Alumni Career Webinars

Iowa Alums:

Do you want to change career paths? Would you like to improve your social media presence or learn how to network more effectively? If so, join us each week for our free career Webinar series to receive valuable lessons from experts on topics such as personal branding, social media, and crafting the perfect elevator pitch. This series features best-selling authors and national career experts who will share their strategies, research, and tips to help you reach your career goals.

To register, click on http://www.iowalum.com/career/webinars.cfm

The next webinar is coming up on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific time.

The title of the webinar is “How to Write Better Resumes and Cover Letters.”

What can you learn from someone that has written over 15,000 resume and cover letters. Lots!

Patricia know how to make you stand out–not only in the software programs that are looking for specific keywords– but in the minds of hiring authorities that are glancing at your resumes in as little as six seconds! You will learn dozens of “shoulds” and “should nots” as well as best practices including everything from the types of fonts to use to which paper creates the best impression.

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Alumni Career Webinars

Iowa Alums:

Do you want to change career paths? Would you like to improve your social media presence or learn how to network more effectively? If so, join us each week for our free career Webinar series to receive valuable lessons from experts on topics such as personal branding, social media, and crafting the perfect elevator pitch. This series features best-selling authors and national career experts who will share their strategies, research, and tips to help you reach your career goals.

To register, click on http://www.iowalum.com/career/webinars.cfm

The next webinar is coming up on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific time.

The title of the webinar is “Retire Smart, Retire Happy: Finding Your True Path in Life.”

Most of us look forward to our retirement, eagerly anticipating more free time and opportunities to play. The reality of retirement can be very different. Unexpected challenges lead to to question who we really are and what we can reasonably expect to accomplish in the remaining years of our lives.

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The Price is Right College Rivalry

We received this invitation from Lauren Wilkins at “The Price is Right.”

 

Hello!
I’m reaching out to you on behalf of The Price is Right. On Sunday, March 6th at 8:30am we’re taping a College Rivalry episode at CBS in Hollywood and we wanted to personally reach out and encourage current students & alumni from the University of Iowa to Come On Down! You’ll have a chance to play against contestants representing rival schools like Iowa State for cars, trips, and amazing prizes!
We’d love to have at least 10 people from the University of Iowa in the audience, but we’re also reaching out to alumni groups from your rival schools so the more people you have to represent the Hawkeyes, the better!
Group bookings (15-20 people max) are strongly encouraged and will be given priority over individual reservations.
To reserve group tickets please call Vince at On Camera Audiences at 818.880.8200. He’s also copied on this email.
We look forward having you guys Come On Down!
Best Wishes!
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Alumni Career Webinars

Iowa Alums:

Do you want to change career paths? Would you like to improve your social media presence or learn how to network more effectively? If so, join us each week for our free career Webinar series to receive valuable lessons from experts on topics such as personal branding, social media, and crafting the perfect elevator pitch. This series features best-selling authors and national career experts who will share their strategies, research, and tips to help you reach your career goals.

To register, click on http://www.iowalum.com/career/webinars.cfm

The next webinar is coming up on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific time.

The title of the webinar is “Retire Smart, Retire Happy: Finding Your True Path in Life.”

You will gain an understanding of:

What technology will be capable doing in just a few short years

How rapidly these technological advancements will replace white collar jobs

What jobs will be hard to replace with technology

Federico will share how to survive the economic collapse and be happy by exploring the impact of advances on our lives, what it means to be happy, and providing suggestions about how to avoid a systemic collapse.

 

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How the Iowa float in Rose Bowl parade was made

PASADENA, Calif. — New Year’s Day is different this year for Hawkeye fans, not only because Iowa is in the Rose Bowl but also because of Iowa’s presence at the famed Rose Parade preceding Friday’s game.

In the 127th version of the annual Pasadena Rose Parade, the Hawkeye state will be well represented with Iowa’s band, cheerleaders and, of course, a float. The Iowa football float will be one of approximately 40 motoring in the parade.

Putting together the float was no small feat, and it involved many members of the Iowa Alumni Association lending a hand to get it done. Work began in earnest in early December once it was determined that the Hawkeyes would be playing Stanford in the game. The float decoration was finished on Wednesday.

“The Rose Bowl is a huge event, so we have all kinds of people out here (in southern California),” said Jeff Kueter, President and CEO of the University of Iowa Alumni Association.

The Hawkeye alumni effort to work on the float — which is officially sponsored by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses — was led by the Los Angeles Iowa Club, which had at least 60 members volunteer, according to club president and 2001 Iowa graduate Alvin Chang.

“It’s been a pretty crazy whirlwind the last few days and after they announced that Iowa was playing in the Rose Bowl,” said Chang, a Waterloo native who is also president of the L.A. chapter of the Big 10 Club. “When Iowa fans see the float, there will be a roar, for sure. Hawkeye Nation doesn’t mess around. There is black and gold all over town.”

The Iowa float is known as the “Trophy” float, and the Stanford float the “Bowl” float as designated by the Tournament of Roses. The Big 10 and Pac-12 switch between these two themes each year, according to Leslie Foxvog, a decoration coordinator for the firm Artistic Entertainment Services, which was contracted to put together the Iowa float.

The float decoration took place in a warehouse in Azusa, about 15 miles east of Pasadena. The Iowa float has approximately 8,000 yellow roses on it, but no black roses.

“Black roses are too expensive and there was no way to get quantity at a reasonable cost,” Foxvog said.

Even so, there was plenty of organic material that went into the Iowa float decoration. The float (50 feet long, 18 feet wide, 18 feet tall) is festooned with roses, oatmeal, white beans, parsley, eucalyptus leaves, yellow chrysanthemums, seaweed, flax seed, pumpkin seeds, coconut, small millet, and bronze strawflower.

“The Iowa people that worked on the float were awesome. They were friendly, supportive, patient and enthusiastic,” said Foxvog, who has been decorating Rose Parade floats since 1980. “It’s rare to have so many alumni enthusiasts as Iowa has come work on the float.”

One of the volunteers was Alan Cremers, a 1980 Hawkeye grad originally from Rembrandt, Iowa. Cremers resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and decided to drop in and help decorate the float on a family visit.

“It dawned on me while I was driving that Iowa would need volunteers and it would be a fun experience and I’m glad I did it. The camaraderie was the best part of the experience,” Cremers said. “The Iowa float looks good, it’s a winning float.”

When the completed project rested in the warehouse Wednesday, a visiting family from Iowa out for the Rose Bowl stood and admired the float.

“Frankly, the float isn’t flashy.(Iowa coach) Kirk Ferentz would be pleased, because it’s a meat-and-potatoes decoration,” said Matt Reisetter of Cedar Falls.

Reisetter’s 11-year old son, Mason, laughed at the reference to Ferentz.

“This float is definitely ‘Old Kirk’ style,” the younger Reisetter said.

Family member Becky Roland of La Porte City said seeing the floats up close was a once-in-a-lifetime action.

“I love the yellow roses on the Iowa float,” said Roland, who added with a smile, “But I wonder where the corn is?”

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