In The News 2015

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

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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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...

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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,"...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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