Category Archives: Membership Benefits

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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Career Advancement Begins from Within

When it comes to career paths and goals, many people fail to adequately contemplate and execute a long-term plan. Most individuals invest a significant amount of time each week on hobbies, entertainment, and extracurricular activities, but little to no time strategizing how to advance their career.

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical…

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Membership Has Its Privileges

University of Iowa Alumni Association members enjoy numerous benefits and services. From golf and home entertainment discounts to access to exclusive career webinars and Iowa Voyagers tours, UIAA members receive a variety of rewards for their support. Take a look at some of our current benefits:

10% off at the Iowa Hawk Shop
10% off any service or repair at…

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Find the Start-Up in You

Today’s job market is all about delivering results. Every position has goals attached to it, and most have certain parameters that indicate an employee’s success. As the nation’s job market continues to favor a more entrepreneurial approach, job seekers must adapt their philosophies and strategies to match employers’ current expectations.

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, Ben Casnocha, co-author of the New York…

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Going Up?

In today’s hyper-competitive job market, it’s important to seize every opportunity to be noticed. Research shows that hiring managers spend as little as six seconds reviewing the average resume, and that interviewers know within two minutes whether they are going to bring a candidate back for a second interview. If someone asked you to provide a quick message about your…

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Get Your Brand Together

“Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” – Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

Facebook and Twitter aren’t just for sharing jokes and photos with your friends anymore. Take one look at your newsfeed and you’ll see that companies big and small have turned to social media to help them connect with consumers…

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Thank You, Tailgate Style

We love our members! Without you, our Lifelong Learning events, career networking workshops, Iowa Voyagers travel opportunities, and award-winning Iowa Alumni Magazine would not be possible. To show our appreciation, we’re honored to host the annual UIAA Members’ Tailgate this Saturday, Nov. 2, before the Iowa vs. Wisconsin football game at Kinnick Stadium.

From 8 to 10 a.m. at the UI…

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Eat and Meet in Des Moines

Leave the intrastate rivalry at the door! In cooperation with the Iowa State and University of Northern Iowa alumni associations, the UIAA proudly invites alumni to attend the first networking lunch of the season at Dos Rios Cantina and Tequila Lounge in Des Moines on Thursday, Oct. 17. Graduates from each of these universities are encouraged to come enjoy a…

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Whip Your Career Into Shape

While many people apply significant time, money, and attention to personal well-being and interests, they often overlook the importance of investing in their long-term career strategies. It makes good sense to ponder physical and emotional health, but what about the health of our careers?

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the UIAA will feature career expert and author Peter Weddle in the season’s…

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Read Between the Lines

When dealing with co-workers, supervisors, and clients, effective communication skills are key. How you say something is just as important as what you say. Your posture, mannerisms, and facial expressions have a major influence on how people interpret your message.

Join us on Monday, Sept. 23, for the UIAA’s Young Alumni Effective Communication Skills Seminar and Networking…

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