Career Center Programs

The University of Iowa Marvin A. and Rose Lee Pomerantz Career Center administers the university's Career Center Programs. Students may use the Pomerantz Career Center's services at any time during their academic careers. The center encourages entering first-year and transfer students to visit after they arrive on campus and to make use of all of the center's services throughout their study at Iowa.

The center offers tailored professional career coaching for students who are deciding on majors that connect with career interests, résumé and cover letter help, job and internship strategies, ways to gain hands-on experience, interview strategies, preparing for graduate school, and other career-related topics. Students also can drop in daily for assistance from career peer advisors. Workshops and programs are presented to students across campus on career and professional development-related topics each semester.

Academic courses in career-related topics, such as career exploration and job search skills, are available each semester for academic credit ranging from 1–3 s.h. per course. See "Professional Development Courses" below for more information. Other courses are offered through the Leadership Studies Program.

The center hosts several career fairs and events each fall and spring, offering students the opportunity to talk with and learn about prospective employers.

The Pomerantz Career Center facilitates job and internship interviewing with a wide range of employers: regional, national, and international; profit and nonprofit; state and federal government. Employers conduct on-campus interviews at specific times during the year, and many post immediate openings year-round for internships and for full-time positions. On-campus recruiting and job, internship, and student employment postings are available online; visit Handshake on the Pomerantz Career Center website.

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The center helps students find internships in Iowa, the Midwest, nationwide, and sometimes in other countries. For internship course options through the Career Center, see Courses in this section of the catalog.

For more information about the center's services and facilities, contact the Pomerantz Career Center.

Professional Development Courses

Professional development courses give students the opportunity to engage in practical, hands-on, skills-based instruction relevant to careers and leadership development. The topics and curricula for the following courses incorporate input from employers, who were surveyed about their experiences, real-world examples, guidance, and the skills they most often seek when hiring new graduates.

Course # Title Hours
CCP:1301Communication for the Workplace1
CCP:1302Office Etiquette for the Workplace1
CCP:1303Successful Teamwork for the Workplace1
CCP:1306UI STEP: Student to Employed Professional2
CCP:3105Transitioning from Campus to the Workplace1
CCP:3106Career Computing Skills2