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. 

Alumni Story
Sukriti Nayar

Be a lifelong mentor

When she graduated, Sukriti Nayar (BBA12) knew she wanted to join Iowa’s Young Alumni Board because she appreciated the alumni who came before her for their commitment in helping Iowa students succeed.

Now as a committee leader, she has helped overhaul the Young Alumni Board’s mentorship program with two focuses: connecting Tippie interns with alumni in their base cities and matching up Tippie students with alumni advisers to discuss how to maximize their time at Iowa.

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