IMPORTANT: Spring accounting writing assessment information and dates!

All students who plan to declare an Accounting major must pass the assessment. Students who have previously passed the Accounting Department’s writing assessment have met this particular admission requirement and do not need to take it again. Students must have either completed or be currently enrolled in ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting (or course equivalent) to be eligible.

Assessment Info Session and Skills Workshop:

  1. Feb 9 at 3:30 in C125 PBB

Writing Assessment Sessions (students may choose one to attend):

  1. Feb 22 at 6:30 in LR2 VAN
  2. Feb 23 at 3:30 in W10 PBB

Link to Register for Session:

Tippie Learning Coaches are here for YOU!

Start the semester strong– visit a Tippie Learning Coach TODAY!


Mon/Tues/Thurs, 5 – 7 pm– 4th floor Biz Library West Reading Room

  • Principles of Microeconomics: ECON:1100
  • Principles of Macroeconomics: ECON:1200
  • Stats for Business: STAT:1030

Bizhawks- Mayflower Tutoring- Mon 6- 8 pm- Mayflower Classroom, Ground Floor

  • Principles of Microeconomics: ECON:1100


What can TLC do for me this spring semester?

  • Receive homework support.
  • Prepare for exams and quizzes.
  • Develop a better understanding of your course.

Principal Freshman Scholarship

This scholarship is open to current Tippie College of Business freshman students interested in majoring in a field related to: Finance, Accounting, Real Estate, Insurance and Risk Management, Marketing and Economics. The scholarship is funded by Principal.

Additional requirements for this scholarship include:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Full-time enrollment

Preference will be given to students who are:

  • active in leadership roles on or off-campus
  • bilingual or multi-lingual

One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded this spring semester to a student in the Tippie College of Business.

Completed Application and resume due February 9, 2018.

Adding & Dropping Classes this Week

Today (Monday) at midnight is the final day to make changes in your schedule through MyUI without advisor or instructor authorization (international students may require ISSS approval for drops).

After that, the following rules will apply through next Monday, January 29.  This information is provided as a quick guide.  The Registrar’s Office publishes all policies related to adds and drops.    Please see the Registrar’s website for the full policies.  IMPORTANT REMINDER: The last day to drop semester-length courses is Monday, April 2.

The processes below relate to semester-length, classroom-based courses:

Pre-Business Students

Add – with change of registration form.  Signature must be obtained from instructor and advisor.  Take form to 17 Calvin Hall for processing. Deadline is Monday, January 29 at 4:30pm.  After this date, add can only occur with Dean’s approval.

Drop – process is initiated on MyUI.  Authorization of advisor must be obtained.  Athletes and international students require additional authorizations.  Drop can be completed in MyUI after authorization(s) obtained.  Course will be removed from transcript (no “W” grade will appear) if drop is completed by 11:59pm on Monday, January 29.  Authorizations must be requested by 4:30 on Monday, January 29.

Direct Admit Students and Transfer Students enrolled in first 2 semesters at UI

Add – with change of registration form.  Signature must be obtained from instructor and advisor.  Take form to 17 Calvin Hall for processing. Deadline is Monday, January 29 at 4:30pm.  After this date, add can only occur with Dean’s approval.

Drop – process is initiated on MyUI.  Authorization of advisor must be obtained.  Athletes and international students require additional authorizations.  Drop can be completed in MyUI after authorization(s) obtained.  Course will be removed from transcript (no “W” grade will appear) if drop is completed by 11:59pm on Monday, January 29.  Authorizations must be requested by 4:30pm on Monday, January 29.

Standard Admit, Direct Admit, and Declared Majors enrolled in 3rd or later semester at UI

Add – with change of registration form.  Signature must be obtained from instructor only.   Take form to 17 Calvin Hall for processing. Deadline is Monday, January 29 at 4:30pm.  After this date, add can only occur with Dean’s approval.

Drop – process is initiated on MyUI.  Authorization of advisor is not required. Athletes and international students require authorizations.  Course will be removed from transcript (no “W” grade will appear) if drop is completed by 11:59pm on Monday, January 29.  Authorizations (if needed) must be requested by 4:30pm on Monday, January 29.


Honors in the Major Info Session – this Thursday

Are you interested in graduating with Honors?

Graduating with Honors can mean a few different things at Iowa.  This session helps to explain the various pathways to Honors graduation as a Tippie student.  Learn about University Honors, Honors in the Major, and our Intro to Research in Business course.

Meet Prof. John Murry, our Faculty Honors Director, register your interest in pursuing Honors in the Major, and get your questions answered!

Thursday, January 25

3:30 – 4:30

W401 PBB

Creating a Winning Resume – 3 Ways the Career Center can Help.

Now that classes are back in session, it is the perfect time to get your resume in tip-top shape so that you are ready to search for a summer internship or full-time job, attend the Job and Internship Fair (Feb. 21) or network at upcoming events!

Let the Pomerantz Career Center help you – you have three options for having your resume reviewed through the Center:

  1. Upload it into – all first uploaded resumes are reviewed to ensure they are meeting standards to help you make a good impression as you apply to positions.
  2. Bring your resume to walk-in hours – this gives you a review with a trained Peer Advisor, with same day service! Walk-in Hours are M-F from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at C310 Pomerantz Center.
  3. Schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor – this gives you a more in-depth review when you’re ready to look for your dream job. Appointments can be scheduled by logging into MyUI and clicking on Advising, then Pomerantz Career Center.

Creating your first resume? That’s great! Start by visiting our resume page to see samples, a template to get started, tips for writing bullet points and more.

Last, don’t forget to update your resume every semester with new experiences – relevant class projects and part-time jobs, student leadership experiences and internships should all be on your resume and easy to forget about if you don’t update your resume regularly.

Tippie Peer Mentor Info Sessions-Today and Wednesday

Want to help welcome the Class of 2022 next fall?  This is the job for you.
Peer mentors are responsible for helping co-teach the Direct Admit Seminar and helping the first year students adjust to college.

To learn more, attend an information session:

Monday, January 22nd at 12:30 pm (S104 PBB)
Wednesday, January 24th at 11:30 am (S104 PBB)

Applications are DUE February 2:  Please contact for more information

International Topics Lunch & Learn Series (1/25)

Want to learn more about the world while enjoying a catered international lunch?  The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council hosts weekly guest speakers at the Congregational Church across from Pappajohn (30 N. Clinton St.), who speak on important international topics ranging from global warming to human rights. The UPO has a limited number of free tickets to undergrad business and pre-business students.  Check out the schedule online, and e-mail Gordon Louie to reserve a ticket (limit two tickets per request).

The next Lunch and Learn session of the Fall 2017 semester is on Thursday, January 25th, at 12:00pm (noon). The topic for the week is “Sui Generis, Kosovo, and Iowa’s Unique Relationship with this New Balkan State,” by Alle McNorton, J.D. candidate at the UI College of Law.

Synopsis: Alle McNorton is a 3rd year law student at the University of Iowa College of Law. During the spring semester of 2017, she lived in Prishtina, Kosovo and worked in the Republic of Kosovo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She will be discussing the historical, legal, and international relations concepts behind Kosovo’s independence and subsequent developments. She will also address Kosovo’s goal of becoming a member of the EU and the hurdles they face. Lastly, she will conclude with Iowa’s unique relationship with Kosovo and the field placement program that allowed her to have this incredible experience.


What classes can I take abroad?

Are you wondering which courses you can/should take during your study abroad experience? Look no further- Tippie keeps a database of courses that students have taken abroad! This is a great starting point to research which Tippie classes you can take during your study abroad!

Step 1: Visit the course equivalency database

Step 2: Search by country and program

Step 3: Review your degree audit against the courses listed

Step 4: Write down course options to discuss with your academic advisor

Step 5: Don’t see your course listed? Have it evaluated!

Step 6: Meet with your academic advisor

Summer Global Internship Deadline 1/28

Summer 2018 Deadline: January 28!

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 12 locations around the world:

  • Hong Kong *NEW*
  • Dublin
  • Rome
  • Milan
  • Cape Town
  • Berlin
  • 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 ways to learn more:

Applications are due January 28! Questions? Attend one of our sessions, visit our website, or contact

2018-19 Scholarships

The 2018-19 Scholarship Application is open.  To apply visit The Iowa Scholarship Portal.  The deadline to apply for Tippie scholarships or to update your application is March 1. Once you complete the application, you will automatically qualify for scholarships you meet the criteria for.  Please check to see if there are any scholarships you are eligible for that require you to provide further information (These are Apply-To scholarships).  Simply click Apply-To and answer additional questions.  Contact Shari Tolander – C140 PBB, phone: 319-335-1038/email: with any questions regarding the scholarship application process.

Are you a student that’s interested in entrepreneurship and alumni relations? JPEC has an office assistant opportunity for you!

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, located in the Tippie College of Business, has an office assistant opportunity available for a student interested in entrepreneurship and alumni relations for Spring and Summer 2018.

Experience Required:

  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in speaking about our program at events
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize projects
  • MUST be proficient in Microsoft Office Products and a self-starter



  • $9.50 per hour
  • 15-20 Hours per week – flexible between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
  • 1 year commitment required
  • Available to work summer 2018


The responsibilities include:

  • Day-to-day office operations
  • Booking travel
  • Assisting Alumni Relations Coordinator
  • Special projects as assigned

This position offers the opportunity for a student to get hands-on experience with office procedures, alumni relations and is an excellent resume builder.

All qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter, spring class schedule and writing sample to:

Trish Whidby

Add/Drop–Important Deadlines to Enter in your Planner

Here is a summary of the most common course deadlines.  There are even more deadlines listed on the Office of the Registrar’s website:

Adding and Dropping the First Week of Classes

You may add and drop courses the first five days of the semester via MyUI. This option ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 22.

Adding and Dropping  the Second Week and On

Adding courses (Paper Form Needed)
Starting the second week of the semester, you will have to use a paper Change of Registration Form to add courses or change sections.  You can get a change of registration form:
• You will an instructor’s signature to add or change sections.
• You’ll also need an advisor’s signature if you are a prebusiness student or if you are a student admitted to the Tippie College in your first year of enrollment at the University.
• You do not need an advisor’s signature to change sections of the same class.

  • The last day to add semester-length courses is January 29.

Dropping Courses (MYUI or Paper Form)
• Starting the second week of the semester, you may continue to drop courses using MyUI. You will be prompted about the permissions you’ll need to drop.  Student-Athletes and International students require additional permissions.
• Instructor’s permissions are NOT required for dropping courses.
• If you are a prebusiness student or if you are a student admitted to the Tippie College in your first year of enrollment at the University, you will be required to meet with your advisor to receive permission to drop a course.
• Tippie students in their second year and above do not need an advisor’s permission to drop.

  • The last day to drop semester length courses without a W is Monday, January 29.  Starting January 30 you will have a “W” on  your transcript when you drop a semester length course.
  • The last day to drop semester-length courses is Monday, April 2.

Additional Deadlines
To look up deadlines for your courses especially those that are off-cycle (not the full semester) :

New Business Career Advisor Abbie Reuter

You may see a new face in your classes or club meetings this semester! Abbie Reuter joined the Business Career Advising team over winter break and will start taking career advising appointments in the coming week or two. She joins Sara Burden, Sarah Crawford and Jim Seyfer in assisting Tippie students with job and internship search techniques, interview tips, career planning, maximizing LinkedIn and networking, job offer evaluation and salary negotiation or other career-related topics.

Abbie brings experience in human resources, organizational and leadership consulting, and student affairs to Pomerantz Career Center and her work with Tippie students. Learn more about Abbie here! She will also serve as a key member of the Employer Relations team where she will lead the on-campus recruitment efforts, providing consulting to organizations as they engage on campus to hire Tippie students and other Hawkeyes. Welcome Abbie!

Are You Ready to Declare Your Major?

If you are admitted to the Tippie College and have completed the seven required prerequisite courses listed below, please contact your Tippie College Advisor to officially declare your major:


·         Calculus and Matrix Algebra

·         Statistics for Business

·         Principles of Microeconomics

·         Intro to Financial Accounting


·         Business Computing Essentials

·         Principles of Macroeconomics

·         Managerial Accounting


Students who are declared majors do not need advisor’s signatures to drop, add, or register for courses.  We expect that you have learned the “ropes” and will contact your advisor whenever you have questions about requirements, policies, or procedures.


If you have completed one or more of these courses at another institution, please contact that institution to have them send your transcripts to the University of Iowa Office of Admissions, Calvin Hall if you have not already done so.


Top 5 Ways to Jump Start your Spring Semester

As you settle back into life on campus, don’t forget these tips for using and the Career Center:

 1. Update your profile in

Be sure to update your graduation date, class level, major and work authorization status – this is the criteria used when you apply for a position, so make sure it is accurate!

2. Get Help if you Need it!

View online training tutorials and checklist and use the Live Help feature in the system

3.  First-time Resume tips.

There is a beginner resume template you can edit at and other great samples and tips to get started. Have it reviewed during walk-in hours (10-3 p.m. M-F) or by a Career Advisor – see below for appointment scheduling instructions.

4. Find a Part-time job using

Upload your resume and/or student employment application to to search for local and campus jobs or internships *student employment application required for many student employment jobs

5.  Get Career Advising Help Quickly 

Visit walk-in advising M-F between 10-3 at the Pomerantz Career Center (C310 PC).   You can have your resume or cover letter reviewed and get help with or your LinkedIn profile.   Pre-scheduled appointments with Career Advisors are available via MyUI too > Log in and click on Advising to schedule!

We’re here to help!  Stop in at C310 Pomerantz Center or call us at 319-335-1023.

Dean’s Random Advice and Tips: Let’s roll!

Welcome back to Spring 2018 semester. I hope you enjoyed time to rest and connect with family and friends. As the semester begins for all of us, its time to draw on the energy from that rest to get rolling!

This semester will be my 19th spring at the University of Iowa. I have learned that spring semesters move disturbingly quick. Starting off on a good foot will make all the difference for success. So I suggest we all use time this weekend and Monday to prep for classes, and commit to being everywhere on time and ready to go, all week. It may still be cold but we’ve seen worse. With the right clothes and attitude, we can make it through anything together.

This weekend is also a great time to reflect on the legacy of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., whom we recognize with the holiday on Monday. Most of you raised in the US will have studied Dr. King and his work and life. For those who may have missed that opportunity, or forgotten, I encourage you to read and reflect on his philosophy and accomplishments. Dr. King was a leader who inspired people to create a stronger, more harmonious society for everyone. He was a Baptist (Christian) minister whose words transcend religion, region, and time.

Here is but one of his many inspiring quotes: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” As we head into this coming semester, let us be challenged to be light to ourselves and others by showing love. What does that look like as you walk the streets of Iowa City and the hallways of Pappajohn? How can we show love to others as we sit in our classrooms, lead our meetings, and start a new semester of work? Stay tuned for some of my ideas next week, and feel free to tell me yours via email (, Twitter (@kgbphd), or the comments in this blog.