Registration has begun and the Career Center has lots of courses for you to take!

Register for Career-Prep Courses

The Career Center offers academic courses on topics such as exploring careers and majors, researching graduate school,  professional and life skill development, and for the Certificate in Leadership Studies. Some courses are available online, others in-person, and some are a hybrid combination of both.  They carry 1 to 3 hours of academic credit.  Information on Career Center courses is available at

CLA LogoCareer Leadership Academy

For over a decade, Career Leadership Academy has stood out for its innovative approach to leadership and career preparation.  Over 1000 University of Iowa students have participated in this two-part course series, earning academic credit, developing an edge as leaders and connecting with professionals in their career field. For more information, visit

Leadership Studies Certificate

Completing the Leadership Studies Certificate is a way students can develop, sharpen, and showcase leadership skills that will serve them for their entire professional career.
Check out the certificate requirements at

New for Fall 2021 – Women in Leadership (LS:2020)

Gain an overview of relevant history, theory, and practice of women in effective leadership.

LS:2020 Women in Leadership
9:30A – 10:45A TTh S181 PBB

Overview of relevant history, theory, and practice of women in effective leadership; women leaders from historical to modern times; focus on exploring obstacles and challenges faced by women in leadership and how people of all genders can work to overcome these barriers. This course also counts toward the Certificate in Leadership Studies.


Unsure what career path you want to take?

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Free Career Assessments Available

Take one of our free career assessments to see career paths that align with who you are!

Informational Interviews

A great way to learn about different occupations is to talk with others who work in jobs of interest to you! We call this an informational interview, but that’s just a fancy term for “conversation.” A good time to have an informational interview is over Summer break! People usually enjoy talking about their jobs and like answering questions about their career. Check out our Informational Interviews How To’s to learn more about how to prepare and what questions to ask. provides an easy and effective way to explore careers and learn about job search strategies through thousands of 1-2 minute video clips:

♥ Discover career fields that you didn’t even know existed! Industry professionals share their job descriptions, backgrounds and career prep advice.
♥ Hear from industry professionals about what it takes to get hired in their field.
♥ Learn from “Get Hired” advice videos covering interviewing, resume writing, networking and many more topics to help you land that job!

To begin exploring, visit our university page and search the website in several ways:

♥ Keyword (type in top right-hand corner)
♥ Major
♥ Career Title Industry


This week’s Employer Events


Understanding Finances: Part II – Taking a Look at Your Paycheck

Tuesday, April 13th 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


College Programs Series: The 2+2 Program

Thursday, April 15th 2021, 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm EDT


LVMHappiness Master Class with Mia Talavera

Thursday, April 15th 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT


Pro Football Hall of Fame “Before the Snap” ft. Kara Kwiecinski

Friday, April 16th 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

Interest Areas: Arts, Media, And Entertainment


2021 Morgan Stanley Future Diverse Traders

When: Friday, April 16th 2021, 9:00 am – 11:55 pm EDT


2022 Chicago Investment Banking Summer Analyst Virtual Insight Day

When: Friday, April 16th 2021, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Have an internship this summer?

Don’t forget to apply for the Hawkeye Internship Grant to help supplement the cost!



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