Nov. 21, 2008
Local student part of UI's first graduating Career Leadership Academy class
(STUDENT NAME), a (CLASS) at the University of Iowa and daughter/son (PARENT'S) NAME(S)) of (HOMETOWN), graduated from the University of Iowa's Career Leadership Academy on Nov. 16.
The Career Leadership Academy is a four-semester academic program that helps UI undergraduates develop their leadership skills. The program is divided into four phases each semester: The Self-Aware Leader, The Leader Who Understands Others, The Leader Who Interacts with Others, and The Leader About to Engage the World.
The goal of the program is to prepare UI undergraduates to become successful professionals after college. Within the Career Leadership Academy there are opportunities for students to network with professionals; learn about multiculturalism, diversity and intercultural development; engage in teambuilding workshops; practice resume and cover letter writing; learn effective communication skills; attend etiquette dinners; lead service projects; and explore a variety of career search tools.
The pilot phase began in spring 2007 with 56 students. Since then the program has grown exponentially; currently there are 349 UI undergraduates enrolled in the program. It is anticipated that by spring 2009 there will be 500 students in the academy.
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The Pomerantz Career Center provides services to students and alumni from the UI. Services available include career and major exploration, assessment tools, career advising, job and internship search resources such as UI Employment Expo, and an online recruiting system. The Pomerantz Career Center hosts several career fairs annually, career education programs for students, on-campus interviews, mock interviews and many other programs and services. The office is located at C310 Pomerantz Center, on Market Street and the T. Anne Cleary Walkway in Iowa City. For more information call 319-335-1023 or visit http://www.careers.uiowa.edu.
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