Exploring Creative Careers Networking Event

Friday, March 12, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Virtual Networking Event


  • Students will Explore + Connect with:
    • Employers from Art, Design, Communication, Event Planning & Creative organizations
    • Internship/full-time positions
    • Part-time or volunteer opportunities
    • Freelance opportunities

What to do NOW?

1. Registration opens February 1st : https://uiowa.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/20901/student_preview

2. Pre-schedule 1:1 or group sessions with employers you’re interested in or join an open session the day of the event.* Some sessions may fill up - we recommend you pre-schedule! Students can still attend if you don't pre-schedule.

3. Prepare How to navigate a Virtual Fair in Handshake

Student experience article

Student experience video

Virtual Fair/Networking Event in Handshake

Video Requirements

Trust & Safety


Pomerantz Career Center Virtual Event Tips 

4. Prepare professionally by watching Fair Help videos

How to create an Elevator Pitch Video

Tips on How to Prepare

What to do After a Networking Event

Additional information: 

Update Your Resume and talk with a Peer or a Career Advisor - connect virtually and schedule an appointment on MYUI. 

Alums - go here to get a Handshake account to participate! Current students - you will already have a Handshake account even if you have not accessed yet - click here to activate and/or login. 

During the event, there will be a Student Q&A zoom room with a Career Advisor - zoom link will be emailed to you after you register.

Employers & Organizations Registered: coming soon


REGISTER here and view attending employers:  https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/20901/employer_preview If you don't have a current Handshake account, create one here.

Attend Employer Q&A zoom room for help during the event (link to come) - staffed by Employer Team staff from 11:30 - 3:00 pm on Friday, March 12.

Employers and organizations will connect with undergraduates representing the Creative Arts including students studying Art, Graphic Design, Communication Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, English and Creative Writing, etc. Students attending have an interest in gaining experience in and/or pursuing careers in a creative industry or role.

Fair Navigation & Training :

Scheduling Overview

Employer Fair Training Video

Technology Requirements

Employer Checklist

Questions? Email Joanna Halsch

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa events. If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact the Pomerantz Career Center, (319) 335-1023.