Celebrating our May graduates

Congrats on your upcoming graduation from the Tippie College of Business! You’ve worked hard to get to where you are, and now it's time to celebrate all you’ve achieved as a Tippie student.

Below are all the amazing Almost Alumni Week activities planned exclusively for May 2024 graduates. The week includes our traditional Tippie Toast to Graduation. We hope you'll attend one or all of these events.

Tuesday, April 23

Grad Snapshot and Chick-Fil-A Buffet

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Galleria outside UPO

Join Tippie Undergraduate Career Services and share your post-graduation plans. A FREE lunch buffet will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to students who have their Polaroid picture taken. Students will get to keep their branded photo as a keepsake.

Tippie Senate will also be on site with the “Grad”-itude station. They encourage you to send a note of thanks to a Tippie faculty or staff member who made a difference during your time at the college.

Wednesday, April 24

Herky’s Perk You Up

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Galleria outside UPO

Bean there and done that, so now it’s time to celebrate! Herky wants to buy all graduating seniors a coffee from his pop-up coffee shop, Herky's Perk You Up. His on-site barista is able to make anything from a latte to a cappuccino to a regular black coffee for FREE.

Remember to get your picture taken with Herky and Dean Amy Kristof-Brown!

Tippie Toast to Graduation

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Heights Rooftop, Courtyard Marriott Iowa City (across from Kinnick)

Dress is business casual

Join fellow members of the Class of 2024 along with beloved Tippie faculty and staff for our bi-annual Tippie Toast to Graduation event. You must RSVP to the Toast to receive your FREE drink ticket.

You’ll receive your Tippie Senior Gift at this event.* Don’t forget to bring a valid ID, as the hotel will be checking all IDs prior to service. We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2024!

* If you cannot attend the Tippie Toast to Graduation, you can pick up your graduation gift in the Career Services Offices (W160) starting Thursday, April 25 through Friday, May 10. The Career Services office is open M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you are unable to pick up your gift, please email Lindsey Drilling at lindsey-drilling@uiowa.edu.

Thursday, April 25

Tippie Thrive Alumni Panel: Discussing Life after College

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
S401 PBB

Join us to hear about the joys and challenges of post-college life from alumni who have been in your shoes. As your next steps approach, there are unknowns, uncertainties, excitement, and stress. Hear tips, tricks, and suggestions that others used to guide them in this time of change. Plus, there will be time for you to ask questions. A FREE lunch will be provided to the first 30 attendees. Thank you to the Tippie Thrive Committee for hosting this event.


T-Shailyn Harrington
T’Shailyn Harrington (BBA19)
Outreach and Engagement Specialist

City of Iowa City

JD Klopfenstein

JD Klopfenstein (BBA18)

Financial Advisor

Principal Financial Group

Zayetzy Luna
Zayetzy Luna (BBA21)
Identity Access Management Analyst

Hills Bank and Trust Company 

Jackson Nichols

Jackson Nichols (BBA17)

Senior Analyst

Aavin Equity Advisors, LLC.

Whitney Vance
Whitney Vance (BBA18)
Enterprise Mobility Senior Associate


Iowa Graduation Survey

The Pomerantz Career Center would appreciate your taking the time to complete a survey about your post-graduate job and/or further education or other plans and your career-related preparation activities while at the UI. You may complete this survey prior to graduation or after graduation when your plans are set.

Take the iowa graduation Survey