Student Services

Welcome to Human Sciences Student Services

The College of Human Sciences Student Services office is located in 131 MacKay Hall. Please stop by anytime during our office hours for assistance. Our current summer office hours are 7:30 am until 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. 

In addition to the information found in these pages, Student Services includes the following programs:

Career Services

Multicultural Programs

International Programs



Student News

Katie Davis, a senior in child, adult, and family services, is interning at the Volunteer Center of Story County this summer. She is one of 21 students who received a College of Human Sciences scholarship for unpaid interns and student teachers. Photo by Blake Lanser.College of Human Sciences supports students during unpaid internships

New scholarships are reducing the financial stress for some Iowa State University College of Human Sciences students with unpaid internships and allowing them to focus on learning this summer.

Amy Popillion wants her students to see the positive that can come from poor choices and bad situations in life. Photo by Christopher Gannon.Change agent: Amy Popillion

The future Amy Popillion envisioned as a kid growing up in small town Iowa could not be more different than the life she is living today.

Iowa State kinesiology student Ciara McCarty, left, volunteered at an iCan Bike camp in Fresno, California last summer. She’s one of four students bringing the camp to Iowa next week. Contributed photo.Iowa State students help people with disabilities get up on two wheels

Riding a bicycle can increase a person’s self esteem and confidence.

It can improve physical fitness, mental health, and overall quality of life. It can also spur positive changes in family dynamics, create opportunities for inclusion, and provide a person with an independent means of transportation.

But people with special needs can face challenges in mastering this skill.

That’s why four Iowa State University kinesiology students and recent graduates — Katie Cook, Ciara McCarty, Jeff Robson, and Jenna Ham — are bringing the national iCan Bike camp to Ames next week. It’s the first of its kind in Iowa. The five-day camp teaches people with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle.

Hanyu Yangcheng, a graduate student in food science and human nutrition, is the creator of KIK, a food stabilizer system. The system is a powder that has the potential to revolutionize dairy products by making them taste and feel better, and last longer. Photo by Blake Lanser.Iowa State student invents new way to improve dairy desserts

An Iowa State University student has developed a new way to improve the quality of dairy desserts.

A team of food science and human nutrition students (from left to right): Sandhya Sivaskandan, Lily Benner, Justin Banach, Katie Ranard, and Vaishnavi Manimanna Sankarlal, associate professor Stephanie Clark, and Kangzi Ren (not pictured) was among six finalists in the National Dairy Council\'s new product competition with their drink called Lechata. Photo by Blake Lanser.
Iowa State takes innovative dairy drink to national finals

Iowa State University students who put a healthy twist on a traditional Latin-American drink placed in the top six in a national new product competition this spring.

Brenna Lyden graduates from Iowa State with a degree in apparel, merchandising and design, a thriving fashion blog and styling business, and  a signed contract for a coveted job as a buyer for Nordstrom Inc. Photo by Christopher Gannon. Iowa State graduating senior styles her own future in fashion

When Brenna Lyden, Burnsville, Minnesota, was 15, she walked into a pre-teen fashion store at the mall and told the managers to hire her because she'd be the top seller within a month. They did and she was.

Shelby Lemmon, Celia Bravard, Kim Richards, Patricia Shadid, Alyssa Deskin, and Stephanie Tigges (not pictured) will be honored at the ISU College of Human Sciences graduation this weekend. Photo by Blake Lanser.Student accomplishments will take center stage at graduation events

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of hundreds of graduating students in a series of events this weekend.

A business start-up idea for a pancake house called “Stacks on Stacks” won Best in Show at this year’s Entrepreneurship Showcase at Iowa State University. Students Katie Speer and Jessica Florac took home the top prize of $200. Photos by Blake Lanser.
Pancake house, pharmacy win top prizes at Entrepreneurship Showcase

A pancake house/restaurant with a contemporary twist took the top prize at this year’s Entrepreneurship Showcase at Iowa State University.

With majors in industrial design and apparel design, ISU graduating senior Colin Behr is headed for his ultimate dream job. Photo by Christopher Gannon.ISU graduating senior steps into his dream job at Nike

Colin Behr’s obsession with shoes probably started before he could walk. That’s when his uncle graced the baby boy with a pair of infant Air Jordans.

Panteleimon Ekkekakis (far right, red tie), an associate professor in kinesiology, started a journal club that gave his undergraduate students a chance to learn research methods that would give them a head start in graduate school. Contributed photo.Ekkekakis gives kinesiology students a head start in graduate school

Behind the success of each graduate of Iowa State University are the professors who help to mentor them.