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?”

careerBUZZ: 6 Reasons to Work On-Campus

Posted December 08, 2016

1.Networking  You are literally surrounded by professionals, aka individuals who can give stellar recommendations for graduate school, internships, and even the dreaded professional world of those humans we like to call, “Adults.” Also, these wonderful wizards, I mean, professionals often have leads on job and internship experiences, giving you pretty much first dibs on entering this secret world of experience.

careerBUZZ: 5 Career Courses to Better Yourself

Posted November 08, 2016

If you are interested in exploring majors and careers, developing leadership skills, expanding communication skills, gaining experience, or searching for jobs or graduate schools, then we have the courses for YOU! Here are just five of the 22+ courses the Pomerantz Career Center offers to help better yourself and your future.

careerBUZZ: 5 Career Leadership Academy Takeaways

Posted October 28, 2016

 5 Career Leadership Academy told by 'The Office'

During my sophomore year I was searching for an elective course to go along with all my major courses but wasn’t having much luck. Finally, I stumbled across the Career Leadership Academy (CLA); which is a 2 semester academic program that helps students achieve and grow at Iowa and beyond. I walked away with a variety of improved skills, successful experiences, and a diverse network. Here are my top 5 takeaways told through the eyes of Michael Scott and the rest of Dunder Mifflin.

careerBUZZ: Professional Dinner Etiquette 101

Posted October 17, 2016

Form a mental image where you are in a fancy restaurant and about to have a professional networking dinner with a potential employer. Would you feel nervous? Yes, I would be nervous. It is okay to be nervous as professional settings can be awkward and a little bit intimidating. It is different from the standard social settings that college students are used to. Here's a simple list to help you survive the event!

careerBUZZ: Is Studying Abroad for ME?

Posted September 30, 2016

Imagine yourself studying for an exam by the Eiffel tower or going on a holiday getaway to Thailand. This and so much more can be your reality when you study abroad.

careerBUZZ: 5 Reasons Why You Should Go to the Job Fair, as told by Beyonce

Posted September 19, 2016

The annual Fall Job and Internship fair is coming up THIS Thursday, September 22nd, from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and we want YOU to come. It is open to all majors and grades, and it is never too early or too late to come learn about potential employers. If the thought of landing a rockin’ job or internship (which we are kind of in college for) doesn’t sound cool enough, here are 5 more reasons why you should attend the career fair:

1.) Employers come to you!


careerBUZZ: The How to Guide of Not Procrastinating the Career Fair

Posted September 09, 2016

I get it- career is a scary word, and paired with the word ‘fair’ it just seems daunting. There’s good news, though! The Pomerantz Career Center puts on fun little sessions that help you prepare for the fair. Being an avid procrastinator myself, I wasn’t sure what to expect from one of these sessions. Would they turn me into a planning, detail oriented, career minded college student? Yep, they sure did- and I couldn’t be more thankful. Read on to see the top 5 lessons I gained from one of these prepare for the fair sessions!

1. ‘What Not to Wear’

careerBUZZ: 5 Ways to Start Your School Year off Right

Posted July 27, 2016
  1. Find a student org to join: It doesn’t matter what year you are; you should find another student organization on campus to get involved in! There are so many different organizations (over 500!!) and there is sure to be one that fits with your interests and schedule. You can meet tons of new people and discover some new things about yourself.

careerBUZZ: Informational Interviews 101

Posted June 21, 2016

Ever heard of an informational interview? We have all been on the other side of the table from a potential employer--our hands are sweating, leg twitching up and down, hoping to not get that one really hard questions that we saw in the Career Guide. But, oh how the tables have turned! Now is your chance to interview the interviewer. Informational interviews are a tool to learn more about a potential career where you meet with a current professional and chat about their job. Still not convinced?

Why to Enroll in a Pomerantz Career Center Academic Course

Posted April 04, 2016

Did you know that the Pomerantz Career Center offers tons of great academic courses? You probably didn’t… but that’s okay. We’re here to fill you in on everything you need to know!

The Career Center has over 20 registered academic courses. These are listed under course codes CCP (Career Center Programs) or LS (Leadership Studies). Both areas offer many different directions for UI students of all ages!

5 Reasons to Work at the Pomerantz Career Center

Posted March 21, 2016

During my junior year, I was on the search for a part-time, flexible, on-campus internship. Sounds impossible, right? WRONG!

A year ago, I was lucky enough to start as the Marketing & Events Intern at the Pomerantz Career Center. And let me tell you… it’s the BEST. JOB. EVER.

Making the Most of HireaHawk On-Campus Job Search

Posted February 23, 2016

I'm sure everyone has wondered where a lot of students they see working the front desks of campus buildings, the library, and the rec find out about their jobs. I'm here to tell you how to make the most of HireaHawk in regards to student employment. 

5 Reasons Why You Should Participate in Intern Week

Posted February 08, 2016

It's officially INTERN WEEK at the University of Iowa! Do you need some more convincing as to why you should attend these awesome sessions? If so, you're in luck. 

1) It's a great time to start your internship search! 
Internship searching can be a long process with many different options and paths. The Pomerantz Career Center wants to help you work through this grueling search process! You'll learn about many different options on how to find the PERFECT internship for you! 

New Year's Resolutions for Your Job Search

Posted December 22, 2015

Find my dream job

It’s almost 2016! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?