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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Rand and Mary Louise Petersen have supported numerous university programs. They also created the Dr. Walter and Margaret Anneberg Scholarship Fund in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the Mary Louise Petersen Chair in Higher Education in the College of Education. Mary Louise Petersen is the former president of the Iowa Board of Regents and a lifelong Hawkeye. As a child, Mary Louise Petersen soaked up her parents' passion for education and the University of Iowa. Her parents, Dr. Walter and Margaret Anneberg, were devoted and loyal Iowa alumni. "When the University of Iowa Alumni Association was first organized, my parents were among the first to join," she said. "They were actively involved in raising money and donating money for the University of Iowa. I grew up around people who not only loved the Hawkeyes, but also had a passion for serving and for giving back." "My father once said, 'Don't wait to give back for your education until you can afford to give. You start right away because it will be the habit of a lifetime.'" - Mary Louise Petersen Following in the footsteps of her parents, Mary Louise Petersen started at Iowa in 1947. Her first year as a Hawkeye is a time she will never forget. "My husband, Rand, and I met our freshman year," she said. "Our very first date was a Coca-Cola date at Whetstone's, which was one of the popular places at the time. That was the beginning of our Iowa story." Much like her parents, Mary Louise Petersen says her time at Iowa shaped her life. It's why she continues to give back to the university. Her initial contribution was small but significant; it was in keeping with a family tradition that has now lasted for nearly a century. Watch: Mary Louise Petersen "My family has been deeply influenced by this university," she says. "From one generation to the next, the University of Iowa continues to be committed to providing an educational experience that ensures a lifetime of success. I've been a Hawkeye for as long as I can remember, and I'll be one forever." Today, Mary Louise's four children?Steve, KAP, Allen, and Lynn?are all Iowa graduates and have given back to the university. The entire family is instilling those same values in their next generation of Hawkeyes?five of whom are UI graduates. Watch: Women and Philanthropy This video features Mary Louise Petersen and several other remarkable women.

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