The University of Iowa
The University of Iowa News Services Home News Releases UI in the News Subscribe to UI News Contact Us


300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024

Release: Oct. 1, 2002

UI Career Center recognizes NCS Pearson as top intern employer

The University of Iowa Career Center has named NCS Pearson as its top intern employer, recognizing its consistently excellent internship opportunities for UI students. The company was selected among hundreds of sponsoring organizations for UI interns.

NCS Pearson consistently hires students in the areas of management sciences, computer science, mathematics, accounting, finance, management, and other areas, said Jane Schildroth, director of Career Education and Programming in the Career Center.

"NCS Pearson is extremely supportive of our programming efforts such as mock interview week and the IOWA Advantage web-based portfolio program. And, they are dedicated to maintaining a good relationship with our Center," said Schildroth.

In recognizing NCS Pearson, the Career Center looked at criteria including learning opportunity, evaluation of progress and development of the intern, communication with the Career Center and the intern, and the ability to fulfill the university's mission to provide quality learning opportunities for interns. This is the fifth year the Career Center has recognized intern employers.

"NCS Pearson is delighted with the Intern Employer of the Year designation, especially considering our proximity to the university. Coming from a variety of disciplines, the UI students have proven to be top performers. It's exciting to watch them engage very quickly and take on vital roles in our businesses. We hope they gain from the experience as much as we do are having them here," said Kathleen Minette, director of Human Resources, Assessments and Testing, North America at NCS Pearson.

NCS Pearson is a global information services company providing software, services, systems and web-based technologies for data collection, management and interpretation. The company serves segments of the education, testing, assessment, government and complex data management markets with more than 6,000 employees worldwide. NCS Pearson was founded in Minneapolis in 1962 as National Computer Systems. NCS Pearson is a part of Pearson Education, the largest integrated education company in the world, which in turn is a company of Pearson plc. NCS Pearson has more than 1,600 employees in the Cedar Rapids/ Iowa City area who work in two of the company's businesses, Government Solutions and Testing and Assessments.

For more information about internships and all other services available through the University of Iowa Career Center, see or call (319) 335-1023.