Alumni Perspectives: Economics and My Career- Alumni Panel- Wednesday,November 10th, 12:30 pm in W401, PBB

Thinking about Economics as a major or for your double major?

Learn firsthand from Iowa Economics alumni about how the major helped them in their career at a Wednesday, November 10 panel discussion at 12:30 pm in W401. Food will be provided.

Panelists include Tuma Basa (BA98), Director, Black Music and Culture at YouTube; Cheryl Davenport (BBA05), Senior Director of Strategy & Chief of Staff, Nike North America; Tom Niblock (BBA07), Foreign Service Officer, U.S. State Department; and Mitch Plimmer (BBA13/JD17), Attorney with Bradley and Riley PC.

A Message to Tippie Student Organization Presidents

Hello Tippie Presidents!

My name is Emily Ellinger and I am a third year student on Tippie Senate. I am emailing you to let you know that I will be serving as your point of contact for questions you may have for your organization’s funding from the Tippie College.

As a Tippie organization, you are encouraged to apply to receive funds from the Undergraduate Program Office (UPO). Below if a list of guidelines:

  1. Your student organization is eligible to apply for up to $500 for two separate events per period.
  2. Events that promote global and cultural competence in business, build an inclusive community for students, promote newly developed activities, facilitate career/ professional skill building, and promote sustainability will be prioritized.
  3. This funding period ends on Monday, November 15th for events occurring December 2nd – March 1st. Any applications submitted after November 15th at 5:00 PM will not be considered.

Access the funding application here:

For any questions that you may have for your organization’s ability to receive Tippie funds, please email me at or text me at (515)-240-9696.

l look forward to hearing your thoughts and questions!

Economics Student Organization (ESA) Hosting Econ and Your Career Series on November 3rd – Read More HERE!

November 3rd: Econ and Your Career Series!

The ESA’s first “Econ and Your Career” workshop will take a look at how to explore career options that you can pursue with an economics degree, and then dive into how you actually go about seeking out these opportunities using resources like Handshake and LinkedIn. We will also review what to start considering if graduate school is in your future.


  • Courtney McClellan, Career Advisor for the Business & Entrepreneurship Career Community
  • David Hensley, Executive Director of Iowa JPEC and Clinical Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Questions: contact Adam Edwards;

2021 UPS George D. Smith Prize Celebration This Week- Register for Talk from a Representative from UPS on Thursday, October 7th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.

2021 UPS George D. Smith Prize Celebration This Week!!

The Evolution of Analytics Education At Tippie

Our department has been honored as one of the top colleges in the world for preparing students for careers in business analytics. Our college received the UPS George D. Smith Prize, which recognizes the leading university in the world for excellence in preparing students to practice in the areas of analytics or operations research. Read more about the award here.

Thursday, October 7th from 3:30 – 4:30pm is a talk from the representative from UPS.  Register for the talk:   in person   or   via Zoom

Friday, October 8th from 1:30-3:00pm is the reception in the PBB courtyard.  There will be a chance for selfies with the trophy and there will be CAKE!!

Reaching OUT in Business Discussion with Casey Gerald- Thursday, October 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, C106 PBB

Reaching OUT in Business Discussion with Casey Gerald

Thursday, October 14 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm, C106 PBB

Join this small group discussion with a noted author and speaker whose work frequently explores issues around sexuality. His book There Will Be No Miracles Here is a memoir that explores the complex intersection of race, class, religion, and sexuality and was a finalist for the LAMBDA Literary Award. Registration requested:


Black in Business Reception with Casey Gerald- Thursday, October 14th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, W401 PBB

Black in Business Reception with Casey Gerald

Thursday, October 14 from 5:00 -6:30 pm, W401 PBB

Enjoy some food and drink and hear from Casey Gerald, author and speaker at this Black in Business event.

Author of There Will Be No Miracles Here, a memoir that explores the complex intersections of race, class, religion, and sexuality that was named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR and The New York Times. He recently published “The Black Art of Escape: A New Vision for Black America” in New York Magazine. Casey’s TED Talks have been viewed more than 4 million times. Register here:

Information from University of Iowa Hospitals- COVID-19 test and what to do when your roommate has COVID-19?

Need a COVID-19 test?

Skip the line and self-schedule a COVID-19 test at UI Health Care through MyChart.

Not a MyChart user? Sign up in just a few minutes at or call (319) 384-9010.

What to do if your roommate has COVID-19

  1. Schedule a COVID-19 test
  2. Stay home
  3. Let others know (job, classmates, teachers, etc.) that someone in your home is COVID positive
  4. Disinfect high-touch surfaces
  5. Use separate personal items
  6. Monitor your own health
  7. Use preventative actions (mask, social distance, wash hands)


Research Help?

Research Help?

Only two weeks of classes left! Now is the time when you may be busily working on those research papers, slide decks, and assignments. Don’t forget, the Business Library is here for you!

-Need help defining your topic? We got you!
-Need help finding that last source? No problem!
-Haven’t started yet? You still have time! We can help!

Business Librarians can help. Email Willow or Kim or set up a Zoom appointment.

Almost Alumni Week 2021 – April 26-30, 2021

Almost Alumni Week (AAW) List of Events for Seniors

Let’s come together one final time to celebrate the Tippie spring Class of 2021. We’ll be hosting in person (yes!) and virtual events that will help you reflect on your time at Tippie but also welcome you to the alumni community!

Monday, April 26: ALL WEEK LONG

  • Memory Wall: Head up to the BizHub and share your favorite Tippie or Hawkeye memory on the Memory Wall located next to Pat’s Too. The Memory Wall will be up all week so please stop by the read other students’ favorite memories from the past four years and share yours!
  • Thank You Note Station: Stop by the Thank you note station located next to the Memory Wall by Pat’s Too and write your favorite Tippie faculty member, TA, advisor, or staff member a quick note of thanks! Tippie Senate will make sure your note is delivered to the proper recipient. There is no limit on the amount of gratitude you can share!

Tuesday, April 27 – 2pm CST

  • First Annual Darty and Bags Tourney. Yes, you read correctly! Tippie Senate is hosting a Graduation Celebration Darty in the Tippie Lawn and Patio on Tuesday starting at 2pm. Grab a soda and enjoy yard games like Kan Jam and Spike Ball. The Bags Tournament will start at 3:30 and the winning teams receive two sets of Tippie Pint Glasses.
    • Register your team here by Friday, April 23

Wednesday, April 28 – Virtual event begins at 12pm CST

  • Virtual Lunch n’ Learn Event with members of the Tippie Young Alumni Board. Join us for lunch as these recent graduates host a panel discussion on “Your first job – What it is and what it might not be”– you must register and be at the event to receive your $10 grub hub gift card.
    • *Wednesday is the rain date for the First Annual Darty and Bags Tourney

Thursday, April 29 – 4pm CST

  • Tippie Toast to Graduation – The Class of 2021
    • Join us as we raise a glass to the Tippie Class of 2021. We’ll hear toasts from beloved faculty member, Nancy Abrams and from selected class speaker, Niharika Annira. Prizes will be handed out to five seniors in attendance including two custom Tippie diploma frames ($150 value/each).
    • Must Register to participate! Zoom link and passcode will be emailed out the day of the event
  • Student Leadership Award Reception (SLAR) – 5:00 p.m. CST (Virtual) – The Undergraduate Programs Office is looking forward to another SLAR! You must register to attend the 2021 awards. The RSVP will ask for your email address, which is where you’ll receive the Zoom information for the event.

Graduation Gifts

Don’t forget to pick up your graduation gift bag from the Dean’s office (PBB C120). Gift bags are available for pick up Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm. You must have taken the Graduation Gift Survey in order to pick up your bag. Deadline to pick up your back is Friday, April 30th. Don’t miss out on your Tippie T-shirt, Tassel, and more!

Graduation Gift Survey:

ICRU wants to let you know that next week, April 19-23, is National Undergraduate Research Week.

ICRU wants to let you know that next week, April 19-23, is National Undergraduate Research Week. We will be hosting ESURF during the week, an online version of our annual Spring Undergraduate Research Festival.

Throughout the week, ICRU will be releasing (3-5 minute) student presentations videos for ESURF on our social media channels and webpage. There are no live events. They are asking that you spread word in your department so you can watch these presentations, share student videos through your social media channels, and help celebrate our students. Presenters and abstracts can be found HERE.

They are also looking for Commentators to provide constructive and positive feedback to students. This is a very low time-commitment volunteer opportunity and is particularly well-suited to graduate student and post-doctoral researcher CVs.