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Sept. 20, 2006

Pomerantz Center Sponsors Public Engagement Career Week

Students interested in non-profit, government and human service work are encouraged to attend the upcoming Public Engagement Careers Week offered by Pomerantz Career Center. The event includes a career fair and a variety of informational programs that will take place across campus from Sept. 25 to 29.

The programs will provide students with information on career options as well as opportunities to network with employers seeking to fill internship and full-time positions. Students of all majors are encouraged to attend the events.

"This is a unique opportunity for students to connect with employers from the government, non-profit and human services sectors without leaving campus and to explore career paths they may want to know more about," says Sherry Hingtgen, student services and event coordinator at the Pomerantz Career Center.

Programs that will take place throughout the week are "So, You Want a Job With the Federal Government," "Non-Profits and Public Engagement: A View From the Workplace," and "So, You Want a Job With a Non-Profit." For a full schedule of the weeks' events, times and locations, please visit

As part of the week, the Government, Non-Profit and Human Service Career Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 at Old Brick Community Center. Some participating employers include the Iowa Division of Banking, Orchard Place, and Woodward Academy. For more information about the Career Fair, including a full list of the participating employers, please visit

Pomerantz Career Center provides services to students and alumni from the University of Iowa. Services available include career and major exploration, assessment tools, career advising, job and internship search resources such as UI Employment Expo, an online recruiting system. The Pomerantz Career Center hosts several career fairs annually, career education programs for students, mock interviews and many other programs and services. The office is located at C310 Pomerantz Center, on Market Street and the Cleary Walkway in Iowa City. For more information, call 319-335-1023 or visit

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010,

WRITER: Christine Heim, Marketing and Public Relations Assistant, Pomerantz Career Center