Target Your Future Leadership Team
Program Manager Intern
Brandon Roye is a first year sophomore from Spring, Texas and plans to declare a major in International Business. Brandon started the Target Your Future Program Fall 2013 and is currently interning to be the Program Manager for the Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 school year.
Brandon has experience as an entrepreneur, running both a pet-care service and power-washing service for the past twelve years. He has coordinated an International Baccalaureate Programme service project, raising $1,600 for the charity LIMBS International. This donation provided the resources to donate prosthetic limbs to five recipients in Bolivia. Additionally, Brandon has experience waiting tables, catering, and training new employees in a community retirement home.
Brandon plans to study abroad Fall 2015 in Madrid, Spain through the BBA International Program and aspires to become fluent in Spanish before graduating. Brandon is involved in the McCombs Leadership Program, University Securities Investment Team, and plans to join an undergraduate law organization. He hopes to pursue a graduate degree in law at the University of Texas to become a corporate lawyer.
Brandon’s passions include music, piano, and traveling. He has traveled to ten countries and hope to continue in his professional career.
Clarissa Gondoprawiro is a second year finance and economics major with a minor in MIS. She has gained so much from TYF as a mentee last fall, especially through the Professional Mentorship Program and networking events. She could not be happier to be a part of the TYF leadership team, serving as a peer mentor.
Last summer, Clarissa went back home to Indonesia to do an internship at a local securities firm and law office. Clarissa hopes to do an internship in Indonesia this summer to at a multinational firm in either consulting or the financial services industry.
Clarissa is also a co-founding member of “Garuda Bisa”, which is an organization that is working on providing mentorship to Indonesian high school students which will begin this coming February. Garuda Bisa provides Indonesian students with prerecorded lectures of distinguished UT professors such as Dr. Howard Prince and professor Hamermesh who talk about their fields of expertise. Clarissa recently recorded a lecture about Shakespeare by professor James Loehlin wherein she was able to learn about Shakespeare and literature in Indonesia. She enjoys being active in Garuda Bisa because it allows her to be in touch with Indonesia, as well as learn about many different fields and how they are applicable in Indonesia.
Clarissa was born and raised in Indonesia, and hopes to eventually return to pursue her career. Clarissa enjoys watching Modern Family, playing video games, and working out during her free time.
Julia Xu is a second year Finance major with a minor in Management. She is excited to continue serving as a TYF peer mentor after joining the leadership team in Fall 2013. On campus, Julia is a resident assistant and a member of the University Securities Investment Team.
Last summer, Julia interned in Dallas, TX with Chase Paymentech, a JPMorgan Chase company and the industry leader in credit card processing. During her internship, she worked alongside the Integrated Solutions Group in their R&D and solution management efforts. Her internal audit projects focused on improving compliance and operational controls for the company’s third party relationships.
Julia will be working with Dell Inc. in Round Rock this summer as a financial analyst intern. She is excited to learn more about strategic change and innovation through her internship. Julia plans to pursue a career in the financial services industry after graduating in Spring 2015.
A Mavericks fan, Julia grew up in Frisco, TX. In her free time, she enjoys trying new food, swing dancing, and volunteering for her church’s kids’ ministry.
Kevwe Mowarin is a second year Finance major. She is currently the Student Assistant for McCombs Alumni Relations. Kevwe started in TYF in Spring 2013 during her second semester in McCombs. Kevwe is a member of the University Finance Association and a Director for the UFA Investment Team.
Kevwe has gained a lot of experience networking with alumni through her job with Alumni Relations. She has also served as team lead on multiple case competitions hosted by McCombs and partnering companies. She hopes that through competing in the case competitions and networking with other professionals she will develop skills that will prove invaluable when she enters the banking industry.
Kevwe has many goals for her future career. This summer, she will be interning at Credit Suisse in their Investment Banking Division in New York City. Kevwe also hopes that the internship will further fuel the passion she already has for banking and investments.
Kevwe was born in London and briefly lived in Nigeria, but she spent most of her life growing up in Allen, Texas. She is passionate about African culture, traveling, and art.
Lauren Sanders is a second year Marketing major at McCombs. She couldn’t be more excited to continue with her second semester as a peer mentor for Target Your Future.
In the summer of 2013 Lauren held an internship with Sterling Associates, a non-profit consulting and management firm in Houston, TX. She participated in a rotational program to various organizations within the Houston area, focusing heavily on fundraising and internal development. This experience solidified both her passion for business as well as her strong affinity towards philanthropic missions. During the upcoming summer of 2014, Lauren will study International Marketing abroad in Paris, France. She looks forward to the unique cultural and educational experiences that await her there.
Lauren was born and raised in Houston, Texas. In addition to Target Your Future, she is also involved in the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, UT Campus Crusade, and tutors underprivileged children through Reading Aces. Her passions include baking, fitness, fashion, and traveling.
Max Carduner is a third year Finance major pursuing an Undergraduate Real Estate Certificate. Max started in TYF in Fall 2012 after externally transferring into McCombs from UTSA. This spring will be Max's first semester as a peer mentor in TYF.
Max has had experience working as an intern at a commercial real estate brokerage firm. In his last week at this position, he put together a training module for future interns to increase efficiency for future new hires. Currently, he works at the biggest home healthcare software provider in the world, Kinnser Software, as an accounting and finance intern. At this position, he is responsible for assisting in collections from over 150,000 clients which resulted in $40,000,000 in revenue last year.
Max is currently undergoing further recruiting with multiple companies in hopes of gaining more experience. In addition to Max's interest in Real Estate, he is also interested in energy or consulting.
Max is also an active brother in a professional fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. After pledging last semester, he currently serves as a rush chair. In addition to this organization, Max is a member in URES (Undergraduate Real Estate Society).
Max was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. His passions include sports, listening to music, and writing lyrics for his own songs.
Tyler Selaiden is a junior studying Accounting and he hopes to be admitted into the iMPA program in the fall. Tyler was apart of TYF last semester and is honored to be back as a mentor.
Before coming to The University of Texas, Tyler spent his freshman year at St. Edward’s University playing soccer and studying business. In the summer before his sophomore year, Tyler had an internship with Rockwall Indoor Sports Expo, an indoor sports complex based in Rockwall, TX. He rotated around the company, learning about the various aspects to running a sport facility such as budgets and contract agreements. This contributed to his passion for sports and love of business.
Tyler was born and raised in Carrollton, TX. He loves numbers and sports and hopes to be working with both of those in the future.
TYF Connect Coordinator
Emilu Mata is a first year Unspecified Business major leaning towards majoring in Management Information Systems. She is currently the freshmen class representative for the Texas Hispanic Business Student Association. Emilu recently completed TYF in the Fall of 2013 during her first semester at UT. She is excited to serve as the TYF Connect Coordinator this semester. She is also a member of the EY Ambassadors Program. Emilu is a graduate of the McCombs Future Executive Academy and The LeaderShape Institute.
Emilu hopes to accomplish many of her goals for her future career in information technology. She hopes to land an internship this summer that will further her knowledge and skills in MIS.
Emilu was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She is a big fan of both the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks. Her passions include reading, hiking, traveling, and trying new things.
Public Relations Coordinator
Pooja Raman is a second year Finance major. She started TYF as a participant in Spring 2013 during her second semester at McCombs. She was the Lunch Connections Coordinator in Fall 2013 and is currently the Public Relations Coordinator. Pooja is a member of the McCombs Leadership Program, Freshmen Leadership Organization, and she is a Social Dance Teaching Assistant.
Pooja has gained a lot of experience working at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. As the Front Desk Ambassador, she is required to communicate effectively to the guests while ensuring a complete check-in. She has also emceed Gone to Business, McCombs’ welcome to the freshmen students. She hopes that through her experience in the hotel and networking with other professional she will continue to move on up in the hospitality industry.
Pooja has many goals for her future career. She hopes to fuel her passion for delighting people by continuing her work at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. Pooja also hopes to get an internship in the hotel’s finance and accounting department so she can fulfill her dreams of working in both the financial and hospitality industry.
Selina Khwaja is a second year Accounting major with a minor in MIS and started TYF as a participant in fall 2013. Selina is a member of the McCombs Leadership program, the Director of Recruiting for DemTex, and part of the McCombs College Tuition and Budget Advisory Committee. Selina has many goals for her future career. She hopes to fuel her passion in auditing with an internship next semester. Selina also hopes that the internship will also serve to help her pinpoint the exact sector of banking that she will eventually pursue. Selina was born and raised in Texas. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new food, volunteering, and traveling.