Career Events

Career Events

Career Events

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.

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Career Webinars

Receive valuable tips and strategies from best-selling authors and national career experts to help you reach your career goals.

Learn more and register here.


Hawkeye Virtual Career Networking

Join us for our monthly Hawkeye Virtual Career Networking sessions to connect with UI alumni around the globe. Whether you're in the office, at the coffee shop, or home on the couch, these online gatherings are a great way to make new career connections.

Learn more and register here.

Virtual Speed Networking Events

We're hosting two new virtual networking events to connect UI students and alumni. These informal sessions are opportunities for Hawkeyes to expand their professional circles, share experiences, and exchange advice. Each person will be able to participate in 10 to 12 individual, text-based conversations about a variety of topics—from campus memories to popular culture and beyond. Whether you need career tips, hope to practice your social skills, or just want to meet people with similar interests, these online gatherings have something to offer you.

These events are free and open to all UI community members.

  • Black Alumni and Students
    Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. CDT — Click here to register.

  • Dance Marathon Alumni Group
    Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. CDT — Click here to register.

Knowing and Utilizing Your Strengths

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (CDT)

Dos Rios Cantina and Tequila Lounge
316 Court Ave., Des Moines

What are your strengths? Do you know how to use them effectively? During this lunch presentation, Iowa State University postdoctoral research associate Stephanie Zywicki will tell you how to focus on your strengths and effectively incorporate them into your daily life. You¹ll leave with tips and strategies to move your career forward and better understand your colleagues.

$13 for UIAA members, $15 for nonmembers. Lunch is included.

Register by noon on Tuesday, March 24.

Mascot Mix and Mingle

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. (CDT)

Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar
5485 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines

Enjoy free appetizers while meeting fellow Hawkeyes, Cyclones, and Panthers. Talk about sports, compare campus memories, or chat about pop culture‹it's entirely up to you. We only have one rule for this informal gathering: Have fun!

$5 for UIAA members, $7 for nonmembers.

Register by noon on Tuesday, March 24.