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, 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.



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.

careerBUZZ Employer Spotlight: Principal

Posted January 28, 2015
Employer Spotlight: Principal Financial Group
The day in the life of a recruiter seems pretty simple, right? You come to work, search students on LinkedIn, do a few interviews and, voilà, the interns arrive on day one prepared and ready to go.
Yes, I suppose I do a few interviews and get to meet and greet the interns upon their arrival on day one, but the life of a recruiter is so much more exciting than that!

Welcome Back Everyone!

Posted January 21, 2015


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! 

careerBUZZ: Two Career Tips to do over Winter Break

Posted December 29, 2014

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

CareerBUZZ: Preparing for Finals

Posted December 12, 2014

careerBUZZ: 7 Tips for Class Registration

Posted November 17, 2014

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.


careerBUZZ: 5 Reasons to Take a Study Break at the Pomerantz Career Center on Thursday!

Posted November 11, 2014

1. The Pomerantz Career Center provides a super relaxed atmosphere. 

careerBUZZ: What are Mock Interviews?

Posted November 10, 2014

What are Mock Interviews?!

careerBUZZ: Keep Calm and Write a Cover Letter

Posted November 03, 2014

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

careerBUZZ: 5 LinkedIn Tips

Posted October 27, 2014

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.


careerBUZZ: Is Graduate School For You?

Posted October 20, 2014

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?

careerBUZZ: 4 Foolproof Ways to Search For an Internship

Posted October 13, 2014

Score the perfect internship the easy way.

1. Access Hireahawk

careerBUZZ: What was the Job Fair like?

Posted September 30, 2014

The planning, researching, and perfecting of resumes that students accomplished prior to the Job Fair was enough to impress anyone.

careerBUZZ: 4 Important Tips for Fair Day

Posted September 18, 2014

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:

Summer 2014 Internship Stats

Posted September 17, 2014

Check out this infographic to learn more about registered Summer 2014 internships.

Summer 2014 Internship Heading

careerBUZZ Employer Spotlight: Target

Posted September 12, 2014

careerBUZZ Employer Spotlight: TEKsystems

Posted September 09, 2014

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.