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The Career Center will be accommodating virtual and in-person events this spring. See the University of Iowa's updated Coronavirus Guidelines here

Handshake Training Opportunities 

Curb Your Uncertainty: A Future-Proof Recruiting Playbook - A best practices webinar series for closing qualified candidates this spring and beyond. 

Handshake University for Employers - Engaging and interactive system training for all users and learning types. 




Connect With Students

One of the values of using Handshake as our official career recruitment tool is all the possibilities the online app provides to connect with students and recruit in various ways. 

Handshake allows Employers to set up their own virtual and in-person events and specify which industry and major categories to tag your events so that students who match can find it. of the students, which school(s), and whichever topics you'd like to cover/

Career Fairs are held each semester at the University of Iowa and online. Employers gain one-on-one time with qualified students who are job seeking and may be the right fit for your company. It's a great recruitment opportunity, and the Pomerantz Career Center allows employers to use our state of the art interview suite to set up in-person interviews with students the next day while you are visiting campus. 

Learn more about Virtual and In-Person Career Fairs (link needed)

Professionals from various industries can offer a great deal of valuable knowledge and experience to students in the classroom. Some employers have been asked - or have offered - to speak in classrooms about their professional experiences and expertise on a topic within the discipline that fits with the syllabus. Presentations are dependent on the curriculum established by the course instructor and their availability.

The Pomerantz Career Center offers a number of academic courses where we love employers to participate in class panels, networking events, and serve as speakers on various topics.

If you are interested in participating in a classroom presentation, please contact Employer Relations Team at 319-335-1023. 

The University of Iowa is home to hundreds of student organizations.

Presentations for student groups are scheduled far in advance and are available on a limited basis. If a representative from your organization is interested in speaking to a student organization, please contact the group as early as your plans allow. For more information, contact the Employer Relations Team at 319-335-1023.

What is an Informational Interview?

  • The informational interview is an opportunity to learn about a career which interests you by meeting or talking with someone who is working professionally or who has completed an internship in that field. In a question-and-answer session in person or via phone you will learn first-hand about a job directly from someone who performs or has performed the tasks daily.

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Have your organizations logo featured on the web site all year long with this sponsorship. A limited amount of logos will be featured giving prominence to those there. The web site attracts more than 250,000 visits each year from across the globe, in particular from University of Iowa students.

Deadline/Timing: Ongoing


VIRTUAL JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR SPONSORSHIP                                                           

  • Your organization's logo displayed on the Career Center homepage
  • A Feature spotlight of organization on all Career Center social media platforms
  • Your organization's logo promoted additionally on our virtual vendor platform
  • Virtual pre-session offering

When in-person events return, there are multiple opportunities for your organization to help build your brand on campus while also helping to create meaningful experiences for UI students.

$1,000-3,000 per semester

This opportunity provides you with greater exposure to Career Leadership Academy participants.  Each semester the Academy offers two events as part of the curriculum.  These include Career Prep Night (100 students) and Kaleidoscope (200+ students). High achieving students from all different majors attend these events to practice networking, professionalism, and explore the skills, knowledge and abilities that employers are looking for. Your sponsorship offers the following benefits:

  • Company logos prominently displayed at each event and on CLA webpage
  • Opportunity for recruiters from your company to attend and participate in the events
  • Five minute sponsor message delivered at the event
  • Note: There is 1 sponsorship opportunity per semester

Deadline: July 31 for Fall Events and November 30 for Spring Events

CAREER CAFE SPONSORSHIP                                                                                              
$1,500 per semester

This opportunity provides you with continuous exposure to students (3,000+ per semester) visiting the Pomerantz Career Center. Sponsorship will go toward supplies for students to enjoy coffee, tea or cocoa as they visit the center for work on their job search, resume and cover letter or meet with an advisor. Your sponsorship offers the following benefits:

  • Your logo prominently displayed in the Career Cafe
  • Potential to provide cups or sleeves with your logo or other marketing materials
  • Note: There is 1 sponsorship opportunity per semester

 Deadline:  Ongoing


HOST A CAREER TREK (virtual or in-person)                                                                                                             
$0-$1,500 (dependant on location and travel costs)

Career Treks are a career exploration initiative that allows students to travel to various cities in order to gain insight into career fields of interest. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure among the student body, market your internship and full-time job opportunities, and educate students on your hiring process and timeline. Sponsor a trip for a group of University of Iowa students to visit your city, tour your office space, learn about your organization and network with your professionals. Your sponsorship offers the following benefits:

  • Company logos and information prominently incorporated in all promotional materials and on the event webpage
  • Opportunity for you to showcase your office space and educate interested students on the benefits of working at your organization, available opportunities, and your hiring process/timeline
  • Opportunity to engage 20+ students through interactive activities, speaker series and networking/recruiting sessions with team members and alumni

 Deadline/Timing:  Ongoing


DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION EVENT                                                                    

This opportunity provides you with greater exposure to students participating in the event. Traditionally hosted in the spring semester, the Pomerantz Career Center invites students from all backgrounds and employers that are committed to inclusion in the workplace. This event has historically given students (50-115), the opportunity to practice networking and build meaningful relationships in a more intimate environment than a large career fair. Your sponsorship offers the following benefits:

  • Company logos prominently displayed on the event webpage
  • Opportunity for recruiters/team members from your organization to attend and participate in the event
  • Five minute sponsor message delivered at the event
  • Note: There is 1 sponsorship opportunity

  Deadline:  November 30


Black and Gold Partner Registration at Fall or Spring Job and Internship Fair        
$1,500 each

This opportunity provides you with greater exposure to students on the Iowa campus prior to and at the Job and Internship Fairs – the University’s largest Career Fairs of the year. In addition to complementary parking and lunch for all representatives, your organization will receive the following benefits:

  • Premier table location in first floor ballroom of Iowa Memorial Union with piping and draping
  • Your employer profile/opportunities/logo promoted extra ways in our Career Fair Plus mobile app  
  • Your logo and a link to your organization on the Pomerantz Career Center website
  • Premiere interview location for the day after the fair
  • Social media marketing and promotion of the organization via Pomerantz Career Center social media accounts

Deadline: July 31 (fall fair) & December 31 (Spring Fair)


Career Guide Advertising                                                                                                           
$350 to $1,800

The Pomerantz Career Center Career Guide is approximately 64 pages of career resources for students and alumni, filled with tips, samples and information to assist in career planning. The Career Guide is distributed to thousands of students and alumni throughout the year and is also available online. Multiple advertising spots are available in the guide.The primary audience for the guide is College of Business and Liberal Arts and Sciences undergraduate students. Advertising rates are listed below and are less for non-profit organizations.

  • $350 -- Black and white, 1/4 page ad—3.75”w x 5”h
  • $650 --Black and white, 1/2 page ad—7.5”w x 5”h
  • $1,250 --Black and white, full page ad— 7.5”w x 10”h
  • $1,800 --Full color, full page ad—7.5”w x 10”h (3 available—inside back cover, inside front cover, back cover)

 Deadline:  Mid-June

For questions or interest in these opportunities, please contact Allan Boettger, Senior Director of Community & Employer Engagement at or Dana Dominguez, Director of Operations & Marketing at, 319-467-1250.

In light of COVID-19 we will only be scheduling virtual mock interviews for the time being. Please contact for more details.

Mock interviews are a great way for students to practice their interview skills with an experienced professional. This opportunity allows them to receive feedback on what they are doing well and areas that they need to improve upon before interviews for internships and jobs. Our mock interview program, "Mid-Week Mocks," takes place Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during both the fall and spring semesters.

Interviews are normally held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Each interview is 45 minutes - 30 minutes for the interview, 10 minutes for feedback, and 5 minutes for a short break.  Organizations participating may bring one or more representatives to host multiple schedules. The experience is beneficial for students as well as employers; students gain added interview experience and employers get the opportunity to meet students who will soon be interviewing for positions as well as increasing awareness of your brand on campus.

If you are a student interested in participating, please sign up on Handshake

If you are an employer interested in volunteering your time through the mock interview program,  please contact Sara Burden, Senior Associate Director, Employer Engagement, at 319-335-1027. Some limitations may apply based on space and timing.

In addition to student facing opportunities, we also have opportunities for employers to engage with our career advisors.  3 Questions with an Employers allows employers to speak directly to the career advisors, expanding the reach of your organization.   

  • Occurs once a month  
  • Employers will be asked 3 standard questions and be allowed to showcase their organization in a quick 15-20 minute session

Please let us know if you would like to be involved in classroom panels, networking events etc. 

Complete survey here


Info Session: Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program

Monday, January 24, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Come learn about PAID internship at the Department of Commerce and Department of Transportation. Undergraduate and graduate students from any major are encouraged to apply. Apply here:

The Washington Center Application Walkthrough Virtual Event

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Planning to apply to TWC? Let's walk through everything you need to know about the application. Join us for this informative session and come prepared with any questions you have!

Pro Football Hall of Fame "Before the Snap" ft. Andrew Frey Virtual Event

Friday, January 28, 2022 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Hawkeye Experience Grant Information Session

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 2:30pm to 3:00pm
The Hawkeye Experience Grant awards stipends in variable amounts for undergraduate students at the University of Iowa who are involved in applied learning experiences outside of the classroom. To learn more, attend the live virtual information session on February 2 at 2:30pm - Website -

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Friday, February 4, 2022 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Allan Boettger

D. Allan Boettger

Senior Director, Community & Employer Engagement
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Matt Augeri

Senior Associate Director, Academic & Leadership Programs
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Sherry Rhinehart

Senior Specialist, Employer Engagement & Experiential Education
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Brianna Bennett

Employer Engagement Specialist
(Career Coach)
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Sara Burden

Senior Associate Director, Employer Engagement (Career Coach)
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Josh Frahm

Senior Associate Director, Student Employment Programs
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Joanna Halsch

Senior Associate Director, Employer Engagement & Events
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Shelby Smith

Employer Outreach Specialist
(Career Coach)