Check out the infographic below to learn more about the internships that were registered during the Spring 2015 semester.
Are you on the search for your dream internship?
Internships are great stepping stones to explore various career options, further your skill development, and of course enhance your resume. This is a chance to learn through application rather than the textbooks and lectures hall you have been focused on for the past several months.
Clearly, internships are awesome. But are you worried about being awesome at your internship? Well, here are 7 surefire tips to rock your summer internship
What are your summer plans?
Well, I can tell you what mine are: STUDYING ABROAD IN ROME, ITALY
The most stressful time of the year is already here… CLASS REGISTRATION! To avoid tears this year, here are some helpful tips to think about before registering for your Fall 2015 schedule
As graduation looms a little closer and the job search gets more deliberate, consider cleaning up your social media pages first- that picture of you passed out on a beach in PCB may be the deciding factor that eliminates you from the running for a position.
Day in the Life of a Peer Advisor
Junior year I decided to apply to the Career Peer Advisor position at the Pomerantz Career Center. This position seemed like a good way to get involved and to work closer to my Career Advisor, who I also viewed as my mentor. This position offered a great deal of opportunities, personal growth, and has quite possibly been the BEST part of my collegiate career.
Student organizations are a great way to get involved in the University of Iowa community, while also meeting lifelong friends at the same time. But, have you ever thought of all different job skills you can learn from a student organization? Most employers look for an active and involved student when hiring a new employee. Here are five ways you can become more employable from your exciting student org involvement on campus!
1. Strengthening your social skills
Whether you’re on a tight budget, saving-money, wanting some lazy time at home, or just want to keep yourself from going stir-crazy all break here are some options to occupy your time, not your money:
1. Go on an Alternative Spring Break
For my job at Pomerantz Career Center, I have probably been in over 1,000 corporate headquarters during the past 10 years. Each one is unique and each one conveys a good deal about the corporate culture. It is important to pay attention to this when you are interviewing for a position so you will better understand what you are getting into and if the “fit” is good. Let’s start first with the way people treat you or react to you when you visit.
1. Dress to Impress
Dress in professional attire, but be comfortable in what you are wearing. Men: wear dress pants, a button down shirt, dress shoes, and a jacket if you would like. Women: you have more flexibility but make sure if you wear a dress or skirt it is an appropriate length. If you do not like to wear high heels then wear flats. You don’t want to this to happen to you:
With a new year comes a new semester filled with millions of opportunities, practically spilling out of the doors of The Pomerantz Career Center, starting with the Spring Job and Internship Fair. Here’s a few ways to get involved, enhance your networking and make the best out of your experience at the Job and Internship Fair:
1. Career Series for International Students: Preparation for Job & Internship Fair-Tuesday, February 17, 2015-5:00pm to 6:30pm
You may already be familiar with HireaHawk.com, or maybe you are not. It is the main online recruiting system for University of Iowa, is available to ALL current students and alumni, and is FREE. Not only is HireaHawk useful for searching employers and searching for jobs and internships, but there are also many other resources for students to take advantage of. Below are a few resources I find very helpful, that may not be as well known.
Check out the infographic below to learn more about the internships that were registered during the Fall 2014 semester.
WELCOME BACK TO CLASSES EVERYONE!
We here at the Pomerantz Career Center hope you all had a great winter break and are ready to get back in the swing of classes! Here are a couple of ideas that you can do to make your spring 2015 semester the best one yet!
There are two career tips I have for you to do over Winter Break - do these two things and then enjoy your break!
Tip #1: Update your resume
Take a moment to reflect on this past semester. Did you start a new job? Intern somewhere? Complete a meaningful and applicable group project? All of these things can and should be added to your resume. Add them now while all the details are still fresh in your memory
Tip #2: Start a “work experiences” journal
With class registration right around the corner, keep the following things in mind in order to build an engaging, manageable schedule that will make you want to jump out of bed to make it to those 8am classes.
1. The Pomerantz Career Center provides a super relaxed atmosphere.
What are Mock Interviews?!
Writing a cover letter can seem like a difficult and intimidating endeavor. However, being able to write an effective cover letter increases your chances for landing the job you desire. The reason being that a cover letter is quite often the first impression you make with a company. Here are some helpful tips to make your next cover letter your best yet.
1. Don’t restate your resume
In this day and age, everyone has some sort of online presence. We all have social media sites where we connect with friends, family, and classmates to expand our personal network. But, what about expanding our professional networks? That’s where LinkedIn comes in. Whether you are just beginning with your journey through college or nearing the end, LinkedIn is very useful tool to connect with professionals and build your professional network. Below are five helpful hints and tips to get you started with your LinkedIn profile.
When you think about your future do you feel like this?
Ask yourself these simple questions:
Do you like going to class and enjoy school in general?