All the resources you need to thrive

Since 2017, the Tippie College of Business BizEdge program has empowered a diverse set of learners and particularly students from underrepresented populations through mentorship, scholarships, business networking, alumni events, and more.

We have many resources available to help you make connections, navigate your student journey, and excel in your major. To apply, email Gabriela Rivera. Formal matching to mentors occurs twice a year in early September and late January.

We're with you every step of the way

BizEdge is a continuation of the Summer Gateway program for students at the University of Iowa. BizEdge participants meet routinely to get know each other, upper-level student mentors, and key faculty and staff. Our goals are both academic support and community development.

Gateway presentation

Gateway Summer Program

The Gateway Summer Program is a free, on-campus summer experience for high school juniors from backgrounds underrepresented in business.

BizEdge participant

BizEdge Mentorship Program

Become a mentor to students of color and first-generation business undergraduates and share what you've learned as a Tippie student through the BizEdge Mentorship Program.

Exclusive scholarships and internships

Students who participate in BizEdge programs are eligible for special funding and internship opportunities to advance their studies and grow their experience. Over 20 scholarships were awarded to BizEdge members in 2019 alone. Contact your advisor to learn more about what's available to you.

BizEdge News


Diversity and inclusion: From plan to action

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Discussing diversity initiatives is one thing—implementing them is another. How can business schools go from identifying problems to solving them? Hear from experts including Tippie's Michele Williams.

Hawkeyes work better together

Friday, December 11, 2020
At Iowa, we believe great teams, not individuals, will find solutions to important issues. Meet a few of our December 2020 graduates, including Tippie's Diana Wang, that made the university a better place.

Tippie Associate Director of DEI inducted into the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Gabriela Rivera, who was recently inducted into the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame, aims to serve as a welcoming and inspiring role model for UI students and the Iowa City community in her career at the university.

Give to our community

BizEdge programming is delivered at no cost to our student participants, and relies on the support of generous donors who care about diversity, equity, and inclusion in business.

Contact us

Gabriela Rivera

Gabriela Rivera

Associate Director, Engagement and Belonging