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  • Week of Sunday, February 26

Iowa Startup Games

2/26/2017 - 8:00 am
Pappajohn Business Building, Room W401

Ten teams. Three days. Cash prizes. One free credit hour. Created and hosted by the UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC), Iowa Startup Games bring together students from all across campus to spend a weekend together building a business. At the end of the weekend, student teams compete to win cash prizes. Application required, found at www.iowajpec.org. 

Iowa Startup Games Final Pitches

2/26/2017 - 2:00 pm
Kinnick Stadium, McCord Indoor Club Press Box

Join us for the final pitches of the spring 2017 Iowa Startup Games cohort. Listen to teams pitch their businesses and see what they accomplished in just one weekend! Pitches will be held from 2-5 pm in the McCord Indoor Press Box at Kinnick Stadium. Please enter Kinnick Stadium through Gate D and use the elevators to reach the second floor. Please visit the Iowa JPEC page to RSVP for this event.

Black in Business Series: Networking Dinner

2/26/2017 - 6:00 pm
Kinnick Stadium, Mediacom Outdoor Club

Students, faculty and staff, and professionals are invited to this networking event where they can learn from each other and feel supported by the community. Sign up online for the dinner, which will guarantee your place at one of our tables. Students who participated in the elevator pitch workshop or were a part of JPEC’s Start Up Games will have the unique opportunity to showcase their skills. Please join us in capstoning our series with this event, which is sponsored in partnership with the Tippie College of Business and is Advantage Iowa Approved. (Note: there will be an extra Black in Business Series event in March).

English Language Discussion Circles (ELDC)

2/27/2017 - 12:30 pm
Pappajohn Business Building, Room S126

These daily discussion circles serve as an open forum to improve language and conversation skills, build relationships, and learn about different cultures. Each day has a new topic or activity that allows us to create this sense of community. No advanced preparation, registration, or reservation is required—just show up as often as your schedule allows. We look forward to chatting with you and getting to know you better!  Monday Topic: The week's chosen theme.

English Language Discussion Circles (ELDC)

2/28/2017 - 12:30 pm
Pappajohn Business Building, Room S126

These daily discussion circles serve as an open forum to improve language and conversation skills, build relationships, and learn about different cultures. Each day has a new topic or activity that allows us to create this sense of community. No advanced preparation, registration, or reservation is required—just show up as often as your schedule allows. We look forward to chatting with you and getting to know you better!  Tuesday topic: Current events.

1 Million Cups (1MC)

3/1/2017 - 9:00 am
MidWestOne Bank Downtown Iowa City, Basement

Join us at MidWestOne Bank in downtown Iowa City for community connections, inspiring startup pitches and free coffee. The 1 Million Cups Iowa City/Cedar Rapids (1MC) program offers local upstart entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their companies to a diverse audience of entrepreneurs, advisers and community members. The event is FREE and all entrepreneurs, business owners and community members are encouraged to attend. For more information about the program visit 1millioncups.com.

English Language Discussion Circles (ELDC)

3/1/2017 - 12:30 pm
Pappajohn Business Building, Room S126

These daily discussion circles serve as an open forum to improve language and conversation skills, build relationships, and learn about different cultures. Each day has a new topic or activity that allows us to create this sense of community. No advanced preparation, registration, or reservation is required—just show up as often as your schedule allows. We look forward to chatting with you and getting to know you better!  Wednesday topic: Games and activities.

How to be a STAR at Interviewing

3/1/2017 - 1:00 pm
Iowa Memorial Union, Minnesota Room

Learn how to effectively communicate your skills and experience, and provide examples of how you would be a great fit.  Practice answering challenging questions.  Learn what employers look for.                                                                                

Hawkinson Institute Information Session

3/1/2017 - 8:30 pm
Pappajohn Business Building, Room S121

Interested in careers in investment banking, trading, private equity, and more? The Hawkinson Institute is Tippie's undergraduate investment banking program. Our students have a 100% placement rate with firms like Barclays, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and others. Come learn more about the program from current Hawkinson Scholars and the director. Hawkinson is open to all majors; we particularly look for students studying Finance, Accounting, and Economics. We will be accepting applications from freshmen (students graduating in December 2019 or May 2020 with a BBA or MAc degree) this spring.  We will also consider applications from highly-qualified sophomores (students graduating December 2018 or May 2019).

English Language Discussion Circles (ELDC)

3/2/2017 - 12:30 pm
Pappajohn Business Building, Room S126

These daily discussion circles serve as an open forum to improve language and conversation skills, build relationships, and learn about different cultures. Each day has a new topic or activity that allows us to create this sense of community. No advanced preparation, registration, or reservation is required—just show up as often as your schedule allows. We look forward to chatting with you and getting to know you better!  Thursday topic: Popular culture and special topics.

MBA Marketing Academy

3/2/2017 - 1:30 pm
Pomerantz Center, Room C435 PC

Megan McKay, alum of the UI’s evening MBA program, will be our guest. She is the sole Owner of Peacetree Brewing which began in Knoxville, IA seven years ago. Under Megan’s leadership, Peacetree has developed not only a story behind the name, but also a visually distinctive look as part of the Peacetree brand – and now an even bigger brand “experience” with the newly opened tap room.

Hawkinson Institute Information Session

3/2/2017 - 8:30 pm
Pappajohn Business Building, Room S121

Interested in careers in investment banking, trading, private equity, and more? The Hawkinson Institute is Tippie's undergraduate investment banking program. Our students have a 100% placement rate with firms like Barclays, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and others. Come learn more about the program from current Hawkinson Scholars and the director. Hawkinson is open to all majors; we particularly look for students studying Finance, Accounting, and Economics. We will be accepting applications from freshmen (students graduating in December 2019 or May 2020 with a BBA or MAc degree) this spring.  We will also consider applications from highly-qualified sophomores (students graduating December 2018 or May 2019).

English Language Discussion Circles (ELDC)

3/3/2017 - 12:30 pm
Pappajohn Business Building, Room S126

These daily discussion circles serve as an open forum to improve language and conversation skills, build relationships, and learn about different cultures. Each day has a new topic or activity that allows us to create this sense of community. No advanced preparation, registration, or reservation is required—just show up as often as your schedule allows. We look forward to chatting with you and getting to know you better!  Friday topic: Open discussion and special topics.