Welcome to the Experience Iowa Blogs

Follow University of Iowa students and admission counselors as they blog about their Iowa experience. Check out the most recent posts below, or visit their individual blogs.

  • Orientation Preparation: What You Need to Know
    By Admission Counselors on Fri May 20th, 2016

    Hi, future Hawkeyes! We are just a few months away from the start of the 2016-2017 school year, which means it’s time for you to take your first steps into student life at the University of Iowa
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  • Letter to my Freshman Year
    By Caitlin on Fri May 6th, 2016

    Dear Freshman Year,

    When I first came to Iowa I’m not going to lie you scared me. Being without my family so far away from home was something so new to me. 10 months later I want
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  • College a.k.a. Changes
    By Austin on Tue Apr 26th, 2016

    I’ll admit.

    It’s still a work in progress—taking on the role of Atlas. Holding a strained position, head cocked to the sky, back arched in accepted pain—all while looking to the stars in an attempt to divine
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  • Senior Year
    By Sam on Wed Apr 20th, 2016

    As a senior here at the University of Iowa, my time is dwindling down. Sitting here typing this on the old capitol steps, I can’t help but think about everything this place has taught me and let
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  • Spring is here, where to have fun?
    By Helen on Mon Mar 28th, 2016

    “After the winter, comes the spring; that’s when the blue bird starts to sing.”
    — “After the Winter” by Lenka

    It’s half way through the spring semester already, and it is midterm time for lots of people.
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  • Staying Motivated for Spring Break
    By Sarah on Fri Mar 11th, 2016

    Hey Hawkeyes!

    Wow, I think the weather has finally decided to start heading towards spring. It’s amazing how many people you start seeing around campus when it warms up and how many different activities you can watch.
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  • The Internship Search: Resources & Success
    By Sehseh on Thu Mar 3rd, 2016

    Much like my student employment search over a year ago, the internship search has certainly been a trip. To start off, the University of Iowa has a number of resources to aid students in a job or
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