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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When Bernadine Franks (18BA) graduated from the University of Iowa in December, she fulfilled a 50-year-old promise to her mother. After having a baby at age 15 and marrying the following year, Bernadine promised her mother that someday she?d go to college. On December 15, 2018, as she walked across the stage to accept her diploma from the UI School of Social Work, the 67-year-old was backed by a legion of fans that include her children, grandchildren, co-workers, and others she?s inspired along the way. Now, future students will benefit from Bernadine?s example. The Bernadine Franks Scholarship has been established to support a scholarship for a non-traditional, underrepresented student in the University of Iowa School of Social Work. Give Now You can help aspiring Hawkeyes like Bernadine by making a gift to the to the Bernadine Franks Scholarship fund. Sara Sanders, director of the UI School of Social Work, says this scholarship will serve as a wonderful tribute. "Bernie was always a bright light shining in the school, a positive force, and a leader among her fellow undergraduate students. She not only brought her valuable experience into the classroom, but also matched the energy and optimism of her classmates. She became a mentor and a role model for many students, and she's someone they aspire to be like as professionals." Although Bernadine?s journey to becoming a Hawkeye was not an easy one, she is proud of her accomplishment. ?It means respect, it means showing others that if you work hard and if you believe in what you?re doing, you can achieve it. Regardless of my age, a degree from the University of Iowa carries a lot of weight.? Read more of Bernadine's story.

Are you new to Iowa City, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Chicago, or the Twin Cities? Alumni in each of these Hawkeye havens have prepared an insider's guide to their cities to help you find your way.

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