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Tippie College Welcomes Students for Fall 2003 Semester

The Henry B. Tippie College of Business opened the Fall 2003 semester on Aug. 25, ready to serve over 3,600 students, providing them with a high-quality business education.

Most undergraduate students formally enroll in the Tippie College of Business in their junior year. In the first week of classes, about 1,479 junior and senior business majors are enrolled in the Tippie College of Business, according to Susan Felker, director of the Undergraduate Program at the Tippie College. Felker said about 2,175 freshmen and sophomores have enrolled in the university as pre-business majors, about the same as last year. Students will continue enrolling over the first few days of the semester, but Felker anticipates enrollments to be close to what they were last fall, about 1,549 business students and 2,230 pre-business students.

The Undergraduate Program also has several new programs, services, and courses this fall. One is the Student Incentive Program (SIP), established for first-generation and underrepresented minority students. Twelve students participated in the program from June 15-27 on the UI campus, attending workshops that focused on calculus, writing, and communication skills.

Another new class is the Academic Leadership Seminar for students living on the Leadership Community in Business and Entrepreneurship learning floor in Currier Hall. The course will include an orientation to service learning, completion of a service learning project, professional enrichment activities, and academic skill enhancement.

The Career Center staff will help students explore careers by means of new three-week course, Career Management Topics (The 21st Century Workplace). It will meet two hours each day, beginning Dec. 29 through Jan. 18. The units will follow the three stages of a career: getting to the workplace, inside the workplace, and thriving in the workplace. Topics to be covered include: finding a job that fits, making a smooth transition from student to employee, workplace ethics, and strategies for implementing a dynamic and satisfying career.

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