Category Archives: Career Services

Turning Conflict into Cooperation

Please join us on Monday, Feb. 2, for “Managing Unhappy Campers and Workplace Conflict,” an alumni career luncheon featuring Henry B. Tippie College of Business Professor Lon Moeller, 82BBA, 84MA, 87JD, at AMERICANA restaurant and lounge in Des Moines.

Moeller, who is also the University of Iowa’s associate provost for undergraduate education and dean of the University College, will discuss methods for mediating disagreements…

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Get in the Career Driver’s Seat

Start the new year right by taking charge of your professional future with our January 2015 members-only career Webinar, “Grab the Keys and Drive Your Career.”

Los Ellis, author of “The Hidden Keys to Life and Business Success,” will lead the hourlong session and help you expand your leadership skills and gain appreciation from your colleagues.

The hourlong Webinar is scheduled for 7 to…

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Get the ins and outs of LinkedIn

Our November Members-Only Career Webinar is all about leveraging social media.

“Let LinkedIn Market Your Skills and Experience” is a chance to learn from Viveka von Rosen, author of LinkedIn Marketing an Hour a Day, about how the social network LinkedIn offers tools designed to maximize your professional presence. Find more information here.

You can register until the event begins at 7 p.m….

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Network While Learning About Financial Independence

Enjoy Mexican food while learning how to balance your financial responsibilities.

The University of Iowa Alumni Association’s next Des Moines alumni networking event is titled, “Seeking Financial Independence: Competing Obligations,” and will feature wisdom from Ronald Barnes and Todd Edwards of Merrill Lynch. Their discussion will touch on budgeting, investing, and developing a feasible road map.

The event is part of our Alumni…

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Boost your professional presence in Des Moines

You might be adversaries on game day but we want you to be allies during the work day.

The University of Iowa Alumni Association will host a session aimed at new graduates of the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, and the UI, on improving your professional presence. The event is part of our Alumni Networking in Des Moines series…

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Welcome to the Corridor!

Join us on Monday, Oct. 27 as we welcome some new faces to the Iowa City community.

The Corridor Fall Welcome Reception, the fall regional workforce initiative of the Iowa City Area Development Group and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, will feature live music courtesy of the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance as well as hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

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It’s All About the Delivery

The ability to effectively communicate your point of view and intentions is vital to long-term success in the workplace. While what we say matters, how we say it is just as important. We must understand how our peers perceive our words in order to lead others.

On Thursday, April 17, Angie Lookingbill, a leadership consultant with Wright Lookingbill, will discuss communication…

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Leadership Starts from Within

In today’s competitive job market, possessing the required experience and qualifications often isn’t enough. Today, employees must have leadership skills, as well as the ability to continually adapt and learn. To thrive in the workplace, they must continue to grow and refine their abilities to effectively lead others.

On Wednesday, April 2, professional speaker and author Al Duncan will present our…

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Put the Personal Back in Personal Network

In today’s competitive job market, it’s important to continue to grow one’s business connections. According to several recent studies, 80 percent of job seekers are hired through their personal networks. However, in the age of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, it’s still necessary to maintain a personal connection with your contacts.

On Wednesday, March 5, Ivan…

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Connect with Hawkeyes Across the Globe

In today’s job market, it’s important to network every way you can—both in person and virtually. That new connection you made on LinkedIn may eventually become the contact you need to take the next step in your career. Whether you’re a high-ranking executive or just entered the workforce, it’s always important to grow your list of professional contacts.

Beginning Feb. 19,…

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