“It’s okay to talk about suicide”

This week is Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is the 3rd leading causing of death among 15-24 year old and 11.3% of young adults 18-25 die annually due to suicide.

With the high prevalence rates, many students have been touched and severely impacted by suicide. You are not alone and there are many resources available.


University of Iowa partners with CommUnity Services in Iowa to provide 24/7 crisis support to students.

In July, the use of 988 was launched to be used in mental health crisis situations.This operates similar to 911

Other local Emergency Resources Include:

GuideLink Center | Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services: 319-688-8000
CommUnity: 1-855-581-8111
UIHC Emergency Treatment Center: 319-356-2233
UCS at 319-335-7294 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to request a quick access or same-day appointment.

Supporting Others:

It can be overwhelming to know how to support a friend or family member who is having suicidal ideation. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind.


Talk openly and honestly. “Do you have a plan for how you would kill yourself?”

Remove means such as guns, knives or stockpiled pills

Calmly ask simple and direct questions, like “Can I help you call your psychiatrist?”

Express support and concern

Be Patient with them

Explore what they need in this situation


Argue, threaten or raise your voice

Debate whether suicide is right or wrong

Warning Signs:

Collecting and saving pills or buying a weapon
Giving away possessions
Tying up loose ends, like organizing personal papers or paying off debts
Saying goodbye to friends and family

In addition to:

Increased alcohol and drug use
Aggressive behavior
Withdrawal from friends, family and community
Dramatic mood swings
Impulsive or reckless behavior


If you are in need of mental health services, Tippie College of Business has an embedded Mental Health Therapist available. Please contact Kati Schneider to schedule an appointment.


Resource: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Suicide-Prevention-Awareness-Month-(SPAM)

Black Excellence Week 2022

Join the Afro House, MISSE, and Black in Business Series for a week of events celebrating Black Excellence!

Full events list can at Black Excellence Week 2022:

  • Keepin’ It Real Game Night (9/6):
    • An Event meant to build relationships through common interests in games and for students to have fun and relax at the Afro House.
  • An All Black Affair (9/7):
    • An interactive talent show that promotes black voices.
  • Watch Me Grow (9/8):
    • Stop by the Afro House for some self care to end your week. Choose from creating a tea bundle from fresh herbs or taking home a small house plant for you to care for throughout the semester.
  • Welcome Black! (9/9):
    • A Kickback at the Afro House where students would be able to socialize and be in community with other Black Students, Staff, and Faculty

More information about MISSE, Afro House, and other cultural centers found here: https://multicultural.uiowa.edu/culturalcenters

More information about the Black in Business Series found here: https://tippie.uiowa.edu/undergraduate/beyond-classroom/dei-opportunities/black-business

Mental Health Services Available at Tippie

College can present many challenges and stressors from managing time, navigating relationships, experiencing pressures of deadlines, tests, & assignments, discovering your identity, preparing for your future, comparing yourself to peers, processing past experiences, and the list goes on and on. As a business student you have access to Kati Schneider, LISW, the UCS Embedded Mental Health Therapist. Kati provides brief individual therapy, connects students with on and off campus resources, provides consultation to faculty and staff, and offers workshops and programming specific to mental health wellness and interventions.

Kati is located in the Undergraduate Program Office (UPO)-Suite C140. You can e-mail her at Kati-Schneider@uiowa.edu or call University Counseling Services (UCS), 319-335-7294, to schedule an appointment.  To learn more about services available visit Mental Health Resources – Undergraduates | Tippie College of Business (uiowa.edu)

London Calling–Application Deadline is Sept. 6!

Be part of a Tippie Tradition–Study Abroad in London during Winter Session.

Select one  3 s.h. course:

•FIN:4020 Topics in Finance: Int’l Trade & Finance in a Time of Disruptions


 •MGMT:3450 International Business Environment

Attend an information session this week:

Virtual Information Sessions https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/9448287505

August 29 (M)                         4- 4:30 pm

In person sessions will be hosted in S104 PBB

August 30 (T)               11:30 am -12:15 pm

Sept. 2 (F)                    11:30 am – 12:15 pm



Questions?  Contact shari-piekarski@uiowa.edu

Get ready to “Get ready” with upcoming Mock Interviews!

upcoming mock interviews

What is a Mock Interview?

The purpose of a mock interview with an employer is to provide you with an opportunity to practice your interviewing skills in an environment similar to an actual interview. Mock interviews are a great opportunity to become familiar with commonly asked interview questions and interview etiquette. The Pomerantz Career Center offers mock interviews each semester to allow individuals to practice and improve their interviewing skills. Employers volunteer their time to perform mock interviews while also taking the chance to meet students who could be perspective employees in the future.


Learn more about Mock Interviews

Companies participating in September:

(Sign up for Mock Interview spots in Handshake at least 3-4 days prior to the day listed.)

September 13: Chick Fil A
September 13: FedEx Ground
September 14: Northwestern Mutual
September 20: Kunkel & Associates
September 21: Childserve
September 21: Gartner
September 27: LeepFrog
September 28: Ohnward Bancshares

More Resources to Help with your Job and Internship Search Available at:


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Career Center Connection

Welcome back Hawkeyes!

The Pomerantz Career Center just launched their first monthly newsletter, Career Center Connection. Every undergrad gets a copy of the newsletter which has tons of reminders, tips, resources, and info about our services.

View the Newsletter

New to Campus? Login to Handshake and get set up for success!

Get Connected with Handshake on Day 1
Handshake is the University of Iowa’s #1 student career portal available to all Hawkeyes. Utilizing Handshake is ESSENTIAL to provide the best access to thousands of career-related opportunities, jobs, and internships during your time here at Iowa. Be sure to take time and login, upload your resume, and publish your profile as soon as you can. Thousands of employers use Handshake each day to post positions and recruit students like you.

Learn More and Login

Need a Job?

Don’t miss the Student Employment Job Fair!
August 24, 2022
11am – 2pm
IMU, Main Lounge

Student Employment Job Fair August 24 11am-2pm












Register Your Internship Before September 21

register your internship before september 21

Students register internships to –

Receive course credit or transcript notation
Reflect on the experience
Meet a requirement of their employer or degree program

Do you need to register your Fall internship? Learn how,

Visit careers.uiowa.edu for more resources and support.

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: https://registrar.uiowa.edu/academic-calendar

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: https://registrar.uiowa.edu/changes-registration-myui-closed 



CIMBA Study Abroad Info Session

This Thursday, CIMBA is hosting a small informational session all about spending the fall semester in Italy! Fall is a unique and rewarding time to go abroad – the CIMBA semester starts later than Iowa, meaning students can go from kickoff at Kinnick to experiencing cultural events like Oktoberfest and fall markets with fewer tourists and better weather. The session is this Thursday from 12-12:30 in C106. Seats are limited, so please RSVP here. If you are not able to make it, or want to learn more about other CIMBA program options like spring and summer, please visit discover.cimbaitaly.com or email cimba-italy@uiowa.edu. We’ll also have a table at Tippie Fest Thursday afternoon – come see us!

Gain New Perspectives by Studying in London or Sydney during Winter Break




Does a two-week study abroad program offered in Sydney or London fit your academic plan?  Attend an information session to learn about courses, dates, speakers and cultural activities, expected costs, and scholarships.

London Information Sessions

Virtual Information Sessions https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/9448287505

·         August 24 (W)                   4 – 4:30 pm

·         August 29 (M)                    4 – 4:30 pm

In person sessions will be hosted in S104 PBB

·         August 25 (Th)                   3:30 – 4:15 pm

·         August 26 (F)                     1:30 – 2:15 pm

·         August 30 (T)                     11:30 am -12:15 pm

·         Sept. 2 (F)                          11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Sydney Information Session

·         August 26 (F)                      12 – 1 pm, C106 PBB

Need more information? 

Contact shari-piekarski@uiowa.edu for the London program and melissa-baker@uiowa.edu for the Sydney program.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 6.  Applications available on the Study Abroad website.

Apply for Tippie Study Abroad scholarships by Friday, September 2 for early decisions on funding.

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 shari-piekarski@uiowa.edu