Exploring Careers in Life & Health Sciences


VIRTUAL NETWORKING: 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Handshake Networking Event

IN PERSON NETWORKING: 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union


  • Students will Explore + Connect with:
    • Life science & health science companies
    • Internship/full-time positions
    • Graduate and service programs  
    • Research and volunteer opportunities
  • What to do NOW?  Register in Handshake for in person fair OR virtual fair OR BOTH! They are listed as two separate fairs in Handshake because different employers can/will attend one or the other (or also both!)

VIRTUAL NETWORKING INFO (1 - 3 pm): Pre-schedule 1:1 or group sessions with employers you’re interested in or join an open session the day of the event. Students can still attend if you don't pre-schedule. Register in Handshake here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/25052/student_preview

PDF iconStudent Tips for Virtual Fairs and Networking Events 

Employers attending the virtual event:​​​​​​

  • ACR Homes / ACR Healthcare
  • Army Healthcare Recruiting
  • Cardno
  • Children's Mercy Kansas City
  • Des Moines University
  • Epic
  • Integrated DNA Technologies
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Graduate School
  • Mercy Hospital Iowa City
  • MRIGlobal
  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Peace Corps
  • Penn State College of Medicine
  • PPD
  • PQE US Inc.
  • Purdue University
  • Regional West Health Services
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Scripps Research Education & Training
  • St. Ambrose University
  • St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Streck
  • The University of Iowa - Department of Biology
  • Trinity School of Medicine
  • UI - Master of Clinical Nutrition
  • University of Iowa - Student Wellness
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine Degree
  • University of Iowa- Center for Research by Undergraduates


  • Attend a networking tips session prior: 3:30   - 4:00 pm - Academics Room, IMU
  • Register in Handshake to stay up to date with changes/list of employers: https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/24990/student_preview
  • Check-in at Second Floor Ballroom Lobby in Iowa Memorial Union
  • Bring your Student ID, copies of your resume and Dress for Success! *If you are in need of free professional attire, please visit the Clothing Closet at Iowa, 213 Iowa Memorial Union
  • Parking will be busy this day. IMU Ramp and North Ramp might be full - build in extra time for parking.
  • Download Handshake app to research employers & view employer map while at event.

  • In-person event- PDF iconPrepare For the Fair Handout

Additional information: 

Update Your Resume and talk with a Peer or a Career Coach - connect virtually and schedule an appointment on MYUI. Peer advisors have drop-in hours Monday - Friday, 10 am - 2 pm in C310 Pomerantz Center. 

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. 

Employers attending the in-person event:

  • Actalent
  • Army Healthcare Recruiting
  • Des Moines University
  • EnviroNET, Inc.
  • Illinois Institute of Technology - Office of Graduate Admission
  • JMI Laboratories
  • Life University - College of Chiropractic & Graduate Programs
  • Mayo Clinic
  • National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
  • Saba University School of Medicine
  • Sherman College of Chiropractic
  • St. Ambrose University
  • UI - Master of Clinical Nutrition
  • University of Iowa - College of Dentistry
  • University of Iowa - College of Pharmacy
  • University of Iowa - Student Wellness
  • University of Iowa- Center for Research by Undergraduates
  • University of Iowa Master of Science in Athletic Training


  • REGISTRATION:  You can register for IN PERSON event from 1-3 pm or VIRTUAL event from 4-6 pm. Each networking opportunity is free to attend. If you are registering both events, you are welcome to reserve a space in the Pomerantz Career Center for virtual portion.


  • Location: Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union

    Parking / Directions

  • Employers and organizations will connect with undergraduates representing the life sciences (including students majoring in Biology, Public Health, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Health & Human Physiology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Sciences and Microbiology).
  • Health & Safety: Face masks and social distancing are encouraged where possible. The Board of Regents, State of Iowa has determined the public universities will not mandate face coverings. The university is obligated to follow the guidance of our governing body. The Board of Regents and University of Iowa strongly encourages students, faculty, and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, in consultation with their healthcare provider. State law prohibits Iowa’s public universities from requiring proof of vaccination. Additional information regarding guidelines and policies can be found on the UI’s Novel Coronavirus website: https://coronavirus.uiowa.edu/


Questions? Email Joanna Halsch

This event is sponsored by:

  • Pomerantz Career Center

  • Department of Biology

  • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • Department of Chemistry

  • College of Public Health

  • Department of Health & Human Physiology

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.