Are you graduating in December? Use this helpful graduation checklist to ensure you’ve successfully RSVP’d for the event and filled out a degree application.

December 2022 commencement

  • Degree Application- Deadline- September 30th, 2022
  • RSVP- November 10th, 2022

Make sure to fill out your degree application for this May plus RSVP to “opt-in” to this year’s ceremony! Use this helpful graduation checklist to review all items needed to prepare for your graduation ceremony:  

Tippie College of Business Commencement

Saturday, December 17th, 2022 – use this helpful link to find event details:



Tippie Buddies Program- Join Today!

Tippie International Buddy Program

Application Deadline: September 23

Apply Here:

Experience a new culture at Tippie while sharing your culture with someone new. International Buddies at Tippie places international and domestic students in small groups based on mutual interests. There are events throughout the semester, and you will regularly meet up with your small group for dinner, coffee, studying, or anything that you enjoy doing.


New PBB Sculpture Dedication – Visit with the Artist

On Friday, September 23, the Tippie College will dedicate the new courtyard sculpture (called “Natural Pearl”) at 3 pm. Following the courtyard ceremony, there will be a “Conversation with Nigel Hall” in W401 at 3:30 pm. Stanley Museum of Art Director Lauren Lessing will interview British artist Nigel Hall. A reception will follow in the 4th floor of the BizHub. And make sure you check out the six drawings from Nigel Hall on display in the west reading room of the BizHub. For the next month, there are several smaller Nigel Hall sculptures on display in the Tippie Dean’s Office, the UPO Office, the Office of International Programs, and in the Art Library in Art Building West. Our thanks go to Dean Emeritus Gary Fethke and his wife Emeritus Professor Carol Fethke for their contributions of art to PBB.

“Natural Pearl”
by Nigel Hall

“The Business of Risk Management: A Prospective on Working in the Insurance Industry,” on Thursday, September 22, from 4-5 PM.

Every business decision involves risk and every business needs to find a cost-efficient way to manage its risks. There is a whole industry that provides support and great career opportunities, especially here in Iowa where risk management and insurance accounts for 11% of the state’s GDP. These are rewarding careers in which Tippie graduates can make a difference and help businesses and individuals stay out of trouble.

In this session, we will hear from Tippie alumni about industry trends, the changing risk landscape and how insurance helps address cyber and other new risk exposures, new technology and innovation in the industry, their stories and their advice on how to start a successful career in risk management.

Zoom Link:

Add/Drop Week 1 Change via MyUI Without Advisers or Instructors Permissions.

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 week of the semester via MyUI without any permissions from advisers or instructors. International students may need permission from ISSS. This option ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 28th.

Change of Registration- Registrar’s Website: 



Voting for Tippie Senate Spring 2022 Elections opens today at 12pm!

Tippie Senate is an advisory board of undergraduate students elected by the student body to establish an exchange of ideas, provide recommendations to the college, and create the best possible experience and environment for Tippie students.

Voting closes Sunday, April 24th at 11:59pm

You can find each candidate’s application materials here, under the Spring 2022 Election tab:

To vote for your preferred candidates, use this link: 

STEMbassador Communication – Application Open for STEM Youth Advisory Board April 2022

Iowa STEMbassadors,

Do you know an Iowa youth who has a passion or interest in science, technology, engineering or mathematics?

The STEM Council is accepting applications for the Youth Advisory Board! In this group, youth have the opportunity to take their experiences in STEM and help shape the mission of the STEM Council. This 15-member board will meet for one-hour quarterly, take on one project as a team and be a voice to their peers, helping the STEM Council connect with students.

Please consider sharing the following social media posts on your channels to spread the word:

@IowaSTEM is accepting applications for the Youth Advisory Board! Members of the Youth Advisory Board contribute to the STEM Council’s mission and inspire Iowa youth in STEM.

Interested in applying? 👇

Applications are due April 29.


Mediacom Hiring In-town and Remote/Hybrid Roles – Check it Out!

Ryan Swartzendruber graduated in 2018 and is working as a Senior Analyst – Business Sciences and Analytics at MediaCom. He sent me the following message:

Ton of emerging opportunities in the media analytics space. Data Science, Analytics & insight development, and other types of roles are in high demand at the moment. This opportunity in particular offers great starting pay and an opportunity to grow. Just have them reach out!

We are hiring in-town and remote/hybrid roles in support of our quickly expanding Chicago office.

Message me on LinkedIn or email

Interested in careers in investment banking, private equity, trading and more? The Hawkinson Institute is Tippie’s undergraduate investment banking program.

Interested in careers in investment banking, private equity, trading and more? The Hawkinson Institute is Tippie’s undergraduate investment banking program. Our students have a 100% placement rate with firms like J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and others.

They will be accepting applications this semester from students planning to graduate December 2024 or later are encouraged to apply.

Applications may be downloaded from the Institute’s website. Applications are due on Friday March, 11th.