Opportunity to Attend Professional Trip to Chicago

Financial Management Association, InvestHer, and HawkTrade would like to invite selected students not associated with their organizations to their up coming professional trip to Chicago. They will use the form below to identify business students not involved in their organizations that could benefit from the professional trip. The goal is to have these extra slots filled by students from disadvantaged, diverse, or underrepresented backgrounds within finance to assist in their professional development.

By offering limited slots to additional students, they are able to utilize the organizations combined resources to help additional Iowa students. The trip is free and will cover transportation and hotels, not meals. All people attending the trip must be vaccinated due to company requirements.

  • Depart Iowa City Thursday (3/31) at 3:30pm for Chicago
  • Friday (4/1): Visit William Blair, CIBC, and Merrill Lynch
  • Saturday (4/2): Arrive back at Iowa City at 4pm
  • Hotels and transportation will be provided, but meals will not be covered
  • Complete the following registration form if interested: https://forms.gle/qzuQKfashY4WEp5i7

Limited spots available.

Contact Elijah Dail for additional questions and details.

Tippie Top 21 Nominations OPEN NOW

Twenty-one student leaders
The Tippie Top 21 award recognizes 21 of the college’s outstanding student leaders. These students are young people who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, experiential learning, and advancing diversity, inclusion, and global engagement.

Why Re-Branding?
We encourage our students to propel themselves into the college experience by getting involved within Tippie and beyond. That being said, credit should be given where credit is due. Tippie’s Top 21 gives well-deserved recognition to outstanding leaders who begin their college journeys from many different backgrounds. Moving forward, we hope to re-brand this award in order to be more inclusive of the undergraduate student population who come from all these backgrounds.

Whether it is through stellar academics or impressive initiative, our faculty and staff know that students can impact the Tippie community in countless ways. It is important to us to acknowledge these impacts and highlight the students who make them.

Submit a nomination

How do I know if a student is qualified?
We’re sure you’re thinking of all the great Tippie students you could nominate for a Top 21 award. First, be sure that the student you have in mind is admitted to Tippie OR has declared pre-business. No matter their age, ALL Tippie students and pre-business students are eligible to be nominated. Nominees also are expected to have demonstrated excellence in at least two of the following areas:

  • Scholarship
  • Leadership
  • Experiential learning
  • Advancing diversity, inclusion, and global engagement

If you have questions, please contact Tevin Robbins at tevin-robbins@uiowa.edu.

LEARN, REFLECT, & SERVE as part of the 2022 Tippie Hawkeye Service Breaks Experiential Course (counts for Tippie RISE))

Register for Hawkeye Service Breaks (LS:1024) during Early Registration for a Tippie RISE experience!

This spring, Hawkeye Service Breaks will be offering 7 trips, each with a unique focus area. Some of the focus areas include economic justice, children’s health, basic human rights, and environmental justice. we want to invite you all to join Hawkeye Service Breaks 2022.

Perks of Hawkeye Service Breaks

  • Earn 3-semesters hours with a letter grade
  • Great hands-on service-related experience
  • Meet new people
  • Economic way to travel over spring break
  • Make countless memories

Learn more here: https://leadandserve.uiowa.edu/service/service-teams/ 

Please consider enrolling in LS:1024, as we would love to have you involved with Hawkeye Service Breaks. There is a course fee of $175, and scholarships available to help with that cost.

Students in the Tippie College of Business and Pre-Business students are strongly encouraged to apply to the Tippie sponsored team at the link above.

For additional questions about the Tippie Hawkeye Service Team contact tevin-robbins@uiowa.edu.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns at DSL-HSB@uiowa.edu 

Black in Business Series Presents — Black Creative Professionals Panel

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • W401 Pappajohn Business Building

The Black in Business Series presents an exclusive panel discussion with visionaries, innovators and leaders that are business professionals in their own creative ways. This panel of creative professionals and entrepreneurs aims to bring individuals together who are using their innovative ideas and creative minds to impact the work that they do. Every industry you go into is a business. Our panelists will answer questions about how they’ve navigated being Black in the industries of healthcare, music, and fashion. They will speak on their experiences and share knowledge with the students who are seeking empowerment in their own journeys.

Meet our Panel:

The Black in Business Series is a team of Black business students and staff who are committed to providing a safe and inclusive space within the Tippie College of Business for Black students to thrive and grow professionally. In partnership with the Center for Diversity & Enrichment, the Black in Business Series works to provide programming that is specific but not limited to the Black student body. Black in Business advocates for representation inside and outside of the classroom. This Series is open to all students who wish to be connected with Black business leaders and exposed to unique mentorship opportunities. Our goal is to expand the dialogue in the Black community around topics of business, education, professional development, entrepreneurship, and personal growth within any field or industry.

Join the Black in Business Series Network on LinkedIn

Check out and share our Black in Business Series website

We 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.

Yoga: A Brand New You (Presented by the Black in Business Series)

Yoga: A Brand New You
Wednesday, October 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
W401 PBB

With all that comes with college life whether it be academically, socially, or emotionally it can be hard to let go of all the pressure. There is a constant battle to maintain our mental health. One way to relieve all this stress is yoga and meditation. Yoga can help you recenter your energy, rejuvenate your mind, relieve anxiety, improve sleep quality, and provide a better quality of life. One session for 60 minutes can put you back on track.

Come join the Black in Business team and learn how to connect your mind, body, and spirit with yoga (yoga mats optional). RSVP using the link  so we know who to expect: https://forms.gle/mH4MnFmhUq8vmrs97

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact mckenzie-turner@uiowa.edu.

Black in Business Alumni Talk with Stephen Belyn: Accounting and Finance (Zoom)

Come learn about Stephen Belyn’s journey into the fields of Accounting and Finance and how he is navigating being Black in Business!

Stephen Belyn is a managing director within the Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice of FTI Consulting. He has 20 years of experience in performing finance and accounting. He was the Tippie College of Business 2016 Alum of the Year, the 2018 Tippie Accounting Alum of the Year, and a past member and president of the Tippie Professional Accounting Council.

Join us on Zoom Today (Monday, October 25) at 3:00PM!

Join Zoom Meeting — https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/93542134988 

DEADLINE EXTENDED — Compete for $22,000 in prizes at the National Diversity Case Competition

The Kelley School of Business (Indiana University) hosts the 11th annual National Diversity Case Competition (NDCC) as a premier event that brings together top-level, diverse talent from colleges and universities across the country. The two-day event includes a networking reception and dinner, case competition, and workshops. The event will include 40+ teams from across the country as they compete for $22,000 in cash prizes during MLK weekend of January 14-15, 2022.

It is their intention that this year’s event be held in-person. For more information about NDCC visit their website.

APPLY NOW for your chance to represent the Tippie College of Business at NDCC. Tippie students will apply individually at the link below.

In January 2021, the Tippie team won third place during the competition. Read more about the team’s achievement.

The NDCC team chosen to represent Tippie will be a team of four students who exhibit a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion in their academic and professional interests. Students will be selected based off of demonstrated interest in competition, leadership, and involvement experience. The team can have no more than one Senior and at least two members must come from an underrepresented student background.

You will then hear back from the Selection Committee after all applicants have been initially reviewed. Application deadline extended to Thursday, October 21 at 3:00PM.

Student who compete in the competition will:

  • Prepare competition material and practice presenting with Frank Center staff
  • Find opportunities to engage with  14+ corporate partners and recruiters to make career connections
  • Network with other talented students from across the country
  • Compete in a case competition with over 40+ universities to win $22,000 in cash prizes

For more information about NDCC and the Tippie team contact tevin-robbins@uiowa.edu.

In one word…What does it mean to be Black in Business?

Black in business

To work with a diverse group of people, you have to first take the time and effort to understand and respect each person on the team and what they bring to the table. During Black History Month, we asked our Black students “What does it mean to be Black in business?” Read their full responses here: https://bit.ly/306v6f3

Posted by Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa on Friday, February 26, 2021

Being Black in Business — Noella Kabula

Meet Noella Kabula. Let’s see what Noella has to say about what it means to be black in business:

“I consider being black in business a journey. Where it has its ups and downs because it can be challenging and difficult to fit in as a minority. At the same time that challenge is necessary because it allows me to step out of my comfort zone and succeed.”

📸: @matt_chia_

See Post on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLpPljRH5_d/

Being Black in Business — Morgan Conrard

Meet Morgan Conrard. Here are Morgan’s thoughts on what it means to be black in business:

“I’d say creative. You gotta be able to maneuver your way through things. And sometimes that, that means you have to do unorthodox things to get you to where your goals and objectives are. I’ve been blessed for that to be an opportunity and it’s opened a lot of doors for me to pave my way to my goals.”

📸: @matt_chia_

See Post on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLfCNtdHfMH/

Being Black in Business — Deb Destahun

Meet Deb Destahun. Here are her thoughts on what it means to be black in business:

Unveiled. You have more self-awareness of how people view you and how the skills you maintain and the way you act will be viewed by others. Some people are going to dismiss your qualifications and think you got something just because you are diverse. Using diversity as a scapegoat is a defense mechanism, a veil. It is not my job to correct their rationalization, but at the same time, you can’t help wanting to protect yourself from it.”

📸: @matt_chia_

See Post on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLZxNs2nk21/

Being Black in Business — Neah Howlett

Meet Neah Howlett. Let’s take a look at what she has to say about what it means to be black in business:

Perseverance. Being Black in business you don’t have a ton of support and you also don’t have a lot of role models to look up to. So it’s kind of like you’re doing it on your own. It’s all worth it in the end though because you know that you will be a role model for another Black student who’s coming into the business world and they need somebody to look up to. And they can say, ‘Hey, if they can do it, I can do it.’”

📸: @matt_chia_

See Post on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLUqpUln03f/

Tippie Top 21 Nominations OPEN NOW

Twenty-one student leaders
The Tippie Top 21 award recognizes 21 of the college’s outstanding student leaders. These students are young people who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, experiential learning, and advancing diversity, inclusion, and global engagement.

Why Re-Branding?
We encourage our students to propel themselves into the college experience by getting involved within Tippie and beyond. That being said, credit should be given where credit is due. Tippie’s Top 21 gives well-deserved recognition to outstanding leaders who begin their college journeys from many different backgrounds. Moving forward, we hope to re-brand this award in order to be more inclusive of the undergraduate student population who come from all these backgrounds.

Whether it is through stellar academics or impressive initiative, our faculty and staff know that students can impact the Tippie community in countless ways. It is important to us to acknowledge these impacts and highlight the students who make them.

Submit a nomination

How do I know if a student is qualified?
We’re sure you’re thinking of all the great Tippie students you could nominate for a Top 21 award. First, be sure that the student you have in mind is admitted to Tippie OR has declared pre-business. No matter their age, ALL Tippie students and pre-business students are eligible to be nominated. Nominees also are expected to have demonstrated excellence in at least two of the following areas:

  • Scholarship
  • Leadership
  • Experiential learning
  • Advancing diversity, inclusion, and global engagement

If you have questions, please contact Tevin Robbins at tevin-robbins@uiowa.edu.

Being Black in Business — Kethia Mulongo

What does it meant to be black in business? Let’s see what Kethia Mulongo has to say:

Opportunity. Seeing the difference in the room, the lack of black people in the business world. Where I don’t see a lot of people who look like me, who don’t have the same identity. Opening a room or creating a positive thing where you see a lot of black people in the business world. I could use that as an opportunity to create a business for me and for people like me.”

📸: @matt_chia_

See Post on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLKVN6JnRzG/

Being Black in Business — Lewis Howard

Meet Jacob Lewis Howard. Here is what being black in business means to him:

Adaptable. To be Black in Business you have to choose and wear so many different hats depending on the situation. You can’t take yourself so seriously that you’re seen as aggressive and overly dominant, trying to take over. You can’t be so whimsical and carefree that you’re viewed as lazy. It’s about striking the middle balance, depending on the situation. It’s about being adaptable. To be able to show yourself through your adaptations. Being able to grow a community around you and to adapt to that community.”

📸: @matt_chia_

See Post on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLFNmBvnaAx/

Being Black in Business — Baaba Saisie

Meet Baaba Saisie, the first of many Tippie students that will be sharing their unfiltered thoughts on what it means to be Black in business. Here is what she has to say:

Inspiring. Being Black in business is inspiring because it encourages people to pursue success in places that seem unattainable.

Courage. It takes courage to be in a field of unfamiliar faces. At times, I feel discouraged by the lack of people I can relate to. It also takes courage to be in a competitive field where my color may be put into account concerning my skills. Despite the challenges, I know that with courage, I can achieve anything despite my skin color.”

📸: @matt_chia_

See Post on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CK1t9UdHu_b/

Black in Business Presents – BIB Talk: Journey to Venture Capital & Investment Banking (featuring Siddig Siddig, Venture Capitalist at Mubadala Ventures)

Please join the Black in Business Series on February 11th  from 2:00-3:00pm CST to hear from Siddig Siddig, Venture Capital Investor at Mubadala.

Siddig Siddig is a Tippie Alum and will speak about his experiences as a person of color navigating his way in the venture capital field. Some of these experiences are transferable to any industry and can help you in your journey in corporate America.

RSVP is required to receive the Zoom link to attend this event. Please fill out the link below to before February 10th.

BIB Talk: Journey to Venture Capital & Investment Banking: https://forms.gle/bK5Qfkc9CAnBb9Vn8

If you have any questions, feel free to contact rawan-taha@uiowa.edu.

 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Tevin Robbins in advance at 319-335-1037 or tevin-robbins@uiowa.edu.

Being Black in Business

Black in Business

In honor of the unique contributions of Black people in the field of business, during the month of February the Tippie College of Business is sharing stories from currents student and alumni. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3teFNcA

Posted by Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa on Friday, January 29, 2021

In honor of the unique contributions of Black people in the field of business, during the month of February the Tippie College of Business is sharing stories from currents student and alumni.

This project is done in collaboration with the  Black in Business Series Planning Team (Tippie DEI Ambassadors).

Learn more at https://bit.ly/3teFNcA

Tippie team places third at National Diversity Case Competition

A student team from the Tippie College of Business placed third at the 10th Annual National Diversity Case Competition hosted by the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

The team included Jaiden Goodman, Baaba Saisie, Gina Waters, and Anna Zinselmeier. Goodman and Zinselmeier are peer tutors at the Frank Business Communication Center where they coach Tippie students in writing, speaking, and visual design.

“The Tippie College of Business is committed to graduating strong communicators and equipping students to think seriously about social issues relating to diversity and inclusion,” said Pamela Bourjaily, director of the Frank Business Communication Center and associate professor of instruction. “Our team’s placement at the premier diversity case competition in the country showcases our success in both those efforts.”

The case was provided by 3M’s Social Justice Strategy and Initiatives team and asked students to consider how the multinational company could engage “the broader organization to address some of the racial and socioeconomic inequities in our society.”

The competition is held annually over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. This year’s competition was conducted virtually and included teams from the University of Michigan, Boston College, and the University of Washington. For more information, visit the NDCC website.