At Ivy, students get real-world experience

Business students have many opportunities to work closely with industry partners who provide practical experience and collaboration. Whether it’s an internship, part-time job, or class project, industry partnerships help students explore career passions.

The Ivy College of Business stands out from the crowd in this area. We encourage students to get involved in a variety of ways by offering opportunities throughout their college careers. Our faculty and staff are here to help them make connections to industry leaders so they gain real-world experience before graduation.


Ivy Sales Forum

The Ivy Sales Forum is a collaboration between academia and industry. The goal is to advance the growth and effectiveness of professional sales and work along with its corporate partners to provide sales certificate students with relevant experiential learning opportunities.

Students also have the opportunity to interact with industry professionals during a bi-annual Speed Selling and Networking event. For some students, that experience was the path to an internship or full-time employment after graduation.


“My hands-on experience through the Trinity Logistics speed networking event has been a great opportunity to sharpen my professional business skills!”

Sydney Anderson, marketing and management student, Ivy College of Business

Ivy Supply Chain Forum

Iowa State University has long been home to one of the world’s leading supply chain programs. We are building upon our already strong commitment to private industry with our Supply Chain Forum. The forum provides resources to students to support their success and allows members to exchange ideas and insights to improve supply chain operations. Corporate members are investing in academic department research and support, scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students, conference and seminar access, member engagement, and forum operational expenditures.

Ivy College of Business

Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011