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Astronomy Observatory and Laboratory Assistant

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Astronomy Observatory and Laboratory AssistantCall for Undergraduate StudentPhysics and Astronomy Department, University of IowaPay: $10.50/hr, 10 hours per week Job SummaryThe Physics and Astronomy Department seeks an undergraduate student to assist in setup, observations, and take down of telescopes for lab class and outreach, as well as setup, take down, and cleaning of Astronomy lab classrooms. Responsibilities and DutiesThe student will work with Astronomy graduate student Teaching Assistants and Astronomy Laboratory Coordinator and Observatory Manager Caroline Roberts to setup, put away, and staff telescopes when students come to use them for lab and the public comes to view them for public observing nights. The student will talk to the students and public about what is being observed through the telescope, as well as the type of telescope, etc. This will usually happen in 3-hour blocks twice a week, from approximately 7:30-10:30 PM (though this will vary), and will sometimes also happen in the afternoon. (Approximately 6 hours per week) The student will also be in charge of making certain laboratory classrooms are setup for the labs being taught there each week. This will involve putting away supplies from the previous week, sweeping and vacuuming, and setting up future supplies. (Approximately 3 hours per week) Finally, when Caroline Roberts is working in the observatory, the student may be asked to be present if the work requires a second individual to complete tasks. (Approximately 1 hour per week) Qualifications and SkillsResponsibility with equipment, prompt attendance, and careful attention to detail An interest in Astronomy and enthusiasm about communicating to the public and students about Astronomy. No prior knowledge of Astronomy required, though it is preferred Ability to work an irregular schedule, including nights and some weekend nightsAll qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Technical Engineering Student Assistant

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Technical Engineering Student Assistant Summary: Technical position with hands-on opportunities to learn and perform Electrical Assembly tasks within the NASA and IPC standards. Work including assembly of printed circuit boards, kitting of parts, testing and documentation. Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) compliance training and monitoring, instrument calibrations, monitoring and record keeping. Novel engineering tasks with opportunities to grow technical skill sets in multiple areas.  Majority of work done for efforts for Space Flight Hardware for NASA and other space partners. High reliability space electronics are designed and assembled in the Physics Department with the help of our team, we would be happy to have you on our team. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Programmer - OPL

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
The Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) is looking for a programmer with demonstrated skills in writing functional code using C++, C#, Python, and similar languages. Knowledge in aviation and flight testing is desirable but not required. The successful candidate will be able to participate in system development on OPL's fighter jets or helicopter testbeds. This position is available for the successful candidate during the semester and during the breaks. Based on performance and mutual interest, the position could be expanded to full-time upon graduation. Contact Must be US citizen.

Stanley Campus Council Intern

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
The Stanley Museum of Art is seeking a Stanley Campus Council Intern to support the development and implementation of student-focused programs at the Stanley Museum of Art. This intern will work closely with the Learning & Engagement team, as well as with the Stanley Campus Council, the Stanley’s student advisory group, to help foster the growth of a diverse student audience at the Stanley and support Stanley Campus Council events.  Key Responsibilities  Research student engagement initiatives at comparable university art museums Work on a campus outreach plan to help build awareness of the museum on campus Initiate partnerships/collaborations with student groups and organizations Propose and develop a program or resource based on personal interests Support the Assistant Curator of Student Engagement and the Campus Engagement Coordinator in leading the Stanley Campus Council. This may involve designing promotions and graphics, contributing to/updating social media, and/or event setup/teardown General administrative support of Stanley programs as needed Other related tasks as assigned Compensation and Hours   Compensation: $10.50/hour  Hours: 10 hours per week. Shifts are flexible depending on your schedule and the events calendar. Availability on Thursday evenings (5 – 8 pm) strongly preferred.  Position immediately available and eligible to continue through ’22-23 academic year. Desired Qualifications  Strong written and verbal communication skills  Ability to work both independently and in a group setting Dependable, organized, and able to prioritize Demonstrated community or campus involvement Interest in art/ art history, museum studies, event planning, or non-profit work preferred but not required Application Instructions  Please apply via Handshake. Include an updated resume and a one-page cover letter describing your interest and background. Applications will be accepted through Oct 11, 2022, or until position is filled.For additional questions, please reach out to Assistant Curator of Student Engagement Allie Tokarski ( 

Administrative Assistant for the Center of Immunology

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Job Description:During the school year, the administrative assistant will schedule rooms, correspond with speakers, and deliver cookies for monthly Research in Progress meetings. They will also send notifications and other information to the members of the Center. Approximately 10-15 hours a week.Summer availability is required (in-person for ONE day of summer). From April until August, the intern will organize the annual Center for Immunology retreat. Tasks include corresponding with vendors, booking venues and flights, compiling documents, etc. Many tasks can be done remotely. Approximately 10-20 hours a week.Responsibilities and Duties:Maintain the Center’s online file system.Send emails to members regarding job opportunities, educational growth, experiential learning, and upcoming events.Make and manage procurement card purchases.Plan and execute the Annual Retreat at the Coralville Marriott for 100+ guests. Organize informational monthly meetings at the Carver Biomedical Research Building for approximately 35 guests.Prepare and submit E-vouchers for event expenses and monitor invoices.Qualifications:Education Level: Undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, preferably enrolled in the Tippie School of Business or Event Management CertificateExperience: Event planning and administrative workSpecific Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, OutlookPersonal Characteristics: Organized, good interpersonal skills, energetic, flexible, good time management, attention to detail, punctual Please contact Lisa Lee ( for any questions.

Student Technician - Department of Neurology

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
The Student Technician position will support the Department of Neurology’s Epilepsy Monitoring units (EMU). Responsibilities will include:Preparing area and materials for patient testing Escorting patients to and from examination roomsMonitoring patients in the adult/pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring UnitMaintaining the quality of the electroencephalogram (EEG) recording, including fixing electrodes and ensuring camera recordings/audio are adequate for physician and technologist reviewAiding in maintaining research studies and documentation pertaining to research study patientsIdentifying clinical and electrographic events and responding appropriately, including notifying appropriate personnel as neededAssisting with takedown and discontinuing VEEG upon patient dischargePerforming routine maintenance of equipment to ensure operational conditionCompleting tasks in corroboration with Clinical Technicians and Electrodiagnostic Technologists, under direct supervision of bothWorking independently while performing functions of the job, assignments may include working in the adult or pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Units. This position is located within the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and will have access to patient data and other information requiring a high degree of confidentiality and independent judgement. A successful applicant must be reliable, attentive to detail and accuracy, and willing to help as needed. Health Care majors preferred. A background check, health screening compliances, and patient medical health record trainings will be required at time of hire. Hands-on training will be provided.  Schedule: Currently hiring primarily for weekend and overnight shifts. Sunday nights preferred.Number of hours is flexible and determined with supervisor upon hire. Maximum 20 hours/week during the academic semesters, 40 hours/week during breaks. Pay: $15/hour Supervision Received By: EMU Supervisor or designee QualificationsMust be currently registered as an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Iowa.Ability to communicate effectively with staff, faculty, patients, and the publicAbility to follow oral and written instructionsExperience in a healthcare setting with direct patient care highly preferred

Museum Gallery Host

Monday, September 26, 2022
The Stanley Museum of Art is ready to grow our student staff! Gallery Hosts are the most visible team members at the museum and will directly support an amazing visitor experience.You will spend your shifts greeting guests, introducing the museum and works in the collection, communicating visitor guidelines, and contributing to the success of museum events. Gallery Hosts will also have opportunities to assist with school tours, in the Visual Classroom, and complete collections-based research projects.  Key Responsibilities Provide excellent customer service to guests in the lobby  Enforce museum visitor and safety policies Use point-of-sale software to perform simple transactions and timed entry reservations Monitor museum spaces to ensure the safety of guests and of works of art Provide support for special events and museum programming Data collection and assessmentMaintain and build on knowledge of the museum’s collections and exhibitions through training and self-guided research Compensation and Hours  $10.50/hour | 12-20 hours per week during semester, over university holidays and summer break. Shifts align with public gallery hours; daytime, Thursday evening, and weekend hours available.  Desired Qualifications Customer service experience in any setting Strong written and verbal communication skills Interest in art history, museum studies, or nonprofit work helpful but not required Application Instructions Please apply via Handshake. Include an updated resume, and a brief cover letter describing your interest and background.For additional questions, email Visitor Services Coordinator Rachel Richards (

UHD - Desk Clerk - Currier Residence Hall

Monday, September 26, 2022
BASIC FUNCTIONResidence Education Desk Clerks assist in the day-to-day operations and provide excellent customer service at a 24-hour residence hall front desk (2 desks have limited hours). Residence Education Desk Clerks are expected to fulfill all duties outlined in six core concepts: Customer Service, Administrative Skills, Communication and Teamwork, Community Support, Safety & Security, and a commitment to Diversity and Social Justice.RESPONSIBILITIESCustomer ServiceServe as a building receptionist, greet residents and guests, and provide directions and assistance according to departmental expectations. Answer phone and assist callers in a courteous manner and take detailed messages.Provide accurate information on and about campus resources to residents/customers and make referrals to Hall professional staff as appropriate. Maintain a well-ordered and professional work environment.Administrative SkillsAssist in resident check in and check out processes as outlined by the department.Check out/in keys in keeping with departmental policies.Check out/in rental items and equipment provided by Hall association according to departmental policies.Complete all paperwork, audits, and assignments as directed.Sort mail, place in appropriate mailboxes, complete package registration/notification, complete forwarding mail as instructed, and according to federal U.S. regulations and departmental procedures. Accurately communicate issues between residents and Hall professional staff including documenting work orders, concerns, and taking and relaying messages.Proficiently use computer systems including Star Rez, ICO and When to WorkComplete special assignments that assist in Hall operations.Communication and TeamworkProfessionally communicate with desk staff, residents, parents, and guests of the building.Communicate accurate and detailed information with Hall professional staff in a timely manner.Accurately communicate information between desk shifts by utilizing desk logs and in person check in.Track and maintain shifts, report when you are unable to work in a timely fashion and communicate with team to find someone to cover your shift.Serve as a positive role model for desk team, hall team, and residents.Community SupportProcess work order requests for staff/residents.Update informational boards and post/distribute flyers as assigned.Address inquiries and complaints from students and general public and refer to Hall professional staff as neededSafety and SecurityRespond to crisis situations as trained in keeping with departmental policies. Oversee lobby and hall security. Report all unusual incidents or violations to appropriate staff as trained.Monitor fire alarm panel and respond according to training procedures. Document response accurately in accordance to departmental policies.Commitment to Diversity and Social JusticeSupport the University of Iowa’s expectations on diversity, the Division of Student Life’s Multiculturalism and Diversity Initiatives, and the University Housing and Dining’s Statement of Community and Diversity.Conduct yourself in an honest, courteous, and professional manner at all times, showing respect for personas of all backgrounds, races, sexual or affectional orientation, gender identity, religion, abilities, etc.Report inappropriate behavior to Hall professional staff as appropriate.QUALIFICATIONSMust be enrolled as a student at The University of Iowa (during academic year).Must be willing to work the following shifts: weekend, overnight, holidays, move-in/move out, finals week, and during various campus events.Excellent communication (verbal and written), organizational skills, and ability to be positive and respectful in working with a diverse population.Reasonable experience in using computers and experience in handling multiple assignments, conflicting demands or priorities.Must be able to lift a minimum of 15 lbs.Must be able to maintain confidentiality of student information.Must attend in person training as assigned. Some online training may be required before start date.Must be in good conduct standing with The University of Iowa.WORK HOURSThis position is limited to up to 20 hours per week (320 hours per semester). May work up to 40 hours per week during break periods (spring, summer, fall and winter) as assigned.Currier Residence Hall is open 24/7, must have overnight and weekend availabiltyTRAINING REQUIREMENTSFERPACampus Security AuthoritiesMinors on CampusCriminal Background Check upon hire

Clinical Research Assistant - Student Position

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Provide support for clinical translational research by collecting and processing human samples, managing a sample repository, and conducting analyses on the collected/stored samples. The work will be conducted in the clinical research unit and in the renal wet lab. Key areas of responsibilities include processing human samples (blood, urine, and vascular endothelial cells), collecting, analyzing and summarizing data, preparing reports, contributing to manuscripts/publications, administrative and project management (data entry and management), and equipment management.

Orientation Leader

Thursday, September 22, 2022
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:Work all Orientation and On Iowa! programming (see note under “Expectations for more information about summer availability)Provide a welcoming campus experience for students and their families including facilitating a small group for incoming studentsAssist new students with registration techniques, if necessary. This may include Schedule Builder in MyUIRefer students and families to campus resources and services as appropriate throughout programsServe on panels and speak to incoming families and studentsAssist with On Iowa! Leader spring recruitment (including recruitment events & interview days)Evaluate Orientation Services programs and activitiesPerform other duties as assignedEXPECTATIONS:Complete Spring and Summer training programs: Enroll in LS:1017 Orientation Leader Training which will take place on Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:00am-12:15pm during the spring semesterAttend the entirety of all Orientation Services commitments, including the Spring Training Course and On Iowa! Leader Training (Orientation Leaders will be allowed to enroll in a summer class and hold additional employment if it does not conflict with scheduled orientation dates and with written approval from the Program Coordinator)Effectively maintain professional boundaries with new studentsAssist students and family members, displaying patience, concern, and opennessObserve all University and Orientation Services policiesServe as a role model for student staff and for incoming students and their familiesBe a positive member of the Orientation TeamCommunicate effectively with a wide range of peoplePerform all responsibilities in a punctual, reliable, and conscientious mannerExercise mature judgment, good humor, flexibility, and patienceRemain committed to orientation programs and your positionSKILL AND COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT:Verbal and Written Communication SkillsPublic SpeakingProductive Relationship BuildingProblem SolvingGroup Development and Facilitation SkillsDiversity and Inclusion CompetencyGoal SettingAPPOINTMENT LENGTH:Summer Term: May 8 – July 14 (This is a target range and could change)On Iowa Term: August 7 - 25Orientation Leaders will be expected to help with our winter programs in December 2023 and January 2022Orientation Leaders will be expected to help with our programs during finals week (2023). These will be scheduled based on finals availability (students will not be expected to work during a final) and dates will be shared during spring training.Orientation Leaders will be expected to support our On Iowa programming in 2023 and will be paid hourly for your work:August Prep and Training: August 7-12Program Week: August 13-25Specific dates and required time commitments for summer programs will be distributed during spring training.NOTE: All staff hired for 2023 are expected to fulfill duties for Summer Orientation, On Iowa! Week, and Winter Orientation. If an individual is unavailable for August due to specific, non-negotiable conflicts (ex: graduation, Resident Assistant Training, etc.), then the OL must consult the Program Coordinator as soon as possible (no later than March 25) for approval. All students involved in the fraternity and sorority life community are excused from work week and parts of recruitment and can not be fined for your involvement in On Iowa! We are happy to work with you on figuring out a schedule around this.COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:The Summer Orientation appointment will be paid on an hourly basis, bi-weekly.First Year OLs: $12.00/hourSecond Year OLs: $12.50/hourExecutive Team: $13.00/hourHousing will not be provided to Orientation Leaders. You will earn 3 semester hours of elective credit for successful completion of LS:1017 Orientation Leader Training course. There is a possible internship noted on transcript.POSITION REQUIREMENTS:Successful completion of a Criminal Background Check & a Student Disciplinary Records CheckGood disciplinary standing with the University and Orientation ServicesMinimum 2.50 cumulative GPA (3.5 high school GPA for first-year students)Minimum 24 s.h. completed by May 2023 • Successful completion of LS:1017 Orientation Leader Training course. (Must receive 80% or higher in the class.)Additional weekday employment positions or enrollment in summer classes from May 8-July 14th is permitted with written approval from Orientation Services Program CoordinatorREPORTING LINES: This position reports directly to the Program Coordinator and Graduate Assistants for Orientation Services

Marketing Student Assistant (website migration project)

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
The department of External Relations at the University of Iowa College of Law is looking for a student worker to assist with website migration.As an assistant, you will be responsible for migrating page content from an old website to the new Drupal SiteNow V3 website platform. Trainings and task assignments will be provided. The project is projected to run September 30 – December 10, 2022. Hours may vary based on workload and project progression.Requirements:·       Exceptional attention to detail·       Be a self-starter·       Previous web editing experience is preferred but not required·       Ability to work up to 20 hours per weekSchedule:·        Up to 20 hours per week·        Appointment could be extended

Student Pharmacist – Specialty Pharmacy & Ambulatory Care

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seeking student pharmacists currently enrolled at the College of Pharmacy for positions within Specialty Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care Pharmacies. Position DescriptionUnder general pharmacist supervision, coordinates and performs student intern activities on behalf of Specialty Pharmacy Services and the Ambulatory Care Pharmacies. The student will report to the Specialty Pharmacy Manager.  Position Hours:Average 10 hours per week (up to 20 hours/week during classes, up to 40 hours/week over breaks)Primarily 3–5-hour shifts M-F between 0700-1800Some limited weekends and holidays may be available or requiredWork schedules are based on availability outside of classes  Position Responsibilities Include:Document and provide services consistent with established policies and procedures and accreditation requirements.Provide patient/customer service. Communicate with the general public, patients, and other health care personnel in accordance with established guidelines. Receive and screen prescriptions for completeness and check for prescription readiness.Utilize and maintain the ScriptPro Robot.Fill/refill prescriptions.Prepare prescriptions for mailing and shippingPerform inventory maintenance activities.Generate and/or maintain (includes filing) appropriate records related to prescription dispensing such as hard copies of prescriptions, hemophilia medication patient profiles, mailing/shipping forms/logs, and prescription quality assurance audits.Answer the dedicated prescription refill telephone line and provide outbound refill calls.Within scope of practice and training assist pharmacist to facilitate pharmaceutical care to the patients including but not limited to patient counseling, medication reconciliation, and clinical follow-up.Complete benefits investigations, prior authorization, copay assistance sign-up, and assist patients with triaging insurance-related issuesPerform activities involving narcotics and controlled substancesMaintain area orderliness and cleanliness.Assist in on the job training of new technicians.Coordinate technical activities with other members of team.Possible compounding of medications requested for prescriptions, clinic doses, and inpatientsComplete and maintain compliance with all competencies and education requirements Minimum Eligibility Requirements:Must be currently enrolled as a pre-pharmacy student or pharmacy student at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Starting Hourly Rate (non-intern) - $15/hourRate upon Pharmacy Intern Registration - $18/hour

Museum Events Intern

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
The Stanley Museum of Art is seeking an Events Intern to assist with all aspects of the private event cycle! From fielding request forms and corresponding with clients, to facilitating setups and teardowns and participating in day-of production this position will gain hands-on experience in event management in a museum setting.You will be introducing the museum to prospective clients, communicating museum policies and amenities, and contributing to the success of events hosted at the Stanley. The Events Intern will also have opportunities to shape the existing facility rental program, emphasize areas of academic interest, and potentially plan and create their own event.   Key ResponsibilitiesAssist Visitor Services Coordinator with event preparation and execution Serve as point of contact for client during eventFacilitate setup and teardown Draft and edit facility rental documents, and related administrative tasksEnforce museum safety policies Other associated duties and projects as assigned Desired Qualifications Ability to work independently with attention to detail, accuracy, and confidentiality Strong written and verbal communication skills Interest in event management, arts & culture fields, or nonprofit workTerms of Appointment: Compensation: $10.50/hour Hours/Week: 10 hours per week. Exact hours will vary based on event calendar and candidate schedule, with evening and weekend hours being required frequently.Position immediately available and eligible to continue through ’22-23 academic year. Regular communication with supervisor regarding schedule and attendance expected. Application Instructions Please apply via Handshake. Include an updated resume, and a brief cover letter describing your interest and background. Applications will be accepted through October 10, 2022 or until position is filled. Reach out to Visitor Services Coordinator Rachel Richards ( with questions!

IT Physical Infrastructure Student Assistant

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
About this JobInformation Technology Services (ITS) has an opening for student employment that provides experience working with physical infrastructure records. Duties include verifying records for fiber and copper cables, voice, data services and triaging IT room temperature issues. Similar duties exist working with the wireless access point by doing documentation, verifying the service connection and placement out in the field. Job will require field work of data cross-connects, installing wireless access points, installing UPS cards in IT rooms, working with field staff to complete data port consolidations and record updates.  Required QualificationsAbility to repeatedly lift up to 50 lbs. due to handling of some network switches and lifting of UPS’. Job requires a valid U.S. driver license, 3 years of driving history, and adherence to UI Driving Policy . Criminal background check and review of driving record will be conducted on finalist.Required Work ScheduleUp to 20 hours/week during our office hours of 7:30 to 4:30, M-F. We are flexible with your work hours based on your class schedule, but prefer a consistent schedule week-to-week. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Grant Administrator, Contract Administrator, and Outgoing Subaward Administrator Positions Available

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Division of Sponsored ProgramsPositions Open: Grant Administrator, Contract Administrator, and Outgoing Subaward Administrator The University of Iowa Division of Sponsored Programs seeks motivated, service-oriented professionals for the positions of Grant Administrator, Contract Administrator, and Outgoing Subaward Administrator, to join the staff of our pre-award research administration office.   Our office works with a variety of sponsors including the federal government, non-profit organizations, state agencies, and companies. The Grant Administrator will review and submit grant applications to various funding agencies, meeting sponsor deadlines and ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations and University policies and procedures.   Responsibilities include assisting with just-in-time requests, reviewing and negotiating award notices, and non-financial post-award matters.   The Contract Administrator will review and submit contract proposals to various sponsors, meeting sponsor deadlines and ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations and University policies and procedures. Responsibilities include drafting, review, and negotiation of research related agreements and assisting with non-financial post-award matters. The Division of Sponsored Programs works with a variety of agreements including sponsored research agreements, data use agreements, confidentiality agreements, and material transfer agreements. The Outgoing Subaward Administrator responsibilities include reviewing outgoing subaward requests to assure compliance with sponsor requirements and University policies and procedures, drafting and negotiating outgoing subawards, and providing advice on outgoing subaward administration and compliance. Each of the positions will provide advice to campus and serve as a liaison with project directors, departmental and collegiate research administrators, central campus offices, and external sponsors. The ideal candidates will exert independent judgment in decision-making, apply critical thinking skills, and adapt to changes in a fast-paced, high-volume transactional environment. The successful candidates will support research and scholarly activity by reviewing and administering externally funded proposals and awards while assuring ethical and regulatory compliance on behalf of the University. Candidates should have prior experience in research administration or a related field. Relevant experience might include the following (this list is not exhaustive):·        Research administration and compliance experience with an institution of higher education, research institute, non-profit organization, federal agency, or other organization·        Proposal development·        Proposal review and submission·        Contract or subaward drafting and negotiation For more information about the Division of Sponsored Programs, visit:

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Senior Associate Director, Student Employment Programs

The Pomerantz Career Center aims to provide work opportunities for students looking to help offset the cost of education while gaining valuable work experience that is imperative in today’s competitive job market. Our goal is to help students find employment that adds value to each student’s personal and professional development. 

New to campus and looking for a job?

The university Iowa uses Handshake to connect students with employment listings from hundreds of partners. New students should sign up to Handshake and complete their profile as soon as possible. 


Future Benefits of Student Employment

  • Development of transferrable skills, such as time management and organizational skills; understanding of personal skills, talents and interests leading to the right career path for you
  • Development of a mature professional mindset
  • The understanding of what employers look for to stand out in a professional environment
  • The chance to network and build relationships with professional mentors on campus
  • Understanding the resources available to you as a student to assist in your academic and professional success

Academic Benefits of Student Employment

  • Increased enrollment retention and graduation rates for on-campus student workers
  • Students working 1-20 hours per week have a higher average GPA than their non-working peers

Student Stories: Students talk about the skills and confidence they have gained from their student employment experiences. 


The Pomerantz Career Center assists in the professional development of student employees by providing opportunities such as the UI STEP (Student to Employed Professional) professional development workshop and the 2 credit hour professional development academic course, along with assistance with Handshake.

Student Employment—Perception vs Reality

The University of Iowa Pomerantz Career Center assists students in finding a job, articulate what they have learned on that job, and educate them on how future employers view that experience.

Student Employment Outcomes:
  • Development of a professional mindset—treating your student job as a “real job”
  • Provide and promote workplace behavior best practices
  • Foster and promote student career development through employment tips and further professional developmental opportunities
  • Development and understanding of key competencies, transferable skills, leadership on the job, networking abilities, and fostering a sense of professionalism with your peers and supervisors
  • Development of positive peer-to-peer and supervisor interaction techniques to facilitate personal and professional growth
  • Understand the difference between meeting and exceeding expectations and be able to execute strategies to perform at the next level

Common Misconceptions Regarding Student Employment


Students who work while attending school full-time struggle to keep up with their studies because of time management issues and they have a lower GPA than students who don’t work.

Working while attending school full-time increases the need for students to manage their time and thus helps students establish a more structured routine.

  • From 2008-2020, University of Iowa freshman students who worked between 1-20 hours per week had GPA 0.13 higher than their non-working counterparts. 
  • This same data is validated with national statistics. On average, students who work on campus maintain a higher GPA than those who don’t.

Having a student job affects the focus of students away from the classroom and can cause early drop-out rates.

No campus activity has shown as much positive influence on a students’ academic success and retention as campus employment. 

On‑campus employers are aware that the students they hire have a #1 priority of doing well in school; therefore, employers are flexible with students’ schedules. 

  • From 2008‑2020, University of Iowa data shows that student employees are retained at a 4.35% higher clip than their non-working peers.

With less time to focus on academics, student workers struggle to graduate in four years and take much longer to finish their degree requirements.

Student employees don’t just keep up, but far exceed the University of Iowa graduation rate average at both the 4 and 6-year levels.

  • Since 2008, 4-year graduation rates for students who work on campus are at a 2.43% higher level than the university average.
  •  The 6-year graduation rates have an even more significant increase with student employees graduating at a 3.33% higher level.

It’s just a student job…….

Student jobs develop skills future employers want. The UI STEP (Student to Employed Professional) program prepares students to articulate those skills.