Tippie Launch 

Monday, January 27th - Friday, February 7th 

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 2020 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 advisor with any questions regarding this requirement. 

Tippie Launch Schedule

Monday, January 27th 

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Accounting Major Information Session (W401)
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). 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Honors in Tippie Information Session (W401)
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 towards Honors graduation!

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP HERE

Tuesday, January 28th 

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Student Organization and Resource Fair (Gallerias)
Join us in welcoming new and returning students to the Tippie College of Business. Enjoy FREE cookies and coffee and visit the Tippie Student Organization Fair. This event is sponsored by the Undergraduate Program Office.

Wednesday, January 29th 

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

CIMBA Information Session (W401)
Earn Tippie credit to study for a semester or a summer in Italy’s bustling and historic Veneto region. With a campus just outside of Venice at the base of the Dolomite Mountains, CIMBA Italy offers students the chance to study in one of Italy’s most noteworthy entrepreneurial areas. Courses are taught in English by world-class professors. Significant financial aid is available. Application deadlines vary by term.

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Study 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.
 
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Management Major Information Session (W401)
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!

Thursday, January 30th 

9:30 -10:30 a.m.  Entrepreneurship in Tippie Information Session (W401)
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. 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Finance Major Information Session (W401)
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.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Global Internship Information Session (S104)
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 31 deadline is approaching, so come learn more about gaining international work experience.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

Economics Major Information Session (W401)
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 the Economics Info Session.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. 

Business Analytics and Information Systems Major Information Session (W401)
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.

Friday, January 31st 

 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Marketing Major Information Session (W401)
“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.

Monday, February 3rd 

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.

Tuesday, February 4th 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 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.  

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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!

2:30 - 3:30 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, February 5th 

9:30 - 10:30 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 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.

3:00 - 4:00 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). 

 

Thursday, February 6th 

10:00 - 11:00 a.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 the Economics Info Session.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

CIMBA Information Session (S401)
Earn Tippie credit to study for a semester or a summer in Italy’s bustling and historic Veneto region. With a campus just outside of Venice at the base of the Dolomite Mountains, CIMBA Italy offers students the chance to study in one of Italy’s most noteworthy entrepreneurial areas. Courses are taught in English by world-class professors. Significant financial aid is available. Application deadlines vary by term.

Friday, February 7th 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 

Tippie RISE Info Session (W401)
What is Tippie RISE?  By now you have probably heard about Tippie RISE and that is is a requirement for graduation, but you may not know all of the ways you can fulfill it.  Join us for a Tippie RISE info session to learn more about the requirement and hear from current students who have completed RISE

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