Frequently Asked Questions

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(Student To Employed Professional)

UI STEP is a one credit hour, eleven week course offered to UI student employees through the Leadership Program within Pomerantz Career Center.

College is a time of excitement, challenge, stress, fun and about every other adjective you can throw in there. Bottom line, students have a ton on their plate and a lot to think about now and into the future. With all that is going on in their lives, it is hard to know if their preparation and personal growth is up to par with the rest of their classmates. After this program, not only do we want students to be ahead of the average college student when it comes to self-awareness and preparation for the work world, but we want them to be light years ahead.

Below is an outline of the topics that students will discuss during their UI STEP course:

  • Transitioning From Student to Full-Time Employee
  • Student Employment Education and Impact
  • In-School Career Preparation/Timeline
  • Work, Life, and School Balance
  • Job Searching and Outlook
  • Networking and Social Media
  • Must Know--Interview Skills

"The UI STEP program has been such an eye-opening experience. I never knew that I was learning so much in my student employment position, but this class has allowed me to see where I can apply the skills I'm acquiring now to my future career. Not to mention this class has been so informative about how to go about finding (and keeping!) that career! I recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn how they can be the best employee they can be - now and after graduation!"  -- Rylee Coteus, Lead Student Worker, Student Disability Services


UI STEP - Student to Employed Professional courses currently being offered

  • CCP:1306:0001  August 27 - November 5, Wednesday, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM, C-29 PC
  • CCP:1306:0002  August 26 - November 4, Tuesday, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM, 302 LC

For more information on UI STEP, contact Josh Frahm at or 319-384-4024.


STEP is sponsored by the Offices of Student Employment, Student Financial Aid, and Pomerantz Career Center.

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