In The News

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

DITV: Tips on how to find a job

March, 2018


The Pomerantz Career Center is a good place to receive assistance on finding a job from career advisors. LinkedIn is a great app to connect to alumni, as well. Power verbs on a resume make a noticeable difference. Among other things, putting the most relevant information on the top of the resume helps. Lastly, preparing for interview questions, such as “tell me about a time you...


Diplomat-in-Residence helps students explore State Department Careers

January, 2018

Author: Hannah Rakofsky


The diplomat-in-residence for the Midwest visited the University of Iowa on Monday to talk to students who are interested in pursuing fields in the State Department.

Melissa Martinez, a media and communications professional, has worked in the Foreign Service as a public diplomacy officer for 15 years.


Career programs at UI leaving students prepared for workforce

January, 2018

Author: Marissa Payne


Managers across the U.S. report that recent college graduates are not entering the workforce with the skills they need to succeed, but the University of Iowa is boosting programming to counter that with its own graduates.

According to data from Payscale — an online salary, benefits, and compensation company — graduates are 37 percentage points...


Liberal arts, humanities degrees sustain value even as marketplace shifts

September, 2017

Author: Vanessa Miller


Many freshmen come to college conflicted about their academic-career aspirations.

Not Lauren Sutkus. The Chicagoland native knew what she wanted to pursue.

“I always wanted to do art,” Sutkus, 20, said. “But my parents weren’t for it.”

So she enrolled at the University of Iowa in fall 2015 as a communications major. And was...


Pomerantz Career Center launches new advising program

September, 2017

Author: Emily Wangen


For University of Iowa students, the Pomerantz Career Center has a new program designed to help them figure out their future career options, even if they are early on in their UI journey.

Career Communities is a new advising method and program in which students can schedule appointments to select communities and work with advisers who specialize...


To retain talent, companies should embrace a better culture, panel says

June, 2017

Author: Matthew Patane


CEDAR RAPIDS — Corridor companies need to embrace a good corporate culture to recruit and retain talent, a panel of hiring managers and job placement officials said Thursday.


Job market strength enables 'gap years'

June, 2017

Author: Vanessa Miller


As many of Iowa’s new university graduates peer out over the employment landscape, they’re finding a workers’ market. Replacing the stress that saturated job searches during and soon after the Recession years ago is a sense of possibility and employment opportunity — if, in fact, that’s what a student wants.

But not everyone does. “Gap years” —...


Colleges Help Liberal Arts Students Find Careers

February, 2017

Author: Farran Powell


More colleges are developing career-oriented programs to help liberal arts majors bridge the gap in their degree to enter the job market...

Studying abroad could give you an edge in the job market

January, 2016

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

Author: Office of Strategic Communication


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

July, 2015

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.


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

June, 2015

Author: Lois J. Gray


The University of Iowa was recognized by 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.


Iowa graduates see bright job outlook

May, 2015

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.


2015 college grads to continue exodus trend from Iowa

May, 2015

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 Wolfe, 21, said in a new

New study examines earnings of various majors

May, 2015

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 arts, humanities, and liberal...


Finding a Career 101

March, 2015

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 Iowa’s Pomerantz Career...


International internships beckon students

March, 2015

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 experience is valuable,” she...


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

February, 2015

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.


UI Gives Suits to Future Job Seekers

November, 2014

Author: Forrest Saunders



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

June, 2014

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 operations manager.


Clickstop named Corridor’s Coolest Place to Work

June, 2014

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 had won the mid-size company category in...

College grads staying in state borders

May, 2014

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 bigger city so when I...


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

April, 2014

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 in fact had never...


Spring Career Fair Expects 155 Employers

February, 2014

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 phones and tablets has...