Young Alumni Summer Mentor Program

Leaving Iowa City for an internship this summer? Members of the Tippie Young Alumni Board want to help you make the most of your summer experience. Request an alumni board member as your summer mentor to get an instant resource and Hawkeye connection in your summer home!

You'll be paired with a Tippie Young Alumni Board member in your field and location. You'll get professional advice and tips from a fellow Hawkeye, plus you'll meet other Tippie graduates in the city you're living in for the summer.


If you would like to sign up for a mentor, please email In your email, please provide your:

  • Name
  • Major
  • Graduation year
  • Location of internship
  • Company where you will intern
  • Role of internship
  • Primary email address
  • Phone number

What's a summer mentor?

Summer mentors are Tippie alums and members or past members of the Tippie Young Alumni Board who reside in a city where you are interning over the summer. They serve as references and guides over the summer months, helping you become acclimated to the area, providing professional advice, and serving as a resource. More information on the Young Alumni Board is available online.

What does my summer mentor do?

You should expect to be contacted by your mentor as the summer starts and to meet with him or her a few times during your internship. Your mentor may also keep in contact with you as you head back to school and begin your full-time job search. In the end, what you make of your summer mentor is up to you!

Why do I need a mentor?

A summer mentor gives you instant access to the Hawkeye community outside of Iowa City. Mentors can provide a wealth of wisdom related to your new location and help you make the transition from student to professional both during your internship and upon graduation. Additionally, mentors are your first link to the network in your professional field of interest.

What will it cost me?

The summer mentor program is set up at no cost to students and no cost to mentors. What this means, for example, is that a dinner out with your mentor would be a "Dutch treat"—you each are expected to pay for yourself unless you both decide otherwise.