careerBUZZ: How to Prep for your Summer Internship

Posted May 04, 2018

Hey Hawks! Are you receiving the opportunity to intern for a company this upcoming summer? Well… say no more, I have a few recommendations to ensure your preparation is in good condition!

careerBUZZ: Are you a LinkedIn Expert?

Posted April 09, 2018

Are you a LinkedIn expert? Take this quiz to find out.

True or False

1.) Your LinkedIn page should include only the material that you include on your resume.


careerBUZZ: Gaining Experience Abroad

Posted March 26, 2018

As our workforce becomes more globalized and interconnected, gaining international experience is becoming a more desirable quality for candidates to have. Studies from the Global Employer Survey Report indicated that 64% of employers would give extra credit to applicants with international experience, and 80% said that they actively seek graduates who did internships, volunteer, or study abroad.

CareerBUZZ: 5 Reasons to Work at the Pomerantz Career Center

Posted March 14, 2018

1. Professional Paid Internship Experience

Working at the Pomerantz Career Center is a great resume builder enhancing a number of  transferable skills! This student internship allows you to get paid while gaining valuable professional experience. Additionally, hours are flexible, and we work around your student class schedule.

careerBUZZ: 7 tips to Prepare for the FAIR!

Posted February 19, 2018

Every student on this campus is overwhelmed with midterms, the dying bee population and that the semester ends in three months with limited time to secure an internship, full-time job or apply for graduate school. Yet, do not fear! Your fellow Peer Advisor is here to provide the hottest tips to win over the heart of employers at our upcoming Career Fair!

CareerBUZZ: Students - Set up your Hireahawk account!

Posted February 06, 2018

All students at The University of Iowa share one main goal - to put to use all of those sleepless nights of studying, 20 page papers, and hours of reading to find that dream career we’ve all worked so hard towards. The end is near but now what? Where do you find these jobs, and how do you apply? Have no fear - HireaHawk is here! The University of Iowa not only provides you with the education to attain these positions, they give you direct access to apply for them! You just have to follow a few easy steps:

careerBUZZ: Job Fair Success Story: All Majors Matter

Posted January 30, 2018

Career fairs and networking events are often viewed as ‘business majors only’ or events ‘only business majors need to go to’ but that is not the case! Company recruiters want to meet students who have vast majors, experiences, and perspectives. Sarah Staley, a University of Iowa Alum shares her success at the job fair – without having a business major. Check out below!


careerBUZZ: Welcome back!

Posted January 19, 2018

Herky is glad to have you all back on campus!



careerBUZZ: 4 Career Prep Tips over Holiday Break

Posted December 07, 2017

Santa is coming to town and a million questions are coming your way about your future career plans! To avoid looking like a cotton-headed-ninny-muggins, look at this long break as an opportunity to prepare for your career. Below are four things you can do to avoid Santa’s Naughty List and living your parents’ basement for another 20 years!

careerBUZZ: 5 Tips to Survive Finals

Posted November 29, 2017

Finals week is upon us. A time when students will search extensively for study spots with a nearby outlet and will consume more caffeine than the previous 15 weeks. But have no fear! Ron Swanson will break down 5 tips to overcome the stress of finals week.


careerBUZZ: 5 'Incredible' Reasons to take a Career Center Course

Posted November 08, 2017

Registration season is upon us!

Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t know what to take? Don’t worry, for the Career Center is here to save the day!

careerBUZZ: 5 Reasons why you should Meet with a Career Advisor

Posted October 23, 2017

You may be feeling overwhelmed when considering meeting with a Career Advisor at the Pomerantz Career Center. Who are the Career Center Advisors? What can they do for me? How do I schedule an appointment? Have no fear, Leslie Knope is here to break it down for you!

careerBUZZ: What Career Assessment should I take?

Posted October 16, 2017

Since this fall weather arrived quick, I hope you are enjoying your semester along with hot chocolate and snuggled in a warm blanket! Today, we will be discussing the different types of Career Assessments that the University of Iowa Pomerantz Career Center has to offer. In total, there are four Career Assessments including: Focus 2, iStartStrong, Strong Interest Inventory, and YouScience.

careerBUZZ: Job & Internship Fair Success Story

Posted October 05, 2017

For most college students, the Fall Job & Internships Fair is one of the first times they have networking and recruitment opportunities with several unique companies. Tippie College of Business Senior, Paige Shockey, shares her success story of walking into the career fair for the first time and how the connections she made that day set her up for a successful career - check it out below!


careerBUZZ: Prepare for Interview Day as told by 'The Office'

Posted September 25, 2017

You’ve made it past the resume and cover letter stage and have landed yourself an interview! Congrats! As your big day approaches, you may be feeling a little bit like this…

careerBUZZ: 6 Ways to Prepare for the Fair - as told by Taylor Swift

Posted September 12, 2017

Shake off those nerves and let’s get ready for the career fair!

The University of Iowa Job and Internship Fair will be Wednesday, September 27from 11am – 4pm in the Iowa Memorial Union. Want to make the most of it? Check out these tips!


(1) Be ready – perfect your resume and bring it to the fair!

careerBUZZ: Fall Semester Checklist

Posted August 25, 2017

Welcome back Hawkeyes, and welcome to the Class of 2021! Whether you are entering your first year or last year at The University of Iowa, here are some tips to help make the most of the new school year:


Evaluate Your Priorities 

careerBUZZ: Finals Week as told through Song Lyrics

Posted April 28, 2017

With finals week quickly approaching, many students can relate to the variety of emotions that will be experienced throughout campus. From the initial feelings of hopelessness as you crack open your first book, to the feeling of satisfaction and relief when you walk out of your last final, here are the 5 stages of finals week and ways to combat them.

Stage 1: Lost and Hopeless

careerBUZZ: 5 Keys to Creating a Reference Page

Posted April 14, 2017

Are your resume and cover letter professional and complete? If the answer is yes, then your next step is creating a reference page. A reference page is a separate document that lists your references that you would supply to your potential employer. Your potential employer would then contact your references, and ask them questions about your skills and abilities. Oftentimes, a reference page can be what separates you from other candidates seeking the same job. These five keys could be what helps you land your dream job!

careerBUZZ: 6 Grad School Tips

Posted March 23, 2017

Applying for graduate school can be a stressful time. I have been applying for Human Resources graduate programs recently, and everyone who knows me understands how much I care about grad school since I have been talking about my application to every person I know in my life J Here are 6 tips that I have learned to nail your grad school application.

careerBUZZ: 6 Reasons You Should Work at the Career Center

Posted March 08, 2017

Last March, I applied for a Career Peer Advisor position at The Pomerantz Career Center on campus, and let me tell you…There is no place like it for student employment. Here are just a few reasons why you should apply to work at the Career Center for the 2017-2018 school year.

1. Let me start with every college student’s favorite word, FREE. Let me end with every college student’s second favorite word, COFFEE. Now let me put these two beautiful words together, FREE COFFEE.


careerBUZZ: After the Fair..Now What? Advice from Hannah Montana

Posted March 01, 2017

So you attended the Spring 2017 Career Fair- now what?? First, congratulate yourself and celebrate. You did the research, dressed up, and spoke to multiple employers. That’s no easy feat, and you should be proud! Once you’ve taken some time to relax, there are still more things you can do on your road to employment. Take our advice (and Hannah’s) below!

careerBUZZ: My Career Fair Journey - Harry Potter Edition

Posted February 16, 2017

Auror? Hogwarts Gamekeeper? Wandmaker? As a shy and nervous First Year, I had no idea what I wanted to do after my schooling at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Thankfully, the school offers a Career Fair each semester in the Great Hall (IMU) where potential employers are looking to meet students just like me. Join me as I tell you my Career Fair journey.

careerBUZZ: Career Strategies Survival Guide

Posted February 06, 2017

It's already February! How time flies!  It's that time of the semester where your assignments, group projects, and mid-terms are piling up. As a college student, it can be hard to stay productive and find a balance between classes, part-time jobs, and also campus involvement. Below are some tips to help our Hawkeyes develop their career strategies and make the most of their limited time in college, for it is true that 4 years of college life pass by really fast!

careerBUZZ: Welcome back Hawkeyes!

Posted January 23, 2017

Welcome back Hawkeyes! 2017 marks the start of a new year, which makes us all one year closer to graduation (I know, I don’t want to think about it either). If any of you are like me, you probably spent a lot of winter break fielding questions from curious relatives such as:

“What are you doing this summer?”

 “What are you doing after graduation?”

“What do you want to do with your major?”