ANNOUNCING Inaugural Tippie Sustainability Case Competition — April 5th and 6th, 2024

“Natural Pearl” by Nigel Hall

The Inaugural Tippie Sustainability Case Competition will challenge teams of four UI undergraduate students to integrate knowledge from core business disciplines to solve a sustainability challenge facing organizations today. The competition is presented by: Tippie Undergraduate Program Office (UPO), Tippie Senate, and the Tippie Social Impact Community (SIC).

  • Open to all students and majors
  • Limit two Seniors per team
  • Email tevin-robbins@uiowa.edu if interest and want more info!
  • Registration opening early-February!

Students will have the opportunity to develop leadership and decision-making skills that will help them maximize economic, social, and environmental sustainability in their future jobs.

In 2025, we will expand the Tippie Sustainability Case Competition to include teams from other colleges and universities.

Seeking Tippie Representatives for the 2024 National Women’s Case Competition in Austin, TX from April 4 – 6

Would you be interested in traveling/representing Tippie at a national case competition? If yes, please complete the following interest form to represent Tippie before Friday, February 9th!

We are now reviewing students for the 2024 National Women’s Case Competition in Austin, TX happening from April 4 – 6! The selection committee is seeking Tippie students with demonstrated potential and  leadership within the Tippie College of Business! The McCombs School of Business, the Women in Business Association, and Apple, Inc. are excited to host the 2024 McCombs National Women’s Case Competition taking place on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin from April 4 – 6, 2024 in Austin, Texas! Additional information can be found at: https://my.mccombs.utexas.edu/bba/student-life/womens-case-competition/registration-and-guidelines/

Competition Timeline:

  • Feb. 9 (F): Finalize Tippie Team
  • March 28 (Th): case released via email (one week prior to competition)
  • March 28 – April 3: intensive case preparation [please note that Easter is March 31]
  • April 3rd or 4th: Travel as team
  • Apr 4 (Th) – Apr 6 (Sat): competition held in Austin, Texas

Additional Information for WCC:

  • In 2023, the Tippie team won 2nd  place in their first outing at the competition.
  • Competition is a team of four. While all students are welcome, we are seeking any undergraduate BBA women (trans and non-binary students are welcome).
    • Prior completion or current enrollment in BUS:3000 (BCaP) preferred.
    • Experience working with Tableau (or strong quantitative skills) desired.
    • Strong team dynamics needed.
  • Professor Beth A. Livingston, Faculty Director, Kathleen Dore – Henry B. Tippie Women’s Leadership Program will serve as the team advisor.
  • Meredith Ringel-Ensley in the Frank Center will help prepare your team with best practices for PPT slides, public speaking, and other written/speaking material.
  • Tevin Robbins and the UPO will assist with competition logistics.
  • All student participants are provided food and hotel lodging throughout the competition as well as additional expenses provided by the Tippie College of Business.

History of WCC

The McCombs National Women’s Case Competition began as an initiative to provide more opportunities for female identifying students to participate a heavily male dominated case competition space. The competition was created as a space to amplify the voices of women and provide pathways for women to participate in case competitions on a large scale. Presently, all students are able to participate, regardless of gender identity.

Why the lack of women representation?

​ Interestingly, there is a consistent skewed gender ratio, which undermines the competitions. 50% of business students are women, yet only 29% of case competition participants are women. Questionnaires from past WCC participants have found potential causes for this lack of representation include self-doubt, lack of experience amongst students, and that the intensity and duration of the case competitions were not a good fit for most.

Thanks to the generous support from the sponsoring company, Apple, Inc., the National Women’s Case Competition is able to provide the following cash prizes to the first, second, and third place teams:

  • First Place – $4,000 ($1,000 for each team member)
  • Second Place – $2,500 ($625 for each team member)
  • Third Place – $1,500 ($375 for each team member)

If you have any questions about WCC, or case competitions supported by the Tippie Undergraduate Program Office (UPO), contact Tevin Robbins at tevin-robbins@uiowa.edu.

Presenting the 8th Annual Black in Business Series Networking Dinner — Saturday, February 24th, 2024 (RSVP ONLY)

Words From: rupi kaur’s “the sun and her flowers”

representation; is vital; otherwise the butterfly; surrounded by a group of moths; unable to see itself; will keep trying to become the moth. -representation

It’s time to mark your calendars as the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa presents our 8th Annual Black in Business Series Networking Dinner. We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to make arrangements and Save-the-Date for Saturday, February 24th, 2024 for a night of empowerment for all who attend.

Networking Dinners are held each February in celebration of Black History Month. All majors and interests are welcome at this special event, including business, engineering, entrepreneurship, the arts, media, journalism, sports, education, non-profit, and more.

This event is invitation and RSVP only! Please direct inquires to Tevin Robbins if you like to be emailed an official RSVP link. Attendees get a fun/professional networking event with a chance to dress up and meet other students, staff/faculty, and industry professionals from a variety of fields and companies from across the country. There will be amazing speakers and FREE professionally catered dinner, appetizers, and mocktails (w/ Bartender). Students get to be seated at tables with industry professionals while dining together, formal and informal networking, and keynote speakers including the Co-Founder of Humanize My Hoodie, the new President of Wieden + Kennedy Portland, and recent Tippie/UI Alumni(s).

  • Date & Time: Saturday, February 24th, 2024
    • Doors Open at 5:15pm
    • Concludes 9:00pm
    • **Additional Itinerary details below
  • Venue: International (2nd Floor) Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA

You will want to RSVP right away to ensure a spot before all seats are gone! This event has BEEN AT CAPACITY EVERY YEAR (in other words…sold out). There will be a waitlist once the event is at capacity.   You can find additional information below:

Industry Professionals attending this year’s event included:

  • Jason White – President at Wieden + Kennedy Portland
  • Andre’ Wright – Business Developer / Creative Director at Wright House of Fashion and Humanize My Hoodie Movement
  • Kimmi Chex (Kimberly Chexnayder White) – On-Air Personality & Host at National Football League / NFL Total Access
  • Reginald L. Harris – Partner (Attorney) at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Taylar Smith – Digital Sales Representative at IBM
  • Adrianne Kelly – Director of Human Resources at Dicks Sporting Goods
  • Dr. Hayley Harvey – Director of Dental Education at Broadlawns Medical Center
  • Sire Abram – CEO at Vantage Education and Venture Capitalist
    And many more….

Our programming/events are free and open to all students at Iowa because all fields of study can tie back to business. The Black in Business Series strive to represent all industries. Our goals for student attendees are for you to:

  1. See representation and network Black professionals across industries.
  2. Discover mentorship from business leaders in their fields that interest.
  3. Explore potential career/internship opportunities.

**Tentative Itinerary for 8th Annual Networking Dinner:

5:15pm – Doors and Check-in Opens
5:30pm — Networking Mocktail Hour Reception (Hors D ’Oeuvres served)
w/ Guided Networking for Students who are new to this type of function
6:30pm – Welcome from Tippie College of Business and Black in Business Team
6:45pm – Opening Guest Speaker
7:05pm – Dinner Served
7:30pm — 2nd Speaker Remarks
7:50pm – Words from Recent Alums
8:10pm — Closing Thanks
8:15pm — Networking Resumes until 9pm

We hope to see you at the 8th Annual Black in Business Networking Dinner on February 24th. For questions, please email Tevin Robbins at tevin-robbins@uiowa.edu.

NOMINATIONS OPEN — Tippie Top 21 Class of 2024 Nominations Are OPEN — Closes February 29th at 11:59pm

The Tippie Top 21 award holistically recognizes twenty-one of the college’s outstanding student leaders. And we’re asking you to submit nominations for the class of 2024 Tippie Top 21 awardees!

Tippie Top 21 nominees are undergraduate students who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, experiential learning, and advancing diversity, inclusion, and global engagement. 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. The twenty-one Winners will be recognized in April and individually receive $250 stipends.

Click here to Submit a nomination

How do you know if a student is qualified?

ALL Tippie undergraduate students and pre-business students are eligible to be nominated. Top nominees are expected to have demonstrated excellence holistically across the following areas:

  • Scholarship (academics)
  • Leadership (involvement)
  • Experiential learning (hands-on experiences)
  • Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Engagement (expanding perspectives)

Please take a few minutes to submit brief nominations students who you feel are strong examples of what it means to be a Tippie student. Self-nominations are also welcome.

Consider peers in your classes, student organizations, or students you want to recognize are doing great things to embody Tippie. Students who are nominated must also submit their resume and cover letter discussing their accomplishments across the four categories so nominations they do not need to be lengthy (or eloquent). Students can be nominated multiple times but has VERY LOW impact on the final Top 21 awardees.

To learn more, nominate students, and see former Tippie Top 21 winner profiles, please visit: https://tippie.uiowa.edu/current-students/undergraduates/get-involved/tippie-top-21.

The nomination deadline is Thursday, February 29 at 11:59 pm.

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

Apply to be a peer mentor!

Want to help welcome the Class of 2028 next fall? This is the job for you.

Peer mentors are responsible for co-teaching the Direct Admit Seminar and helping new first-year students adjust to college.

The link to the application and job description can be found here. Applications are due by Monday, February 12 by noon.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to melissa-baker@uiowa.edu

Do you LOVE competition, recognition, and prizes? — Consider Representing Tippie at an upcoming national case competition!

You may or may not know but the Tippie College of Business UPO sends representatives to national case competition every year all over the country! There is currently a team preparing for the Eller Ethics Case Competition in Arizona based on the themes of business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

ANNOUNCING the selection committee is now selecting students for the National Diversity Case Competition in Indiana! (More info below)

If you or students you know are interested in being considered for ANY national case competitions to represent Tippie, please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/r/GsVFMiLdBi.

The Kelley School of Business (Indiana University) will host the 13th annual competition National Diversity Case Competition (NDCC) over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend January 12-13.

This is a premier event that brings together top-level, diverse talent from colleges and universities across the country for networking, a case competition, and workshops. The event will include 40+ teams from across the country as they compete for $22,000 in cash prizes and corporate partners will engage with participating students throughout the weekend!

Let’s Celebrate! — Tippie Fest 2023

Now that the dust is beginning to settle on the new semester, join us in welcoming new and returning students to the Tippie College of Business. You don’t want to miss this one spot shop as we celebrate the new academic year together!

Enjoy FREE food, visit the Tippie Student Organization Fair, and connect with campus partners like CIMBA and Career Services.

This event is sponsored by the Undergraduate Program Office. Thursday, September 7th, 3-5pm on the PBB Patio and Courtyard! (Rain location- Howe & Andersen Gallerias)

YAB Summer Mentoring Program- applications open until May 1

The Tippie Young Alumni Board (YAB) Summer Mentoring Program targets Tippie students and recent graduates who are interested in being connected with a Tippie alum during a mentoring program for Summer 2023. The mentors serve as a professional resource and helps you build your professional network in your respective industry of interest. More information can be found here.  Applications are open until May 1.

 

 

YAB Summer Mentoring Program- applications open until May 1

The Tippie Young Alumni Board (YAB) Summer Mentoring Program targets Tippie students and recent graduates who are interested in being connected with a Tippie alum during a mentoring program for Summer 2023. The mentors serve as a professional resource and helps you build your professional network in your respective industry of interest. More information can be found here.  Applications are open until May 1.

 

 

Seniors! Looking to stay involved with Tippie?

Consider joining the Tippie Young Alumni Board! This board is composed of recent graduates who are dedicated to promoting the Tippie College of Business and fostering relationships between alumni, students, and the UPO. As a member of the board, you’ll have the chance to attend networking events, provide feedback to Tippie faculty and staff, and collaborate with fellow young alumni to create meaningful initiatives that support the college. Plus, it’s a great way to stay connected with your Tippie classmates and make new connections within the business world! Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to give back to your college and grow your professional network. Apply by April 21st to join the Tippie Young Alumni Board here!

 

Direct Admit Peer Mentor applications due this week!

Want to help welcome the Class of 2027 next fall? This is the job for you.

Peer mentors are responsible for helping co-teach the Direct Admit Seminar and helping new first-year students adjust to college.

The link to the application and job description can be found here: https://students.tippie.uiowa.edu/undergraduates/get-involved/peer-mentoring-undergraduate

Applications are due Wednesday, February 15.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to melissa-baker@uiowa.edu

Women of Tippie: Empower, Connect, and Learn: Participate in the 2023 National Women’s Case Competition, Hosted by The University of Texas Austin.

Women of Tippie: Empower, connect, and learn: Participate in the 2023 National Women’s Case Competition, hosted by The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. Did you know that nationwide while 50% of business students are women, they make up only 29% of case competition contestants? This event is an opportunity for women to display their creativity, strategic thinking, and confidence while solving a business challenge.

How to get selected for the competition team:

Apply to be on the first Tippie team to compete in this case competition! Tippie will be sending a team of 4 undergraduate BBA women (trans and non-binary students are welcome). Prior completion or current enrollment in BUS 3000 (BCaP) preferred. Professor Beth A. Livingston, Faculty Director, Kathleen Dore – Henry B. Tippie Women’s Leadership Program will serve as the team advisor.  Professor Livingston, Frank Business Communication Center directors, and Undergraduate Program Office staff will select the team.

2023 dates

  • Feb. 13 (M): Apply via email, include a short paragraph stating why you’d like to participate, and attach your resume. Send email to beth-livingston@uiowa.edu and gabriela-rivera@uiowa.edu
  • Feb. 20 (M): Team selection made
  • Apr. 6 (Th): case released via email
  • Apr. 6 – 12: intensive case preparation [please note that Easter is April 9]
  • Apr 13 (Th) – Apr 15 (Sat): competition held in Austin, Texas

Students who compete in the competition will:

  • Have meals, lodging, and travel expenses paid for by Tippie
  • Prepare competition material and practice presenting with Professor Beth A. Livingston and Frank Center staff
  • Find opportunities to engage with corporate partners and recruiters to make career connections and network with other talented students from across the country
  • Compete in a case competition with over 40 universities to win $3,000 – $1,000 as a team in cash prizes

Tippie teams do well in national case competitions (2nd place in Eller Ethics competition last fall), and we’re excited to put together a team to compete in this one!

For more information about the application process, contact: beth-livingston@uiowa.edu; gabriela-rivera@uiowa.edu

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMPETITION

Sign up now to compete in the IIPHRP 6th Annual Global Health Case Competition. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!

Sign up now to compete in the IIPHRP 6th Annual Global Health Case Competition. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!

Application Deadline: Monday, February 20, 2023

2023 Case Topic: Food Insecurity in a High-Income Country. Full details announced February 29th.

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/iiphrp-global-health-case-competition/

This competition is open to all University of Iowa graduate and undergraduate students. Please note that eligibility rules require that all teams include at least 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student and include students from at least 3 disciplines from across campus. This year will feature a return to the in-person format. Students may sign up as teams or individuals. Individuals will be placed on a team by the competition planning committee. If you need assistance assembling your team, please contact the planning committee at cph-global@uiowa.edu

For a full list of team eligibility requirements, visit:  https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/iiphrp-case-competition-goals-and-rules/

Apply to be a Peer Mentor!

Want to help welcome the Class of 2027 next fall? This is the job for you.

Peer mentors are responsible for helping co-teach the Direct Admit Seminar and helping new first-year students adjust to college.

The link to the application and job description can be found here.

To learn more, please join us for an information session:

Wednesday, February 1 at 11:30 in S104 PBB
Friday, February 3 at 12:30 in S104 PBB

Questions? Feel free to reach out to melissa-baker@uiowa.edu

Register for the 2022 Women in Analytics and Leadership Conference on October 7th

2022 Women in Analytics and Leadership Conference

  • Friday, October 7, 9:00 AM – 3:15 PM in
  • W401 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)

The George D. Smith award-winning Department of Business Analytics is hosting the 4th annual Women in Analytics and Leadership Conference.

This free event includes speakers from Salesforce, RSM, Delta, and professionals in various stages of their career. Come join us for an inspiring day and learn how you can use data to improve how things work and help people.

The event is offered to students from ALL majors as an opportunity to find out what it’s really like to work as a woman in data analytics and see how ANY student can enter the field. Register now and enjoy meeting some truly inspirational people. Breakfast and lunch included.

Register Directly at: https://tippie.uiowa.edu/news-events/events/women-analytics-and-leadership-conference/registration

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 Shannon Henderson in advance at 319-335-3496.

 

Tippie Women Summit 2022

The Tippie Women Summit is now open for registration! See below for details. Sessions held throughout March and early April.

 

 

It’s More than Business – Insights from Erin Rollenhagen

Thursday, March 3, 5:30 pm CST
Courtyard Marriott Iowa City
901 Melrose Avenue

This in-person event will feature a brief keynote from Erin Rollenhagen (BBA02), CEO and founder of Entrepreneurial Technologies and author of Soul Uprising: It’s Never Just Business. Along with a Q&A between Erin and Tippie Dean Amy Kristof-Brown, this event will have a structured networking opportunity for students and working professionals. Free of charge – bring a friend and make a new one.

REGISTER HERE

 

Stepping up to Leadership: A Conversation with Tippie’s Female Leaders

Wednesday, March 9, 11:00 a.m. CST via Zoom

This casual conversation will feature Tippie Dean Amy Kristof-Brown and Tippie Associate Dean of Graduate Programs Jennifer Blackhurst. They’ll discuss how they prepared for leadership opportunities and provide insight on how you can be ready for your own professional development.

REGISTER HERE 

 

Tippie Faculty Webinar: Breaking the Imposter Syndrome

Friday, March 25, 12:00 noon CST via Zoom

Many people experience the so-called “impostor syndrome” despite their success in the workplace. It holds them back from pursuing challenging opportunities, leads to overworking and burnout, and takes a huge emotion toll. Tippie Assistant Professor of Management Rong Su will highlight how you can overcoming barriers to career success by challenging existing conceptions and establishing a renewed understanding about the impostor experience.

REGISTER HERE

 

Assembling Your Power Players: Building Networks That Support Your Personal and Professional Growth

Friday, April 1, 12:00 noon CDT via Zoom

This alumni panel discussion will highlight how creating a web of personal networks can benefit you as your career progresses. Learn first hand from several successful Tippie alums including:

  • Cheryl Davenport (BBA05), Senior Director of Strategy and Chief of Staff at Nike North America
  • Kim Johnson (MBA15), Vice President of Marketing, Igor
  • Anne Parmley (MBA15), President, Linn County Gaming Association
  • Yvette Taylor (MBA92), National Manager – Wealth Management Client Support Services for Northern Trust

REGISTER HERE

Last call for Peer Mentor applications- Apply by this Tuesday, February 15

Tipipe Direct Admit Peer mentors are responsible for helping co-teach the Direct Admit Seminar and helping the first year students adjust to college. It’s a great way to give back and welcome the newest members of our Tippie community.

The link to the application and job description can be found here: https://tippie.uiowa.edu/current-students/undergraduates/get-involved/peer-mentoring

Applications are due by Tuesday, February 15 at 11:59pm.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to melissa-baker@uiowa.edu

Peer Mentor applications due February 15

Want to help welcome the Class of 2026 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. It’s a great way to give back and welcome the newest members of our Tippie community.

The link to the application and job description can be found here: https://tippie.uiowa.edu/current-students/undergraduates/get-involved/peer-mentoring

Questions? Feel free to reach out to melissa-baker@uiowa.edu

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.