Tippie Launch: Fall Business Week

August 28 - September 1, 2017

Tippie Launch: Fall Business Week is an entire week of events to kick off the fall 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 fall semester?

Congratulations! Now, let us officially welcome you to the Tippie community! The Tippie Launch Kick-off is our way to orient you to the opportunities and responsibilities that come with being a Tippie student. 

Attend the Tippie Launch Kick-off on Friday, August 25, from 4:15 to 5:30 PM* Hear student speakers, meet Tippie student leaders and staff, eat, and socialize.

RSVP here, so we order enough food for everyone! 

*We expect all new admitted students to attend the kick-off, but if there is simply no way for you to attend the event due to a class conflict or previous firm commitment, contact your academic advisor to discuss possible alternatives. Please note: registering for classes next semester will be contingent on successfully completing this requirement

Monday, August 28

3:30-5 PM


Tippie Majors & Academic Opportunities Fair (W401)
Considering what major to choose or think you might want to add a certificate or second major? Come to the Tippie Majors Fair to talk one on one with faculty and students from each Tippie major and certificate. Also learn about academic, professional, and extracurricular opportunities related to each area of study. 

Tuesday, August 29

3 - 5 PM


3:15 - 4 PM



Tippie Fest (PBB patio)
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 social, academic, professional, and community service.

Pre-Biz Pep Rally (W401)
Start your pre-biz semester off on the right foot! The Pep Rally is both a welcome to the College and an opportunity to meet with student reps who are involved with academic support, study abroad, and the Career Center. Business Student Ambassadors will be on hand welcome you and to give you tips on making the most of Tippie Fest. And did we mention free food and Tippie SWAG?

Wednesday, August 30

1:30 - 2:20 PM

2:30 - 3:20 PM

3:30 - 4:30 PM


Study Abroad 101 Information Session (W401)
So you might know that you would love to study abroad, but with so much information to research, where do you begin? This session will tell you all you need to know to begin exploring study abroad options that fit with your academic and personal goals and interests!

Tippie RISE Internship Q & A (W401)
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 useful internship? Find out how to identify the right internship for you and choose an internship course to satisfy Tippie RISE. This is an information session, so just stop by anytime between 2:30 and 3:20 to ask your questions.    

London Winter program information session (W401)
You’ll live as a Londoner for two weeks and experience the city after your homework if finished. The London Winter program combines classroom lectures and activities, speakers, and visits to businesses and historic sites to expand your global mindset. Participants in the program this year will choose between taking Wealth Management or Advanced International Marketing.

Thursday, August 31

3:30 - 4:30 PM


Graduating with Honors at Tippie (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 a student currently working on an Honors thesis in Finance.  It’s a great first step towards Honors graduation!