This Week! Business Building Blocks: Intellectual Property

On Tuesday, September 26 from 5-6 PM, explore the hidden world of patents and trademarks. This workshop will feature a basic introduction to what a patents and trademarks are, the various types of patents in existence, and how to complete patents searches to begin the process. In addition to providing inventor exclusive rights to products, patents also give great detailed information on certain products and methods that can help you in the designing the development stages. Taught by Kari Kozak, Director, Lichtenberger Engineering Library.

Note: The presenter is not lawyer.  This session is for helping you learn the basics about intellectual property and search for patents and trademarks, legal advice will not be provided.

Meet at the Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory (BELL)!

Register for the Actuarial Science, Insurance, & Risk Management Career Fair

Fall 2023 Actuarial Science, Insurance & Risk Management Career Fair
October 12, 2023 • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm CDT

There are more than 30 different businesses that have registered to attend!

Registered employers:
Allianz Life
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company
Assurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency
Athene USA
BITCO Insurance Companies
Captive Resources, LLC
Cottingham & Butler
Country Financial
Emergent Holdings
F&G Annuities & Life
Farm Bureau Financial Services
Fidelity Investments
Global Atlantic
Financial Group
Holmes Murphy & Associates
IMT Insurance
Kunkel & Associates, Inc.
National Indemnity Company
New York Life Insurance Company
Northwestern Mutual – Eastern Iowa
Old Republic International
Pacific Life
Principal Financial Group- Corporate Headquarters
Sammons Financial Group
UFG Insurance
W. R Berkley

Top Tips to prepare:
Download the Handshake app to research employers and available positions and view employer map
Write down questions to ask representatives from your targeted organizations and print 5–10 copies of your resume
Have your resume reviewed during drop-in hours: Monday–Thursday, 10am–3pm, C310 PC
Do a mock interview or use Big Interview in advance to practice your skills
Dress for the fair is business/smart casual (or professional if you wish!), but you don’t need to drop a lot of cash to look profesh! Stop by the Clothing Closet for free gently-used professional attire, including shoes and accessories.

Please bring your student ID to make check in quick and easy.

More information – Click here

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa events. If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact the Pomerantz Career Center, (319) 335-1023.

TTI Tabling at Tippie

Techtronic Industries Company Limited (TTI) will be tabling at Tippie on Tuesday, Sep 26 in the W10 Atrium from 9am-2pm. Talk to Shelly, a Tippie alum (BBA19), about opportunities to join the TTI team! They are hiring NOW for both internships and LDP positions – take this opportunity to get to know the company!

Suicide Prevention Training-The Green Bandana Project

Tippie Thrive would like to invite you to attend the inaugural Suicide Prevention Training at Tippie College of Business.  At this training students will learn about warning signs, resources available, how to support a peer, and strategies to spread awareness. At the end of the training participants will have an opportunity to take the Green Bandana pledge and receive their green bandana to spread awareness and signify they are a trained resource available to peers.

Please join us on: 

Monday, Oct. 2nd

3:00-4:00 p.m.

W401 PBB

Chick-fil-a will be provided to those who register

To register: 

Warning: This topic can be triggering for some individuals. If you feel triggered, please reach out to 24/7 UI Crisis Support Line at 844-461-5420.

If you have questions please contact 

Job Fair Prep?

Job prepping for the All Majors Career Fair this Thursday, September 21 from 11-4 PM at the IMU? Check out some of our business databases and resources to get the leg up and find some information on your potential future employer!

  • Mergent Online — Source for global business and financial information
  • Nexis Uni — Researchers can quickly and easily search full-text documents from over 17,000 credible sources of information
  • PrivCo — Database on major privately-held companies

Study Abroad…Virtually!

Tippie is offering a  12-week virtual study abroad program during the spring 2024 semester. During this course students will complete FIN:4020 or the International Global Issues gen ed and Tippie RISE through a virtual study abroad program in Italy. Read more about the program here.

Upcoming Information Sessions:

Friday, September 22 12:30 · Zoom
Tuesday, September 26 12:30 · Zoom

Career Fair

Employers want to hire Business Students at next week’s Career Fair!

Employers are looking to hire Business-minded students for jobs and internships at next week’s career fair!

If you haven’t already heard, the big ALL MAJORS Career Fair is next week on September 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the IMU! Over 160 recruiters will be there from companies looking to hire some Hawkeyes for jobs and internships.

See below for a list of companies who specifically selected interest in hiring students belonging to the Business career community!!


See a company you like?

Look for their profile on Handshake and make sure to visit their booth next Thursday at the fair!

Need help with your resume?

Come into the Career Center (C310 PC) Monday – Thursday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to get help from a Career Peer Advisor, or make an appointment in your MyUI.

Tippie Toolkit and Student Success Workshops

The Tippie Toolkit showcases student success workshops, academic support resources, basic needs resources, mental health resources, and more! This fall we will also begin our student success workshop series to give you the chance to learn skills to be successful in your time here at Iowa. The workshops are highlighted below and and while registering for the workshops is not required, it is recommended as you will receive a reminder via Outlook.

·       Time Management: Tuesday, September 12th 2:00-2:50pm in S401 PBB

·       Student Disability Services: Thursday, September 21st 11:00-11:50am in W401 PBB

·       Prioritizing Sleep: Tuesday, September 26th 2:00-2:50pm in S401 PBB

·       Academic Planning: Wednesday, October 4th 10:00am-12:00pm in S401 PBB

·       Study Strategies: Wednesday, October 11th 3:30-4:20pm in S401 PBB

·       Academic Planning: Thursday, October 26th 2:30-4:30pm in S401 PBB

·       Resiliency: Wednesday, November 1st 11:00-11:50am in S401 PBB

·       Budgeting and Financial Aid: Thursday, November 9th 1:00-1:50pm in S401 PBB

Should you have any questions, reach out to Adrienne Maxwell – Assistant Director, Student Success.

Tippie Undergraduate Career Services – Focus Group

Tippie Undergraduate Career Services (TUCS) is looking for 3rd and 4th year Tippie students to take part in a focus group about TUCS’ offerings and how we can best serve your needs. Free lunch will be provided for all participants. Space is limited, so take our survey now to apply! The focus group will take place on Wednesday, September 20 from 12pm-1pm in PBB.

*The discussion will be recorded (audio only), so please keep that in mind when deciding whether or not you’re interested in participating.

Apply now for Tippie Thrive Advisory Board

Are you a student who believes emotional and mental health are critical components to your success as a student and future business professional? Consider applying to join Tippie Thrive Advisory Board!

Tippie Thrive is a program developed in partnership with the University Counseling Services (UCS) embedded location and Undergraduate Program Office (UPO) at the Tippie College of Business (TCOB). The mission of Tippie Thrive is to build emotional resilience and student success by providing opportunities for awareness, reflection, education, and support of the mental and emotional needs of students through peer connections.

We are currently looking to recruit 4 students with diverse experiences  who are committed to decreasing the stigma related to emotional and mental health by coordinating events, programming, and workshops to support Tippie students. New members will join the current 7 students in the Spring of 2024.

Current members include: Thomas Burgfechtel, Ella Demaray, Patrick Fornatto, Alisa Gandhi, Madisen Jackson, Lucas Manley, Mckenzie Turner, Rick Marolt-Faculty, Kati Schneider-Program Director, Adrienne Maxwell-Program Director.

You must thrive in working in a team environment and maintain flexibility while serving on Tippie Thrive Advisory Board. You can expect one hour biweekly Thrive Advisory Board meetings and participation in Thrive programming starting in the spring 2024 semester. This will be a paid position. You can find more details on our website including the full job description and online application. Applications are due Oct. 1st at midnight.

Thank you for your support of Tippie Thrive! Should you have any questions you can reach out to Program Directors Kati Schneider and Adrienne Maxwell. Or speak with a current member to learn more about their experience.

All Majors Career Fair

All Majors Career Fair | September 21, 2023

It’s time to prepare for this fall’s Career Fair happening on September 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ALL MAJORS.

Close to 170 recruiters will be in attendance and they are looking to hire Hawkeyes for internships and full-time and part-time positions!

Get Ready, Be Prepared

  1. Update your resume and get help from a peer advisor during drop-in hours M-Th – 10 am-3 pm in C310 Pomerantz Center. (Then bring copies to the Fair.)
  2. Download the Handshake App or log in on your computer to see which employers are coming and research positions/employers – this will also showcase the employer map at the event.
  3. Consider signing up for a Mock Interview on Handshake – this is a great way to practice interviewing with employer volunteers.
    • To sign up, in Handshake, click on Jobs and search for Mock in search bar.
    • Another way to prepare is to use Big Interview, an online practice tool.
  4. Attend a Prepare for the Fair Session: Do’s Don’ts & Donuts!
    Monday Sept. 18, 3:00 – 4:00 pm – C310 Pomerantz Career Center
    Tuesday Sept. 19, 3:00 – 4:00 pm – C310 Pomerantz Career CenterThis event allows students to ask questions and get a run-down of what to expect, how to prepare and how to enhance your resume, as well as other tips on connecting with employers while at the fair. And FREE DONUTS, of course. Choose either day to attend, no registration necessary.

Get Hired!

  1. Parking will be busy this day – IMU Ramp and North Ramp might be full – build in extra time for parking.
  2. Dress business casual. Check out the Clothing Closet if you need some help getting some fresh threads.
  3. Check-in at Hubbard Commons in Iowa Memorial Union – bring your student ID for quicker check-in process. No need to register in advance!
  4. Need a quiet space at the fair to print your resume or speak with a staff member for advice? Visit Room 245 outside of the International Ballroom on the second floor to get some assistance, print your resume and get advice from peer advisors!
  5. Practice your Pitch with real employers in a practice setting outside of the Main Lounge! Stop by the Practice your Pitch area and take a moment to practice before going in.


Contact the Pomerantz Career Center with any questions: 319-335-1023

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa events. If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact the Pomerantz Career Center, (319) 335-1023.

Do's don'ts and donuts preparing for the career fair september 18 and 19 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. C310 Pomerantz Career Centeer

The University of Iowa Career Fair | Do’s, Don’ts and Donuts

Eat donuts while learning all about how to best prepare for the the University of Iowa Career Fair.

Your Career Peer Advisors will provide you with tips on what to do to prepare like improve your resume, what to expect at the fair, and how to stand out and #gethired!

No registration required.

Pick a date to attend:

September 18 or 19
3-4 p.m.
C310 Pomerantz Center

Contact the Career Center at 319-335-1023, or for accommodations or with questions.

Learn all about the University of Iowa Career Fair so you can get ready and get hired at:

Talk Away the Dark

This week is Suicide Prevention Week, did you know that talking is the first step to preventing suicide? This isn’t just for the person who is experiencing suicidal ideation, but a way for a peer to engage in conversation with a peer. Eight in 10 adults are eager to learn how to help someone who may be suicidal. At Tippie we want to be able to equip you with strategies and skills on how you can support a peer who is experiencing suicidality.

On Wednesday, September 13th stop by the south galleria from 11-2 to learn more about warning signs, resources and how you engage a peer in conversation. If you are interested in learning more about how to support a peer, we want you to join us on Oct. 2nd from 3:00-4:00 in W401 to gain specific training and earn your Green Bandana. To register for the training e-mail

It’s important to be aware of resources that are available:

UI Support & Crisis Line-24/7 call or text 844-461-5420


CommUnity 1-855-581-8111

University Counseling Services-319-335-7294 (8-5 M-F)

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline-988

UIHC Emergency Treatment Center: 319-356-2233

For additional information and resources on having a conversation visit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

If you are a person who is experiencing suicidal ideation, please reach out to the resources listed above.