ANNOUNCING Inaugural Tippie Sustainability Case Competition — April 5th and 6th, 2024

“Natural Pearl” by Nigel Hall

The Inaugural Tippie Sustainability Case Competition will challenge teams of four UI undergraduate students to integrate knowledge from core business disciplines to solve a sustainability challenge facing organizations today. The competition is presented by: Tippie Undergraduate Program Office (UPO), Tippie Senate, and the Tippie Social Impact Community (SIC).

  • Open to all students and majors
  • Limit two Seniors per team
  • Email if interest and want more info!
  • Registration opening early-February!

Students will have the opportunity to develop leadership and decision-making skills that will help them maximize economic, social, and environmental sustainability in their future jobs.

In 2025, we will expand the Tippie Sustainability Case Competition to include teams from other colleges and universities.

Seeking Tippie Representatives for the 2024 National Women’s Case Competition in Austin, TX from April 4 – 6

Would you be interested in traveling/representing Tippie at a national case competition? If yes, please complete the following interest form to represent Tippie before Friday, February 9th!

We are now reviewing students for the 2024 National Women’s Case Competition in Austin, TX happening from April 4 – 6! The selection committee is seeking Tippie students with demonstrated potential and  leadership within the Tippie College of Business! The McCombs School of Business, the Women in Business Association, and Apple, Inc. are excited to host the 2024 McCombs National Women’s Case Competition taking place on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin from April 4 – 6, 2024 in Austin, Texas! Additional information can be found at:

Competition Timeline:

  • Feb. 9 (F): Finalize Tippie Team
  • March 28 (Th): case released via email (one week prior to competition)
  • March 28 – April 3: intensive case preparation [please note that Easter is March 31]
  • April 3rd or 4th: Travel as team
  • Apr 4 (Th) – Apr 6 (Sat): competition held in Austin, Texas

Additional Information for WCC:

  • In 2023, the Tippie team won 2nd  place in their first outing at the competition.
  • Competition is a team of four. While all students are welcome, we are seeking any undergraduate BBA women (trans and non-binary students are welcome).
    • Prior completion or current enrollment in BUS:3000 (BCaP) preferred.
    • Experience working with Tableau (or strong quantitative skills) desired.
    • Strong team dynamics needed.
  • Professor Beth A. Livingston, Faculty Director, Kathleen Dore – Henry B. Tippie Women’s Leadership Program will serve as the team advisor.
  • Meredith Ringel-Ensley in the Frank Center will help prepare your team with best practices for PPT slides, public speaking, and other written/speaking material.
  • Tevin Robbins and the UPO will assist with competition logistics.
  • All student participants are provided food and hotel lodging throughout the competition as well as additional expenses provided by the Tippie College of Business.

History of WCC

The McCombs National Women’s Case Competition began as an initiative to provide more opportunities for female identifying students to participate a heavily male dominated case competition space. The competition was created as a space to amplify the voices of women and provide pathways for women to participate in case competitions on a large scale. Presently, all students are able to participate, regardless of gender identity.

Why the lack of women representation?

​ Interestingly, there is a consistent skewed gender ratio, which undermines the competitions. 50% of business students are women, yet only 29% of case competition participants are women. Questionnaires from past WCC participants have found potential causes for this lack of representation include self-doubt, lack of experience amongst students, and that the intensity and duration of the case competitions were not a good fit for most.

Thanks to the generous support from the sponsoring company, Apple, Inc., the National Women’s Case Competition is able to provide the following cash prizes to the first, second, and third place teams:

  • First Place – $4,000 ($1,000 for each team member)
  • Second Place – $2,500 ($625 for each team member)
  • Third Place – $1,500 ($375 for each team member)

If you have any questions about WCC, or case competitions supported by the Tippie Undergraduate Program Office (UPO), contact Tevin Robbins at

Presenting the 8th Annual Black in Business Series Networking Dinner — Saturday, February 24th, 2024 (RSVP ONLY)

Words From: rupi kaur’s “the sun and her flowers”

representation; is vital; otherwise the butterfly; surrounded by a group of moths; unable to see itself; will keep trying to become the moth. -representation

It’s time to mark your calendars as the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa presents our 8th Annual Black in Business Series Networking Dinner. We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to make arrangements and Save-the-Date for Saturday, February 24th, 2024 for a night of empowerment for all who attend.

Networking Dinners are held each February in celebration of Black History Month. All majors and interests are welcome at this special event, including business, engineering, entrepreneurship, the arts, media, journalism, sports, education, non-profit, and more.

This event is invitation and RSVP only! Please direct inquires to Tevin Robbins if you like to be emailed an official RSVP link. Attendees get a fun/professional networking event with a chance to dress up and meet other students, staff/faculty, and industry professionals from a variety of fields and companies from across the country. There will be amazing speakers and FREE professionally catered dinner, appetizers, and mocktails (w/ Bartender). Students get to be seated at tables with industry professionals while dining together, formal and informal networking, and keynote speakers including the Co-Founder of Humanize My Hoodie, the new President of Wieden + Kennedy Portland, and recent Tippie/UI Alumni(s).

  • Date & Time: Saturday, February 24th, 2024
    • Doors Open at 5:15pm
    • Concludes 9:00pm
    • **Additional Itinerary details below
  • Venue: International (2nd Floor) Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA

You will want to RSVP right away to ensure a spot before all seats are gone! This event has BEEN AT CAPACITY EVERY YEAR (in other words…sold out). There will be a waitlist once the event is at capacity.   You can find additional information below:

Industry Professionals attending this year’s event included:

  • Jason White – President at Wieden + Kennedy Portland
  • Andre’ Wright – Business Developer / Creative Director at Wright House of Fashion and Humanize My Hoodie Movement
  • Kimmi Chex (Kimberly Chexnayder White) – On-Air Personality & Host at National Football League / NFL Total Access
  • Reginald L. Harris – Partner (Attorney) at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Taylar Smith – Digital Sales Representative at IBM
  • Adrianne Kelly – Director of Human Resources at Dicks Sporting Goods
  • Dr. Hayley Harvey – Director of Dental Education at Broadlawns Medical Center
  • Sire Abram – CEO at Vantage Education and Venture Capitalist
    And many more….

Our programming/events are free and open to all students at Iowa because all fields of study can tie back to business. The Black in Business Series strive to represent all industries. Our goals for student attendees are for you to:

  1. See representation and network Black professionals across industries.
  2. Discover mentorship from business leaders in their fields that interest.
  3. Explore potential career/internship opportunities.

**Tentative Itinerary for 8th Annual Networking Dinner:

5:15pm – Doors and Check-in Opens
5:30pm — Networking Mocktail Hour Reception (Hors D ’Oeuvres served)
w/ Guided Networking for Students who are new to this type of function
6:30pm – Welcome from Tippie College of Business and Black in Business Team
6:45pm – Opening Guest Speaker
7:05pm – Dinner Served
7:30pm — 2nd Speaker Remarks
7:50pm – Words from Recent Alums
8:10pm — Closing Thanks
8:15pm — Networking Resumes until 9pm

We hope to see you at the 8th Annual Black in Business Networking Dinner on February 24th. For questions, please email Tevin Robbins at

NOMINATIONS OPEN — Tippie Top 21 Class of 2024 Nominations Are OPEN — Closes February 29th at 11:59pm

The Tippie Top 21 award holistically recognizes twenty-one of the college’s outstanding student leaders. And we’re asking you to submit nominations for the class of 2024 Tippie Top 21 awardees!

Tippie Top 21 nominees are undergraduate students who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, experiential learning, and advancing diversity, inclusion, and global engagement. Whether it is through stellar academics or impressive initiative, our faculty and staff know that students can impact the Tippie community in countless ways. It is important to us to acknowledge these impacts and highlight the students who make them. The twenty-one Winners will be recognized in April and individually receive $250 stipends.

Click here to Submit a nomination

How do you know if a student is qualified?

ALL Tippie undergraduate students and pre-business students are eligible to be nominated. Top nominees are expected to have demonstrated excellence holistically across the following areas:

  • Scholarship (academics)
  • Leadership (involvement)
  • Experiential learning (hands-on experiences)
  • Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Engagement (expanding perspectives)

Please take a few minutes to submit brief nominations students who you feel are strong examples of what it means to be a Tippie student. Self-nominations are also welcome.

Consider peers in your classes, student organizations, or students you want to recognize are doing great things to embody Tippie. Students who are nominated must also submit their resume and cover letter discussing their accomplishments across the four categories so nominations they do not need to be lengthy (or eloquent). Students can be nominated multiple times but has VERY LOW impact on the final Top 21 awardees.

To learn more, nominate students, and see former Tippie Top 21 winner profiles, please visit:

The nomination deadline is Thursday, February 29 at 11:59 pm.

If you have questions, please contact Tevin Robbins at

Apply to be a peer mentor!

Want to help welcome the Class of 2028 next fall? This is the job for you.

Peer mentors are responsible for co-teaching the Direct Admit Seminar and helping new first-year students adjust to college.

The link to the application and job description can be found here. Applications are due by Monday, February 12 by noon.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to

Returning Home for Break

Finals are over and it’s time to return home. For some, home is a place of sanctuary, for others it’s a place of stress and limitations, and for many it’s somewhere in between. Here are a few tips to help you manage this time.

Be Intentional with Your Day

While break is a time to relax, too much “doing nothing” can signal sadness, low motivation, and negative thoughts. Try to have a routine for yourself. This doesn’t have to be a strict routine and can include the things you enjoy doing or do to relax (i.e. video games, Netflix, reading, etc.). Consider doing these things outside your bed. When we spend time in our beds it can create an association with our brains that we are tired or sick, which can perpetuate a cycle of low mood or motivation.

Plan at least 2-3 things you will accomplish throughout the day (i.e. laundry, cooking a meal or baking, running errands, exercise, cleaning, craft/art projects, calling family or a friend, resume work, etc.). Having something planned and accomplished each day will give you a sense of purpose and productivity. As humans, we thrive on a sense of purpose.

Engage in daily hygiene tasks. Change out of your pajamas (even if that’s into a pair of sweats), brush your teeth, wash your face, etc. This can send positive signals to your brain.

Have a set bedtime and wake time. This can be an hour range on either end and may fluctuate based on events that are happening. Having this consistency can help keep your circadian rhythm in tune so your body knows when you should be sleeping. When our bedtimes fluctuate significantly from day to day it’s difficult for our bodies to regulate and leads to a feeling of grogginess.

Know and Set Your Boundaries

Breaks can come with different limitations/rules or uncomfortable personal questions/comments.

Plan ahead on how you will respond to questions that are sources of stress. What are you going to do when you graduate? Why don’t you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? What were grades like? Why aren’t you more involved? Whatever those pinch points are for you, think of a way you can respectfully answer the questions and ensure self-respect. When we plan ahead, we know what we will say rather than getting caught off guard and oversharing personal information. Some examples might be: I’m exploring my options, I have time to figure it out, I appreciate you caring to ask, and I’d like to keep that information to myself. Set personal boundaries for how you will respond not for how you expect the other person to respond.

Practice Perspective Taking

Recognize that this break can be a challenge for others within in your household. Whether that includes sharing a bathroom with a sibling who has had it to themselves, a parent who has not had to worry about when you’ll be home, parental excitement to spend time with you or have you help out around the house, new relationships that have formed, changes in routine, uncertainty… the list goes on. Take a step back and see  the situation as an outsider looking at the facts vs. your perception.

Focus on What’s in Your Control  

This is a time of change that may seem odd given how many years you spent living with these people. We cannot control others, but can control our thoughts, attitude, behaviors, routine, and how we care for ourselves. When we are experiencing something out of control it can be good to practice radical acceptance thinking – acknowledging our emotions and applying acceptance. Acceptance doesn’t mean we like or condone the behavior or circumstances. It might look like this, “I’m annoyed and sad Mom’s new boyfriend is here all the time and I accept this is Mom’s house and relationship to decide.” Acceptance doesn’t mean you like it or condone it, but rather helps us to move forward and not get caught up in unhelpful thinking patterns.

Have Self-Compassion

Lastly, but not least, be kind to yourself. This can be a difficult time for many reasons. Check in with yourself on how you are feeling and practice staying in the present moment. Recognize this difficult time and have internal self-talk like you would with a friend, family member, or someone very close to you.

Tippie Toast RSVP for Thursday, November 30th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Courtyard by Marriott Iowa City

Thursday, November 30
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Toasts will begin at 6 p.m.
Courtyard by Marriott 
Iowa City

Dress code: Please dress in business casual attire for this event.

Come raise a glass to the December Tippie Class of 2023. Toasts will be given, and prizes will be handed out to our graduates.

You’ll receive your Tippie Senior Gift at this event. In order to receive your senior gift, you must have completed the Iowa Graduation Survey.

RSVP to participate! Don’t forget to bring a valid ID, as the hotel will be checking all IDs prior to service. We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2023!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lindsey Drilling at

Room Reservations in Tippie Reminder

For all Tippie Students.  The room finder in your Outlook calendar does not create a room reservation and should not be used.


All room reservation requests should be submitted through the Tippie Room Reservation portal.  After completing and submitting the form, the request is sent to the Dean’s office to process your request.


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If you have questions, please contact


Early registration tools to use!

Course planning 
Tippie Major sheets  (scroll down to major sheets)
How to read your degree audit 
How to find a course syllabus in MyUI 

Prerequisite permission 
Prerequisite permission form
What is a prerequisite? 

Registration Holds – Make sure to take care of any registration holds before your registration date! 

Registration (Advisor) hold – you will need to meet with your academic advisor to have this hold removed.
Unsigned student agreement – Log back into MyUI.  On the first page click “review the form”.  Follow directions and sign form to have this hold removed.
U-Bill – see U-Bill Restriction 

Transfer courses
How to send transfer credit to UI 
How to find a transfer course equivalent in MyUI 


Fall Break Focus: Strategic Steps to Advance Your Career as an Undergraduate

As the vibrant hues of autumn set in and the academic pace gives way to the respite of fall break, it’s an opportune time for undergraduate students to shift some of their focus to future career aspirations. Here’s how you can make the most of this season to plant seeds for your professional growth.

1. Reflect on Your Passions and Skills:
Use this quieter time to think deeply about what you love to do and where you excel.

Tip: Create a list of your interests and skills, and consider how they might translate into a career. This self-awareness will be crucial as you explore job options.
Career Center Resource:

2. Update Your Professional Profiles:
In today’s digital world, your online presence is often your first impression.

Tip: Refresh your LinkedIn profile, polish your personal website, or build a digital portfolio showcasing your academic projects and extracurricular achievements.
Career Center Resource: 

3. Network, Network, Network:
Networking isn’t just for business majors; it’s a valuable tool for everyone.

Tip: Reach out to alumni from your university, join professional groups on social media, or set up informational interviews with professionals in your field of interest.
Career Center Resource:

4. Research Internships and Jobs:
Dedicate time to search for internships or part-time jobs that align with your career path.

Tip: Many organizations start their recruitment early, so use this break to get ahead. Bookmark jobs to apply to and note any application deadlines.
Career Center Resource:

5. Attend Virtual Career Fairs and Workshops:
Many companies and career services host online events that you can attend from anywhere.

Tip: Register for virtual career fairs, workshops, or webinars to learn more about industries and job search strategies. The University Of Iowa uses Handshake, allowing students to access thousands of opportunities like these at no cost.
Career Center Resource:

6. Update Your Resume and Cover Letter:
Your resume should be a living document, growing and changing as you do.

Tip: Tailor your resume for the jobs you’re interested in and craft a cover letter that tells your unique story. Need a little help? Come to the Career Center (C310 PC) between 10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and get a free resume review by our Career Peer Advisors.
Career Center Resource:

7. Practice Your Interview Skills:
Use this downtime to refine your interview techniques.

Tip: Conduct mock interviews with friends or use online platforms to simulate the interview environment.
Career Center Resource:

Fall break is a gift of time. By directing some of that time towards your career development, you’re not only staying productive but also paving the way for a smoother transition from campus to career. Remember, the seeds you plant during this break can blossom into opportunities that will shape your professional journey. So, grab a spiced latte, enjoy the crisp autumn air, and take these steps to focus on your future. Your career will thank you for it!

What is AI Technology?!

Artificial intelligence is changing the way we understand and pursue research. The Pomerantz Business Library believes we can navigate through this by learning all we can about the new technology. These ideas improve equity and promote more diverse opportunities at the university, in the workforce and in the larger community.

Be sure to check out our AI & Generative Chat Tools guide for more information on how to cite, prompt and use generative AI tools!

This Week! Business Building Blocks: An Introduction to Market Research

On Tuesday, October 24 from 5-6 PM, investigate and research your market to become more informed and make better decisions for your business or service. This workshop will highlight databases and common themes that help entrepreneurs identify trends, key players and customers in your market.

Taught by Maddi Brenner, Business Outreach and Reference Librarian, Pomerantz Business Library.

Meet at the Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory (BELL) or register online here: 

Career Related Courses

Have a SKELE-TON of Fun Taking these Career Center Courses!

Looking for a winter course?

The Pomerantz Career Center offers three 1 s.h. courses over winter term: CCP:3102 Job Search Essentials, CCP:3103 MoneyWise, and CCP:3105 Transitioning from Campus to Workplace. Sharpen your career prep through our online asynchronous career courses this winter!


Did you know you can pursue a Certificate in Leadership Studies?

This certificate could be a great addition to your program of study! Review the planning checklist for more information.


Planning your spring schedule?

Don’t miss out on our 1, 2, and 3 s.h. courses! Advance your career and leadership development. Search under CCP (Career Center Programs) and LS (Leadership Studies) in MyUI – we have in-person and online courses that range from 4 weeks to full-semester in length

Support Space-Impacted by Violence in Israel and Gaza

University Counseling Services (UCS) and International International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) will  co-facilitate two support groups for people impacted by the violence in Israel and Gaza. Any international or domestic students, staff, faculty who are affiliated or have ties with the region can come to the support groups.

Zoom Links: