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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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Spring 2015 Experiential Education Update

Posted June 03, 2015

Check out the infographic below to learn more about the internships that were registered during the Spring 2015 semester.

7 Ways to ROCK Your Internship

Posted June 01, 2015

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

My Summer Plans

Posted May 05, 2015

What are your summer plans? 

Well, I can tell you what mine are: STUDYING ABROAD IN ROME, ITALY

 

Tips for Successful Class Registration

Posted April 13, 2015

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

careerBUZZ: Social Media for Job Seekers

Posted April 08, 2015

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.

careerBUZZ: Why Should I be a Peer Advisor?

Posted April 01, 2015

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.

 

careerBUZZ: 5 Ways Student Organizations Help Your Career

Posted March 26, 2015

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

careerBUZZ: 7 Unique Ways to Spend Spring Break

Posted March 10, 2015

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

careerBUZZ: Finding the Right Fit at an Organization

Posted March 03, 2015

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.

careerBUZZ: 7 Things to do to Prepare for the Fair

Posted February 23, 2015

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:

careerBUZZ Employer Spotlight: Aldi

Posted February 17, 2015

careerBUZZ: Preparing for the Spring Job and Internship Fair 101

Posted February 09, 2015

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

careerBUZZ: Make the Most of Your HireaHawk Account

Posted February 04, 2015

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.

 

1.InterviewStream

Fall 2015 Internship Stats

Posted February 02, 2015

Check out the infographic below to learn more about the internships that were registered during the Fall 2014 semester.

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