Alumni Career and Professional Development Resources


Once a Hawkeye, Always a Hawkeye. As a University of Iowa graduate, you are part of a network of many proud alumni. On this web page you’ll find information to help connect you with other Hawkeyes, in addition to resources to help advance your career and further your education at Iowa.

Pomerantz Career Center

The University of Iowa’s Pomerantz Career Center helps Hawkeyes become leaders in their career and community. Browse the Pomerantz Career Center site for professional resources, including Big Interview, a platform that allows you to learn and practice interview skills ahead of your next big interview. Alumni within one year of graduation are eligible for career advising.

Job Opportunities

Hire a Hawkeye! Post or browse job opportunities through Handshake, an online recruiting tool that connects Iowa alumni who are hiring and seeking jobs.

Mentorship Opportunities

The Mentoring@Iowa website shares mentoring programs available on campus and provides resources to help mentors and mentees make the most out of the mentorship experience. It is also meant to promote a transparent and intentional culture of mentoring in which mentors and mentees enrich each others’ professional and personal experiences, whether at the University of Iowa or beyond.

Network on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great tool for searching job opportunities, growing your professional network, and connecting with fellow Hawkeye alumni.

Graduate and Professional Programs

The University of Iowa offers graduate and continuing education programs to help you advance your career and reach your next professional milestone.

Get Involved

University of Iowa alumni are located all over the world. Reconnect with classmates or find Hawkeyes to help grow an alumni network near you.

  • Attend an Event

    Attend a virtual event or see when the university may be coming to a city near you.

  • Find a Regional Iowa Club

    Iowa alumni and friends have welcoming networks in cities across the globe. Get involved in game watches, volunteer opportunities, and more.

  • Join an Alumni Affinity Group

    Iowa graduates with shared connections are invited to join an alumni affinity group. Some of these organizations are an extension of student activities, while others connect alumni with shared experiences and identities like race, culture, sexual orientation, or military service.

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As an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, Stephen Paulk, MD (69BS, 73MD, 78R), tutored student-athletes in multiple science courses. While his work was instrumental in helping Hawkeyes thrive in the classroom, Dr. Paulk?s part-time tutoring position also played a vital role in his success at Iowa and beyond. ?Working as a tutor gave me some financial assistance when I needed it most,? says Dr. Paulk, a native of Harlan, Iowa, who started off as a dental student before pursuing a medical degree. After completing his general surgery residency in 1978, Dr. Paulk went on to an auspicious medical career that has now spanned 40 years and two Midwestern states. Dr. Paulk and his wife, Amy, live in Portage, Wisconsin, and have six children and nine grandchildren. Throughout his time as a general surgeon, Dr. Paulk has always looked back fondly on his Iowa experience and continues to be grateful for the quality education he received. ?Fourteen years of my life was spent in Iowa City?going to undergraduate, medical school, and surgical training?so I have a lot of great memories,? says Dr. Paulk. ?My experiences at Iowa produced a very satisfying career, and the people at Iowa helped me and mentored me long after I graduated. I?ve always been very appreciative of my Iowa education.? For more than 40 years, the Paulks have showed their love for the UI by attending numerous Hawkeye football games and by giving back to support Iowa?s student-athletes. More recently, the Paulks finalized plans to support football, golf, and track and field scholarships in a unique way by gifting a remainder interest in a portion of their Iowa farmland. By creating a retained life estate, the Paulks were able to transfer ownership of one of their farms?located in Shelby County, Iowa?to the UI but retain lifetime use. It?s a win-win for the Paulks. They not only receive an income tax deduction, but they retain control over the farm as long as either one is still living. Had the Paulks simply left the farm to the UI in their will, they would not have benefitted from a significant income tax deduction. For the Paulks, it?s their way of helping Hawkeye student-athletes Fight for Iowa. ?Amy and I are big Hawkeye fans, and my professional career was based upon what I learned at the University of Iowa,? says Dr. Paulk. ?This is a great way to give back so that others can succeed.?

University of Iowa alumni and friends can give back by mentoring and providing internship and practicum experience to current students.

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