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Campus Life: How to Stay Safe After Dark

When you step on campus in the fall, your safety is a priority for Iowa Valley. And we can boast some of the safest campuses anywhere in the U.S. The reason for that? Campus safety is a conversation we have at all levels, from housing and campus life to parents and students. Providing a safe…

How Can I Explore My Career Options?

When you’re in high school, you may not know what the next 5 years or 10 years have in store for you. Deciding on a career path may feel daunting – how do you know where to start? And how will you know you’re not making the wrong choice? Luckily, you don’t need to plan…

Campus activities

7 Ways to Get Involved While Social Distancing

Whether you are living on campus or commuting to college for class this fall, there are countless ways to get involved and make your college experience amazing! And there’s a good reason to get involved. It can be a fun way to meet new people, develop new interests, and teach skills that you won’t pick…

Can I graduate from high school and college at the same time?

As a high school student, you may wonder if taking college classes is really worth the extra effort. Those difficult chemistry classes, extra lab work, or additional study sessions could pay off in more than a letter grade. They could equal college credit – which could save you time and money when you finally make…

Healthcare career

My passion for the medical field (One student’s perspective)

Career inspiration came from the most unlikely place, even the floor of the local Walmart. One student discovered her passion for nursing while shopping at Walmart. Her passion led her to study nursing (and ultimately to become a Medical Office Practitioner) through Marshalltown Community College. A moment in Walmart “My name is Amanda Gram and…

Ask the Employer: What Skills Are In-Demand Right Now?

Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut with your current career? Are you looking to change career paths entirely? If you are looking to boost your earning potential in your current job or change directions, learning a few new skills may help. Picking up new skills will signal to your employer that you…

Top 5 Career Fields for 2020

If making decisions about the rest of your life seems daunting to you, you’re not alone. Choosing a college major can have a profound effect on your career path… so where do you start? You will want to find a career that is in-demand, will offer growth opportunities, and solid employment prospects for the next…