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 Year-round Mentor Program is open to all Tippie students looking for guidance related to their education, extracurricular activities, and job pursuits. The program matches students with an alum with the same major or career focus, not necessarily location. The one-year program emphasizes long-term career exploration and planning. Communication will take place primarily by phone and email.  


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.


Who are the mentors? Tippie alums who match your major or work in your field of choice.

How does it help? Provide insight related to your major, your experience at Tippie, and your transition to working professional.

How does it work? Your mentor will contact you early in the school year, but you will be the driver of the 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 application period for the 2017-2018 program is now closed. Students and mentors interested in the 2018-2019 program may apply when the application becomes available in fall 2018.

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Alumni Story
Sukriti Nayar

Be a lifelong mentor

When she graduated, Sukriti Nayar  (BBA15) 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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