In The News

An archive of articles and media featuring the Pomerantz Career Center.

Studying abroad could give you an edge in the job market

January, 2016

 

International Programs

Author: Amanda Bartlett

 

“Tell me about a time when you were faced with a difficult situation and how you resolved it,” an interviewer might ask you.

Or perhaps, “Give me an example of a moment when you were thrown out of your comfort zone and how you dealt with it.”

All in a day’s work

September, 2015

Iowa Now

Author: Office of Strategic Communication

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University of Iowa students now have ‘one-stop-shop’ to find jobs on, off campus

July, 2015

 

Iowa Now

Author: Anne Bassett

 

It’s now easier for University of Iowa students to find jobs—on and off campus—in one place thanks to changes made to the HireaHawk online recruiting system.

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UI recognized nationally as having one of the lowest student loan default rates

June, 2015

 

Iowa Now

Author: Lois J. Gray

 

The University of Iowa was recognized by BestColleges.com as one of the top 25 public universities nationally for having one of the lowest student loan default rates.

The UI was ranked as the 12th best public university with the lowest student default rate out of more than 700 public colleges reviewed across the country.

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New study examines earnings of various majors

May, 2015

 

The Daily Iowan

Author: Carly Matthew

 

The difference between the projected salaries of the highest- and lowest-earning bachelor’s degrees is clear, but not all students may choose majors with future salaries in mind.

While those with a bachelor’s degree in health and STEM fields might have a starting median annual salary of around $40,000, those in the...

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Iowa graduates see bright job outlook

May, 2015

 

The Gazette

Author: Vanessa Miller

 

Having just turned 21, with an entire year of college remaining, Iowa State University design student Brenna Lyden in August landed a coveted first post-graduation job as a Nordstrom Inc. buyer.

Fellow ISU senior Colin Behr, 23, a few months later secured his dream job designing footwear for Nike Sportswear in Portland...

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2015 college grads to continue exodus trend from Iowa

May, 2015

 

The Des Moines Register

Author: Lauren Mills

 

Iowa's population has remained largely stagnant over several decades and, despite state efforts to entice young workers to stay, many Iowa college graduates leaving the state are keeping it that way.

"I always saw Drake as more of a transitional place, or, like all of Iowa as a more transitional place," Joey...

Finding a Career 101

March, 2015

 

Iowa Now

Author: Tom Snee

 

A pithy resume, freshly pressed formal wear, and a firm handshake have always been big parts of a successful job search, but today, it’s so much more than that.

LinkedIn, Google searches, online footprints, and self-branding are now just as important, if not more so, than those traditional job-getting tools. The University of...

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International internships beckon students

March, 2015

 

The Daily Iowan

Author: Carly Matthew

 

An internship in Spain can cost roughly $8,000 — not including the $1,500 plane ticket — but some say the experience is priceless.

Amanda McFadden, University of Iowa associate director of career advising and international services, thinks the programs can be worth the cost.

“I think anywhere you get good work...

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Job and internship fair brings 160 employers to UI students Feb. 25

February, 2015

 

Iowa Now

Author: Tom Snee

 

American employers are hiring again, and that economic improvement means another record number of organizations will be represented at this spring’s career fair, with hundreds of jobs, internships, and other career opportunities waiting for University of Iowa students....

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UI Gives Suits to Future Job Seekers

November, 2014

 

KCRG News

Author: Forrest Saunders

 

University of Iowa student Andrew Constant knows if he wants to land an engineering job he has to dress to impress.

"A lot of what you get hired on is what you look like, or your image. It might not be right or not, but that's the way it is," said Constant.

That's why, Thursday night, he and handful of other UI...

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Clickstop named Corridor’s Coolest Place to Work

June, 2014

 

Corridor Business Journal (CBJ)

Author: Dave DeWitte

 

Clickstop was the big winner at the Corridor Business Journal’s second-annual Coolest Places to Work Awards breakfast, held at the Cedar Rapids Marriott on June 17.

The operator of U.S. Cargo Control and seven other online stores impressed the judges at The Skywalk Group for the second year in a row. It...

From classroom to career - New UI courses give students the chance to intern, learn marketable skills, build portfolios, and more

June, 2014

 

Iowa Now

Author: Amy Mattson

 

A diploma wasn’t the only achievement Andrew Quillin had in hand following his May 2013 graduation from the University of Iowa. The health and human physiology major from Chariton, Iowa, also had a lucrative internship with the Iowa Cubs baseball team—an opportunity that later morphed into a full-time position as a stadium...

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College grads staying in state borders

May, 2014

 

KIMT News

Author: Katie Huinker

 

College graduates everywhere are nose deep in newspapers and the internet searching for jobs.

While some may leave the state, one goal of administrators everywhere is to keep Iowa students in Iowa.

Anamaria Canchola graduates next year and hopes to find a job in the state.
 

“Like I said, I came from a...

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Working It - Pomerantz Career Center helps liberal arts and sciences students market their skills

April, 2014

 

Iowa Now

Author: CLAS Communications

 

Just because the job didn’t exist wasn’t going to stop Sophie Amado from working at the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.

Amado, a University of Iowa English major, wanted to intern as a writer at the Chicago-based trust, where she had previously volunteered as a tour guide. But the trust had no such position, and...

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Spring Career Fair Expects 155 Employers

February, 2014

 

Iowa Now

Author: University Communications and Marketing

 

The University of Iowa’s Spring Job and Internship Fair will be held Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Main Lounge and Second Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union. An expected 155 employers will attend, in search of employment and internship opportunities.

A new app for smart...

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Iowa Jobs for Iowa Students

January, 2014

 

Iowa Now

Author: Rachel Nolan

 

It’s just winter, but University of Iowa student Linsey Strittmater already has her summer job lined up. It’s not lifeguarding, nor is it waiting tables. Strittmater has an internship that could advance her professional career.

“I have been planning on attending a career fair since I was a freshman," Strittmater says. “The...

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From college job to career - New UI course turns part-time work into career-building opportunity

November, 2013

 

Iowa Now

Author: Lin Larson

 

When Josh Frahm talks with his students about work, he’s not shy about sharing his own story, warts and all.

“Coming out of college, I wasn’t prepared for some of the basics, like selling my experience,” he says. “I harp on students to get involved in class, on campus, on the job, building their background and...

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Corridor job fairs see increase in employer interest - A Sept 26 fair at the University of Iowa has a waiting list for companies

September, 2013

 

The Cedar Rapids Gazette

Author: Unknown

 

State and national employers are showing an increased interest in Corridor college career fairs.

At the University of Iowa, 136 employers have signed up to take part in the Pomerantz Career Center's Fall Job and Internship Fair next Thursday, said Angi McKie, the career center's marketing director.

This...

College grads find best job market in years - Universities report bigger career fairs, more job postings, recruiting

April, 2013

 

Des Moines Register

Author: Daniel P. Finney

 

The employment picture for college graduates this spring will be brighter than it’s been at any other time since the economic downturn began in 2007, economists and Iowa university career counselors say.

The upswing is part of the continued, though sluggish, recovery nationally, but is stronger in Iowa and the...

Do Students Have What it takes to Land a Job After College?

April, 2013

 

KCRG News

Author: Jill Kasparie

 

Now is the time for the nail biting and the worrying to set in. College students are questioning if they've done what it takes to get a job after graduation.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers released a spring job outlook for college students. Employers surveyed said they're planning to hire 2.1 percent...

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Iowa’s ‘13 college graduates need work experience in school for job hunts

April, 2013

 

Iowa State Daily

Author: Emily Drees, Sarah Hadley, Lauren Horsch, Taylor Grangaard, Melanie Mackey and Nora Heaton IowaWatch.org

 

A few weeks shy of graduating in May, Brandt Heitman is ready to take a mechanical engineering degree from Iowa State to a job at AllSteel in Muscatine, debt free.

“Engineering is a tech field...

UI students lobby on Hawkeye Caucus Day for tuition freeze support

April, 2013

 

Daily Iowan
Author: Jonathan Solis  

Outside the Iowa House chambers, a small group of University of Iowa students filled out pink slips requesting an audience with Rep. Dave Jacoby D-Coralville, one of their local representatives.

They handed the slip to a page, who disappeared into the throng of officials, tourists, students, and photographers. A few minutes later...

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Do Students Have What it takes to Land a Job after College?

April, 2013

 

KCRG News

Author: Jill Kasparie

 

Now is the time for the nail biting and the worrying to set in. College students are questioning if they've done what it takes to get a job after graduation.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers released a spring job outlook for college students. Employers surveyed said they're planning to hire 2...

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Richson: Make all socializing private

April, 2013

 

Daily Iowan
Author: Brianne Richson
 

Having to worry about your mom, or even grandma, creeping on your Facebook or Twitter accounts is enough, but in the social-media age, this isn’t the only anxiety held by college students nearing graduation; many potential employers screen job applicants’ social-media accounts as well.

Thankfully, 28 states have currently...

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