UNIVERSITY OF IOWA • TIPPIE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
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FOR EXPERIENCE On the job, in the classroom and around campus— you’ll tackle important questions that position you for an option-rich future in Iowa and around the world. MEET Katelyn Wheeldon > Page 3
FOR CONNECTIONS Choose a high-demand major. Work on real client projects. Build hands-on skills to be a sought-after candidate. MEET Sukriti Nayar > Page 7
FOR BIG IDEAS Be part of the next generation of innovators. Invent a new product. Launch a new business. Venture into a new future. MEET Josh Krakauer > Page 9
FOR CAREERS Personalize your four years with the right combination of experiences to get the career you want. MEET Helen Wagner > Page 11
FOR CAMPUS COOL Study in a great college town ranked #4 in the nation. > Page 12
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EXPERIENCE Test your startup ideas. Consult for Fortune 500s. Study in a country youâ€™ve only read about. Manage an actual equity portfolio. Tackle tough questions.
#22 Best public business school in the nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
HOW DO YOU STAND OUT IN THE COMPETITIVE WORLD OF FINANCE? Study economic development in Florianópolis—the Silicon Valley of Brazil. After managing real financial assets as an analyst for Tippie’s Krause Fund, working on complex client deals as a Fortune 100 intern and studying in Brazil, Katelyn Wheeldon (BBA16) landed a dream job at PricewaterhouseCoopers even before graduating.
900+ Companies posting full-time positions on HireaHawk.com
HOW DOES AN INTROVERT MORPH INTO A LEADER? Join every campus organization that your schedule allows. When Nayong Quan (BBA15) moved to Iowa City from China her freshman year, she was so far out of her comfort zone. But once she broke out of her shell, she was unstoppable. After a little push from her advisors, she cultivated a network at Iowa to win a competitive IT internship in Washington, D.C., and became a top campus leader.
CAMPUS ACTIVITIES: Career center peer advisor Roadmap Rally speaker Eat.Share.Fun. founder SGA Justice Tippie Judicial Board member Business Leadership Association member Financial Management Association member
HOW DO YOU TURN AN IDEA INTO A REAL BUSINESS? Tap into Tippie’s entrepreneurial center and start pitching.
“Shark Tank” spits out most of its victims. But when Andrew Shao (BBA15) pitched his new invention, the Test Buddy, he survived Iowa’s version and won seed money to market his desktop expander. Now 10 Midwest companies want to distribute his product.
#21 Best entrepreneurship program in the U.S. (The Princeton Review 2014)
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CONNECTIONS Get the hands-on skills, internships and cuttingedge expertise to stand out with employers. Tippie delivers on what the worldâ€™s top employers hunt for. Strategic thinking. Creative problem-solving. Leadership.
80% CPA exam pass rate for first-time candidates (national average 55%, 2016)
SUKRITI NAYAR “ I’M IN AN INDUSTRY THAT VALUES AGE AND EXPERIENCE, AND BEING ABLE TO TALK INTELLIGENTLY ABOUT ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE HAS HELPED ME PROVE MY CREDIBILITY. ”
Showing up is half the battle. Just ask Sukriti Nayar (BBA12). At Iowa’s on-campus Meet the Firms Night, she networked with the Big Four accounting firms and launched her career— first as an intern and now as a senior associate for global audit firm KPMG. She approached her career in business consulting through the lens of finance and accounting, and has positioned herself with an expertise unmatched by her peers—and sometimes even her more senior colleagues.
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BIG IDEAS At Tippie, youâ€™re part of the next generation of innovators. Access free office space, one-on-one coaching and seed funding to launch your business concepts in the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC).
$130K Seed money awarded by Iowa JPEC to fund startups last year
“ TIPPIE PROVIDED THE SPARK THAT DROVE EVERYTHING AND HAS A GREAT NETWORK OF PEOPLE WHO YOU CAN CALL ON. ”
60 Businesses launched by Iowa students in 2015
JOSH KRAKAUER Academics were never his strong suit. But at Tippie, Josh Krakauer (BBA12) awakened his strengths—ingenuity, ambition and networking— to turn a homework assignment into his own digital marketing agency. In just four years, Josh has grown his digital marketing agency, Sculpt, from one full-time employee and a few interns to 10 full-time employees. Now he spends his days improving his company with the resources and support of Iowa’s brain trust on campus and beyond.
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CAREERS After matching your skills with majors and career options, your personalized plan connects you with client projects, internships, study abroad opportunities, research projects and campus networks.
96% Undergrads employed or in grad school within 6 months of graduation
HELEN’S PLAN: TAKE IN-DEMAND COURSES Business Analytics Capstone Project Business Intelligence Optimization & Simulation Modeling
BUILD CONNECTIONS Business Student Ambassador Greek Week Executive Director Chi Omega Students in Advertising Tippie Tech Women in Business
GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE Coyote Logistics GE Capital Tippie College of Business, writer and analyst
HELEN WAGNER “ IF YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED AT TIPPIE, THERE ISN’T A CEILING THAT WILL STOP YOU. ”
After choosing the big-demand business analytics major, everything fell into place for Helen Wagner (BBA15). She interned with a logistics company, helping clients find more efficient ways to get their products from A to B. She planned Greek Week, one of the largest events on campus. She studied with a close network of classmates and professors (sometimes until 2 a.m. before a project was due). By graduation, she had designed her four years to land a job with MBuy as an optimization analyst.
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CAMPUS COOL TERESSA KARKOSH
You’ll love it here. Be part of Iowa City’s close-knit community— where nearly everything is within walking distance.
ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVALS Stroll through artist wares, sample gourmet grilled cheese, screen an indie film and tap your toes to the blues at Iowa City’s downtown festivals.
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“ LIVE FROM PRAIRIE LIGHTS” Hear from worldrenowned authors at this reading series broadcast from Prairie Lights, named a top 10 bookstore by National Geographic.
BIG TEN ATHLETICS Get pumped for Big Ten athletics, alongside Herky the Hawk, as you cheer on Iowa’s 24 Division I teams
JAVA HOUSE Sip artfully crafted coffee at the Java House, founded by UI entrepreneurial alumna Tara Cronbaugh—and voted one of the top 15 best coffee shops in America by Travel + Leisure.
CAMPUS REC CENTER Work out, float on the lazy river or climb a rock wall at the #3 most amazing student rec center (Best College Reviews). DANCE MARATHON Join the campus community for a 24-hour dance-off to raise money to fight pediatric cancer. GEORGE BURROWS @LIVEGIGSHOTS
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THE PED MALL Walk from class to the downtown shopping district—an extension of campus, where everyone you know and everything you need are a few steps away.
BLUE MOOSE TAP HOUSE See indie rock, electronics, and hip-hop artists at the Blue Moose Tap House, one of Iowa City’s many live music hotspots.
ENGLERT THEATRE Catch acts like Matisyahu, Lena Dunham and the Bolshoi Ballet at this vaudeville-era playhouse turned performance venue.
FOOD LOVER’S PARADISE Enjoy cuisine from up-and-coming chefs—like Pullman’s Sepehr Sadrzadeh, winner of Top Chef: Downtown—and age-old institutions in Iowa City’s vibrant food scene.
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HARD TO BEAT FOR CONFIDENCE When Torrance Windham (BBA16) arrived at Iowa, he wanted the full college experience. He lived in the BizHawks Living-Learning Community, building relationships with other business students even before taking his core courses. Then he branched out campuswide—first as an On Iowa! orientation leader, then as a Campus Activities Board member. And he kept branching out. After a transatlantic internship in Paris at Hotel Baume, Torrance began filling up his passport and filling out his résumé. Two months abroad launched him into a new hospitality career plan, fueled his desire to travel and gave him the confidence to compete on a worldwide stage. Up next: London.