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The Changing Face of Employment

Magazine article Matrix: The Magazine for Leaders in Higher Education

The Changing Face of Employment

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Reprinted with permission from the Daily Iowan the student newspaper of the University of Iowa

The New Economy has drastically altered the landscape of the professional world While many institutions remain static in this time of change, the UI has kept pace with the advances of the Information Age, to the benefit of its students.

By introducing technology to all facets of its curriculum and academic units, students are forced to confront the challenges that await them, regardless of their chosen course of study.

The Career Development Center's "Iowa Advantage" program and the College of Business' "Bizfolio" program are giving students the opportunity to reach out to prospective employers through hypertext resumes.

By stepping beyond the traditional, two-dimensional paper resumes and harnessing the power of the Internet, UI students are in a position to differentiate themselves from their competitors in the job market.

The College of Business has established strong relationships with employers throughout the Midwest, giving graduates a head start on job opportunities.

By nature of its character as a research university, the UI gives students opportunities to move beyond the standard curriculum and explore cutting-edge theories and experimentation techniques. …

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