This experience is what you make it
So let's make it really, really good.
Here, we give you options and opportunities. Consult for a Fortune 500 client. Score a global internship in Paris. Pitch your business idea to potential investors. Lead a student organization on campus.
This is your place to shine. Make the most of it.
“If you want to get involved at Tippie and put the time and energy into it, there isn’t a ceiling that will stop you.”
In one major way, your Tippie experience will be different from any other. And that’s via Tippie RISE. Whether you choose to conduct research with top-ranked faculty, snag a summer internship, study business abroad, or consult for a real client, RISE preps you for whatever comes next.
"On one of my first research projects, my professor and I researched the effect of HIV/AIDS on labor markets. We wrote a paper together, and I presented it at a conference through the honors program and at the Iowa Statehouse in Des Moines."
“As a financial analyst intern, I got to see clients starting out their portfolios. I really liked that you are helping someone, a family, a couple or whomever it may be, to save up and invest for a future goal—for retirement, for buying a boat.”
“In the past, I knew I wanted to travel. But now I know I really want to go places.”
“You don’t get a chance at many other schools to work with real money, real companies, real investments.”
Capstone projects with outside companies
Student consulting projects with 75 different organizations
Joining a student organization is a defining part of the Tippie experience. Find your community in one of over twenty organizations specifically for business students—like InvestHer, HawkTrade, and Reaching OUT in Business, just to name a few.
“I feel more at home because of the organizations that I’m involved in – BizEdge, Tippie DEI Ambassadors, the Multicultural Business Student Association, and Tippie International Buddies.”
You may already think of yourself as a leader. Now it’s time to become one. Through Tippie’s many leadership opportunities, you can uncover new strengths, challenge yourself, and make a difference.
“From organizational skills to communication skills, holding a leadership role helped me develop a lot of skills that I use now. If you really want to have an impact, you can at Tippie.”
Centers & Institutes
Tippie’s undergraduate centers and institutes give high-achieving students a leg up in the job market via networking events, experiential learning, and more.
Offers undergraduates interested in risk management and insurance access to funding, networking, and more.
A chance for Tippie’s top marketing undergraduates to complete field immersion projects for real clients.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Opportunities
Join the BizEdge community. Become a Summer Gateway Program mentor. Join a student organization that puts inclusion in action. Through a wealth of DEI resources, Tippie strives to create a space where every student feels seen, safe, and celebrated.
“Everyone at Iowa has different backgrounds, different stories, different struggles. And learning about them inspired me to do more than I thought I could.”
Sustainability at Tippie
Sustainability is more than just a buzzword for us—it’s a commitment. From student organizations dedicated to social and environmental change, to the Frontier Case Competition and the Certificate in Sustainability, you’ll find many ways to demonstrate your passion for environmentally sound business.