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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.
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.
- UI STEP Class
- UI STEP Workforce Development Sessions
- Supervising Today's Students
- Student Employee & Supervisor of the Year
- Work Study Eligibility
- Handshake - For Employers - post a position
- Handshake - For Students - find a position
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.
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.
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.
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.