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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. 

93 %

job and graduate school placement rate

3,500+

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.
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Iowa Art Graduate Directs Disney's 'Raya and the Last Dragon'

Academy Award winner and University of Iowa art graduate Don Hall was developing a film in November 2019 when he and Carlos López Estrada were named the new directors of Disney's latest computer-animated movie.

UIowa graduate Angela Linn in front of Christopher McCandless' Alaska bus

Writing the ‘Into the Wild’ bus’s next chapter

University of Iowa alumna Angela Linn, a museum professional for more than 26 years, is developing a plan to conserve, interpret, and exhibit the bus made famous by Jon Krakauer’s book about Christopher McCandless.

Career services and resources

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Career advising

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

Thousands of Iowa students pursue internships each year with employers ranging from NASA to the Minnesota Vikings.
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Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing

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