careerBUZZ

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?

careerBUZZ: How to Find a Job Over the Holidays

Posted November 24, 2015

*Written by Phil Stott       

*Originally published at Vault Blogs: http://www.vault.com/blog/job-search/how-to-find-a-job-over-the-holidays...

Social Media Tips for Your Job Search

Posted October 30, 2015

Let’s face it... we live in a digital world. The days of only using “help wanted” ads are OVER. Most hiring employers have admitted to using social media platforms to aid in their search process, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Google Plus.  There are many ways to use social media to aid in your job search.

Is Grad School Really for Me?

Posted October 06, 2015

People decide to apply to graduate school for a multitude of reasons but here are just a few:

ŸŸŸIt’sŸ necessary for your desired profession such as teaching, law, social work, speech pathology, or healthcare

5 Impressive Questions to Ask During an Interview

Posted September 30, 2015

Interviews can be nerve racking. You want to present the best version of yourself, and showcase your best qualities to the interviewer. However, a crucial portion of every interview is the opportunity for the interviewee to ask the interviewer questions. Here are some questions you can ask to show how professional and prepared you are, that will undoubtedly make you stand out as a candidate for the position. 

10 Things to do RIGHT in an interview

Posted September 29, 2015

These tips will help you prepare for the big day of your professional interview! Follow these tips and you'll get through the big interview with flying colors! Whether you have a mock interview, or are starting to prepare for your professional career, practice these tips to properly prepare for the big day! 

1) Dressing the Part 

In order to impress the company you're interviewing with, you must dress accordingly. Wearing business attire, suites, a nice dress, or a pantsuit if you're a girl, you want to avoid dressing in your normal day clothes, including yoga pants. 

careerBuzz: 8 Tips to Ace the Career Fair

Posted September 17, 2015

 

1) Research companies attending the career fair – Don’t freak out!

careerBUZZ: 6 Networking Tips for the Good, the Great, and the Socially Awkward

Posted September 13, 2015

With the Fall Job & Internship Fair and Diversity Networking night right around the corner, here are a few tips to help you make important connections!

The Internship Grand Finale

Posted August 04, 2015

You were nervous on your first day.  You arrived, met people, and started to get the lay of the land.  Now after meetings, projects, skill-building, and shadowing, your summer internship is about to end. Sad face.  How do you finish strong? Do more than just exit by following the tips below.

1. Stop but Don’t Drop

Internship Spotlight: Lauren

Posted July 30, 2015

Lauren R. 

Internship Spotlight: Victoria

Posted July 13, 2015

Victoria U. 

A Job You Dislike May Lead to a Job You Love…

Posted June 29, 2015

I am going to tell a little story about some of the jobs I have had and how they helped me to reach my current job and position as a Career Advisor and as the associate director of outcomes (which means I get to work with the data from various assessments that we send out – mainly, the graduation survey of our recent grads).

My story is not going to be the one of career fairy tales (i.e. the first job she took was the perfect fit and she lived happily ever after in career bliss) – it is going to be about the potholes I ran over on my path to a job I love.

Internship Spotlight: Reannan

Posted June 15, 2015

Reannan B.

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