Iowa Law’s Career Office is Making House Calls
Posted Jan 3, 2008 5:10 PM CDT
By Molly McDonough
For University of Iowa College of Law grads who are at a standstill, not quite sure what to do next, expect a house call.
UI law school officials have begun an innovative new program in which a college rep travels across Iowa or across the country to meet face-to-face with career-stalled graduates, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports.
"This is part of a bigger picture of what we are trying to develop, thinking about the admission process all the way through alumni life about how students think about and act on career choices," Steve Langerud, the college's associate dean for career services, is quoted saying.
Spearheaded by Langerud, the program began last spring. Langerud has already met with about 100 alumni in Iowa and several other states, including Arizona, Colorado and Utah. When the program is fully implemented, Langerud says he expects to 200-250 alumni a year to get visits.
Langerud describes the program as combining hard-core career counseling with executive coaching.