Business

ID: 
6
Abbreviation: 
M
Department Code: 
8

International Adventure

The International Adventure learning community provides a 100% virtual experience in which first-year international students can take courses in common, connect with one another, receive support from upper-division peer mentors, and explore career options from anywhere around the world.

Four options are available for this virtual experience:

  1. Business: course options for Pre-Business majors
  2. Computer Science: course options for computer science majors
  3. Engineering: course options for Engineering majors
  4. General: course options for all majors
     

Contact:

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Suzanne Härle at sharle@iastate.edu

 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Majors eligible to join

Open to all undergraduate students in any major, including open option, undecided and undeclared.


Program Description

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Learning Community provides a unique learning experience for students from all majors who have ever thought about starting their own business, who are currently running their own business, or who are simply looking to gain skill sets in entrepreneurship, leadership, and small business management. Students majoring in chemistry, marketing, engineering, and all other disciplines learn together in a hands-on entrepreneurial learning environment.

Students in the program are connected to mentors and speakers who contribute to student learning by sharing experiences and offering advice. Students have access to a support network rich in resources to help them develop new innovations or even launch their own companies. Students from a variety of majors will learn about entrepreneurship and innovation through classroom and extracurricular activities.

Students should register for Bus Ad 292 to participate in the weekly seminar class, which includes field trips, speakers, and fun team activities. 
 

Living Options

This is a non-residential learning community program.
 

Application Process 

Register for the required weekly seminar course, Bus Ad 292, or contact Judi Eyles for more information about getting involved.

The course is open to all majors and includes field trips, speakers, networking, and more. The one-credit course meets on Thursdays from 9:30-10:45 am in the Student Innovation Center.

Contact

Judi Eyles
Program Coordinator
ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship
515-296-6754
eyles@iastate.edu

 

Website 

http://www.isupjcenter.org/learn/elc/

Business Learning Teams Transfer (T-BLTs)

Majors Eligible to Join

Transfer Business Learning Teams (T-BLTs) are open to all College of Business students in their first semester at Iowa State University who have transferred from another college or university.  All BLTs are fall only.
 

Program Description

The goals of the Business Learning Teams are to ease the transition to Iowa State University and the College of Business, to create a sense of connection with other students, staff, and faculty at Iowa State University and the College of Business, and to gain understanding of College of Business degree requirements, policies and procedures, professional standards and expectations, and resources.

Each Transfer Business Learning Team is made up of 10-12 transfer students.  Each team has a Peer Mentor, an older College of Business student, who will attend BUSAD 102 (BLT Orientation) with their team.  The Peer Mentor will lead team discussions and activities in class as well as serve as a resource for the students.  Students participating in T-BLTs will also take one to three additional required classes with their team members.  Opportunities are provided for students to interact with their team members as well as other College of Business students, staff, and faculty in social and professional settings.

 

Living Options

T-BLTs are non-residential; students are able to choose where they prefer to live, either on- or off-campus.

 

Signing Up

Sign up for the T-BLTs takes place at Transfer Orientation in the spring or summer.

 

 

Business Learning Teams (BLTs)

Majors Eligible to Join

Freshman Business Learning Teams (BLTs) are open to all College of Business students in their first semester at Iowa State University who have enrolled directly from high school.  All BLTs are fall only. 
 

Program Description

The goals of the Business Learning Teams are to ease the transition to Iowa State University and the College of Business, to create a sense of connection with other students, staff, and faculty at Iowa State University and the College of Business, and to gain understanding of College of Business degree requirements, policies and procedures, professional standards and expectations, and resources.

Each Freshman Business Learning Team is made up of 10-12 freshmen.  Each team has a Peer Mentor, an older College of Business student, who will attend BUSAD 102 (BLT Orientation) with their team.  The Peer Mentor will lead team discussions and activities in class as well as serve as a resource for the students.  Students participating in BLTs will also take one to three additional required classes with their team members.  Opportunities are provided for students to interact with their team members as well as other College of Business students, staff, and faculty in social and professional settings.

 

Living Options

This is a non-residential learning community.

 

Signing Up

Sign up for BLTs takes place at orientation in June or August. 

 

 

WiSE Transfer

Program Description

Students participating in the WiSE Transfer Experience focus on personal, professional, and leadership development while creating community with other transfer women in STEM. Students participating in the learning community also receive support from a peer mentor. WiSE transfer peer mentors are upper-division students (also former transfer students) in STEM majors, to help you transition to Iowa State. The WiSE Transfer Experience offers a variety of options and you have the opportunity to choose which component(s) are most beneficial to you. Sign up for the Transfer Experience or contact Sarah DuBois with any questions.

 

WiSE Transfer Residential Living (Optional)

WiSE offers transfer students the opportunity to live in community with other female STEM transfer students. We hold spots in Frederiksen Court, the University owned apartments, for our transfer students. To sign up, fill out your online Department of Residence contract on AccessPlus and select the WiSE Frederiksen Court Option under the learning communities tab.

 

Scholarships 

WiSE offers scholarships to incoming, current and transfer students who are enrolled in STEM curricula at Iowa State. Scholarship criteria, applications, and deadlines are listed on the WiSE scholarship page here.

 

Questions regarding the WiSE Transfer Experience?

Contact:
Sarah DuBois, Program for Women in Science and Engineering
218 Carver
515-294-5883
sedubois@iastate.edu 

 

Web Site

www.wise.iastate.edu


 

 

WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering)

 

Program Description

The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Residential Living Option is one of the many ways to engage with WiSE during your first year. The residential clusters are designed to help first-year students connect and build a community with other women in  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). In majors where women continue to be underrepresented at Iowa State, the residential option increases the retention and graduation rates for students living in a WiSE cluster.
 

Living Options

WiSE first-year students have several location options available, all of which are formatted as clusters, where the majority of students are female-identifying and majoring in STEM fields.

For the full listing of locations, visit: https://www.wise.iastate.edu/current/first-year-experience/residential

 

I knew that I had an accessible program to use for academic, social and emotional resources. I knew that my peer mentor genuinely cared about my success and my personal growth as I transitioned into college life. The learning community experience also helped me to meet friends that share my academic and career interests. – Olivia T.

To me, the best part of being in a learning community is being surrounded by people with similar interests to you. Through learning communities, I have met people within my major and similar majors who I can study with, do homework with, and spend time with. – Emily T.

The best part of being in a learning community was having the opportunity to express myself in different ways. We had several different types of activities, events, and meetings that I was able to utilize. Whether it was a 1-on-1 with my peer mentor, or a group activity with my peers, my learning community gave me an opportunity to share how I was doing with academics, social life, and being away from home. This helped me throughout my first year at Iowa State and gave me a great foundation for how to succeed in the rest of my adventure at Iowa State. – Jenna S.

The best part of being in a learning community is knowing that there are people who you can call not only to get help with homework, but to hang out with. Having those kinds of friendships has been crucial to my time at Iowa State. – Shelby R.

 

Contact

Carly Miller
218 Carver
515-294-9964
millerc@iastate.edu

 

Web Site

www.wise.iastate.edu