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?
Score the perfect internship the easy way.
1. Access Hireahawk
The planning, researching, and perfecting of resumes that students accomplished prior to the Job Fair was enough to impress anyone.
I remember attending the Job and Internship fair as a student here [many] years ago. It was terrifying. I left in tears. I hadn’t prepared properly, and had no clue what I was doing there, and certainly had not developed a strategy to be successful. Now as a career advisor many years later, here are my tips on preparing for the fair to make it a successful, tear-free day:
Check out this infographic to learn more about registered Summer 2014 internships.
Like most seniors approaching the final months of their senior year at the University of Iowa I began to think “What am I going to do after graduation?” As a communications major I knew I wanted to find a job that would allow me to work with great people in a goal oriented environment and allow me to be challenged every day.
“I have a few ideas in mind for what I’d like to do as a career, but I don’t know anyone who works in the area I’m interested in. What should I do?”
So you’ve been working at your internship for a couple month this summer and are getting ready to return to classes, but have you made the most of your internship this summer? Here’s a few quick things you can do to leave a lasting (great) impression with your employer.