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University of Iowa News Release

 

Oct. 30, 2006

Pomerantz Center, Alumni Association Expand Alumni Career Service Offerings

The University of Iowa has expanded its career services program to help alumni build their careers no matter where in the country they live.

The new service brings together the resources of the Marvin A. and Rose Lee Pomerantz Career Center with funding from the University of Iowa Alumni Association and to provide both online and in-person career advising and recruiting. Cindy Meis, associate director of alumni career services and networks, said the expanded career service program is one way the university and the UI Alumni Association can keep providing benefits to students even after they've graduated.

"It's important for our alumni to realize there are resources on campus that they can access even though they've moved away," said Meis. "Pomerantz Career Center programs and services are just one part of the life-long connection that the university has to offer."

Meis said career services and resources that are available to alumni include resume reviews, interview preparation, job search strategies, online career education videos and an online recruiting system. Alumni will also have access to UI Employment Expo, an online service that lets students and alumni upload resumes and cover letters, search and apply for jobs, and learn more about participating employers. More information about UI Employment Expo can be found online at www.careers.uiowa.edu/emplexpo.html. UI Alumni Association members receive a $25 discount on UI Employment Expo use.

In conjunction with the expanded services, the Pomerantz Career Center is offering a new volunteer opportunity to alumni. The Iowa Career Exploration Network, or ICE-Net (formerly AlumNet), will connect UI students who are in search of guidance and information with alumni and professionals who are already established in their professions. More information and a registration form are available online at  www.myinterfase.com/uiowa/mentor.

Pomerantz Career Center provides services to students and alumni from the UI. Services available include career and major exploration, assessment tools, career advising, job and internship search resources such as UI Employment Expo, an online recruiting system. The Pomerantz Career Center hosts several career fairs annually, career education programs for students, mock interviews and many other programs and services. The office is located at C310 Pomerantz Center, on Market Street and the Cleary Walkway in Iowa City. For more information, call 319-335-1023 or visit http://www.careers.uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.

PROGRAM CONTACT: Cindy Meis, 319-335-3301, cindy-meis@uiowa.edu. WRITER: Christine Heim