Career Development

Career Development

The Hawkeye experience does not end after graduation. The SAAS office works to ensure that student-athletes have a direction during their studies and are prepared for careers after graduation. This includes major and career exploration, resume development, professional skill-building, networking, interviewing, and experiential learning. The SAAS office also employs a full-time Career Specialist who assists student-athletes with resume development, interview preparation, graduate and professional school applications, gaining internship and job shadow experience & connecting them with career resources on campus. Please contact Tangela Cheatham at for more information or to schedule an appointmnet with Tangela head to GradesFirst

Career Leadership Academy

Two-part course designed to give students an edge as leaders in their career field of choice. Focus is on developing both leadership and employment skills. Parts 1 and 2 are both 3 credits. CLA is delivered to student-athletes in collaboration with Student-Athlete Academic Services and the Pomerantz Career Center.

StrengthsQuest Module

Student-athletes will have the opportunity to take the StrengthsQuest assessment during their freshmen year. StrengthsQuest is a multi-faceted personality and leadership assessment that offers an insight into their inherent strengths and interests. The results can be used to help guide students in their studies, relationships, careers, and beyond.

Senior Series

This series consists of several information sessions designed to aid senior student-athletes through their final year prior to graduation. Sessions include Senior Night, the Graduate and Professional School Fair, Resume Development, Polk County Prep Night, and the Polk County Senior Dinner.

Graduate & Professional School Fair

Each fall SAAS offers a informational session for student-athletes interested in pursuing a graduate or professional degree. Speakers include the Graduate College, current athletes in graduate programs, and booths with reps from various graduate and professional programs.

Health CARE (Career & Research Exposure) & Hawkeye PACE (Professional and Career Exposure)

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Follow these links to apply for either Health CARE or Hawkeye PACE for Summer 2017. Applications are due by April 14th. If you have any questions please contact Tangela Cheatham at application does require a resume, however, don’t be alarmed we’ll work to improve these during the summer! We’d just like for you to get started and make an earnest effort.

Collaboration with Pomerantz Career Center

To learn more about how the University of Iowa can help you advance your career head to the Pomerantz Career Center

Polk County Senior Recognition Dinner

The Polk County I-Club Sr. Recognition Dinner has been held every year since 1978 in Des Moines, Iowa. This historic event acts as a networking opportunity for senior student-athletes and local businesses that are interested further supporting the careers of the graduating Iowa Hawkeyes. The 2017 dinner will be held on April 17th.

If you would like to work at Student-Athlete Academic Services either as a learning assistant or tutor follow this link to see if we have any openings.

Jobs & Internships

The Georiga State Games

The Georgia State Games is one of the largest Amateur Olympic-Style Sports Festivals in the country. They rely HEAVILY on top quality interns to operate many of their sporting Events Projects and Programs. To date they have had students attend their internship from 37 States, 9 Foreign Countries and 3 Canadian Providences. Seeking various majors: Sales, Marketing, Sports Management, Recreation, Public Relations, Communications, Business, Etc! Housing is available!

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College Financial Respresentative (CFR)

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