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Wrestling with finance

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Beth Kemerer’s hunch was correct. Her son, Michael, was a math guy.

Michael Kemerer, a three-time wrestling All-American for the University of Iowa, understands numbers like his 75-7 career record, 41-1 dual mark and 173 dual points scored. But his fascination with numbers has more significance in the classroom. It led Kemerer to earning a bachelor’s degree in finance and he is currently in his third semester of graduate school, pursuing a master’s degree in finance.

Women of achievement: Tippie's Barbara Thomas

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Barbara Thomas, executive director of communications, is devoted to making connections for college students and alumni at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, as well as for community members.

Get a grip: The science of a handshake

Thursday, December 17, 2020

University of Iowa professor Greg Stewart and Body Language Institute’s Janine Driver share handshake tips and first impression do’s and don’ts that can make or break an interview.

Why capable people are reluctant to lead

Thursday, December 17, 2020

All too often, promising employees fail to step up when leadership opportunities arise. What is it that holds so many people back? The authors describe new research that sheds light on three of the most common perceived risks that are associated with leadership: the risk to your interpersonal relationships, the risk to your image, and the risk of being blamed for failure.

Make your side hustle work

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

We live in the era of the side hustle. Nearly 44 million U.S. workers are currently running a variety of side hustles ranging from driving for ride-sharing companies, renting out their houses, or selling handcrafts online. But how can you manage a side hustle in a way that brings maximum benefits without affecting your full-time job?

Goodbye handshake: How do we replace the ancient greeting if coronavirus keeps us from touching?

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic making human touch a potentially lethal act since the virus can be transmitted with skin contact, handshaking has suddenly become socially unacceptable. Tippie Professor Greg Stewart weighs in on whether it will come back or not in USA Today.

Experience is useless for predicting a new hire's performance

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

It sounds totally outlandish, but that's exactly what a massive new review of 81 studies found. Simply checking for past experience will tell you next to nothing about how a candidate will perform at your company, study co-author Chad Van Iddekinge says. Read more in Inc.