Apply to be a peer mentor!

Want to help welcome the Class of 2028 next fall? This is the job for you.

Peer mentors are responsible for co-teaching the Direct Admit Seminar and helping new first-year students adjust to college.

The link to the application and job description can be found here. Applications are due by Monday, February 12 by noon.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to

Fall Break Focus: Strategic Steps to Advance Your Career as an Undergraduate

As the vibrant hues of autumn set in and the academic pace gives way to the respite of fall break, it’s an opportune time for undergraduate students to shift some of their focus to future career aspirations. Here’s how you can make the most of this season to plant seeds for your professional growth.

1. Reflect on Your Passions and Skills:
Use this quieter time to think deeply about what you love to do and where you excel.

Tip: Create a list of your interests and skills, and consider how they might translate into a career. This self-awareness will be crucial as you explore job options.
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2. Update Your Professional Profiles:
In today’s digital world, your online presence is often your first impression.

Tip: Refresh your LinkedIn profile, polish your personal website, or build a digital portfolio showcasing your academic projects and extracurricular achievements.
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3. Network, Network, Network:
Networking isn’t just for business majors; it’s a valuable tool for everyone.

Tip: Reach out to alumni from your university, join professional groups on social media, or set up informational interviews with professionals in your field of interest.
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4. Research Internships and Jobs:
Dedicate time to search for internships or part-time jobs that align with your career path.

Tip: Many organizations start their recruitment early, so use this break to get ahead. Bookmark jobs to apply to and note any application deadlines.
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5. Attend Virtual Career Fairs and Workshops:
Many companies and career services host online events that you can attend from anywhere.

Tip: Register for virtual career fairs, workshops, or webinars to learn more about industries and job search strategies. The University Of Iowa uses Handshake, allowing students to access thousands of opportunities like these at no cost.
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6. Update Your Resume and Cover Letter:
Your resume should be a living document, growing and changing as you do.

Tip: Tailor your resume for the jobs you’re interested in and craft a cover letter that tells your unique story. Need a little help? Come to the Career Center (C310 PC) between 10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and get a free resume review by our Career Peer Advisors.
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7. Practice Your Interview Skills:
Use this downtime to refine your interview techniques.

Tip: Conduct mock interviews with friends or use online platforms to simulate the interview environment.
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Fall break is a gift of time. By directing some of that time towards your career development, you’re not only staying productive but also paving the way for a smoother transition from campus to career. Remember, the seeds you plant during this break can blossom into opportunities that will shape your professional journey. So, grab a spiced latte, enjoy the crisp autumn air, and take these steps to focus on your future. Your career will thank you for it!

YAB Summer Mentoring Program- applications open until May 1

The Tippie Young Alumni Board (YAB) Summer Mentoring Program targets Tippie students and recent graduates who are interested in being connected with a Tippie alum during a mentoring program for Summer 2023. The mentors serve as a professional resource and helps you build your professional network in your respective industry of interest. More information can be found here.  Applications are open until May 1.



Career Fair Season is Among us!

Hey Hawkeyes!

Career Fair season has begun! Check out the Career Fair website to see what’s on the docket for Spring 2023!


“How does one prepare for a Career Fair?” 


Get your resume ready. 

Get help from our Career Advising Peers with updating your resume:

Pomerantz Career Center
Drop-in hours:  Monday – Friday, 10 am-2 pm,  C310 PC

Then, print off copies and bring them to the Career Fairs you plan to attend.




Download the Handshake App.

  • Update your profile with your most recent resume
  • Check out which employers are coming and what positions they are hiring for – Handshake will also showcase the employer map at the event so you can search for their tables and discuss opportunities!
  • The All Major’s Career Fair on February 22 really is for all majors and you will see a variety of employers attending!




Attend Do’s, Don’ts, and Donuts

Do’s Don’ts & Donuts will not only have free donuts for you to enjoy, but will let you learn all about what to expect at the All Majors Career Fair.



We’re hiring at the Career Center!

The Experience Ambassador is an undergraduate position that supports on campus outreach to promote internships, the Hawkeye Experience Grant, engagement opportunities and the Hawkeye Engage website. The position is paid $11 per hour and is up to 5 hours per week. Great experience for students interested in a future career in student affairs, education, or public speaking, or for those looking to give back to their fellow students while getting paid.

Apply online through Handshake: 


The Frank Center Is Here To Help!

Final projects and presentations are due soon – take all your writing, presentation, and slide deck assignments to the peer tutors at the Frank Center. They can be your second pair of eyes before you submit that paper or give that presentation. We’re open every weekday from 10-5 (10-4 on Fridays), and walk-ins are welcome! You can make an appointment in advance here.

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Congratulations to the Eller Ethics Competition Team!

The Tippie student team of Paul Eikenberry, Izzie Wilcox, and alternate/researcher Gabby Kilpatrick took first place in the essay portion of the 2022 Collegiate Eller Ethics Case Competition. They also won second place overall in the case competition. Paul and Izzie received a new laptop for their case competition placement and $100 each for the essay contest win. Read the press release here!