Tippie Launch 

Tuesday, January 22 - Friday, February 1, 2019 
Events added for February 4-7

Tippie Launch is a series of sessions to kick off the semester and promote the many activities, organizations, and resources available to you at the Tippie College of Business. All business and pre-business students are welcome—join us to further develop your network for academic, personal, and career success.

Were you just admitted to Tippie for the spring semester?

Congratulations! Now, let us officially welcome you to the Tippie community!  

In order to make sure you get connected to the Tippie community and resources right away, we require all newly admitted students to attend at least TWO sessions during Launch.  Please note: registering for classes next semester will be contingent on successfully completing this requirement. Please reach out to your academic advsior with any questions regarding this requirement. 

Tippie Launch Schedule

Skip ahead to February 4-7

 

Tuesday, January 22

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Finance Major Information Session (S401)
Now is an ideal time to concentrate on the world of finance, and Tippie is just the place for it. Whether you're interested in investment analysis, banking, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, wealth management or risk management and insurance, our balanced and experience-focused finance majors stress learning by doing and fit most any financial career path.

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Global Internship Information Session (S126)
Trying to decide between a summer internship or studying abroad? Do both! The Tippie Global Internship program offers internships in 13 different locations around the world. The January 28 deadline is approaching, so come learn more about gaining international work experience.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Business Analytics and Information Systems Major Information Session (S401)
According to DOMO's Data Never Sleeps 6.0 data, every minute of the day in 2018 Americans will use 3,138,420GB of Internet data, Google will conduct 3.8 million searches, The Weather Channel will receive 18 million forecast requests and users will stream 97,222 hours of video! In addition, everyone is wearing fitness trackers, making on-line purchases and even our cars and refrigerators are producing gigabytes of data. Who helps businesses figure out what to do with all that information? With Tippie’s business analytics and information systems (BAIS) major, that could be you.

In the information systems track students will learn to gather requirements and to build and integrate systems to improve business processes and data management including its collection and security. In the business analytics track students analyze the collected data to find answers to important business concerns and help executives make data driven decisions.

Wednesday, January 23

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 - 11: 30 a.m.
(Two Sessions)

Management Major Information Session (S401)
The management program is dedicated to shaping you into an open-minded team player. Courses revolve around student-centered learning by partnering with local organizations and connecting you with classmates. Come and learn about our three tracks:  Human Resource Management, Leadership & Management and Entrepreneurial Management and determine which is the best fit for you!

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.   Tippie Abroad Fair (South Galleria)
Visit the Tippie Abroad Fair to start your study abroad adventure! Learn about Tippie study abroad and internship abroad opportunities, talk to Tippie students who have studied and worked around the world, and learn more about how you can get started.

Thursday, January 24

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Student Organization and Resource Fair (Gallerias and C140)
You've said you wanted to get more involved - now here is where you start! Meet and talk with representatives from more than 25 student organizations in the Tippie College of Business. Organization types include academic, professional and service. Representatives from various Tippie resources will be present as well! Cookies and coffee will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Undergraduate Program Office. Make sure to check-in at the Tippie UPO information desk in C140 to confirm your attendance!

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  

Frank Business Communication Center Open House (346)
All Tippie students are invited to the Frank Business Communication Center’s Open House. The first and largest business-specific communication tutoring center in the Big 10, the Frank Center serves over 1,000 Tippie students every semester. Come meet the tutors and learn about how the Frank Center can help improve your business communication skills - everything from email protocol to high-pressure client presentations. Assistant Director Mark Petterson will be on hand to answer your questions and help new students sign up for our free services.

Friday, January 25

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

Marketing Major Information Session (S401)
“Marketing is at the center of everything.”

New ideas, products, and services must fulfill a need to be successful. They also have to be communicated effectively, priced correctly and must reach their audience in the right place at the right time. The marketing major is about seeing the big picture—and making the right set of choices for businesses and ideas to be successful. Marketers are different from other roles because they have a seat at the table to represent the needs of the customer.

There’s a home in the marketing major for all types: The techie, the creative, the psychologist, the people person, the writer, the social media addict—and increasingly, the analytical. That’s because marketing is a field that feeds industries as diverse as advertising, retail, product development, and e-commerce. The Tippie BBA in marketing is the perfect first step.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Global Internship Information Session (C150)
Trying to decide between a summer internship or studying abroad? Do both! The Tippie Global Internship program offers internships in 13 different locations around the world. The January 28 deadline is approaching, so come learn more about gaining international work experience.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Accounting Major Information Session (S401)
Our accounting graduates are in great demand by employers, so it is a great time to pursue an accounting career! Learn about the accounting major curriculum and opportunities to interview for various career opportunities. We will also discuss our 1-year Master of Accountancy (M.Ac.) Program that can be used to obtain the required 150 hours to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Monday, January 28

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Accounting Major Information Session (S401)
Our accounting graduates are in great demand by employers, so it is a great time to pursue an accounting career! Learn about the accounting major curriculum and opportunities to interview for various career opportunities. We will also discuss our 1-year Master of Accountancy (M.Ac.) Program that can be used to obtain the required 150 hours to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Entrepreneurship in Tippie Information Session (S401)
Want to start your own business? Want to find out what it takes? The University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) is ranked number 17 and is one of the largest entrepreneurial programs in the nation. Bob Walker, Director of Undergraduate Studies will explain the academic majors and certificates, clubs and organizations, competitions, and support for startup businesses offered to University of Iowa students.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Economics Major Information Session (S401)
What can I do with a bachelor’s degree in economics? If I declare an economics major, which track should I choose – business or policy? Is it a good idea to double-major in economics and another Tippie major? Get the answers to these and other questions this session.

3:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Honors in Tippie Information Session (S401)
Graduating with Honors can mean a few different things at Iowa, and this session helps to explain the various pathways to Honors graduation as a Tippie student. Learn about University Honors, Honors in the Major, and our Intro to Research in Business course. Meet our Faculty Director of Honors and our Honors Advisor. It’s a great first step toward Honors graduation!

Tuesday, January 29

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Business Analytics and Information Systems Major Information Session (S401)
According to DOMO's Data Never Sleeps 6.0 data, every minute of the day in 2018 Americans will use 3,138,420GB of Internet data, Google will conduct 3.8 million searches, The Weather Channel will receive 18 million forecast requests and users will stream 97,222 hours of video! In addition, everyone is wearing fitness trackers, making online purchases and even our cars and refrigerators are producing gigabytes of data. Who helps businesses figure out what to do with all that information? With Tippie’s business analytics and information systems (BAIS) major, that could be you.

In the information systems track students will learn to gather requirements and to build and integrate systems to improve business processes and data management including its collection and security. In the business analytics track students analyze the collected data to find answers to important business concerns and help executives make data driven decisions.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Finance Major Information Session (S401)
Now is an ideal time to concentrate on the world of finance, and Tippie is just the place for it. Whether you're interested in investment analysis, banking, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, wealth management or risk management and insurance, our balanced and experience-focused finance majors stress learning by doing and fit most any financial career path.

Wednesday, January 30

Due to severe weather, all events on Wednesday, Jan. 30 have been rescheduled to next Wednesday, Feb. 6 with the exception of the Study Abroad 101 session, which is now scheduled for Friday (see below for details).

Thursday, January 31

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Economics Major Information Session (S401)
What can I do with a bachelor’s degree in economics? If I declare an economics major, which track should I choose – business or policy? Is it a good idea to double-major in economics and another Tippie major? Get the answers to these and other questions at this session.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Tippie RISE Internship Workshop (S401)
You may have heard you should do an internship, but do you know what to look for or how to differentiate between a good internship and a not so beneficial internship? Find out how to identify the right internship for you and choose an internship course to satisfy Tippie RISE.

Friday, February 1

1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Study Abroad 101 (S401)
*Rescheduled* Looking to study abroad but you don't know where to start? Study Abroad 101 will discuss how to pick a study program, academics, scholarships, and more!

 

Monday, February 4

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Career Series for International Students -- CPT Info Session 
UCC room 1117
Come learn essential information about CPT work authorization and how you can apply for it.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Career Series for International Students -- Internship Search Strategies
UCC room 1117
Learn how to more effectively search for an internship in the U.S. as an international student.

Tuesday, February 5

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunar New Year Celebration
PBB West and South Gallerias

Learn more about this important holiday and participate in Lantern decorating, calligraphy, food, and more.

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Deloitte - Ever Wonder What People Say About You When You Leave a Room? Branding session
Pomerantz Center, room C20

For many of us, there's a gap between how we think we're perceived and how others actually see us. At a time when many of us are soul searching and experiencing unprecedented change, having an identifiable brand impacts how the world views us. As you look to network with employers, gain knowledge in school, grow your career, and elevate your performance, you will develop a personal brand. Join Deloitte as we host Kaplan Mobray, former National Diversity and Inclusion Director - and now current bestselling author and motivation speaker in a unique opportunity to explore your personal brand! RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/Deloitte-Kaplan-Iowa

Wednesday, February 6

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Marketing Major Information Session *Rescheduled from Jan. 30*
PBB, S401

“Marketing is at the center of everything.”
New ideas, products, and services must fulfill a need to be successful. They also have to be communicated effectively, priced correctly and must reach their audience in the right place at the right time. The marketing major is about seeing the big picture—and making the right set of choices for businesses and ideas to be successful. Marketers are different from other roles because they have a seat at the table to represent the needs of the customer.

There’s a home in the marketing major for all types: The techie, the creative, the psychologist, the people person, the writer, the social media addict—and increasingly, the analytical. That’s because marketing is a field that feeds industries as diverse as advertising, retail, product development, and e-commerce. The Tippie BBA in marketing is the perfect first step.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Entrepreneurship in Tippie Information Session *Rescheduled from Jan. 30*
PBB, S401

Want to start your own business? Want to find out what it takes? The University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) is ranked number 17 and is one of the largest entrepreneurial programs in the nation. Bob Walker, Director of Undergraduate Studies will explain the academic majors and certificates, clubs and organizations, competitions, and support for startup businesses offered to University of Iowa students.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Tippie RISE Internship Workshop *Rescheduled from Jan. 30*
PBB, S401

You may have heard you should do an internship, but do you know what to look for or how to differentiate between a good internship and a not so beneficial internship? Find out how to identify the right internship for you and choose an internship course to satisfy Tippie RISE.

Thursday, February 7

5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Being a Black Latina/o/x: Afrolatinidad and Colorism in the Latinx Comumunity
West Galleria PBB (Reception) and PBB W401 (panel)

This is where Black and Latina/o/x intersect. What makes someone Afrolatina/o/x? How do they navigate their intersectionality in the United States? What are their experiences within Latinx and Black communities in this country? What can YOU do to ensure you are not erasing someone’s identity? Join us for a networking reception at 5:00 p.m. in the West Galleria of the Pappajohn Business Building before learning the answers to these questions and more at the panel discussion.

 

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