The Young Alumni Board mentoring committee has developed two mentoring programs to assist current Tippie students as they seek employment in the business world.

The Summer Mentor Program targets Tippie students who have an internship during the summer. The program matches students with an alum in the same city. The mentor helps the student build their professional network in that city and serves as a resource for the student as needed. The program is based primarily on in-person meetings. 

The Semester Mentor Program is a pilot program that started in the Spring of 2019. The pilot program is open to Tippie students enrolled in Foundations for Success in Business (BUS:220:0EXW). In this pilot program, students will be matched with a Young Alumni Board (YAB) member with the same major or career focus. The semester program emphasizes long-term career exploration and planning. The YAB mentors provide resume, LinkedIn, and mock interview feedback for the mentees. Communication will take place primarily by phone and email. Following the conclusion of the Fall 2019 course the pilot program will be on a hold.  

Summer Program

Who are the mentors? Tippie alums living in the city where you are interning.

How does it help? Provides access to the Hawkeye community outside Iowa City as well as insight into careers and professional opportunities.

How does it work? Your mentor will contact you at the beginning of summer and will meet with you several times in person.

How do I sign up? The application period typically takes place in late spring. Watch the UPO newsletter for updates and application deadlines.

Semester Program

Who are the mentors? During this pilot program the mentoring opportunity is available only to Tippie YAB members.

How does it help? Provide insight related to your major, your experience at Tippie, and your transition to working professional. The match gets hands-on help to set you up for success. 

How does it work? Your YAB mentor will contact you early in the semester, but you will be the driver of the mentoring relationship. Your primary contact will be via email or phone, but we encourage you to meet in person if possible.

How do I sign up? The fall 2019 program is underway. 

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Jill Mansheim talks about she became a digital marketing expert

Dig into your Tippie network

Jill Mansheim (BBA10) uploaded her résumé for a strategic marketing internship with Cartoon Network. She wondered if she would ever get a call back. That’s when the Tippie network kicked in.

Through Iowa’s Young Alumni Board, she reached out to a Tippie alum who downloaded everything she needed to know about the company.

Shortly after, she was helping Cartoon Network answer some of its biggest questions.

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