Tippie Launch Week

Friday, August 24 - Friday, August 31, 2018

Tippie Launch Week is an entire week of events 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 fall semester?

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

In order to make sure you get connected to the College's community and resources right away, we require all newly admitted students to attend the Tippie Launch Week Kick-off and at least one other event during Tippie Launch week. If you cannot attend the Kick-off due to a class conflict or previous commitment, contact your academic advisor ahead of time to discuss alternative options. Please note: registering for classes next semester will be contingent on successfully completing this requirement

Tippie Launch Week Schedule 

Friday, August 24th

4:30 to 6:00 PM
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM
Launch Week Kick-Off (W10)
The official welcome for students admitted to Tippie for the Fall 2018 semester. Hear student speakers, meet with student leaders and advisors, and learn about the opportunities and responsibilities that come with being a Tippie student. Meal provided. This event is intended for students admitted to Tippie for the Fall 2018 semester. 

Monday, August 27th

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Transfer Student Welcome Lunch (S401) 
All new Tippie transfer students are invited to join your advisors, Lindsey and Melissa, and Associate Dean Ken Brown for lunch.  During lunch, we plan to share tips on advising, Tippie RISE, and how to make the most of your time at Tippie.

2:30 - 3:20 PM  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 towards Honors graduation!

Tuesday, August 28th

9:00 - 9:50 AM

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, policy, or analytical? 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.

10:00 - 10:50 AM 

Finance Major Information Session (S401)

11:00 - 11:50 AM 

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.

1:00 - 1:50 PM 

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 (Iowa 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 PM International Business in Sydney Information Session (S104)
Explore Tippie’s newest winter study abroad program in Sydney, Australia. Spend winter break learning about business in the Asia Pacific through company presentations, a case study, and a local professor. Deadline: September 7.
3:00 - 5:00 PM Tippie Fest (Patio)
Join us in welcoming new and returning students to the Tippie College of Business. Enjoy FREE food and visit the Tippie Student Organization Fair. This event is sponsored by the Undergraduate Program Office. Rain location will be in the gallerias. 

Wednesday, August 29th 

9:30 - 10:30 AM London Calling! (S126)
For nearly 20 years, Tippie students have been travelling to London over winter break to take a business course and experience a vibrant city.  Students enroll in one course--Wealth Management or International Business Environment.   Come to an information session to learn more about this study abroad program.   Fulfills the Tippie RISE requirement.  Application deadline: September 7.
10:30 - 11:30 AM

International Business in Sydney Information Session (S126)
Explore Tippie’s newest winter study abroad program in Sydney, Australia. Spend winter break learning about business in the Asia Pacific through company presentations, a case study, and a local professor. Deadline: September 7.  

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM 

Diversity Session (S401) 
The University of Iowa prides itself on its commitment to diversity and supporting students with under-represented identities. Kailee Karr works for the Center for Diversity and Enrichment as an Academic Coach who specifically works with the LGBTQ population on campus and Gabriela Rivera who is the Assistant Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Student Success in the Tippie College of Business will discuss the various resources for LGBTQ students at The University of Iowa, and will offer insight on how to support the LGBTQ community as an Ally on campus. A representative from Reaching OUT in Business (R.O.B), a Tippie student organization, will introduce the organization and share more information. Light refreshments will be provided.

1:00 - 1:50 PM 

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 PM 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. 

Thursday, August 30th 

10:00 - 10:50 AM 

Marketing Major Information Session (S401)

11:00 - 11:50 AM 

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).   

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Study Abroad 101 Information Session (W401)
Curious about study abroad but don't know where to start? Come to Study Abroad 101, where we will explore the steps to get started, including:

  • Tippie study abroad programs
  • Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Academic planning for study abroad
  • How to apply
3:45 - 4:45 PM London Calling! (S401)
For nearly 20 years, Tippie students have been travelling to London over winter break to take a business course and experience a vibrant city.  Students enroll in one course--Wealth Management or International Business Environment.   Come to an information session to learn more about this study abroad program.   Fulfills the Tippie RISE requirement.  Application deadline: September 7.

Friday, August 31st 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Resume Workshop (S401)
Learn how to build a resume that will appeal to employers, pass the “6 seconds test” and help you land an interview.  Find out about the best format to use, how to write effective bullets and much more.  Bring a copy of your resume and get it reviewed.