In The News 2013

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

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...

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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 maxes out...

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

April, 2013

 

KCRG News

Author: Jill Kasparie

 

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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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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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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, and...

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

April, 2013

 

KCRG News

Author: Jill Kasparie

 

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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...

2013 College Grads Seeking Jobs Hurting If They Didn’t Get Work Experience in School

April, 2013

 

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

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

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Richson: Opt in to honors

February, 2013

 

Daily Iowan
Author: Brianne Richson
 

Many UI students don’t know what they are missing when they don’t participate in the University of Iowa Honors Program.

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UI Career Center helping students with undeclared majors

February, 2013

 

Daily Iowan
Author: Cassidy Riley

Many students enter the University of Iowa unsure of what their next four years will hold. However, one newly created program may help these students find a path to follow.

The UI Career Center recently launched a new program called Find Your Focus this semester, designed to help students who have declared an open major...

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