All the resources you need to thrive.

Since 2017, the Tippie College of Business BizEdge program has empowered students of color and first-generation students through mentorship, scholarships, business networking, alumni events and more. 

If you're a first-generation student or a student of color interested in business, we have many resources available to help you make connections, navigate your student journey, and excel in your major. To apply, email Gabriela Rivera anytime. Formal matching to mentors occurs twice a year in early September and late January. 

We're with you every step of the way.

BizEdge is a continuation of the Summer Gateway program for students at the University of Iowa. BizEdge participants meet routinely to get know each other, upper-level student mentors, and key faculty and staff. Our goals are both academic support and community development.

Students in the Gateway Program during a business visit
Gateway Summer Program

The Gateway Summer Program is a free, on-campus summer experience for high school juniors from backgrounds underrepresented in business.

Biz Edge Mentees
BizEdge Mentorship Program

Become a mentor to students of color and first-generation business undergraduates and share what you've learned as a Tippie student through the BizEdge Mentorship Program.

Exclusive scholarships and internships

Students who participate in BizEdge programs are eligible for special funding and intership opportunities to advance their studies and grow their experience. Over 20 scholarships were awarded to BizEdge members in 2019 alone. Contact your advisor to learn more about what's available to you.

Give to our community

BizEdge programming is delivered at no cost to our student participants, and relies on the support of generous donors who care about diversity, equity, and inclusion in business.

Support BizEdge

Contact us

Mark Archibald
Mark Archibald
Assistant Director, First Year Experience
319-335-1037
mark-archibald@uiowa.edu
Gabriela Rivera
Gabriela Rivera
Associate Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
319-384-3334
gabriela-rivera@uiowa.edu