Upcoming Workshops @ the Frank Center: MGMT:2100, MKTG:3000, BUS:3000



All students are invited to attend these 45-minute workshops, sponsored by the Frank Business Communication Center. Experienced Frank Center tutors will share tips and give feedback on the assignments specific to Intro to MGMT, Intro to MKTG, and BCaP.

No RSVP required, but space is limited, so plan to arrive early.


Intro to MGMT Team Project #2

Thursday 10/31 10am S401

Monday 11/4 2:30pm C125


Intro to MKTG Team Project Part 2

Monday 11/4 10:45am W401 

Tuesday 11/5 2pm W401 


BCaP Report Deck

Friday 11/8 11:30am W401

Tuesday 11/12 3pm W401

For more information, contact Frank Center Assistant Director Mark Petterson.

Career Trek: Marketing, Advertising and PR November 15th in West Des Moines

Want to learn more about working in Advertising/PR/Marketing?

Join the Pomerantz Career Center for a trip to West Des Moines, IA on Friday, November 15 from 8am-6:30pm to visit two organizations, learn about both the industry and specific job functions + network with local industry professionals and alumni.

Whether you are still exploring career interests or seeking internship, job or networking opportunities, this Trek will be a great experience for all school years & experience levels! — visit 2 Advertising/PR/Marketing focused companies, get an office tour, learn about what they do and opportunities available, gain hands-on experience and network with company leadership & employees — end the day with a networking social with professionals from a variety of thriving West Des Moines Advertising/PR/Marketing companies and University of Iowa alum to get your questions answered and make important connections Info on the companies we will be visiting:

1. Strategic America:  Founded in 1980, Strategic America is a full-service, integrated Des Moines advertising agency specializing in public relations, digital, traditional, direct response and creative solutions. Our talented team manages a diverse client mixture of leading national brands and local SMBs. Our mission is to “Finding A Better Way, Always”​ with every program we support.

2. Performance Marketing:  Performance Marketing is an ad agency that delivers big thinking and inspired creative. We specialize in ideas, strategies and tactics that build brands and drive sales by being at the right place at the right time. From branding, media and PR to websites, apps and video, we do it all.

*** This Career Trek is free for undergraduate students to attend. Transportation, breakfast & lunch are provided.

To register, RSVP & complete the registration survey. Registration deadline is Thursday, November 7. Once you have completed registration, you will receive an email to confirm additional details.

*** This Career Trek is in partnership with the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce.

If you have any questions or additional needs, please email sarah-kiburz@uiowa.edu

NEW Iowa Innovation Competition awarding $75,000 in prizes this fall to UI IDEAS!

The Iowa Innovation Competition is a university-wide competition that’s open to all UI students (graduate & undergraduates), faculty, staff, and incubator startups awarding up to $75,000 in prizes this fall to UI ideas. All levels of businesses/ideas are welcome to apply for the first phase of the competition. Pitch workshops will be held prior to both competitions to help students/teams prepare their pitch (October 25 & 28- web page has more information). Click this link to learn more about the Iowa Innovation Competition- www.iowajpec.org/innovationchallenge.

Submit your application before the deadline- November 6, 2019.


Deadline Extended: LEARN, REFLECT, & SERVE as part of the 2020 Tippie Hawkeye Service Breaks Team to Detroit (counts for Tippie RISE)

The participant application for 2020 Tippie Hawkeye Service Team focused on Economic Equity and Restoration in Detroit, MI is now open! Submit application before Tuesday, October 29 at 5:00 pm.

Learn more about the Hawkeye Service Breaks and Tippie’s Detroit Team at the upcoming HSB Information Session on Thursday, October 24 at 11am in S126 PBB. If you cannot make the info session and want to learn more email tevin-robbins@uiowa.edu.

Tippie students can apply at:  https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_41wYSJVjoac4pLL

Hawkeye Service Breaks exist to promote service learning, social justice, and community building to University of Iowa students during an alternative break.  The 2020 participants will enroll in a 3 s.h. course in the spring semester in a 10 week course that meets in person for 1 hour 15 minutes once per week in addition to a weekly online module. Participants will also travel with their teams to their city over spring break (March 14-19) and work with nonprofit partners to address a specific topic in the community. To cover most costs associated with this trip (travel, lodging, meals, activities, etc.), the course includes a $175 fee.  A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.

Students can find more information on the website: https://leadandserve.uiowa.edu/programs/service-teams/

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

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

Hawks Like You: A Guide to Study Abroad: 10/23 3pm

Curious about studying abroad?

Underrepresented students that are interested in opportunities abroad have the opportunity to hear from students that have returned from studying and learn from their experience. Do you have questions or concerns about going abroad? Come chat with our panel!

  • October 23rd
  • 3 – 4:30pm
  • Pappajohn Business Building S401
  • No RSVP required

We will also have the IES Senior Diversity Relations Manager chat about information to overcome the barriers to study abroad, including academics, funding, safety and more. At the end of the event, we will host a small networking event to learn more about study abroad opportunities at Tippie and through the Study Abroad Office.

Studying Abroad soon? How to check which courses are approved

When researching study abroad programs outside of Tippie, like CIEE or an IES semester, it is important that you pay attention to which classes have been approved by Tippie. There is a step by step guide of how to do this on the Tippie Global Website.

  1. Visit the Study Abroad search to identify a partner program
  2. After finding a program, visit MyUI Transfer Institution Search
  3. Select transfer institution/Study abroad program where credit will be granted. See your study abroad advisor if you need help identifying the institution
    • Examples: IES- Institution for International Educ of Students Barcelona , Barcelona SPAIN, CIEE Shanghai, Shanghai CHINA, Wells College
  4. Select the UI College – “Tippie College of Business”
  5. Select the curriculum area of courses you would like returned- “All evaluated courses”
  6. Leave transfer department and course blank
  7. Results will show courses all that have been approved for transfer and the equivalency. Your advisor will indicate approval on your Credit Approval Form from the Study Abroad Office.
  8. If you do not see your institution, program, or class, you will need to request a course evaluation


Where in the World Will You Intern? Tippie Global Internships Around the World

Gain hands-on internship experience, earn academic credits, and experience living in a new culture with the Tippie Global Internship program. This summer, intern in 1 of 12 locations around the world:

  • Vienna
  • Dublin
  • Rome
  • Milan
  • Cape Town
  • Berlin
  • London
  • Santiago
  • Shanghai
  • Sydney
  • Paris
  • Barcelona

Summer internships are 8 weeks and include options in English and other languages. Internships are customized to your professional goals and interests. Come learn more about how to gain professional experience and study abroad this summer.

Upcoming ways to learn more

  • 11/1     Info Session  PBB S104    1:30PM
  • 11/21   Info Session  PBB C106    3PM

Can’t make an info session? Set up an appointment with Stephanie Fountain in the Undergraduate Program Office during Global Internship Office hours. Contact 319-335-1037 or PBB C140 at the front desk to set up an appointment. Check out the Global Internship website for upcoming info sessions, tables, and application details.

The application is now open until January 31. Early applications strongly encouraged.

Your registration date and time are now on MyUI!

As of Monday, October 21, your registration date and time are on MyUI for spring and winter registration.

Here’s how you see it:

  • Login to MyUI
  • Go to the Home screen
  • Find the red message boxes about spring and winter registration.  Your date and time are set out there.

If you need to be authorized to register and haven’t yet scheduled your advising appointment, do that now.  Advisor office hours are filling up fast!


Mock Interviews slots are available – sign up in Handshake!

Interviews are in full swing! Be sure that your interview skills are perfected by doing a mock interview! You’ll get better every time you practice. Sign up to do a Mock Interview through Handshake to interview with a volunteer recruiter to get relevant feedback on how you’re doing!

Upcoming Mock Interviews:

herkyinterviewOctober 30th:  Alliant Energy
November 5th:   CRST International, Inc
November 6th:   Mudd Advertising
November 7th:   Principal Financial Group – by phone
November 13th:  Collins Community Credit Union
November 19th:  Oracle – by phone
December 5th:   GreatAmerica Financial Services

To find and sign up for upcoming Mocks, log into Handshake and go to Jobs and type “Mock” into the keyword search area. For assistance, call us at 319-335-1023.

View spring/summer courses and start planning with Schedule Builder on MyUI today!

It’s already time to start thinking about spring registration!

As of today, you can view the spring and summer course schedules in MyUI.   Schedule Builder is also open for planning your courses.

Spring registration will run from November 11-22.

Summer registration will run from March 9-13.

Wondering when your registration date/time might be for spring?  View the Registrar’s rules for registration priority here.  You’ll get your exact date and time towards the end of October.

Happy planning!

MSCI:3000 and MSCI:3005 format updates

The business core is introducing a new format to MSCI:3000 Operations Management and MSCI:3005 Information Systems that becomes effective Fall 2020. The courses will change from 3 s.h. to 2 s.h., and be offered off-cycle for 8 weeks each.

We know that changes in the curriculum bring up many questions. To help address those, please use our Frequently Asked Questions resource. Included are answers to questions like:

  • Why is this change happening?
  • How are the courses different?
  • What if I have already taken one or both?
  • What about the Second-Grade-Only option?

If you have already completed the courses or are currently enrolled in one/both, you have met the requirement for the course. We advise that you continue your enrollment to follow your academic plan and do not make changes to your registration based on this curriculum update. 

Changing your registration can significantly affect your course sequencing and has the potential to impact your graduation timeline. We advise to continue your enrollment. If you have concerns about this, please contact your academic advisor before making a change.




Hawks Like You: A Guide to Study Abroad

Curious about studying abroad?

Underrepresented students that are interested in opportunities abroad have the opportunity to hear from students that have returned from studying and learn from their experience. Do you have questions or concerns about going abroad? Come chat with our panel!

  • October 23rd
  • 3 – 4:30pm
  • Pappajohn Business Building S401
  • No RSVP required

We will also have the IES Senior Diversity Relations Manager chat about information to overcome the barriers to study abroad, including academics, funding, safety and more. At the end of the event, we will host a small networking event to learn more about study abroad opportunities at Tippie and through the Study Abroad Office.

First-Generation student, faculty or staff? Please join this celebration!

As part of the National First-Generation College Celebration happening at the University of Iowa, the Undergraduate Program Office will be hosting a Diversity in Business Lunch:

Monday, November 4


S401 Pappajohn Business Building

This lunch is an opportunity for business and pre-business students to meet with professors and staff in the Tippie College of Business in an informal setting and learn more about being successful in business and at the University of Iowa.


Business & Culture in China

Visit SHANGHAI & BEIJING for 2 weeks this May!

Earn credit for: BUS:2450 | 3 s.h. | International & Global Issues GenEd

Through interactive company visits, cultural excursions, discussions, and readings, you will explore how business operates in China, strategies in the Chinese market, US-China trade relations, and the Chinese consumer.

Past company visits: FedEx, Intel Corp., BaoSteel, Walt Disney Resorts, Baidu, Lenovo, Volkswagen, BBDO Ad Agency, and more!

For more information, come to an info session:

  • Mon, Oct 21 at 12pm | S104 PBB
  • Fri, Nov 8 at 1:30pm | S104 PBB


Handshake Reminders and Tips

Get the most out of the Handshake recruiting system possible – here are a few reminders:

1. Be sure to include your GPA and Graduation Date as well as experiences and student organization involvement on your profile. Employers are using profiles much like resumes and expect that information when they are searching for the candidate that are the best fit for their position(s)

2. Utilize key word searches for job and internship search- the more you search the more precise the machine learning in the system will get and the more relevant your suggested items will be

3. Having trouble signing in? Here are two tips to try:

  • Try switching browsers
  • Clear your browser cache

Questions? be sure to call the Career Center at 319-335-1023

International Business Certificate

As you meet with your advisor about registration, ask about the International Business Certificate (IBC). Combine your curiosity about world cultures with coursework in international business. The IBC adds an international dimension to your degree with globally focused coursework, plus study abroad and language study options. It is a great way to use your non-business elective hours and select globally focused general education/business courses for your major.

The certificate includes 4 areas of study:

  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Study Abroad and/or World Language
  • Area Studies based on where you study abroad or which language you study

Declare the IBC
You can declare the IBC by logging into MyUI and navigating to Student Information > Advising > Programs of Study and Advisors.


  • Pull a “What-If” degree audit on MyUI for the IBC
  • Ask your academic advisor
  • Visit the IBC Webpage