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Get involved—join a student organization.

Iowa MBAs aren’t really “sit in the back and remain anonymous” kind of people.

Our tight-knit community of students band together to dive into out-of-classroom activities, led in large part by our student organizations.  

Student orgs are the vehicle for volunteering, exploring career paths, networking with MBA hiring companies, meeting Iowa alumni, and making connections that can help you to land your dream job. They’re also the avenue to some memorable good times: football tailgates, the annual Spring Ball, weekly social events, and much more.

Student organizations are just one more way to customize your experience, and get the Iowa MBA you want.

Kandis Meinders

As the overarching MBA student organization, the MBAA engages students in professional development, education, and outreach, enhancing the overall student experience.

Blake Ingram

Focused on education, sustainability, and community involvement, Net Impact educates the Iowa MBA community in socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable practices. The chapter brings Iowa MBAs into the community through service-learning projects.

Vinod Ramachandran

Serving the MBA students in the business analytics track, leaders of this organization plan two corporate visit trips per years, lining up interesting company visits and networking opportunities for business analytics students.

Justin Botts

Focused on MBA students in finance, including corporate finance and investment management tracks. The org provides ways for MBAs to engage with the community and develop skills, and works with other orgs to line up company visits and networking opportunities.

Tara From

The official student org for MBAs studying marketing—focused on the marketing MBA experience through exposure to cutting-edge topics, accomplished professionals, and career paths. Also arranges company visits and networking during two trips annually.

Lisa Ferguson

With the goal of propelling women MBAs into leadership positions, NAWMBA uses networking, professional development, education, and outreach to help its members establish lifelong relationships and build success-critical skills.

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Kandis Meinders

Pivot from med student to biotech exec

Kandis Meinders (MBA13) took advantage of the chance to link up with fellow MBAs through clubs like the MBA Association (Kandis was president).

And the relationships weren’t all business. When Kandis relocated to Chicago to join the health care practice at A.T. Kearney, the global consulting firm, she heard from Tippie friends within a week.

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