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International Business in Italy- New Winter Study Abroad

Come learn more about the newest winter study abroad program: International Business in Italy

Info sessions:

  • Fri. 8/30 1pm PBB S401
  • Tues. 9/10 10am PBB W401
  • Thurs. 9/19  12pm  PBB S104
  • Wed. 9/25  12pm   PBB S104

Immerse yourself in Northern Italy over winter break and gain a unique firsthand perspective of the business decisions facing leaders in the Eurozone today. Dive deeper into the economics, finances, and geopolitics that impact not just the EU, but the U.K., the U.S., and the entire world through company visits, guest speakers, and cultural activities.

Program Highlights

  • 13 days in Northern Italy during holiday season (New Years and Epiphany)
  • Experience multiple towns, including Padua, Venice, Verona, Asolo, Bassano del Grappa, and Paderno del Grappa
  • Visit prominent local businesses and learn from industry guest speakers
  • Incorporate Italy’s international environment directly into classroom topics
  • Earn credit toward finance major or international global issues gen ed
  • Fulfill a portion of the International Business Certificate
  • Enjoy a cultural excursion days and free time to explore Italy
  • Scholarships available

Applications open early September!



Welcome to Fall 2019, and in particular, Welcome to the Tippie Class of 2023!

Welcome to Fall 2019, and in particular, Welcome to the Tippie Class of 2023! Today marks the start of classes with our biggest and best first year class ever. With over 500 new students joining as “direct admits,” Tippie will now have over 3000 enrolled students. Our goal is not to be big, but to be a great place to study and work. Together we create a great learning community, and we are glad you are here to be part of it.

New students have just been through days of orientation and heard lots of great tips. I’d like to add one more — reach out and ask questions of current students, whether they are your peer mentors, learning coaches, or just students in your class. You’ve joined a caring and inclusive community, and fellow Tippie students have a lot to offer from the mundane tip (where are the PBB bathrooms?) to the more complex advice (how could a first year student find a good on-campus job or internship?). We have many professional staff, including your advisor, who are excited to answer these questions, but connections with other students should be a routine part of your day-to-day learning. If you are unsure what to say, just introduce yourself and start asking questions like “where are you from?” or “what are you studying?”

Have a great first week of classes. On behalf of the faculty and staff, we are glad you are here and ready to get started!


Seeking Web Marketing Specialist – student position with Tippie’s Collegiate Marketing Team – $12 per hour

Apply through Handshake:

The Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa is seeking a part-time Web Marketing Specialist to join the Collegiate Marketing team. This position will help to ensure the college’s website continues to meet the needs of visitors and internal stakeholders, connect students with program information, and attract new students to the college.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in working on the web and to truly stand out, will have some experience growing an audience for a website, blog, or social media property. While each day will be different, responsibilities will include monitoring and completing change requests from a website ticketing system, proactively identifying areas of improvement for the website, providing help and assistance to content owners, and updating the website as needed. This work will develop and/or draw heavily on digital marketing, content strategy, content development, SEO, and accessibility literacies.

Skills, literacies, and interests

This is not a cookie-cutter position, and we’re not looking for cookie cutter candidates. With that said, we’d expect candidates for this position to either have some skills (or have an interest in developing skills) in the following.

HTML: You don’t need to be a developer to be a digital marketing all star, but you can’t be afraid to tinker under the hood. You should be comfortable troubleshooting basic content display issues in the What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) text editors found in most content management systems. The ability to modify/troubleshoot and/or read basic CSS & JavaScript is a plus.

Writing: You should be able to positively contribute to content quality on a story and content-intensive website. This may include proofing, maintenance, revision and/or (depending on interest and skill) writing web copy. Attention to detail is a must, and strong proofing skills are always in demand.

SEO: Be able to (or be interested in learning how to) optimize websites using on-page and off-page SEO tactics and strategies. We push the limits in some areas, and are capacity-constrained in others. You don’t have to be an expert coming into this position, but you should be interested in developing expertise as you grow in the position.

User Experience: Be an advocate for changes, improvements and enhancements necessary to ensure that site visitors have a positive experience interacting with our brand online.

Analytics: Understand the basics of how Google Analytics can be used to report on site KPIs and reveal opportunities for improvement.
Digital Marketing: Understand the basics of how a website functions and contributes in a digital marketing ecosystem consisting of ads, other websites, automation, email, social media and elements of the modern martech stack.
Team Player: We work hard, move fast, and play well together. The ideal candidate will be interested in being part of team.


Successful candidates can come from a number of majors and with a number of interests. If you have a background or interest in business, marketing, journalism, English, communications, web development, content marketing or audience development, we want to talk with you. Alternatively, if your background is elsewhere but you can explain why this position is actually a great fit for you, tell us why.

Hours per week:

10-20. Flexible scheduling.

Add/Drop–Important Deadlines to Enter in your Planner

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. This option ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 2.

Adding and Dropping the Second Week and On

  • Adding courses (Paper Form Needed)
    Starting Tuesday, September 3, you will have to use a paper Change of Registration Form to add courses or change sections.  You can get a change of registration form:
    • You will an instructor’s signature to add or change sections.
    • You’ll also need an advisor’s signature if you are a prebusiness student or if you are a student admitted to the Tippie College in your first year of enrollment at the University.
    • You do not need an advisor’s signature to change sections of the same class.

The last day to add semester-length courses is Monday, September 9.

  • Dropping Courses (MyUI or Paper Form)
    • Starting Tuesday, September 3, you may continue to drop courses using MyUI. You will be prompted about the permissions you’ll need to drop.  Student-Athletes and International students require additional permissions.
    • Instructor’s permissions are NOT required for dropping courses.
    • If you are a prebusiness student or if you are a student admitted to the Tippie College in your first year of enrollment at the University, you will be required to meet with your advisor to receive permission to drop a course.
    • Tippie students in their second year and above do not need an advisor’s permission to drop.

The last day to drop semester-length courses without a W is Monday, September 9 Starting September 10 you will have a “W” on  your transcript when you drop a semester length course.

The last day to drop semester-length courses is Monday, November 4.

Additional Deadlines
To look up deadlines for your courses especially those that are off-cycle (not the full semester) :

Student Employment Job Fair – Wed. August 28th 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Fall Student Employment Job Fair (August 28, 2019) from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM in the IMU Main Lounge! This year, we anticipate 20 or more employers in attendance, with a number of them interviewing that day in the IMU.

Some final reminders before the fair:

* Bring your work availability schedule. Be aware not only your class schedule but any other class-related or volunteer obligations so that you know when you are available to work.

* Come dressed as you are – if you have something a little nicer to wear that day that’s always great to make the best first impression.

* Be prepared to complete a job application or provide a resume to employers. Bring contact information for references. Pomerantz Career Center staff will be available for resume help. If you are applying for Work-Study jobs, bring your Work-Study Verification from MyUI. You must be able to verify employment eligibility within three days of employment. A list of acceptable verification documents can be viewed at Staff from the Office of Financial Aid will be available at the Fair to answer questions you may have.

* Research the employers and job opportunities before the Job Fair. Review the list of registered employers at

* Be aware of the Student Job Fair hours of 11a.m.-3p.m. If you have class during that time period and can’t attend, be sure to check out jobs on Handshake. If you need contact information for an employer, contact Student Employment staff at 319-335-1023 or and we’ll help you.

Upcoming Employer of the Day – Week of August 26th

The Pomerantz Career Center and Tippie College of Business are excited to engage with the following employers in the coming week.  Stop by their event or log on to learn more about opportunities with their organization!

More details on these employer visits can be found at, under the Events

The Employer of the Day for the week of August 26th

  • GEICO–Monday, August 26th 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., South Galleria, Pappajohn Business Building

For more details please direct students to the Upcoming Events and Fair Search tabs in