COVID-19 Campus Updates and Resources: Wearing a face mask and practicing physical distancing are required. Visit our Stay Healthy, Stay Safe. Navigating COVID-19 Together website for more information.

Spring 2021 Course List: This course list identifies face-to-face classes that will be delivered via Zoom at their scheduled days and times through March 19. All other courses will run as scheduled at their designated days, times, and locations.

Extended hours: Many offices are open 8:00am–6:00pm weekdays through January 22. Offices with extended hours include Student Services, Business Office, Financial Aid, and Admissions.

Career Fair Tips

Before the fair

  • Plan to wear comfortable but professional clothing—first impressions matter!

  • Research the companies that will be participating in the fair, especially those of interest to you.

  • Bring several copies of your clean, up-to-date resume in a folder or portfolio.

  • This event is to help you find employment; do not bring your family along with you.

Meeting Employers

  • Don’t let someone else speak for you.

  • Shake hands, make good eye contact, smile, and deliver your 30 second commercial or elevator speech.

  • Offer a resume to the employer. Some employers will refer you to their company web site.

  • Be reasonable when taking recruiter giveaways. Thank employers for any materials you are given.

  • Jot down a fact on the back of a business card to help jog your memory when you write a follow-up letter.

Other Hints, Tips, and Tricks

  • Don’t ask, "What do you have for my major?"

  • Be assertive without being rude.

  • Be open-minded and flexible; you might be surprised at what you find.

  • Use the fair to pick up pertinent information about an organization that can be used in a follow up letter of inquiry, application, or thank you note.

  • Be sensitive to others waiting behind you.

  • Don’t ask about salary and benefits.

Following Up

  • Keep track of the organizations and representatives with whom you spoke.

  • Send a thank you letter to the representatives you wish to pursue. This will set the stage for future correspondence.

  • Reflect upon your approach and interactions. What went well? What would you do differently? Did you learn anything about yourself or a potential employer?

Career Services Center

Bremer Hall 102
319-296-4297
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Coordinator

Rachel Evans
319-296-2329 ext.1297
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Assistant Coordinator

Youssef Mekawy
319-296-4297
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Regular Hours Fall 2020

Monday 8:00am–4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am–4:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am–4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am–4:30pm
Friday 8:00am–4:30pm

If campus is closed, the Career Services Center is also closed. This includes weather related closings. See the Academic Calendar for scheduled college closings.

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