Building Connections, Fostering Success
The weekly seminar series offers an opportunity for small roundtable discussions on a variety of career-related topics. Panel sessions include industry professionals, professors, mentors, and upperclassmen. Students are able to connect with employers recruiting undergraduate business students, and learn what it takes to be their ideal candidate.
Students are divided into small groups and matched with mentors, who are typically former TYF participants. Student mentors offer valuable insight on career development to their mentees, and they organize networking and social activities for the group.
Professional Mentor Program
TYF matches students with professionals in an industry area of their interest. Professional mentors share personal experience and knowledge through a phone and email conversations.
TYF Networking Social
TYF Mentors lead a fun evening of friendly trivia competition over dinner.
Etiquette Dinner & Networking Reception
TYF shares an evening with BBA Women’s Council, McCombs Diversity Council and industry professionals. Participants share a three-course meal where students and professionals learn the dos and don’ts for professional dining etiquette.
TYF Treks are hosted by employers for on-site visits to expand their understanding of various industries and company cultures. Students observe first-hand how majors transition into career opportunities.
Who Can Apply
Any BBA student who can commit to the seven-week series of events.
- TYF Seminar Series: Tuesday, February 18 & 25, March 4, 18, & 25, April 1 & 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. in the CBA Events Room, CBA 3.304.
- TYF Networking Social: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Etiquette Dinner & Networking with Corporate Sponsors: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- TYF Trek to Dallas : Friday, April 4, 2014, 5:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Spring 2014 application is now open. Apply by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014.
Leadership Team Fall 2013
Target Your Future Mentor Team: (From Left to Right)
Kevwe Mowarin, Finance; Mohit Patel, Finance; Lauren Sanders, Marketing; Julia Xu, Finance; Patrick Scott, Finance; Morgan Lucey, Supply Chain Management;
Target Your Future Program Manager
Amanda Stoll is a fourth year International Business and French double major, with a minor in MIS. In Spring 2013, she studied abroad in Paris at ESCP, the oldest business school in the world. Amanda started in TYF in Fall 2011 as an internal transfer to McCombs. She served as a student mentor for two semesters before making the transition to her current role as the program manager.
Amanda has experience working at a sales and marketing firm that focuses on hardware manufacturer’s representatives. While there, she served as lead of a social media project that resulted in new contracts for two contacted companies. She is currently focusing on her long-term plan for continuing education post-graduation. With a strong interest in attending law school, Amanda is also interested in real estate brokerage.
Although uncertain of what she wants to focus on as a lifetime career, Amanda is sure of her goals. Wanting to do something that she loves, she is more than happy to take the time now to ensure she makes the right decision.
Amanda was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Her passions include traveling, collecting postcards, and learning about French culture and cuisine.
Target Your Future Historian
Pooja Raman is a second year Finance major. She started TYF in Spring 2013 during her second semester at McCombs. Pooja is a member of the McCombs Leadership Program, Freshmen Leadership Organization, Baal Dan Charities, Hindu Students Association, 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 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.