FREE international lunch and great speakers next to PBB

The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council has organized another season of amazing guest speakers and delicious international lunches, and we again have FREE tickets for business and pre-business students.

Tickets are limited and are distributed in the order that requests are received. You may request a total of two tickets per week.

The next lunch is Wednesday, November 14th on “The Migingo Dispute between Uganda and Kenya: What the world’s tiniest island tells us about international law and relations.” Presenter is Chris Rossi, Adjunct Faculty, UI College of Law; Director, Humanities Iowa

When: 12:00 – 1:15pm, each week – day varies. View the schedule.

Where: Basement of the Congregational Church, beside Phillips Hall.

What: lunch and learn, with catered lunch by a great international restaurant (usual cost is $10)

Email to reserve tickets (up to 2 per request).

Study Abroad + Internship this Summer

Info session this week!

Learn more about how you can have an internship + study abroad this summer! Gain hands-on internship experience, earn 3-9 academic credits, and experience living in a new culture with the Tippie Global Internship program. This summer, intern in 1 of 13 locations around the world:

  • Vienna, Austria *NEW*
  • Dublin
  • Rome
  • Milan
  • Cape Town
  • Berlin
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Santiago
  • Shanghai
  • Sydney
  • Paris
  • Barcelona

Summer internships are 8 weeks and include options in English and other languages. Internships are customized to your professional goals and interests. Come learn more about how to gain professional experience and study abroad this summer.

Upcoming info sessions and tables

  • November 12   11:30am-1:30pm    PBB S. Galleria     Information Table
  • November 14   11am-12pm     PBB S126    Information Session
  • November 29   11:30am-1:30pm    PBB S. Galleria   Information Table
  • December 3   1:30-2:30pm    PBB S104  Information Session- last one of the semester

The application is now open until January 28. Early applications strongly encouraged.


Celebrate International Education Week at Tippie!

Hello everyone,

This week, we celebrate International Education Week (IEW). IEW was created by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote the importance of international education and exchange. Thus, in an effort to help students start thinking globally, various posters were created that will be on display for the entire week in front of the Undergraduate Program Office (UPO). In addition to these posters, a global spotlight of 21 students from UPOSA, GESAB and Global Ambassadors will be displayed on a computer monitor. Please stop by to see the posters and the global student spotlight.

Thank you


MBSA Implicit Biases- Join the Conversations on Mondays in C10 Pomerantz Center

An implicit bias, or implicit stereotype, is the unconscious attribution of particular qualities to a member of a certain social group. Implicit stereotypes are influenced by experience and are based on learned associations between various qualities and social categories, including race or gender. Implicit biases are one of the many topics the Multicultural Business Student Association integrates in conversation. Join us Mondays in C10 Pomerantz Center to join our organization! Tonight’s meeting will be an interview workshop with Heartland Financial’s Casey Schmidt. We hope to see you soon!

Career Workshop in Inteligence/Poltical Risk Analysis on November 9th at 11:30

There will be a career workshop on careers in Inteligence/Political Risk Analysis on November 9th at 11:30 in room 302 Schaeffer Hall. It runs until 1:30 so you can come and go as you need. Pizza lunch will be provided.


This career workshop will be on the growing field of intelligence/political risk analysis. People in this field come from a variety of different majors. Panelists range from CEO of a company that specializes in this field to a recent graduate from the University working in this field. They will talk about jobs and paid internships in this area. There are many resources to learn more before the workshop. One is and

The University also has a certificate to help prepare you for this career:

Panelists are

REMINDER: Black in Business Series: Black Creative Professionals Panel

Black in Business Series: Black Creative Professionals Panel
November 8, 2018
07:00 PM – 08:30 PM
Pappajohn Business Building, Room W151

This panel brings individuals together who are using their innovative ideas and creative minds to impact the work that they do; whether it be for community efforts or for-profit. Panelists will speak on their experiences and share knowledge with the students as they ask questions and seek empowerment in their own journeys.

This event will be a unique combination of current UI students and high school students that we are bringing to campus in collaboration with the UI Office of Admissions. The Black in Business Series aims to extend our outreach and create pathways for these students in the areas of business, entrepreneurship, the arts, and non-profit work. We would hope that you can participate in the passing of knowledge, skill, and information to our bright and vibrant students at here at the University of Iowa.

This event is open to all who wish to attend!

The Center for Diversity & Enrichment and the Tippie College of Business coordinate the Black in Business series in order to expand dialogue in the Black community around issues of higher education, business, and entrepreneurship. The series hopes to broaden the perspectives of Black students and expose them to unique mentorship opportunities. This series is in collaboration with the Division of Student Life’s Being Black@Iowa Project. Our goal is that students will learn more about business from black professionals, discover their inner entrepreneur, and be empowered. Students do not have to be business majors to attend as we encourage them to see that anything they do in their professions can be seen as a business.

If you have questions about this event or any of the Black in Business Series events please contact

Employment Opportunity- John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

Founders Club Program Intern

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC), located in the Tippie College of Business, has an employment opportunity available for a student interested in entrepreneurship, marketing, communication, administration and/or event planning. This internship will begin immediately and continue through the 2018-2019 academic year.

Experience Required:

  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize projects
  • Collecting content for social media accounts

Hours Required: During the 2018-2019 Academic Year

  • 15-20 hours/ week – $9.50 per hour with wage increase of $ 0.50 at end of 1st semester with a successful performance review.
  • Hours are flexible between Monday – Friday, 8AM-5PM.
  • Must be available on Friday at least 10am-2pm
  • Some evening and/or weekend hours may be required when there is an event
  • 1 year commitment required

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in the coordination, promotion, and execution of the Founders Club program and events
  • May assist in coordinating travel
  • Ordering apparel for program
  • Assist with day-to-day operations
  • Assist with program tracking and office allocation for the program
  • Execute special projects as assigned

This position offers a unique opportunity to interact with a diverse population of entrepreneurial start-ups. It also offers a student hands-on experience in assisting the program director and coordinating program events. This is an excellent resume builder for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, marketing, communication, administration and/or event planning.

All qualified applicants should apply via Handshake to job #2064411.

How is my registration time assigned?

Registration opens on Monday, November 5 and runs through Friday, November 16.  Your registration time now appears on the Home screen in MyUI.

Students often wonder how the registration times are allocated. The Registrar’s Office determines registration priority based on credit hours earned.  Their website contains more information.

The following is the published schedule for winter and spring registration from the Registrar’s website:

Early Registration Schedule – Winter/Spring

Day 1 is for degree seeking graduate, dentistry, law, medicine, and pharmacy students; and degree seeking students with 90 or more earned semester hours
Day 2 is for Distance and Online Education students; and degree seeking students with 70- 89 earned semester hours
Day 3 is for degree seeking students with 60-69 earned semester hours
Day 4 is for degree seeking students with 46-59 earned semester hours
Day 5 is for degree seeking students with 30-45 earned semester hours
Day 6 is for degree seeking students with 19-29 earned semester hours
Day 7 is for degree seeking students with 15-18 earned semester hours
Day 8 is for degree seeking students with 12-14 earned semester hours
Day 9 is for degree seeking students with 1-11 earned semester hours
Day 10 is for degree seeking students with 0 earned hours and Non-degree-seeking students
Total hours earned would not include credits from the current session.

Note: Some students may have a priority registration date and time based on factors other than hours earned.

Is a course for spring not showing up in Schedule Builder? It may be pending.

When departments make changes to a course’s date or location, that course is temporarily put into “pending” status in MyUI until the update is made.  Pending courses will not show up in a Schedule Builder search, so you cannot put them into your cart.

The best course of action is to continue to check the status of that course in MyUI.  If the pending status has been applied because of a room or time change, it should be “live” again soon.  Once it is, you can then put it into your course cart.


Why can’t I register for that class?

Avoid the frustration of being blocked from a class during registration by considering all of the factors that may limit your ability to take that class.

Almost all of the time, the restrictions are found in the course descriptions on MyUI.  

Here are some of the top reasons for being blocked from taking a course:

  • You must be a declared major in that department.
  • You haven’t completed a course pre-requisite.
  • You must be a student in the College of Business.
  • It’s a distance ed class that is restricted to students completing their degree online.
  • The section is restricted to Honors.
  • It’s not your registration time yet.

You don’t have to feel like this guy when you register!  Check MyUI course descriptions beforehand!

Facebook Live: Nov 6th and 13th at 8:30 a.m. – Internships – Searching and Making the Most of Them!

Join us bright and early or catch it on our FB page later:

November 6th at 8:30 a.m.
Facebook LIVE: The Internship Search

Hear from a panel of peers experienced with internship search! This is a great time to get tips on different internship search techniques and to learn more about the application, interview, and negotiation processes.

November 13th at 8:30 a.m.
Facebook LIVE: Getting the Most Out of your Internship

This is your time to get tips on networking, keeping connections, and job searches. Learn from a panel of peers how to register internship credit and adjust to your internship.

1st Gen Celebration Week: Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. – Cookies, Coffee and Convos: Getting the Experience You need to Launch Your Career

Join us in celebrating National First Generation College Celebration Week by attending:

Cookies, Coffee and Convos: Getting the experience you need to launch your career
Wednesday, November 7, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Pomerantz Career Center, PCC310

Audience: First Generation students, Faculty and Staff

Gaining experience is crucial to being able to start the career you want after graduation – whether that is going on to graduate school, or beginning full-time work, having experience that is directly related to your career goals will help you find a job faster, get a higher starting salary and know what you want to do. Full-time internships are not the only way to do that though! Let us help you know what types of experience are available to you; whether that is student employment, full or part time internships, volunteering or other ideas, there is a way to plan for it in your time here at Iowa.

Contact or for more information.

Consider taking a 1, 2 or 3 credit hour class in professional or leadership development topics

The Pomerantz Career Center offers 1, 2 and 3 credit hour academic courses each semester. Topics range from helping you determine a major and career that connects, transitioning to the workplace, or learning about leadership and career readiness. Courses are offered through academic departments CCP and LS – register for any of the ones below or others on MyUI.

Sample Course Titles

CCP:1300 Major and Career Explorations

CCP:1301 Communication for the Workplace

CCP:1304 Job Search Essentials

CCP:3104 Defining Your Career Path

LS:2002 Career Leadership Academy Part 1: Leadership in Practice

LS:3002 Career Leadership Academy Part 2: Leadership in Action

Find out more at

US State Department Visit, Thurs., Nov. 8 – Career and Internship Opportunities

Visit with Melissa Martinez, U.S. State Department Diplomat in REsidence for the Midwest on Thursday, November 8th

Visiting Hours: 1–3pm, C330 Pomerantz Center
Ms. Martinez will be available to meet informally with students and alumni interested in State Department opportunities.

Presentation: 7–8pm, S207 PBB

Melissa Martinez is the U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest. Melissa Martinez is a media and communications professional with over fifteen years of international and domestic experience. In addition to her work as a Diplomat in Residence, Melissa served as the Deputy Press
Attaché at the U.S. Embassy Mexico City. Melissa has also been assigned to the position of the Director of the Media Hub of the Americas for Latin American and Caribbean media based in South Florida. Previous Foreign Service assignments include Press Attaché at U.S. Embassy San Jose; Policy Officer for
Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America with the Bureau of International Information Programs in Washington D.C.; Consular Officer at U.S. Embassy Mexico City and Deputy Public Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassy Montevideo.

In 2002, Melissa received a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs.

Pappajohn Business Building

You’ll never believe how easy it is to apply to Tippie!

Want to get admitted to Tippie for the spring semester? Follow these three easy steps:

  1. Review the admission criteria, and see your advisor or contact Mike Schluckebier if you have any questions.
  2. Apply to Tippie by December 1 via the Change of College Application on MyUI.
  3. Ensure transcripts for any transfer courses are received by the Office of Admissions by January 10.

Note: courses taken during the winter session may not be used to meet admission criteria for spring.

Contact Mike Schluckebier with any admissions-related questions.

Upcoming BCaP Workshops @ the Frank Center

All BCaP students are invited to attend a one-hour Report Deck workshop, sponsored by the Frank Business Communication Center. Experienced Frank Center tutors will share tips and give feedback on content and design of your Report Decks.

There are two workshops for you to choose from (the workshops will cover the same content, so choose any that fit your schedule). No RSVP required, but space is limited, so plan to arrive early.

For more information, contact Frank Center Assistant Director Mark Petterson.