CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Feb. 13, 2001
UI Alumni Association sponsors spring break job program
IOWA CITY Through its spring break externship program, the University
of Iowa Alumni Association is giving students a chance to get a look inside
a potential career field by working with UI alumni in their places of business.
The externship program will be March 12-16, giving students one-on-one time
with Iowa alumni sponsors in Iowa and across the country. Students gain on-the-job
experience in a variety of different occupations ranging from marketing to
Some externship sponsors include a production manager at KGAN in Cedar Rapids,
a neurosurgeon from Chicago, Ill. and the vice president of City Search.com,
an Internet company in San Francisco.
Steve Gude, who graduated from the UI in 1979 with a bachelor of arts degree
in speech and hearing science and with a master's degree in speech pathology
in 1980, sponsored at UI student over winter break at the Des Moines Public
Schools, where he is a speech and language pathologist.
"Students get to see what really goes on. You can read about your subject
in a book, but when you spend time with someone in the field, it's a different
experience than a classroom setting," he said. "They also have a
chance to see if they are really interested in this field."
Externships are one of the many career services provided by the UI Alumni
The deadline to apply for a spring externship is Feb. 25; applications are
305 Calvin Hall. There is no fee for participating in an externship; however,
students are responsible for their own expenses including travel and lodging.
For more information on externships or to become an externship sponsor, visit
the Alumni Association's career services website at www.iowalum.com/career,
call the career office at (319) 335-3301 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.