Be the person people trust

As a manager, you run things—projects, teams, even entire organizations. You negotiate processes and personalities and get everyone working together toward a common goal. You’re also a communicator. For peers and direct reports, you’re the voice of the company, laying out goals and plans to achieve them. For senior management, you’re the voice of the employees, conveying everything from new ideas to simmering grievances that could affect the culture and profitability of the company. Those roles have many titles. You could be:

  • an account executive
  • an analyst
  • a consultant
  • a credit analyst
  • a district manager
  • an events coordinator
  • a human resource representative
  • a logistics analyst
  • a manufacturing supervisor
  • an operations manager
  • an organizational development manager
  • a program manager
  • a project director
  • a recruiter
  • a strategic analyst
  • a supply chain lead
  • a training specialist
  • a valuation analyst

Big names recruit Tippie managers

Tippie’s reputation—outstanding faculty, demanding curriculum, bright, ambitious students—have made the college a go-to destination for businesses looking to recruit young management talent. Those businesses include:

  • ACT
  • First United Bank
  • Principal Global Investors
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Target
  • Walgreens
  • Cargill

Internship & career resources

The Pomerantz Career Center offers a wealth of resources to help you find internships, networking opportunities, and your first—or next—management job. 

Visit the Pomerantz Career Center

Alumni Story
Dustyn Curran

Sometimes there’s only one thing standing between you and mastering the art of the deal: an MBA.

Following Dustyn Curran’s (PMBA18) career as a project manager with national real estate developer Ryan Companies shows how an MBA pays off.

Two years into his Professional MBA at the University of Iowa, he pivoted from team contributor to leader—managing design, budgeting, construction, and negotiating with clients to get the deals off the ground. He now leads multi-disciplinary teams through all phases of a real estate development project, from initial project conception through building occupancy.

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