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Graduate Marketing Association

Add to your graduate marketing experience.

Recruiting Companies

Recruiting Companies

Our graduates are placed with a variety of employers and industries.


The Impact Zone

Laura Desmond

The momentum that has carried Laura Desmond through her accomplished career started at Tippie.

The Impact Zone

Your Business Network

Tippie's network will help you market your most important asset: yourself.

As a student of the Marketing Career Academy, you have access to over 40,000 business alumni and 235,000 University of Iowa alumni.

Michelle Schmitt, Marketing, MBA 2008; Floyd Akins, Iowa alum, Professor Tim Lowe, Angie and Rick Adrian at the 2007 Oscar C. Schmidt Iowa Business Leadership Award

We'll help you build relationships that will expand your existing network into an even more valuable resource. The Marketing Academy directors—in addition to Tippie faculty, deans, and staff—are well-connected with today's business leaders nationally and internationally. This indispensable network is infused into the Marketing Career Academy, presenting opportunities for you to connect with prominent marketing professionals.

Network with Business Professionals

  • Tyler Woods of MillerCoors, Bart Hendryx from ConAgra Foods, and Lance Golinghorst of Target are just a few of the marketing executives who visit the University of Iowa campus and engage with marketing academy students.
  • Attend the Knapp Lecture Series, where you'll meet outstanding managers and creative thinkers. These top executives and corporate pioneers share their experiences directly with you.

Alumni Network

Every MBA program touts the size of its alumni network, but size isn't the key. The key is involvement. We keep a database of hundreds of alumni who've expressly volunteered to help our MBAs make connections and find internships or full-time positions.

  • Connect with thousands of Tippie alumni around the country and the globe. Alumni like Donna Faust, consumer insights manager at ConAgra Foods, and Jill Enabnit, vice president of market information and research at US Bank, remain connected to the University and share their corporate experiences with students.
  • Attend Tippie alumni networking events held throughout the country.

Create Connections Through Student Organizations

Tippie's marketing student organization, the Graduate Marketing Association (GMA), works with the Marketing Career Academy to coordinate annual trips to Chicago, Minneapolis, and New York to visit alumni and companies. The GMA hosts executive speakers to address the latest hot topics in marketing. You'll maximize the value of these connections to build your business network.