CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
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,"
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 http://www.careers.uiowa.edu
or call (319) 335-1023.