Alumni career services

Your relationship with the University of Iowa doesn't end at graduation, and neither does the university's commitment to nurturing your career.

The University of Iowa is stronger when our alumni are well connected, and your Hawkeye network is one of the most valuable assets of being a UI alum. With more than 270,000 living alumni, your Hawkeye reach touches every state in the U.S.—and beyond. Most reports indicate that 60 percent or more of jobs are found by networking, so use your UI connection to your benefit!

The UI Alumni Association is pleased to bring meaningful career development events to our alumni. From networking happy hours to résumé review seminars to job fairs, we look to our successful pool of talent—our alumni, faculty, and staff—to assist with such career outreach efforts.



To ensure that you receive invitations to career events in your area, keep your record updated by visiting iowalum.com/update.

Your UIAA membership strengthens the University of Iowa and supports career enhancement opportunities, social networking, student leadership programs, local Hawkeye events in your backyard, IOWA clubs, Iowa Alumni Magazine, and so much more. Renew or Join today!



Connecting Alumni to Businesses

Connecting alumni is a fundamental mission of the UIAA. To help introduce alumni to businesses and services they may wish to patronize, we’re developing the Alumni Business Directory. All alumni are invited to submit their business-related information for inclusion.


Recognizing Success

Business StickerThe University of Iowa's alumni are enterprising individuals who apply their talents, creativity, and ingenuity to building businesses that benefit their communities.

The Alumni Business Initiative celebrates these successes and connects you with other businesses, the general public, potential clients, and alumni. If you own a business, contact the UIAA to learn how to obtain an exclusive “Hawkeye Powered Business” cling to display as a symbol of the University of Iowa’s pride in your accomplishments and your own Hawkeye pride!

For more details, visit www.iowalum.com/business


Old-Fashioned Networking

Business Sticker To bring people together face-to-face, we work with our volunteer-led IOWA Clubs,various UI colleges, and other groups to provide alumni with many occasions to network and socialize.

Visit the UIAA calendar for activities and events in your area. If you want to work with us to organize networking events, email alumni-careers@uiowa.edu


Need a Job? Need Help?

Whether you are looking for new career opportunities or need new employees, the UIAA’s new expanded partnership with the Pomerantz Career Center can assist you.

Through the Hire-A-Hawk employment database, alumni can search for career opportunities and businesses nationwide will be invited to use this resource in their recruitment searches.

For information on getting started with Hire-A-Hawk, please visit HireaHawk.com or call the Pomerantz Career Center at 319-335-1023.


Upcoming webinars

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