter and supportive services to help them move beyond homelessness each year.

In September 2012, CISS opened its new facility. The facility grew from being 8,000 square feet and 96 beds to 207 beds and 42,000 square feet. It is equipped to provide expanded emergency shelter (150 beds); expanded transitional housing for Veterans (19 rooms); and 38 Project Based Section 8 Voucher efficiency apartments. CISS also provides an on-site health clinic, food pantry, clothing closet, and classroom.

MAJORS: Intergrated Marketing Communication, Management, Criminal Justice, Religion, Spanish, Social Work, Education, Psychology, Sociology
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time, Internship, Volunteer
LOCATION: Des Moines

ChildServe

ChildServe is a not-for-profit organization that provides specialized pediatric health care services to more than 2,500 children in Iowa.  We currently have over 1,100 staff members and our main campus is in Johnston, Iowa.

MAJORS: Education, Psychology, Sociology
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time, Summer

Christian Opportunity Center

Profile: Christian Opportunity Center’s (COC) staff members make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Staff members experience the intrinsic rewards of helping others. COC’s mission is significant because it impacts people’s lives forever by helping them reach their potential. If you are committed to COC’s values and want to work in an organization that has the privilege to satisfy the people it serves in a unique way

MAJORS: All
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time, Volunteer
LOCATIONS: Indianola, IA

Community Youth Concepts

Community Youth Concepts provides volunteer service opportunities and career-based mentoring to Iowa youth in order to improve their future success as students, professionals, and active community members.

Community Youth Concepts is hiring for several positions for our summer programming to work in several Des Moines area schools, as well as 10 AmeriCorps members for our Youth Service Momentum AmeriCorps program that will work to engage at-risk youth in service-learning.

MAJORS: All
POSITIONS: Full Time, Summer, Volunteer
LOCATION: Des Moines

Des Moines Public Schools

Profile: For over 100 years, Des Moines Public Schools has been educating the students of Iowa’s capital city. Today, we are the largest provider of public education in Iowa, with more than 30,000 students and nearly 5,000 teachers and staff at work in more than 60 schools throughout the community.

MAJORS: Education
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time
LOCATION: Des Moines

Drake University School of Education

We prepare world-class teachers and educational leaders. We have an exceptional record of preparing highly effective elementary and secondary teachers, school counselors, principals, superintendents, and specialists working in training and organizational development in the corporate and non-profit sectors. We don’t let our size compromise our commitment to providing an intimate learning environment that fosters close connections between students and faculty.

Graduate students take all their classes on evenings and weekends and in summer terms, and most complete their degree in two years. Continuing Education students take advantage of a variety of distance learning options that make it easy to keep up their credentials.

MAJORS: Education
LOCATION: Des Moines

Easter Seal Society of Iowa

The Easter Seals Iowa mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

MAJORS: All
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time, Summer, Career/Degreed, Internship/Externship, Volunteer
LOCATION: Des Moines, IA

Good Samaritan Society

With more than 240 locations across the country, the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society s the largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and services in the US.

MAJORS: All
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time
LOCATION: Indianola, IA

Heartland Area Education Agency (AEA)

Profile: Heartland Area Education Agency (AEA) works in partnership with public and accredited private schools to provide educational services, programs and resources for improving the learning outcomes and well-being of all children and youth in central Iowa. Heartland AEA staff members serve children from birth to age 21, families, educators and communities.

Heartland AEA’s staff members, 75 percent of whom are licensed educators, aid student achievement in many ways. They teach students; provide direct services to students with special needs; consult with teachers, principals and superintendents; meet with parents; lead school-community meetings; and undertake many other tasks to improve teaching and learning.

MAJORSs: Education, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Exercise Science
POSITIONS: Full Time
LOCATION: Johnston, IA

Infosys

Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions. We enable clients, in more than 30 countries, to stay a step ahead of emerging business trends and outperform the competition. We help them transform and thrive in a changing world by co-creating breakthrough solutions that combine strategic insights and execution excellence.

Visit www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY), with $7.4B in annual revenues and 160,000+ employees, is Building Tomorrow’s Enterprise® today.

MAJORS: All Majors, Accounting, CIS, CS
POSITIONS: Full Time, Summer, Volunteer
LOCATION: Des Moines

Lake Okoboji UM Camp

Just off the shores of West Lake Okoboji lies over 100 beautiful acres of camp, conference and retreat opportunities in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes Vacationland!
Since 1915, the ministry at Okoboji has changed hearts and lives! All camping events encourage campers to learn, play, experience God’s love in the outdoors, grow in faith in a safe atmosphere,and to reach their personal best!

MAJORS: All
POSITIONS: Full Time, Summer, Volunteer
LOCATION: Spirit Lake

Living History Farms

Living History Farms is an interactive outdoor museum which educates, entertains and connects people of all ages to Midwestern rural life experiences. It is a privately run, not-for-profit organization on 500 acres located in Urbandale, Iowa.

Historical interpreters dress in period clothing and recreate the daily routines of early Iowans on three farm sites and an 1875 town. Museum guests travel at their own pace as they visit the various locations. A typical visit can last from 2 – 6 hours.  The general visitor season typically runs approximately May 1 – October 15. From November to April, programs, events, and classes are held by reservation only.

MAJORS: Communications Studies, All, Elementary Education, History, Liberal Arts
POSITIONS: Internship
LOCATION: Des Moines

LSI Corporation

For 150 years, Lutheran Services in Iowa has stood beside Iowa’s most vulnerable people, fulfilling a promise to respond to the love of Jesus Christ through compassionate service. We partner with children, youth and families, people with disabilities, the elderly and people of refugee status – helping people in times of need, strengthening families and advocating dignity and social justice for our neighbors in the community. LSI is one of Iowa’s largest human service agencies with over 1,000 employees and is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.
Our mission compels us to do this work in partnership. We hope you’ll feel a passion and purpose to join us.

MAJORS: All
POSITIONS: Full Time, Internship, Part Time
LOCATION: Des Moines

Mainstream Living

Mainstream Living is a non profit organization that serves adults with intellectual disabilities that can be possibly paired with physical, medical or psychological challenges. We have 2 key programs: Home and Community Based Services where we serve residential consumers in the Ames and Des Moines areas. Depending on the level of functioning personal cares may be required on some consumers where others need help with budgeting or cooking. Mental Health is our 2nd program located in Des Moines. We serve individuals with chronic mental illness(schizophrenic, bipolar, severe depression) in our apartment buildings and in our TAY (Transitional Age Youth) Program.

MAJORS: All
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time

Mid-Iowa Family Therapy Clinic, Inc.

Mid-Iowa Family Therapy Clinic, Inc. provides services in support of several Iowa Department of Human Services programs. We also provide comprehensive, independent outpatient treatment and therapy services to children and adults. Mid-Iowa has been delivering services across Iowa for over twenty years. Our executive management team is licensed in the State of Iowa and has a combined forty years of experience helping children and families.

Mid-Iowa works with traditional families, extended or blended families and families as unique as the individuals who comprise them. Mid-Iowa Family Therapy Clinic, Inc. can help you the overcome unexpected, and sometimes overwhelming, challenges of family life.

MAJORS: Social Work, Psychology, Sociology
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time

Mosaic of South Central Iowa – cancelled

Mosaic of South Central Iowa, is located in Osceola and Chariton, Iowa serving approximately 95 individuals with intellectual and mental health disabilities in either residential or vocational settings. Our settings encourage individuals to be successful in growing communities, creating a meaningful life and giving a voice to their needs. Currently we have over 115 employees that share Mosaic’s mission of “Embracing God’s call to serve in the world, Mosaic advocates for people with intellectual disabilities providing opportunities for them to enjoy a full life”. Mosaic of South Central Iowa is looking for energetic, compassionate individuals to make a difference and change lives. This job is demanding, rewarding, fulfills your hearts desire and creates friendships that last a lifetime.

MAJORS: All
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time

Nationwide

Profile: Nationwide offers a full range of insurance products and financial services for your home, car, family and financial security.

MAJORS: All Majors
POSITIONS: Part Time, Full Time
LOCATION: Des Moines, IA

Octapharma Plasma Inc.

Profile: Octapharma Plasma, Inc. is a US-based company which collects human plasma for further manufacture into life-saving drugs for human use. Octapharma Plasma, Inc. is owned and operated by the parent company, Octapharma AG. Octapharma AG has been an industry leader in processing licensed plasma products for 25 years. The company has manufacturing plants in Austria, France, Sweden, Germany, and Mexico with satellite offices in 27 countries worldwide.

MAJORS: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time
LOCATION: Des Moines, IA

Orchard Place

Helping heal troubled hearts and minds…one life at a time. Orchard Place is a place for nurturing. It is a place for learning. It is a place for growth. And it is a place for children who have been unable to meet the demands of family life, school, community participation, or the requirements of other treatment programs.

MAJORS: Sociology, Social Work, Psychology
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time, Internship/Externship, Volunteer

Polk County Crisis & Advocacy Services

Polk County Crisis & Advocacy Services provides advocacy and support to promote healing and empowerment for victims/survivors of violent crime.  In Iowa all crime victims are treated with respect and fairness and receive victim-centered comprehensive services.

Polk County Crisis & Advocacy Services provides crisis intervention and on-going supportive services to victims regardless of law enforcement involvement or length of time since the assault or abuse.

24 hour crisis response services, Connection to Crime Victim Compensation Program, Advocacy with judicial and law enforcement agencies, Public education, Support groups and age appropriate education in the school system, Victim impact panels, Community debriefings, Counseling sessions, Support groups.

MAJORS: Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice
POSITIONS: Part Time, Full Time, Internship
LOCATION: Des Moines, IA

Progress Industries – cancelled

Profile: Established in 1979, Progress Industries is a private, nonprofit organization designed to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to make informed choices about where they live and work within their communities. Progress Industries provides services to approximately 300 children and adults annually and employs 250 people to provide these services.

MAJORS: All Majors
POSITIONS: Part Time, Full Time
LOCATION: Johnston, IA

Redeemer Lutheran Church

As a community in Christ, Redeemer is all about “connecting God’s word to life in the world through a vibrant faith community where souls are fed and gifts are shared.”

MAJORS: All Majors
POSITIONS: Internships
LOCATION: Indianola, IA

Respite Connection, Inc.

The Respite Connection, Inc. provides Respite and Supported Community Living (SCL) services to individuals with special needs.

MAJORS: All
POSITIONS: Part Time, Full Time, Internship

Robert Half

Profile: Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm. Help businesses grow by matching the right talent to their specialized staffing and consulting needs, and build rewarding careers for the professionals we place.

MAJORS: All Majors
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time
LOCATION: Des Moines, IA

Simpson College Continuing & Graduate Programs

Our Continuing & Graduate Programs have been designed with the multi-tasking adult in mind. Whether you have a job, or a family, or both, we offer flexible and convenient times at three campuses in Iowa — Indianola, Ankeny and West Des Moines — that can fit your schedule.

MAJORS: All

The Homestead

The Homestead’s mission is to develop and implement innovative solutions for people with autism. The Homestead was founded in 1991 by a group of concerned parents and professionals. We provides services in Des Moines, IA and surrounding areas for children and adults with autism through our Youth Community Services, Autism Clinic in Altoona, Altoona Youth Home, Adult Community Services, and Pleasant Hill Campus for Adults including vocational opportunities.

MAJORS: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time, Career/Degree, Internship

The Village

Profile: The Village is a retirement community offering independent living (including town homes), assisted living, skilled nursing and a specific dementia unit. We not only provide health care, but overall wellness programming and hospitality for our residents

MAJORS: Social Work, Exercise Science
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time, Volunteer
LOCATION: Indianola, IA

U.S. Army

Profile: The Army is Strong because its Soldiers are Strong. No matter what job a Soldier holds, or what rank he or she has earned, each individual plays a role in maintaining our nation’s security. More than 675,000 Solders make up today’s Army, which include 488,000 on Active Duty  and 189,000 in the Army Reserve.

MAJORS: ALL
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time

U.S. Navy

Today, the U.S. Navy has the distinction of being the world’s premier naval power.

MAJORS: ALL
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage – Correspondent Operations

The Wells Fargo Consumer Lending Group (CLG) is an industry leader in supporting homeowners and consumers. We’ve built our team of top professionals by rewarding their accomplishments and by ensuring they have what’s needed to succeed. We value diversity and inclusion, and believe everyone on our team deserves respect for who they are and how they contribute to our success.

MAJORS: ALL
POSITIONS: Full Time
LOCATION: Des Moines, IA

Volunteer Iowa

Profile: The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (Volunteer Iowa) is a state agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Our work is directed by a group of commissioners who represent different agencies and organizations that have an interest in service. Our office administers AmeriCorps State programming in Iowa, but we also oversee our own AmeriCorps VISTA project. We utilize VISTAs both directly in our office and in placements with partners statewide. Through our statewide Veterans and Youth AmeriCorps VISTA Program we will seek to create a climate where veterans can transfer their military skills into successful employment and independence, and economically disadvantaged students are provided the tools necessary for academic success.

MAJORS: ALL
POSITIONS:
LOCATION: Des Moines, IA

Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center

344 acre United Methodist owned facility serving the needs of over 1,700 summer camps and 10,000 guests annually. Currently hosting programs for the Nazarene & Presbyterian churches, and other non-profits serving individuals with disabilities.

We are hiring summer staff, year round part-time and seasonal staff.

MAJORS: All
POSITIONS: Part Time, Internship, Summer
LOCATIONS: Indianola, IA

Woodward Academy

Woodward Academy, a Sequel Youth & Family Services Program, is a residential treatment facility for male youth who are adjudicated delinquent or “child in need of assistance” (CINA). Woodward Academy offers three highly structured programs aimed at redirecting delinquent, negative behaviors to positive, socially acceptable patterns through introducing students to a normative culture. Woodward’s treatment philosophy focuses on behavioral and cognitive change through the establishment of a normative culture model and offender specific treatment services.

MAJORS: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Sociology: Social Justice, Undeclared, Criminal Justice
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time

 

Woodward Community Services

MAJORS: All
POSITIONS: Full Time, Part Time