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:



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: 



London Calling!

Have you always imagined that you would participate int the Tippie study abroad program in London? A finance course is typically offered. A second course may be offered in an additional business major area (to be determined). Fulfills Tippie RISE-Study Abroad.

Attend an information session on Wednesday, May 11, 2:30-3:30 p.m., C106 PBB

Questions?  Contact


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: 

YAB summer mentoring program- applications due Friday!

Do you have an internship this summer? Or are you starting a new job in a new city? This could be the program for you.

The Tippie Young Alumni Board (YAB) Summer Mentoring Program targets Tippie students and recent graduates (December 2021 and May 2022) who are interested in being connected with a Tippie alum during a mentoring program this summer. The mentor serves as a professional resource for the student, and helps the student build their professional network in their respective industry of interest.

The application period is open until April 22. More information and the application can be found here.

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.


Early Registration starts today! Are you ready?

Fall 2022 early registration runs from April 11th-22nd.   Are you ready? 

Here are four important questions to consider to be sure you are ready to register:

  1. Do you need to meet with an advisor prior to registration for authorization?  You can schedule an appointment through MyUI.
  2. Do you meet all the prerequisites for your fall courses?  You can check that in MyUI through these easy steps:
    • Login to MyUI
    • Search for a course you plan to take in the fall
    • Click into any section of that course.  There will be a message in the “Prerequisites” field that tells you whether or not you meet the prereqs.
    • Find out more about prerequisites HERE.
  3. Do you have all course permissions that you need for your fall schedule?
    • If you are a Tippie student who cannot yet declare your major but plan to start major courses in the fall, your advisor will need to give you permission for those.
  4. Do you have a few preferred schedules saved in Schedule Builder?
    • Schedule Builder is the best way to be sure you do meet all the requirements for your courses.  If you don’t have the prerequisites or don’t have permission for major courses, you’ll be blocked when building schedules.
    • Test out Schedule Builder well before your registration date to be sure you won’t be blocked from any courses at your registration time!

Best of luck with your planning!



Drop Deadline – TODAY!

The date to drop a course this semester is this TODAY, Monday, April 4th at 11:59pm.   Dropping a course now will result in receiving a “W” on your transcript.  Here are directions on how to drop a course through MyUI.

The drop deadline change does not apply to off-cycle courses. If your course is shorter than a full semester, you can view the drop deadlines for that course at the Registrar’s Course Deadline Lookup.

If you have questions about dropping a course, please reach out to your academic advisor.

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.

Get up to $4,000 during your internship!

Hawkeye Experience Grant Information Session

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 2:30pm to 3:00pm

The Hawkeye Experience Grant awards stipends in variable amounts for undergraduate students at the University of Iowa who are involved in applied learning experiences outside of the classroom. Up to $4,000 is available for each recipient.

To learn more, join the live virtual information session on February 2 at 2:30pm!

Website –
Zoom link for info session: 

More on Internships:

Get Ready for Career Fair Season!’

We have a great lineup this spring for ALL students of ALL Majors. Remember that majors can crossover and be applicable to several different industries!

Which Career Community are you a part of?

Still trying to understand which major is best for you?

Take an assessment and/or explore majors discover your strengths and areas of interest!















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