The Career Shadowing Program targets undeclared freshman and transfer students. There are limited spots available to current Texas BBA students who are not eligible for graduation within the next two semesters.
Apply for the Spring 2014 BBA Career Shadowing Program. See application deadlines and employer information below. Please contact Rachel Rucker with any questions.
- Altria (Austin); Application Deadline: February 4, 2014
- USAA (San Antonio); Application Deadline: February 25, 2014
- Phillips66 (Houston); Application Deadline: March 18, 2014
Spring 2014 Employer Participants
Pariveda Solutions (Dallas & Houston) - Friday, January 10
Pariveda Solutions is a national consulting firm focused on career development while operating within a local-office project delivery model. At Pariveda Solutions we Deliver at the Edge SM, helping our clients improve their bottom line through technology strategy and solutions. Our technology solutions include custom software & mobile application development, BI, portals & enterprise content management and cloud computing. Our focus is simple: build long-term relationships with clients where partnership is a centerpiece by incubating, developing and deploying world-class talent and service to our clients. The deadline has passed to apply for this Career Shadowing Program trip.
Positions recruited: Consulting Intern; Software Development Consultant
Altria (Austin) - Friday, February 28
Altria Group is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and John Middleton. Altria’s Mission is to own and develop financially disciplined businesses that are leaders in responsibly providing adult tobacco and wine consumers with superior branded products. Altria Group Distribution Company (AGDC) has the unique capacity to provide Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco and John Middleton with essential merchandising, sales and distribution services through one centralized source.
Positions recruited: Territory Sales Manager; Summer Sales Intern
USAA - Friday, March 21
A member-owned Fortune 500 company, USAA owns and manages more than $65 billion in assets. The association is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with offices throughout the United States and Europe. USAA's dedication to member needs and service helps set high standards for excellence in the financial services industry. Even with the financial strength of the USAA membership behind you and your financial future, there's something even stronger: The absolute care and attention we give to helping each and every member. Our Mission The mission of USAA is to facilitate the financial security of its members, associates and their families through provision of a full range of highly competitive financial products and services; in so doing USAA seeks to be the provider of choice for the military community. Convenient Access Members can access their USAA accounts by phone, fax, mail and the Internet. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, the association also has office locations throughout the United States and Europe. Joining USAA Certain eligibility requirements must be met to apply for coverages from the USAA group of property and casualty insurance companies. The USAA Educational Foundation The USAA Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers consumer information on a variety of topics including personal financial management, safety and quality of life.
Positions recruited: Financial Analyst Intern; Audit Internship; IT Full-time; IT Intern; Risk Management Internship
Phillips66 - Friday, April 4
Built on more than 130 years of experience, Phillips 66 is a growing energy manufacturing and logistics company with high-performing Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses. This diverse portfolio enables Phillips 66 to capture opportunities in a changing energy landscape. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 13,500 employees who are committed to operating excellence and safety. Phillips 66 is a Fortune 5 company with $51 billion of assets as of March 31, 2013. For more information, visit www.phillips66.com or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co and @P66oncampus.
Positions recruited: Projects & Procurement; Projects & Procurement Intern; Global Marketing Intern; Accounting Financial Analyst; Accounting Finance Intern; Commercial Energy Commodities; Information Technology Intern; Commercial Energy Commodity Intern
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be interviewed by an employer if I participate in the program?
No, but this is a great opportunity to network and do an informational interview while onsite.
Will participation in the Career Shadowing Program lead to an internship or FT position?
Not necessarily. This is a great way to meet professionals within an organization and start conversations with employee who can coach you in the hiring process.
Am I required to attend an Information Session/Orientation?
Yes, participants will attend a required information session/orientation the week prior to your Career Shadowing experience. Attending a Career Shadowing Program information session/orientation will give you information on what to expect while participating in Career Shadowing. Please meet with your Career Advisor or Peer Career Advisor prior to your CSP experience to review your resume and discuss your career opportunities.
How do I get to the employer site?
Please indicate on the application form if you will need transportation provided for you. If outside of Austin, transportation will be provided for the group. For students participating in a Career Shadowing visit within Austin, the option to utilize your own transportation may be available. Please note, some trips might be scheduled over a University break, so transportation will need to be arranged for those visits. If you need to provide your own transportation you will be notified prior to your CSP date.
What is the time commitment?
This varies by employer. Shadowing will last no longer than one day, but it could be a morning/afternoon or an all day visit.