Career Preparation

Strong communication and teamwork skills are consistently cited by employers as the most highly valued skills for new hires. That’s why they hire Hawkeyes.

By making the most of Iowa’s unmatched resources in writing, career advising services, and thousands of internship and on-campus interviews, Iowa grads enter the workforce ready to excel.

Experiential, hands-on learning is a core part of being a student at Iowa, both in the classroom and beyond. Thousands of employers from every industry recruit Hawkeyes for professional internships each year. That means you can make connections, explore new professional paths, and develop practical skills that make you stand out. 

95 %

job and graduate school placement rate


on-campus job interviews each year

Alumni stories

Iowa grad Timothy Holtz seated with Dr. Anthony Fauci

Driven to protect public health

As deputy director of the Office of AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health, Iowa MD grad Timothy Holtz (pictured second-from-right) coordinates the allocation of $3 billion in research funding across the NIH’s 27 institutes and centers.

Iowa 2020 graduate Darcell Stokes

Iowa experience strengthens the desire to help others

Darcell Stokes came to Iowa not knowing what she wanted to study. The Waterloo native found her academic passion studying social justice issues, became integrated in the LGBTQ community through the Pride Alliance Center, and now aims to study law.

Iowa 2020 graduate Jon Lensing

Med school grad launches Apollo platform

Jon Lensing always knew he wanted to pursue a career in medicine. But deep into his medical-school path, he focused on launching a business—one he and his co-founders designed to meet a need in the medical industry—and soon saw its numbers skyrocket due to COVID-19.

Career services and resources


Career advising

Pomerantz Career Center is a one-stop resource for resume writing, career advising, and internship-related resources.  



Thousands of Iowa students pursue internships each year with employers ranging from NASA to the Minnesota Vikings.


Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing

The Magid Center is an academic resource dedicated to helping students hone their communication skills.