Alliance for Iowa State
-Make Your Voice Heard-

At Iowa State University, 94 percent of our graduating students are employed or in a graduate program within six months of graduation. Why? Great academic programs, student leadership opportunities, and career services.
  • More than 3,000 employers recruit our students directly.  
  • Iowa State's career fairs are among the largest in the nation. 
  • Employers tell us our graduates not only have the knowledge but they also know what to DO with their knowledge and "hit the ground running" when they start their jobs. 

Meet Molly Lynch Murphy '04

Mount Ayr, Iowa

Molly ('04 journalism) stood on the global stage as a public relations representative for McDonald's Corporation at two Olympic Games and the 2010 FIFA World Cup...but this is only where the story begins. Her priceless, life-changing experience included international initiatives with Ronald McDonald House Charities. Despite then accepting a vice presidency at a multinational public relations agency by age 29, Molly knew her heart belonged to charitable work. She gained a certification in nonprofit management and returned to Iowa in 2012, where she now consults as a strategist for Cisco Systems and serves as a board member for the Mount Ayr Community School Foundation. Molly is continuing her personal mission to help local youth through a professional development and college preparation pilot program that she hopes to take state-wide in the coming years. While she fondly remembers her jet-setting days, Molly looks forward to forging ahead with humanitarian work that impact fellow Iowans and future leaders.
Molly is just one example of the 97,000 Iowa State University alumni living in Iowa and contributing to the economic health of the state. 
 Iowa State's Mission:
Create, share, and apply knowledge to make 
Iowa and the world a better place.

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The Alliance for Iowa State is maintained by the Iowa State University Alumni Association. 


The Alliance for Iowa State is a coalition of Iowa State University alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends.

The Alliance advocates Iowa State University's land grant mission throughout Iowa while focusing its advocacy on

state legislators and public policy makers.