Admitted & Prospective Students Weekend: Tippie Advance 2016

Admitted Tippie MBA students enjoy the finale reception in Kinnick Stadium's skybox

Think of it as a campus visit times ten.

Advance Weekend is a unique opportunity for admitted and prospective students to experience life at Tippie, meet current students, and get answers to all their questions. At Advance, you'll attend sessions on academics and career services, experience Tippie's social life, get to know Iowa City, and much more!

Advance will give you insight into:

  • The culture and social life of Tippie and Iowa City
  • Your future classmates -- not to mention insights from faculty and staff
  • Our strong alumni network, including their reflections on their time at Tippie and how it prepared them to succeed
  • The job search -- you'll hear success stories and learn what you can do to start off on the right track
  • Info you absolutely must know before going back to school -- an "MBA Survival 101" session led by current students

Much more than a campus visit, Tippie Advance is a unique opportunity you shouldn't miss!

See pics from past Advance Weekends in the photo album.

Travel Assistance Available

We want to ensure that the cost of travel isn't an obstacle to attending Advance Weekend. We will provide $300 in travel reimbursement for all admitted students and many prospective students as well. Email us for more details.

Are you ready to experience Tippie Advance?

Register to attend

2016 Agenda

We will post the exact agenda by March 1.

In general, the event usually begins in late afternoon on Friday, runs all day Saturday including evening, and concludes Sunday morning with a women MBAs event.

Friday, April 29, 2016
5:00 PM Faculty/Staff Meet & Greet — Clinton Street Social Club, Downtown Iowa City
An informal reception to interact and meet Tippie's friendly team of staff (from Admissions to Career Services and more) and our renowned faculty corps.

Downtown Iowa City
5:30 PM Welcome Reception — Clinton Street Social Club, Downtown Iowa City
Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served
8:00 PM-
12:00 AM
Night on the Town (optional) — Downtown Iowa City
Join a group of Tippie MBAs for a 'tour' of four downtown Iowa City night time hotspots
*Arriving earlier on Friday? Personalized campus visits, meetings with career services and staff, and campus tours can be scheduled on Friday afternoon. Just let us know!

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Morning Sessions - LOCATION TBD
8:45 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM Welcome and Introduction to the Tippie Experience
Assistant Dean, Dave Deyak
Finance, Marketing, and Business Analytics Career Academy Directors
10:00 AM Alumni Speaker
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM The Internship & Career Search—Real Stories
Roundtable Discussion with MBA Career Services and Current Tippie MBA Students
12:15 PM Lunch -- Share Restaurant in the Sheraton, downtown Iowa City
Afternoon Sessions - C435 Pomerantz Center
2:00 PM Learning by Doing -- Experiential Learning at Tippie
Mark Winkler, Director, Tippie Business Solutions Center
Current 2nd year Tippie MBA students
2:00 PM Concurrent—Spouse and Partner Session
Topics: Career opportunities and what to expect the first year
Facilitated by Career Services & current student spouses
2:30 PM Concurrent—Iowa Medical Innovations Group, Henry Fund, and John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Overview
3:15 PM

MBA Survival 101
Current Tippie MBA Students

3:45 PM Closing Remarks
Kyle Sanford, Associate Director of Recruiting
4:00 PM Campus Tour (optional)
4:15 PM-
6:00 PM
Free time
Evening Activities
6:00 PM Finale Reception — Kinnick Stadium, Paul W. Brechler Press Box
Transportation to and from Kinnick Stadium provided from hotel


Sunday, May 1, 2016
9:00 AM Sunday Brunch and Yoga - Sponsored by MBAWI
Female prospective students and female significant others are welcome to attend!
UI Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (yoga)
Pomerantz Center, MBA Exchange, 4th floor (brunch)

What Students Are Saying About Advance

"Advance, for me, was a great way to get a glimpse of life at Tippie, meet current students, and get to know some of my future classmates. For my wife, it was helpful to talk to the spouses of current students and get a head start on the search for housing and a job in Iowa City."
Wesley Harrington, MBA Candidate '11

"Advance was a big factor in making my decision to attend Tippie. Spending the weekend in Iowa City, meeting so many people associated with the program and hearing about the different opportunities available as a student gave me the confidence that this was the right place for me."
Alec Davis, MBA Candidate '16

"During my visit, I was able to have lunch with students from my potential academy, meet key faculty, speak with the Dean, sit in on a class, and meet with admissions staff. I was able to get honest feedback from students about the program, and this not only gave me a good sense of what the program was like, but also enabled me to trust that it was the right decision."
Jonathan Finley, MBA '12

Directions to Iowa City

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Iowa City is located just south of Interstate 80 and east of Interstate 380 in east central Iowa.

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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kyle Sanford in advance at 319-335-2792.