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.

Make it Happen Checklist

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.

Seniors – December Graduation reminders from the Career Center

We want to remind you of the ways the Pomerantz Career Center can be assisting you as you prepare for graduation;

1) Meet with a Career Advisor –– You can meet with a Career Advisor who specializes in an area you want to pursue– simply schedule an appointment through MyUI and click on “Advising Appointment”. By meeting with an Advisor we can help you create a plan for finding a job or continuing education if you are considering that. We will assist you whether you are starting your search, choosing graduate programs or in the process of negotiating a salary offer – we’re here to help!

 

Some of the things we assist with:

-Job search tips and searching in a new geographic area

-Networking and building connection tips

-Interview prep

-Salary negotiation

-Personal Statement review and grad school application tips

-Tailoring your resume

2) Have your resume reviewed if you haven’t already so it is ready to apply to your dream job –

You can do this multiple ways —

-bring it in during drop-in hours (M-F 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. while classes are in session),

-upload it to our online resume review service for review!

-bring it to a Career Advising appointment with you for a review. Your resume is key to making a good first impression with an employer.

3)  Continue to use Handshake to look for jobs – Search in Handshake by clicking on Jobs on your homepage. There are more than 13,000 positions live in the system currently from all across the country!  Once you’ve gotten started – set up a saved search to get emails about new postings that meet what you are looking for.

 

If you do know what your next adventure is, be it full-time employment or continuing your education, we would appreciate your help in filling out this survey;

Take the First Destination Survey here:  http://careersurvey.iowa.uiowa.edu/Home/About

 

Pomerantz Career Center

www.careers.uiowa.edu

Tippie Employer of the Day – Week of December 9th

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

More details on these employer visits can be found at Handshake, under Events

The Employer of the Day for the week of December 9th

12/9 – Vector Marketing – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – West Galleria & 2 – 3 p.m.– S326 Pappajohn
12/10 – Vector Marketing –  9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – West Galleria
12/11 – Vector Marketing – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – West Galleria & 2 – 3 p.m– S326 Pappajohn

 

Seniors – December Graduation reminders from the Career Center

We want to remind you of the ways the Pomerantz Career Center can be assisting you as you prepare for graduation;

1) Meet with a Career Advisor –– You can meet with a Career Advisor who specializes in an area you want to pursue– simply schedule an appointment through MyUI and click on “Advising Appointment”. By meeting with an Advisor we can help you create a plan for finding a job or continuing education if you are considering that. We will assist you whether you are starting your search, choosing graduate programs or in the process of negotiating a salary offer – we’re here to help!

 

Some of the things we assist with:

-Job search tips and searching in a new geographic area

-Networking and building connection tips

-Interview prep

-Salary negotiation

-Personal Statement review and grad school application tips

-Tailoring your resume

2) Have your resume reviewed if you haven’t already so it is ready to apply to your dream job –

You can do this multiple ways —

-bring it in during drop-in hours (M-F 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. while classes are in session),

-upload it to our online resume review service for review!

-bring it to a Career Advising appointment with you for a review. Your resume is key to making a good first impression with an employer.

3)  Continue to use Handshake to look for jobs – Search in Handshake by clicking on Jobs on your homepage. There are more than 13,000 positions live in the system currently from all across the country!  Once you’ve gotten started – set up a saved search to get emails about new postings that meet what you are looking for.

 

If you do know what your next adventure is, be it full-time employment or continuing your education, we would appreciate your help in filling out this survey;

Take the First Destination Survey here:  http://careersurvey.iowa.uiowa.edu/Home/About

 

Pomerantz Career Center

www.careers.uiowa.edu

Seniors – December Graduation reminders from the Career Center

We want to remind you of the ways the Pomerantz Career Center can be assisting you as you prepare for graduation;

1) Meet with a Career Advisor –– You can meet with a Career Advisor who specializes in an area you want to pursue– simply schedule an appointment through MyUI and click on “Advising Appointment”. By meeting with an Advisor we can help you create a plan for finding a job or continuing education if you are considering that. We will assist you whether you are starting your search, choosing graduate programs or in the process of negotiating a salary offer – we’re here to help!

 

Some of the things we assist with:

-Job search tips and searching in a new geographic area

-Networking and building connection tips

-Interview prep

-Salary negotiation

-Personal Statement review and grad school application tips

-Tailoring your resume

2) Have your resume reviewed if you haven’t already so it is ready to apply to your dream job –

You can do this multiple ways —

-bring it in during walk-in hours (M-F 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.),

-upload it to our online resume review service for review!

-bring it to a Career Advising appointment with you for a review. Your resume is key to making a good first impression with an employer.

3)  Continue to use Handshake to look for jobs – Search in Handshake by clicking on Jobs on your homepage. There are more than 13,000 positions live in the system currently from all across the country!  Once you’ve gotten started – set up a saved search to get emails about new postings that meet what you are looking for.

 

If you do know what your next adventure is, be it full-time employment or continuing your education, we would appreciate your help in filling out this survey;

Take the First Destination Survey here:  http://careersurvey.iowa.uiowa.edu/Home/About

 

Pomerantz Career Center

www.careers.uiowa.edu

Tippie Employer of the Day – Week of December 9th

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

More details on these employer visits can be found at Handshake, under Events

The Employer of the Day for the week of December 9th

12/9 & 12/11 – Vector Marketing at S326 Pappajohn Business Building– 2-3 pm

 

Tippie Employer of the Day – Week of November 18th

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

More details on these employer visits can be found at Handshake, under Events

The Employer of the Day for the week of November 18th

Cookies with Robert Half

Wednesday, 11/20 10am-2pm, West Galleria

All students and faculty are welcome to stop by to get some goodies and network with our Staffing Professionals!

We will offer advice on:

– LinkedIn

– Resumes

– Interviewing Styles

– Elevator Pitches

– Professional Networking

Mock Interviews slots are going fast – sign up in Handshake!

There are a few mock interviews left this semester! Be sure that your interview skills are perfected by doing a mock interview! You’ll get better every time you practice. Sign up to do a Mock Interview through Handshake to interview with a volunteer recruiter to get relevant feedback on how you’re doing!

Upcoming Mock Interviews:

herkyinterviewNovember 13th:  Collins Community Credit Union
November 19th:  Oracle – by phone
December 5th:   GreatAmerica Financial Services

To find and sign up for upcoming Mocks, log into Handshake and go to Jobs and type “Mock” into the keyword search area. For assistance, call us at 319-335-1023.

Tippie Employer of the Day – Week of November 4th and 11th

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

More details on these employer visits can be found at Handshake, under Events

The Employer of the Day for the week of November 4th and November 11th

11/6 – Hewlett Packard – 6 – 8:30 pm – W401 Pappajohn Business Building

11/12 – Aarete Webinar – Women in STEM: Navigating Diverse Paths to Success – 2:30 – 3:30 pm –
Virtual – http://info.aarete.com/women-stem-webinar

Career Trek: Marketing, Advertising and PR November 15th -sign up deadline No. 7

Want to learn more about working in Advertising/PR/Marketing?

Join the Pomerantz Career Center for a trip to West Des Moines, IA on Friday, November 15 from 8am-6:30pm to visit two organizations, learn about both the industry and specific job functions + network with local industry professionals and alumni.

Whether you are still exploring career interests or seeking internship, job or networking opportunities, this Trek will be a great experience for all school years & experience levels! — visit 2 Advertising/PR/Marketing focused companies, get an office tour, learn about what they do and opportunities available, gain hands-on experience and network with company leadership & employees — end the day with a networking social with professionals from a variety of thriving West Des Moines Advertising/PR/Marketing companies and University of Iowa alum to get your questions answered and make important connections Info on the companies we will be visiting:

1. Strategic America:  Founded in 1980, Strategic America is a full-service, integrated Des Moines advertising agency specializing in public relations, digital, traditional, direct response and creative solutions. Our talented team manages a diverse client mixture of leading national brands and local SMBs. Our mission is to “Finding A Better Way, Always”​ with every program we support.

2. Performance Marketing:  Performance Marketing is an ad agency that delivers big thinking and inspired creative. We specialize in ideas, strategies and tactics that build brands and drive sales by being at the right place at the right time. From branding, media and PR to websites, apps and video, we do it all.

*** This Career Trek is free for undergraduate students to attend. Transportation, breakfast & lunch are provided.

To register, RSVP & complete the registration survey. Registration deadline is Thursday, November 7. Once you have completed registration, you will receive an email to confirm additional details.

*** This Career Trek is in partnership with the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce.

If you have any questions or additional needs, please email sarah-kiburz@uiowa.edu

Career Trek: Marketing, Advertising and PR November 15th in West Des Moines

Want to learn more about working in Advertising/PR/Marketing?

Join the Pomerantz Career Center for a trip to West Des Moines, IA on Friday, November 15 from 8am-6:30pm to visit two organizations, learn about both the industry and specific job functions + network with local industry professionals and alumni.

Whether you are still exploring career interests or seeking internship, job or networking opportunities, this Trek will be a great experience for all school years & experience levels! — visit 2 Advertising/PR/Marketing focused companies, get an office tour, learn about what they do and opportunities available, gain hands-on experience and network with company leadership & employees — end the day with a networking social with professionals from a variety of thriving West Des Moines Advertising/PR/Marketing companies and University of Iowa alum to get your questions answered and make important connections Info on the companies we will be visiting:

1. Strategic America:  Founded in 1980, Strategic America is a full-service, integrated Des Moines advertising agency specializing in public relations, digital, traditional, direct response and creative solutions. Our talented team manages a diverse client mixture of leading national brands and local SMBs. Our mission is to “Finding A Better Way, Always”​ with every program we support.

2. Performance Marketing:  Performance Marketing is an ad agency that delivers big thinking and inspired creative. We specialize in ideas, strategies and tactics that build brands and drive sales by being at the right place at the right time. From branding, media and PR to websites, apps and video, we do it all.

*** This Career Trek is free for undergraduate students to attend. Transportation, breakfast & lunch are provided.

To register, RSVP & complete the registration survey. Registration deadline is Thursday, November 7. Once you have completed registration, you will receive an email to confirm additional details.

*** This Career Trek is in partnership with the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce.

If you have any questions or additional needs, please email sarah-kiburz@uiowa.edu

Mock Interviews slots are available – sign up in Handshake!

Interviews are in full swing! Be sure that your interview skills are perfected by doing a mock interview! You’ll get better every time you practice. Sign up to do a Mock Interview through Handshake to interview with a volunteer recruiter to get relevant feedback on how you’re doing!

Upcoming Mock Interviews:

herkyinterviewOctober 30th:  Alliant Energy
November 5th:   CRST International, Inc
November 6th:   Mudd Advertising
November 7th:   Principal Financial Group – by phone
November 13th:  Collins Community Credit Union
November 19th:  Oracle – by phone
December 5th:   GreatAmerica Financial Services

To find and sign up for upcoming Mocks, log into Handshake and go to Jobs and type “Mock” into the keyword search area. For assistance, call us at 319-335-1023.

Handshake Reminders and Tips

Get the most out of the Handshake recruiting system possible – here are a few reminders:

1. Be sure to include your GPA and Graduation Date as well as experiences and student organization involvement on your profile. Employers are using profiles much like resumes and expect that information when they are searching for the candidate that are the best fit for their position(s)

2. Utilize key word searches for job and internship search- the more you search the more precise the machine learning in the system will get and the more relevant your suggested items will be

3. Having trouble signing in? Here are two tips to try:

  • Try switching browsers
  • Clear your browser cache

Questions? be sure to call the Career Center at 319-335-1023

Practice your Interview skills with Mock Interviews – sign up in Handshake!

Interviews are in full swing! Be sure that your interview skills are perfected by doing a mock interview! You’ll get better every time you practice. Sign up to do a Mock Interview through Handshake to interview with a volunteer recruiter to get relevant feedback on how you’re doing!

Upcoming Mock Interviews:

October 15th: Hybrid Transit Systemsherkyinterview
October 22nd: MediRevv
October 23rd: ChildServe
October 24th: Pella Corporation
October 30th: Alliant Energy

To find and sign up for upcoming Mocks, log into Handshake and go to Jobs and type “Mock” into the keyword search area. For assistance, call us at 319-335-1023.

2019 Law Expo Wed. Oct. 2nd

Are you thinking about law school?

Registration is now open for the free Iowa Law Expo on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City, IA.

(Students are not required to attend all events. Please participate in the day to the extent you are able.)

The Law Expo includes:

·        A law school fair with representatives from more than 90 law schools around the country

·        A tour of the UI College of Law

·        Breakout sessions for students

The Law Expo is an excellent opportunity to learn more about law school and the legal profession. Prospective law students from throughout the Midwest are encouraged to attend this free event. Register now.


Iowa Law Expo Schedule:

(Students are not required to attend all events. Please participate in the day to the extent you are able.)

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Student Check-In in Hubbard Commons at the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

9:00 – 10:45 a.m. – UI College of Law Visit (Group will depart from the IMU at 8:30 a.m.)

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. or 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. – Law Expo 101: Maximize your time at the Iowa Law Expo

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  MAPLA Caravan Law School Fair: 90+ law schools from around the country

12:30-1:15 p.m.

Student Breakout Sessions:

·        Law School 101: Preparation and Application

·        Law Career Outlook

2:30 – 3:15      –
Student Breakout Sessions:

·        Diversity and Law School

·        Financing Law School

Learn more and register for this FREE event at: https://careers.uiowa.edu/iowa-law-expo

The Iowa Law Expo is part of the MAPLA Law School Caravan. The Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors (MAPLA) supports pre-law advising efforts throughout the Midwest.

The Law Expo is also sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tippie College of Business, College of Law, Academic Advising Center, Pomerantz Career Center, and Phi Alpha Delta

Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Analytics Fair – October 2nd

Join us Wednesday, October 2, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union!

If you’re interested in numbers and working with big data, or assessing risk this fair may be for you. Almost 30 employers will be joining us for this event!

**Download the Career Fair Plus app in your device app store to research employers and review the booth map or visit  Handshake/Events.


Tips to get ready:

  • Update Your Resume – our walk-in hours are M-F, 10am-3pm, C310 Pomerantz Center
  • Bring your Student ID, copies of your resume and dress for success!
    **If you are in need of free professional attire, please visit the Clothing Closet at Iowa, 213 Iowa Memorial Union

More information at: https://careers.uiowa.edu/analytics-actuarial-science-fair

Upcoming Employer of the Day – Week of September 23rd – Job and Internship Fair Week!

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

More details on these employer visits can be found at Handshake, under Events

The Employer of the Day for the week of September 23rd

Tuesday 09/24 – TTI 10:00am-3:00pm, West Galleria, Pappajohn Business Building

 

 

Fall Job and Internship Fair Sept 26 – Over 170 registered Employers

The Fall Job and Internship Fair will be held on Thursday, September 26th from 11 am – 4 pm. Check-in will be in Hubbard Commons of the Iowa Memorial Union and the employers will be in the Main Lounge & Second Floor Ballroom as well as the Sun Porch of the IMU.

The Fair is open to all majors and is free of charge.  For more information, please visit our website
at https://careers.uiowa.edu/fall-job-internship-fair

Employer/Organization highlights:   

  • There will be over 170 organizations at the Fair this Fall
  • 117 organizations are looking for interns
  • 142 organizations have full-time opportunities

For a full list of organizations, visit Handshake under “Events” to research employers attending or download the Career Fair Plus App where you can filter by many things including major, location, position type, etc.

The Washington Center Internship Program Info Sessions September 25th

Are you considering an Internship in Washington, DC? If so, come learn about The Washington Center and its professional internship opportunities. UI students intern in DC either fall, spring or summer.

Choose from one of the following 2 sessions:

Wednesday, September 25th 4-5 p.m., C330 Pomerantz Center or 7-8 p.m., 131 Schaeffer Hall

With professional preparation at The Washington Center, you will…
– Earn UI credit
– Have a guaranteed internship
– Receive $2,000 scholarship
– Have housing provided

Check out the video below for more information or visit: https://careers.uiowa.edu/twc/general-information

https://careers.uiowa.edu/twc/