In The News 2017

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

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...

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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...

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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.

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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” —...

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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...