Our college-based career services (placement) offices offer a broad range of individualized services.

  • List positions for Iowa State University students or alumni
  • Obtain résumés of qualified students or alumni
  • Arrange on-campus interviews and employer presentations
  • Offer internship and/or cooperative education positions
  • Improve company visibility to students and graduates
  • Place company literature on file at Iowa State
  • Register for any of our annual career days and job fairs
  • Check the Iowa State academic calendar
  • Explore Iowa State academic majors and programs of study

Contact the appropriate college for further information and assistance in facilitating the hiring of Iowa State students, new graduates, and alumni for positions, internships, and co-op opportunities. Please email Career Services at for more information.


Iowa State filed its first patent application in 1923 and received its first patent in 1926. In 1938, Iowa State became one of the first universities to establish an office to manage the protection and commercialization of research results. This occurred through collaborative efforts with industry partners under license agreements granting industry rights to utilize the results.

Today, the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT) and the Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (ISURF) work together to protect the results of the university's research and work with companies to transfer the results for the use and benefit of society. This process, commonly called technology transfer, is a core mission of our land-grant institution.

Please refer to the references below or email director of industry relations & biotechnology liaison Lisa Lorenzen at

"One of the primary benefits of sponsored research is the development of new technologies and methodologies that can be deployed by the sponsoring firm. Pioneer's research investment in Iowa State has paid off with numerous invention disclosures and licensing and joint ownership agreements. In addition, sponsored research connects our employees with Iowa State faculty, staff and students. This direct link allows the two organizations to establish and maintain collaborative relationships that lead to mutually beneficial opportunities, such as internships and other continuing education opportunities."
— Jim Miller, vice president, crop genetics research and development,
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.