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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The Hawkeye Marching Band was one of two areas to exceed 180 gifts during the University of Iowa's 24-hour online giving day in 2021. Its members are ready to inspire more participation during this spring's event.

Henry and Patricia Tippie have given to the University of Iowa for more than 60 consecutive years?largely to the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the UI Henry B. Tippie College of Business. As a boy in Belle Plaine, Iowa, Henry Tippie (49BCS, 09LHD) was fascinated by sports. Whether it was clipping sports articles from the newspaper or playing for his high-school baseball team, athletics were, and continue to be, a lifelong passion. That love of sports has always included the Iowa Hawkeyes. For more than 50 years, Henry and his wife, Patricia, have been Iowa football season-ticket holders. Among his many fond memories is the 2010 Orange Bowl where the Hawkeyes defeated Georgia Tech. That day also happened to be his 83rd birthday. "It was my best birthday ever," he says with a smile. The Tippies love the Hawkeyes. Throughout the years, they've created several scholarships for student-athletes and supported facilities enhancements at Kinnick Stadium. "We believe in the mission of Iowa athletics?that today's Hawkeyes are tomorrow's leaders," says Henry. "We are honored to support the athletic and academic experiences of Iowa student-athletes, which we see as an investment in the future." "I benefited beyond all expectations by attending the University of Iowa. I feel strongly about repaying the benefits I received." - Henry Tippie But their giving doesn't stop with athletics. The Tippies?who are top University of Iowa donors?have provided transformational support for business students, which is why the college is named in the couple's honor. Ultimately, the Tippies invest in Iowa because of the educational assistance Henry received as a student. After serving in the 20th Air Force during World War II in the Western Pacific Theater, Henry was admitted to Iowa on the G.I. Bill. "Without the University of Iowa, who knows what might have happened in my life," says Henry. "I have always felt that my education at the University of Iowa provided me a foundation that allowed me to build on and expand my horizons. It's why Patricia and I give back to this state and its people." Patricia, a graduate of Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, sees the role that Iowa played in Henry's life. That's why she's proud to support both her alma mater and the Hawkeyes. "Our alma maters have had a tremendous impact on our lives," says Patricia. "We are honored to pay it forward and assist in the growth of the next generation." Watch: Henry and Patricia Tippie

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