2019 AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup

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AlphaLab Gear just launched the Hardware Cup for its 5th year.

The Hardware Cup is a pitch competition for early-stage hardware startups. We’re touring 7 cities around the US to find and highlight the most promising physical product startups in …

By Kelli Delfosse
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Advanced Interviewing Tips

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With the recent fair wrapped up, we hope you will be successful in moving to the interview process with companies. This short guide will provide information on the different types of interviews that could be conducted at a company.

Types …

By Stephen Kruse
Stephen Kruse Professional Development Peer Advisor Stephen Kruse
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How to Ask for an Awesome Letter of Recommendation (and Actually Get One)

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You are applying for a job, graduate school, or maybe a really cool astronaut camp.

You’ve already tackled all of the application basics. You did your research, tailored your resume, wrote an impressive cover letter, and even sent …

By Kaitlin Reither
Kaitlin Reither Professional Development Peer Advisor Kaitlin Reither
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View More Featured Jobs on CareerConnect

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Make the most of the Engineering CareerConnect platform! Once a week, you receive the CareerConnect email with an abundance of information on upcoming recruiting events, career advice, and featured job/internship postings.  Even though the email contains only a select few …

By Stephen Kruse
Stephen Kruse Professional Development Peer Advisor Stephen Kruse
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The Co-op Versus Internship Experience

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Co-ops and internships are crucial to getting a sense for if you are on the right career path or not. I have been privileged enough to get to experience both. While both are the same concept, to get career experience, …

By Grace Edwards
Grace Edwards Professional Development Peer Advisor Grace Edwards
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How to Rock the Career Fair and Make Recruiters Love You

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Career fairs are a freaking gold-mine of networking opportunities, and they are easily the best place to look if you’re seeking an internship or job with a larger company. However, you can’t just waltz willy-nilly in to a career fair. Not …

By Kelli Delfosse
Kelli Delfosse Director, Engineering Professional Development Kelli Delfosse
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4 Email Templates to Make Networking Way Less Awkward

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Whether you’re searching for a new job, looking to learn more about a specific industry or role, or simply want to expand your web of professional contacts, you know that networking is incredibly useful.

But, let’s face it—it can also …

By The Muse
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Engineering Students Featured in “Reflections from UI Students Interning in Barcelona”

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Nearly 70 University of Iowa students completed summer internships in their fields of interest. Impressive to be sure, but even more notable is the fact they completed these internships abroad—allowing them to not only gain relevant, global experience, but also to …

By Abdul Elgaali
Abdul Elgaali Professional Development Peer Advisor Abdul Elgaali
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New Hireahawk System Live!

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The new and improved Hireahawk dashboard officially launched this summer and is now live for students.

Hireahawk powered by Handshake allows students and graduates the ease of professional networking, job searching, and more. The system holds a database of job/internship …

By Stephen Kruse
Stephen Kruse Professional Development Peer Advisor Stephen Kruse
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Strengthen Your Resume with VMock

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Summer break can be an excellent time for family, food, and fun. It can also mean adding experiences on your resumes and preparing to send out applications for internships and full-time positions.

Update your resume and try out VMock, our …

By Stephen Kruse
Stephen Kruse Professional Development Peer Advisor Stephen Kruse
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