Veteran & Employer Morning Meet Up
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9 AM - 10 AM, South Room, Iowa Memorial Union
Information for Students
Join us for breakfast, practice networking, and meet with a small group of veteran-friendly employers for seeking out internships and full-time jobs prior to the Job & Internship Fair. This event is for UI veterans regardless of major and year in school. It is FREE to attend.
RSVP - coming soon. Please RSVP by Sept. 13.
Stay after for a little while to get your LinkedIn photo taken - head to the second-floor ballroom lobby of the IMU starting at 10:30 to receive your FREE headshot!
Prepare for the Event
Clothing: Business Casual dress is appropriate for this event, but don't hesitate to dress business professional if you already own a suit. You can read about the differences between Business Casual & Business Professional here. In addition, the Clothing Closet at Iowa can give you access to a free professional outfit. Still can't find what you need? Contact the Military and Veteran Services program director, Matt Miller.
What to bring: Bring your resume (highly recommended but not required), student ID, a positive attitude ready to tell employers why you will make a good intern or full-time employee, and a few questions that you want to ask employers. If you need to create or update a resume, don't hesitate to make an appointment with the Career Center via MyUI, or reach out to one of the veteran & military affiliated career peer advisors.
Prepare your Introduction: Craft and practice your "elevator pitch" before the event. You'll have to chance to introduce yourself and ask questions of many employers or have deeper conversations with just a few. There will be a light breakfast available and you'll have the chance to connect with employers over food or in between talking & eating. There will be no facilitated icebreaker at this event, but staff members will be available to help you identify people if you cannot find the specific employer you were looking for.
Research the Employers: Employer participants : https://uiowa.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/9794/student_preview
Parking: We advise students to find street parking or park at the North Ramp as the IMU Ramp is reserved for employers this day for the Job & Internship Fair.
Information for Employers
Join us for breakfast, practice networking, and meet with a smaller group of Veteran students for interns and full-time job candidates prior to the Job & Internship Fair. This event is FREE to attend.
REGISTER HERE (make sure you are logged into your Handsshake employer account before opening the link). Or, you can log into your employer account and click on Fairs on the left and then select University of Iowa and the fair you would like to register for.
If you don't have a current Handshake account, create one here.
Parking - park in the Iowa Memorial Union Ramp or North Ramp (125 N Madison St, Iowa City) - parking is complimentary in these two ramps. You will check-in at the East Lobby of the IMU.
You will only need business cards - no tables/set-up needed.
Contact Joanna Halsch, Associate Director of Events, with questions.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Diversity & Enrichment, Military and Veteran Services, and Pomerantz Career Center