After the Fair: What Now?

If you attended last week’s Tippie Tech or Business Job & Internship Fairs, you may be wondering, what do I do now?

The Pomerantz Career Fair has tons of resources to guide through your next steps:

 

Here are some opportunities to continue networking with Employers!

 

MONDAY

Principal Financial Women in IT Panel
When: Monday, September 28th 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Interest Area(s): Information Technology/Information Systems
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/577645/share_preview

Mercer Health & Benefits Consulting 101
When: Monday, September 28th 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Consulting, Human Resources
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/573947/share_preview

 

TUESDAY

Accounting & Auditing Student Conference
When: Tuesday, September 29th 2020, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/536188/share_preview

LIVE from the Keyot Cafe: Your College Degree Doesn’t Have to Define Your Career 
When: Tuesday, September 29th 2020, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Interest Area(s): Consulting, /finance, Project Management, Data Analytics
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/558115/share_preview

Mercer Consulting Investment and Retirement Practice 101
When: Tuesday, September 29th 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(a): Consulting, Finance
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/581740/share_preview 

A Virtual Visit with Netsmart 
When: Tuesday, September 29th 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Interest Area(a): Consulting, Finance, Marketing, Sales
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/583759/share_preview 

Option 1: Pop into PepsiCo Sales Info Session
When: Tuesday, September 29th 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Sales, Marketing
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/579359/share_preview 

P&G Leadership Speaker Series Event – David Taylor
When: Tuesday, September 29th 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/576280/share_preview 

 

WEDNESDAY

Stand Out in a Virtual Career Fair with Keyence
When: Wednesday, September 30th 2020, 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Interest Area(a): Marketing, Technical Sales, General Job Search Best Practices
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/528634/share_preview 

Complex Securities & Financial Instruments Overview with Stout
When: Wednesday, September 30th 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Finance
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/576426/share_preview

Mercer Consulting Government Human Services Consulting 101
When: Wednesday, September 30th 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Consulting, Management
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/581749/share_preview

McKinsey’s Sophomore Diversity Leaders Internship (SDLI) Case Coaching Workshop
When: Wednesday, September 30th 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Consulting
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/570332/share_preview

 

THURSDAY

Mercer Career Consulting 101
When: Thursday, October 1st 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Consulting, human Resources
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/578723/share_preview

2020 Discover Bloomberg
When: Thursday, October 1st 2020, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Data, Customer Support
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/581646/share_preview

Edward Jones: Service & Operations Info Session
When: Thursday, October 1st 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Interest Area(s): Financial Advising
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/583662/share_preview 

Option 2: Pop into PepsiCo Supply Chain Info Session 
When: Thursday, October 1st 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/579345/share_preview

Option 2: Pop into PepsiCo Supply Chain Info Session 
When: Thursday, October 1st 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): SUpply Chain, Analytics
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/579345/share_preview

2021 Wells Fargo Midwest Career Showcase 
When: Thursday, October 1st 2020, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Interest Area(s): Finance, Customer Service
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/556969/share_preview

 

FRIDAY

Coffee Chat with Christie – SAS University Recruiter
When: Friday, October 2nd 2020, 8:30 am – 9:30 am EDT
Interest Area(s): Data Analytics
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/584329/share_preview

Edward Jones: Compliance Information Session
When: Friday, October 2nd 2020, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Interest Area(s): Finance/Financial Advising
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/582300/share_preview

Virtual Career Fairs: Find Internships, Jobs, and Connect with Employers

This week, the Pomerantz Career Center brings you tons of opportunities to find internships, jobs, and meet with employers.

Check out all the ways in which to ENGAGE!

Tippie Tech: Data and Information Job and Internship Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employer-Hosted Events

 

MONDAY

Growing Up in the Health Business: An Early Career Panel with Mercer

When: Monday, September 21st 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Business, Analytics, Consulting, Health
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/569763/share_preview

Inclusion at RSM webcast series: Embracing Grit to Own Your Future

When: Monday, September 21st 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Interest Areas: Accounting
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/575243/share_preview

John Deere IT / Software Engineering Info Session

When: Monday, September 21st 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Interest Area(s): Information Technology
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/567350/share_preview

TUESDAY

Growing Up in the Wealth Business: An Early Career Panel with Mercer

When: Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Interest Areas: Finance, Consulting
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/569837/share_preview

BMO Virtual Commercial Banking Info Session/Networking

When: Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Interest Areas: Finance, Commercial Banking
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/532691/share_preview

Inclusion at RSM webcast series: The Asian Experience at RSM

When: Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Interest Areas: Accounting
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/575254/share_preview

Get to Know Deloitte Minneapolis (Audit, Tax, Advisory)

When: Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Interest Area(s): Accounting
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/572426/share_preview

Careers at SAS – Technical Consulting

When: Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT
Interest Areas: Analytics, Consulting
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/568593/share_preview

Whirlpool Information Session: Brand Immersion Program, Internships

When: Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Marketing
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/559750/share_preview

Target Tuesdays: Investing in You! Building an Effective LinkedIn Profile (Make-Up Session)

When: Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Management, Operations, Retail Management
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/576564/share_preview

WEDNESDAY

Virtual: 2021 Goldman Sachs Internal Audit Information

When: Wednesday, September 23rd 2020 (Multiple Sessions, all in eastern time))
Interest Areas: Accounting

Session 1:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/578851/share_preview
Session 2: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/578859/share_preview
Session 3 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/578860/share_preview

Stout – Disputes, Compliance, & Investigations Practice

When: Wednesday, September 23rd 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Finance, Risk Management, Consulting
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/568932/share_preview

Growing Up in the Government Human Services Consulting Business: An Early Career Panel with Mercer

When: Wednesday, September 23rd 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Consulting
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/569845/share_preview

Northwestern Mutual Internship Opportunity Information Session- College Financial Advising

When: Wednesday, September 23rd 2020, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Interest Area(s): Finance, Financial Advising
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/575210/share_preview

Inclusion at RSM webcast series: Find your Tipping Point and Ignite Your Future

When: Wednesday, September 23rd 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Interest Area(s): Accounting
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/575264/share_preview

Leveraging Your Identity in Entrepreneurship, Business, and Tech

When: Wednesday, September 23rd 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Entrepreneurship, Start-Up
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/569838/share_preview

McKinsey’s Sophomore Diversity Leaders Internship (SDLI) Resume Workshop

When: Wednesday, September 23rd 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Management Consulting
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/570320/share_preview

Inside the Bullseye: Target’s Purpose in the Midst of Change

When: Wednesday, September 23rd 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Interest Areas: Management, Retail Management, Operations
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/574001/share_preview

 

THURSDAY

Growing up in the Career business: An Early Career Panel with Mercer

When: Thursday, September 24th 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Consulting, Management, Human Resources
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/569775/share_preview

A Taste of Kraft Heinz – Let’s Talk Sustainability!

When: Thursday, September 24th 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Interest Area(s): All business areas, sustainability
Jobs Available: Marketing/Sales, Operations/Manufacturing, Corporate Finance/Accounting/HR, Research & Development
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/574567/share_preview

Undergraduate Supply Chain Accounting: A Day in the Life

When: Thursday, September 24th 2020, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Interest Area(s): Accounting/Finance, Supply Chain
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/570161/share_preview

Check out these great opportunities through the Pomerantz Career Center!

The Pomerantz Career Center connects with employers who want to hire Hawkeyes and also they provide the services to get you ready for that big interview and for success beyond college in grad school, or the career you choose. Check out some of our virtual events coming up this week, and don’t forget to login to your Handshake account and keep your profile updated!

Mock Interviews

September 15th at HNI Corporation
https://uiowa.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3830783/share_preview

September 16th at Midwestern Securities Trading Company
https://uiowa.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3884468/share_preview

September 17th at Eight Eleven Group
https://uiowa.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3828527/share_preview

Virtual Job & Internship Fairs Happening This Week and Next!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employer Hosted Events

Mercer Health & Benefits Consulting 101
When: Monday, September 14th 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Interest Areas: Consulting, Finance/Risk/Insurance
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/569653/share_preview

Mercer Wealth Investment and Retirement Consulting 101
When: Tuesday, September 15th 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Consulting, Finance/Risk/Insurance
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/569705/share_preview

MMC Information Session – Divine Nine
When: Tuesday, September 15th 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Interest Areas:  Consulting, Finance/Risk/Insurance
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/571660/share_preview

Target Tuesdays: Investing in You!  Building an Effective LinkedIn Profile
When: Tuesday, September 15th 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s)/Job(s) Posted: Management, Retail Management, Operations Management
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/559545/share_preview

Mercer Government Human Services Consulting 101
When: Wednesday, September 16th 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Consulting, Finance/Risk/Insurance
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/569740/share_preview

Beyond Venture For America
When: Wednesday, September 16th 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT
Interest Areas: Start-up/Entrepreneurship
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/554788/share_preview

Be a Standout Candidate to Recruiters
Hosted by: Keyence Corporation
When: Thursday, September 17th 2020, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Interest Area(s): Technical Sales
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/528628/share_preview

Stout – Disputes, Compliance, & Investigations Practice
When: Thursday, September 17th 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Interest Areas/Jobs: Accounting
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/568929/share_preview

McKinsey’s Sophomore Diversity Leaders Internship (SDLI) Info Session
When: Friday, September 18th 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT
Interest Area(s): Management Consulting
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/570307/share_preview

Upcoming opportunities brought to you by the Pomerantz Career Center!

The Pomerantz Career Center connects with employers who want to hire Hawkeyes and also they provide the services to get you ready for that big interview and for success beyond college in grad school, or the career you choose. Check out some of our virtual events coming up this week, and don’t forget to login to your Handshake account and keep your profile updated!

What: Rock Your Resume
When: Tuesday, September 8th 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Interest Area: Career Preparation from PCC
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/557313/share_preview
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What: Bring Your Own Questions – KEYENCE Open Panel
When: Wednesday, September 9th 2020, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Interest Area: Sales/Marketing/Technical Sales
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/528623/share_preview
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What: FTI Presents – Inside the life of a Consultant – Women Leaders Discussion Panel
When: Wednesday, September 9th 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Interest Area: Consulting, Strategic Communications, Risk, Change Management
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/554818/share_preview 
What: State Farm Insurance Companies: Virtual College Fair!
When: Thursday, September 10th 2020, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Interest Areas: Business Analytics, Finance, Actuarial
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/537866/share_preview
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What: Panel Discussion on Sept. 10
When: Thursday, September 10th 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Interest Area:  Accounting Internships
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/541084/share_preview
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What: Deloitte | University of Iowa | Technology in Tax Information Session (Virtual)
When: Friday, September 11th 2020, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Interest Area:: Accounting
https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/544687/share_preview
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Don’t miss these upcoming Virtual Fairs!

September 16: VIRTUAL Actuarial Science, Insurance & Risk Management FairLearn More >>

September 23: Tippie Tech: Data & Information Job & Internship Fair

September 24: Business & Entrepreneurship Job & Internship Fair

 

Mock Interviews

A VIRTUAL MOCK INTERVIEW is designed to help you develop your interviewing skills. Register through Handshake.

September 9 : HNI Corporation

September 10: Principle Financial Group Headquarters

September 15: Transamerica

Check out more mock interviews on Handshake!

 

Schedule a virtual appointment with a Career Advisor through MyUI. 

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New Career Series and Resource Page Available

Couch to Career Logo - Yellow Couch on Black Background - "New Episodes Every Tuesday!"

 

New Weekly YouTube Series:

Couch to Career

is here! 

 

Get weekly tips on how to prepare and develop your skills in job searching, interviewing, and career advancement from PCC’s very own Courtney McClellan and Sauvik Goswami. Each week is a new topic.

Want Courtney and Sauvik to talk about a specific career topic on next week’s show?

Watch episode 5 on Personal Branding and drop a comment to let us know what things YOU want to hear our couch crusaders cover in future episodes (and please don’t forget to like, subscribe, and share with #C2C #uiowa)!

Navigating COVID-19 while Job & Internship Searching

During this time of uncertainty, we realize many students have questions related to both employment and graduate school plans.  For others, class registration also brings questions about major and career decision-making.  We also know some are dealing with delayed, canceled or rescinded internship or full-time job offers.

The Pomerantz Career Center and many others are here to help.

 

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Career Courses Available During Early Registration

We know you have lots of choices when it comes to courses, and we have openings in our courses for you to choose from!

 

 

 

Summer/Fall:
Career Leadership Academy Part 1 and Part 2 (LS:2002 and LS:3002) 

Fall ’20:
Major and Career Explorations (CCP:1300)

 

Graduating this semester?

Did you know the Pomerantz Career Center offers services to UI students for up to ONE YEAR AFTER GRADUATION? That’s right. We are here to help, and our online resources are available for a lifetime!

Check out our latest resource page to help seek employment and internships during the pandemic.

Upcoming Virtual Career Fairs

There are three virtual career fairs coming up in April, and during these virtual times, employment and internships may seem far from reach.

We’ve got you covered.

HIRE BIG 10 PLUS VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR: April 14, 2020

UI VIRTUAL CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIR: April 15, 2020

DISABILITY VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR: April 21, 2020

If you have yet to register for a FREE Handshake account (to connect you with thousands of companies and organizations who want to hire Hawkeyes), there’s no better time than now.

Register and set-up your profile today!

Check out these resources to help you prepare and connect with a career advisor today!

Upcoming Virtual Career Fairs

There are three virtual career fairs coming up in April, and during these virtual times, employment and internships may seem far from reach.

We’ve got you covered.

HIRE BIG 10 PLUS VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR: April 14, 2020

UI VIRTUAL CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIR: April 15, 2020

DISABILITY VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR: April 21, 2020

If you have yet to register for a FREE Handshake account (to connect you with thousands of companies and organizations who want to hire Hawkeyes), there’s no better time than now.

Register and set-up your profile today!

Check out these resources to help you prepare and connect with a career advisor today!

Updates on COVID-19, Resources, and Upcoming Job Fairs

The Pomerantz Career Center and its affiliated partners have changed several processes to abide by the University’s requirements during this challenging time. We are monitoring how COVID-19 will impact internship programs and college hiring, but we are committed to working through this together to minimize any negative impact to students.

Please see below regarding some of the changes and new opportunities that are in place now and in the near future.

Virtual career advising started on March 16th. Make an appointment to speak with a Career Advisor through MyUI.

Our Career Peer Advisors are ready to help you with all your questions! Virtual Drop-In hours are M-F 10am – 3pm. Check out more info on this and other great details on some of the things we have put in place to better serve our students during the virtual period.

Handshake@UIOWA continues to be a great way for students to seek internships, volunteer positions, co-ops and jobs after graduation.

Check out our new Working Remotely webpage, for lots of tips and resources.

 

APRIL 14, 2020  | The Hire Big 10 Plus Consortium is a collaborative group of career services representatives from the fourteen schools in the Big Ten Conference, the University of Chicago, University of Notre Dame and DePaul University. Register Today.

 

APRIL 15, 2020 | UI Virtual Career Fair
All UI Majors and Alumni are welcome to register.

After registration, Career Eco will send you an email about how to prepare for the day, and provide links to tutorial videos that walk you through the process.

 

 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa events. If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation in order to participate, please contact the Pomerantz Career Center, careercenter@uiowa.edu.

Career Advising offered virtually starting March 16th

Virtual-only services begin on Monday, March 16th. Drop-ins and in-person appointments will be suspended until further notice.

Students may still schedule advising appointments via MyUI.  The Zoom link you will need to connect for your virtual career advising meeting will appear in the location and body of your confirmation and reminder emails.  Those who scheduled prior to the career center moving virtual, will receive a Zoom link via email from their advisor in advance so you can proceed with your scheduled meeting.

We apologize for this inconvenience and are doing the best we can to keep services available while abiding by University of Iowa’s social-distancing recommendations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Students and partners who have questions or concerns about services offered by the Pomerantz Career Center can contact us at 319-335-1023 | careercenter@uiowa.edu.

Visit www.careers.uiowa.edu/announcements to stay up-to-date on this and other important announcements.

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Know what’s coming up at the Career Center Events page!

Want to see which companies are visiting campus or what job fairs are on the horizon?

Check out the Career Center’s event page at careers.uiowa.edu/events!

There are several opportunities including Mock Interviews, Career Exploration Events, and Info sessions happening all year long.

If you haven’t visited the Career Center yet this year, this is a perfect time! Drop-in M-F between 10am and 3pm to speak to a Peer Advisor.

C310 Pomerantz Center
319-335-1023
careercenter@uiowa.edu

 

 

Prepare for the Career Fair before February 19th!

The Spring Internship and Job Fair is February 19th
11 am – 3 pm | Iowa Memorial Union

Before the fair, here are some things to know:

Check out the employers attending the fair by using the Career Fair Plus app.

Attend a career fair prep session.

Have your resume reviewed, practice your elevator pitch, and enjoy a donut!

Monday, February 17 – C310 Pomerantz Center, 3:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, February 18  – C310 Pomerantz Center, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Visit us in the Pomerantz Career Center
Have your resume reviewed Monday through Friday, 10 am – 3 pm at the Career Center (C310 PC)

Online Resume Guide
Can’t make it in to the Career Center? Check out the Career Guide online for the latest tips and tricks.

 

Prepare for the Career Fair before February 19th!

The Spring Internship and Job Fair is February 19th
11 am – 3 pm | Iowa Memorial Union

Before the fair, here are some things to know:

Check out the employers attending the fair by using the Career Fair Plus app.

Attend a career fair prep session.

Have your resume reviewed, practice your elevator pitch, and enjoy a donut!

Monday, February 17 – C310 Pomerantz Center, 3:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, February 18  – C310 Pomerantz Center, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Visit us in the Pomerantz Career Center
Have your resume reviewed Monday through Friday, 10 am – 3 pm at the Career Center (C310 PC)

Online Resume Review Opt-in
Can’t make it in to the Career Center? Check out the Career Guide online for the latest tips and tricks.

 

Lots of opportunities coming your way!

The Pomerantz Career Center and Tippie College of Business are excited to engage with the following employers in the coming weeks.  Stop by their events or log on to learn more about opportunities with their organization!

February Employer of the Day Schedule:

Tuesday 2/4: PwC– 9-11am, C323 PBB

Wednesday, 2/5: RSM  – 1:30-3:30pm, West Galleria

Thursday, 2/6: RSM  – 9-11am, West Galleria

Monday, 2/17: Plante Moran – 1-4pm, South Galleria

Tuesday, 2/18: Caterpillar – 9am-4pm, West Galleria

Wednesday, 2/19: PWC  – 9-11am & 1-3pm, C323

More details on these employer visits can be found in the Handshake app, under Events.


Download the Career Fair Plus app to start planning out which employers you would like to meet!

 

Plan your visit to the Pomerantz Career Center!

At the Pomerantz Career Center, students schedule advising appointments based on their interest in exploring or pursuing careers within career communities. Our career communities are organized by career fields and industries.

All UI undergraduate students have access to utilize these services at no additional cost.

Schedule an appointment to meet with a Career Advisor in MyUI to begin the conversation.

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Explore, Prepare, Experience, and Achieve with the
Make it Happen Checklist!

There are more resources and tools to explore at careers.uiowa.edu.

EXPLORE

  • Find career communities of interest to you and schedule an appointment with a career advisor to assist as you begin exploring careers options.
  • Take an assessment if you’re feeling confused or overwhelmed about your interests, abilities and how those relate to majors and/or careers.
  • Conduct informational interviews to talk with professionals working in fields of interest to you.
  • Register for a Career Center course like, “Major and Career Exploration” or the “Career Leadership Academy”.

PREPARE

  • Write or update your resume and have it reviewed during walk-in advising.
  • When needed, prepare cover letters or other required documents.  These can also be reviewed during walk-in advising.
  • When ready, upload your resume into the Handshake site so you can begin applying for student employment or internship positions.
  • Create or update your LinkedIn profile and clean up all social media accounts.
  • Learn to network and prepare your introduction to new contacts and potential employers.
  • Prepare and practice for interviews by using Big Interview. Schedule a mock interview before the real deal.
  • If interested in graduate or professional school, review resources to help you research programs and manage applications.
  • Schedule an appointment with a career advisor for additional assistance and resources.

EXPERIENCE

  • Work part-time on or near campus.
  • Get involved in student organizations related to your career interests.
  • Volunteer in the community.
  • Find and complete one or more internships.
  • Consider studying abroad or working, interning or volunteering abroad.
  • Schedule an appointment with a career advisor for additional assistance and resources.

ACHIEVE

  • Use Handshake and Career Fairs to begin your job search.  Start 6-9 months before you graduate to maximize success.
  • Use additional job and internship links using Job Search section of our website.  More links are provided within your desired career community page.
  • Research employers using:  Research Basics, specific Career Community resources and Resources for Diverse populations within Job Search section of our website.
  • Evaluate job offers and learn more about negotiation before accepting an offer.
  • Apply to graduate or professional school if that is your desired next step.  Consider Gap Year Opportunities if you need more time or experience before applying.
  • Schedule an appointment with a career advisor for additional resources and help with your job search strategy, timeline and resources.