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November 2014
Monday, 3rd
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2:00pm-3:00pm, Legacy Events Room (CBA 3.202)
Attend the Investment Banking Prep events (Nov 3-5) to prepare for investment banking interviews, and network with firms recruiting in early January 2015 during Super Week.  RSVP Required via OCR (Workshops). Arrive early as these events will have first come, first served seating. Attire: Business Casual. BBA Students Only. Additional Super Week Information: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/BBA/Career-Services/Super-Week.
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4:00pm-5:00pm, Legacy Events Room (CBA 3.202)
Attend the Investment Banking Prep events (Nov 3-5) to prepare for investment banking interviews, and network with firms recruiting in early January 2015 during Super Week.  RSVP Required via OCR (Workshops). Arrive early as these events will have first come, first served seating. Attire: Business Casual. BBA Students Only. Additional Super Week Information: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/BBA/Career-Services/Super-Week.
Tuesday, 4th
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2:00pm-3:00pm, Legacy Events Room (CBA 3.202)
Attend the Investment Banking Prep events (Nov 3-5) to prepare for investment banking interviews, and network with firms recruiting in early January 2015 during Super Week.  RSVP Required via OCR (Workshops). Arrive early as these events will have first come, first served seating. Attire: Business Casual. BBA Students Only. Additional Super Week Information: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/BBA/Career-Services/Super-Week.
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4:00pm-5:00pm, Legacy Events Room (CBA 3.202)
Attend the Investment Banking Prep events (Nov 3-5) to prepare for investment banking interviews, and network with firms recruiting in early January 2015 during Super Week.  RSVP Required via OCR (Workshops). Arrive early as these events will have first come, first served seating. Attire: Business Casual. BBA Students Only. Additional Super Week Information: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/BBA/Career-Services/Super-Week.
Wednesday, 5th
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1:30pm-2:30pm, Legacy Events Room (CBA 3.202)
Attend the Investment Banking Prep events (Nov 3-5) to prepare for investment banking interviews, and network with firms recruiting in early January 2015 during Super Week.  RSVP Required via OCR (Workshops). Arrive early as these events will have first come, first served seating. Attire: Business Casual. BBA Students Only. Additional Super Week Information: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/BBA/Career-Services/Super-Week.
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3:00pm-5:00pm, CBA Hall of Honors

Employers Attending: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BMO Capital Markets, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Lazard, Jefferies, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets, Simmons & Company and UBS.

Attend the Investment Banking Prep events (Nov 3-5) to prepare for investment banking interviews, and network with firms recruiting in early January 2015 during Super Week.  RSVP Required via OCR (Workshops). Arrive early as these events will have first come, first served seating. Attire: Business Casual. BBA Students Only. Additional Super Week Information: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/BBA/Career-Services/Super-Week.

 

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6:00pm-7:30pm, Café Express - Uptown/Galleria, 1101 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77056

Please join the Houston Chapter for their 2015 Planning Meeting. The events for the upcoming calendar year will be discussed, as well as ways to involve the Houston Chapter. This will also be great opportunity to get involved by signing up as a volunteer for any of various events that will be planned for 2015. Dinner and beverages will be available for purchase. All McCombs alumni and friends are welcome to attend. RSVP today!

Thursday, 6th
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6:00pm-8:00pm, https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/utapplication/

Do you have a child or relative that is thinking of applying to The University of Texas at Austin?

The McCombs Alumni Network invites you to an information session on how to navigate the undergraduate admissions process. This event is a joint effort between the university's Office of Admissions, the McCombs School of Business, the Jackson School of Geosciences, the Cockrell School of Engineering, and the College of Liberal Arts.

The session will include tips on how to prepare the best application possible, the do's and don'ts, and a Q&A with representatives from each school.

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Friday, 7th
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7:00am-9:00am, Dry Creek Cafe, 544 Yale St., Houston, TX 77007

Please join the Houston Chapter for their monthly First Friday Breakfast Series. All McCombs alumni and friends are welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to connect with other alumni and hear the latest news and updates from McCombs.

Please mark your calendar for upcoming First Friday Breakfasts. They take place at the same time and location each month. RSVP today!

Monday, 10th
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6:30pm-0:00am, The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. MLK Blvd. Austin, TX 78712

RSVP Required: Please RSVP to Malorie Liljenwall: mliljenwall@deloitte.com by Friday, Oct. 31

Dress: Business Casual 

As chief executive officer of Deloitte LLP, Frank Friedman’s responsibilities extend to more than 65,000 professionals in nearly 90 U.S. cities and India. As head of the leading professional services firm, Friedman oversees our people in delivering measurable and enduring impact on behalf of our clients, communities, and society. Friedman plays a crucial role in serving the investor public and protecting capital markets, while providing high-quality service to some of the organization’s largest clients. We are pleased to announce that Frank Friedman will be visiting The University of Texas at Austin campus this fall to speak with McCombs School of Business students on his leadership experience and industry insight.

Tuesday, 11th
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Noon-1:00pm, https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/ktgwebinar/

Acts of corporate fraud and corruption can destroy a company’s value as well as the lives and livelihoods of the many individuals associated with it. The potential for civil and criminal penalties, as well as the reputational damage and potential liability from lawsuits, not only wipe out shareholders’ investments but can devastate the lives and livelihoods, and sometimes even the liberty, of the firm’s officers, directors and employees. The fallout can also negatively affect customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders. It’s not an exaggeration to say that widespread corporate fraud and corruption undermines the public’s trust in business as a whole. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there is much that can be done to prevent corporate fraud and corruption, starting with effective corporate governance.

In this webinar, we will examine the causes of corporate fraud and corruption—i.e., why individuals within corporations engage in acts of fraud and corruption. (And the answers may surprise you.) We will then provide an overview of what corporate governance is, as well as identify the elements of an effective corporate governance system. Finally, we will explain the role of the corporation’s board of directors in corporate governance and the specific steps they can take to strengthen the overall effort and help reduce the risk of these kinds of scandals.

About Grace Renbarger:
Grace Renbarger is a Lecturer at McCombs where she teaches business law, ethics and corporate social responsibility. She also provides consulting services to private clients in connection with ethics, compliance and corporate governance matters.

Before assuming her current roles, Ms. Renbarger was a Vice President in the legal department at Dell Inc. and served, most recently, as the company’s Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer. During her 13 years at Dell, Ms. Renbarger was responsible for managing a variety of legal areas including litigation, employment law, government relations and ethics and compliance. She also provided legal support to the Audit Committee of Dell’s Board of Directors and worked closely with the company’s internal audit, accounting, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, human resources and diversity teams.

Ms. Renbarger is a frequent speaker on ethics, compliance and corporate governance related topics at seminars, conferences and educational programs.

Prior to joining Dell, Ms. Renbarger was a partner in the Austin office of Hughes & Luce, L.L.P., now merged with K&L Gates, LLP, a global law firm.

Ms. Renbarger attended undergraduate and law school at the University of Texas, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif, and served as an Associate Editor on the Texas Law Review.

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6:00pm-7:00pm
Food will be served at 5:45 pm and the meeting will start promptly at 6pm. 
Wednesday, 12th
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5:30pm-7:00pm

The Steering Committee would like to invite you to the fall semester BHP Town Hall event on Wednesday, November 12 in the CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304). The event is from 5:30 to 7:00pm and there will be MORE THAN YOU CAN EAT FREE Torchy’s Tacos.  

This event will begin with a State of the BHP address from Dr. Robert Prentice, followed by a period of Q&A with the audience. The entire BHP community is invited to bring their ideas on how to improve the Business Honors Program in this open forum-style conversation. We invite all questions, suggestions, and kudos regarding the program’s curriculum, events, and career opportunities, among other topics.
Friday, 14th
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All DayDimensional Fund Advisors

Please join the BBA Women's Council on a Career Trek to visit Dimensional Fund Advisors on November 14 (open to all BBA women). This trek will give you a chance to see the office, meet with employees, and ask your questions! Apply by November 5 at 5 p.m.

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7:30am-8:30am, Stinson’s Bistro, 4416 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78756

The Austin Chapter invites you to come mix and mingle with your fellow McCombs alumni and friends at our monthly breakfast meeting at Stinson’s Bistro. We look forward to seeing you! RSVP today!

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2:00pm-3:15pm, GSB 2.120
Pingyang Gao will present a paper.
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6:00pm-8:00pm, Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar, 2501 N. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75201

The McCombs Dallas MBA Chapter would like you to join us at our end of the year networking event. Please RSVP early so that we can provide Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar with an estimate of the number of attendees.

We are also requesting a $10 RSVP fee to help re-build the McCombs Dallas MBA Chapter’s account balance in order to support 2015 plans. We appreciate the support.

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Wednesday, 19th
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11:30am-1:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Room 203

Innovation of new products drives competitive advantage across industries. Generating ideas is the first step. Closing the gap between idea generation and product commercialization is a complex blend of vision, business savvy, experimentation, failure, and success.

The cost of developing new products is challenging traditional business approaches to product development. Increasingly, partnerships between industry and academic institutions/startups are driving new technologies to the marketplace. In 2009, more than 60% of Merck’s revenues could be attributed to alliance products and patents.

The landscape for successfully developing new products continues to require business strategy as well as a culture of innovation and creativity. Cost constraints, regulations, and competitive pressure are compelling companies to rethink how to be nimble in a new environment. Partnerships and collaborations between industry and academia are overcoming these challenges and providing a new competitive advantage for emerging technologies.


Thursday, 20th
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Noon-1:00pm, https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/careerwebinar/

This webinar introduces newcomers to the nonprofit sector, providing a wealth of information about how to find the right match. Laura Gassner Otting, who heads the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, explains the different types of nonprofit, trends in the field, myths and stereotypes, organizational life cycles, and more. She offers specific job search tips on topics ranging from resumes and cover letters, to networking and strategy.

Laura urges experienced professionals to jump in, noting, "Great opportunities exist for corporate career changes in these organizations, as long as you don't try to transition the organization too quickly."

This webinar highlights simple and practical ways you can start feeling proactive rather than reactive and enjoy downtime - guilt free.

About Laura Gassner Otting:
Laura Gassner Otting has spent the last twenty years working to strengthen organizations that weave our social and civic fabric. More than half of that time has been as the CEO of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, a firm she founded to ensure that all nonprofits, regardless of their budget size and geographic footprint, had access to the most effective methods of securing that all important resource of talent. Over the past 11 years, she and her team have placed hundreds of leaders in nonprofits with budgets from $250,000 to $450,000,000, in the United States and around the world.

Prior to founding the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group in 2002, Laura helped build the start-up ExecSearches.com, a leading website for mid-to senior-level nonprofit job postings, and served as a vice president at Isaacson, Miller, one of the most highly respected nonprofit executive search firms in the country. Previously, Laura served as a presidential appointee for the White House Office of National Service and a program officer for the Corporation for Nationaland Community Service where she was part of the team that created AmeriCorps, and as a member of the Clinton/Gore Transition Team and 1992 Election Team. Laura holds a Master of Arts in Political Management from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.

Laura serves on the boards of College Bound Dorchester, the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program at Brandeis University, and Newton Montessori School. She is a founding board member of SheGives, a philanthropy marketplace catalyzing support for a broad range of philanthropies around Boston. She has served as a member of the board of Camp Starfish and the Alumni Board of the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University and as the founding board chair of both Strong Women, Strong Girls and the Boston Choral Ensemble. Laura is a curator for TedxBeaconStreet in Boston. New to the sport of running, but always up for a challenge, Laura recently completed the 2012 Boston and Chicago Marathons, in both cases, raising significant money for charities in the process.

Laura is the author of Change Your Career: Transitioning to the Nonprofit Sector and is widely quoted for her expertise in mission-driven work in publications like The New York Times, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Money magazine.

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2:00pm-3:30pm, BHP Office

BHP Coffee Chats provide opportunities for students to connect with company representatives and BHP alumni. Spots are limited to allow for a small group setting. Alumni and representatives will share information about their career paths, what it is really like to work for their company, opportunities available with their company, and answer questions. Space is limited. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are open to BHP students only. 

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Friday, 21st
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2:00pm-3:15pm, GSB 2.120
Jeff Hales will present a paper.
Thursday, 27th
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8:00am-5:00pm
The university will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Friday, 28th
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8:00am-5:00pm
The university will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Saturday, 29th
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8:00am-5:00pm
The university will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
December 2014
Friday, 5th
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All Day
This is the last day the Ford Career Center (FCC) will be open for on-campus interviews.
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All Day
This is the last of the fall semester.
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2:00pm-3:15pm, GSB 2.120
Jason Brown will present a paper.
Saturday, 6th
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3:30pm-6:30pm, Bass Concert Hall
You must RSVP to walk in the Commencement Ceremony. The deadline to RSVP for the Fall BBA ceremony is 11pm on Friday, November 14th. 

Special services are available to accommodate the needs of graduates with disabilities at all commencement events. If you require accommodations due to a disability, you may contact our office at 512-471-0690
January 2015
Tuesday, 20th
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All Day
Classes begin on January 20, 2015.
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The Ford Career Center (FCC) will open January 20 for the first day of spring recruiting.

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January 20 is the first day of on-campus recruiting. This date is also the first day of classes for the spring semester.
Thursday, 22nd
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5:00pm-8:30pm, Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium
This event offers the perfect venue for kicking off the spring recruiting season.  The primary student audience for this event will be third-year MPA students who are seeking internships, but all MPA students are invited.  Approximately 200 students are expected to attend.  The speed networking format allows participants to have meaningful interactions with a targeted population.
Friday, 23rd
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11:30am-1:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

Texas Enterprise Speaker Series featuring Clay Johnston, M.D., Ph.D., Dean 

While industries of all kinds are evolving and thriving with the help of new technologies, health care is lagging far behind and awash in missed opportunities. It’s time to focus on creating and nurturing a new kind of healthcare ecosystem that encourages grassroots input, quickly identifies low-hanging fruit, convenes the right partners to maximize effectiveness, and is nimble enough to experiment and scale rapidly. 

In areas such as medical education, population health, informatics and digital health, there’s an incredible opportunity to rethink old models and support creative collaborations that become engines of change – all with a focus on improving health. 


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2:00pm-3:15pm, TBD
Wayne Landsman will present a paper.
February 2015
Monday, 2nd
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All Day
Career Week, hosted by BBA Career Services every fall and spring, provides employers with opportunities to connect with Texas BBA students through a variety of career-related events and workshops. It is designed to maximize employer and student meeting time by condensing multiple events into a shorter time frame. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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3:30pm-5:30pm, CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)
This structured networking event is a great opportunity for employers and students to connect in small groups regarding: company culture, work environment, available opportunities, advice sharing, etc. Learn more and register here:http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.
Tuesday, 3rd
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All Day
Career Week, hosted by BBA Career Services every fall and spring, provides employers with opportunities to connect with Texas BBA students through a variety of career-related events and workshops. It is designed to maximize employer and student meeting time by condensing multiple events into a shorter time frame. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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7:30am-9:30am, CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)
The BBAWC Roundtable Breakfast Forum (held each fall and spring) begins with breakout discussions on issues like developing leadership competencies, bridging the gender communication gap, and achieving work/life balance. The forums conclude with a networking session. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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9:00am-4:00pm, Ford Career Center, McCombs School of Business

MPA Mock Interview Marathon is designed for you to create a student-friendly image, build your company brand on campus, and identify great candidates early by conducting mock interviews to help students improve their interviewing skills.  Our fall 2014 statistics show that 98% of students felt more prepared for a real interview after they have completed their mock interview(s).  One student even said:  “I loved this experience! I learned so much about myself during this experience and so much about companies I thought I’d never be interested in. Definitely will do this again!” – Fall 2014 MPA MIM Participant

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10:00am-3:00pm, Ford Career Center Interview Suites (GSB 4.114)
BBA Corporate Mock Interviews are a great way to build your company’s reputation and presence on campus. Representatives from your company interview students for mock positions and give the BBA students valuable feedback. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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5:00pm-6:00pm, Legacy Events Room (CBA 3.202)
Through participation in the Employer Panels, you will connect with BBA students in an informal setting while sharing personal experiences and valuable insight into specific industries, careers and career-focused topics. Learn more and register here:http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.
Wednesday, 4th
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All Day
Career Week, hosted by BBA Career Services every fall and spring, provides employers with opportunities to connect with Texas BBA students through a variety of career-related events and workshops. It is designed to maximize employer and student meeting time by condensing multiple events into a shorter time frame. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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Noon-5:00pm, UT Rec Sports
The Undergraduate Career Expo (held each fall and spring) provides opportunities for employers to recruit full-time and internship candidates at the McCombs School of Business. This is a great opportunity to recruit BBA, 3rd year MPA, or 4th year MPA students. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.
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6:30pm-9:00pm, Alumni Center
The McCombs Diversity Council Interactive Diversity Dinner Forum (held each spring) begins with dinner followed by a networking session with BBA students. During dinner, MDC members present sketches highlighting diversity issues in the corporate world. The event provides companies the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of BBA students while sharing opinions and engaging in lively, thought-provoking discussion. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

Thursday, 5th
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All Day
Career Week, hosted by BBA Career Services every fall and spring, provides employers with opportunities to connect with Texas BBA students through a variety of career-related events and workshops. It is designed to maximize employer and student meeting time by condensing multiple events into a shorter time frame. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

Tuesday, 10th
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6:00pm-8:30pm, Texas Union
The BBA Etiquette Dinner (held each fall and spring) provides networking practice for approximately 70 BBA students with a networking session in addition to learning the do's and don'ts of business dining etiquette. Employers are seated with students to share stories and give advice on business networking. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.
March 2015
Wednesday, 4th
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6:30pm-8:30pm
Since business meetings, trainings, and networking events often involve eating, dining etiquette is an essential career skill. At the MPA Etiquette Dinner, students will learn how to navigate business and recruiting dining occasions with class. As a participating organization, you will interact with MPA students throughout the meal and educate them about available career opportunities. A networking dessert reception at the end provides a chance to connect with additional students.
Friday, 6th
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8:00am-5:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705

Save the date for the McCombs Alumni Network's 10th Annual Alumni Business Conference Friday, March 6, 2015 in Austin, TX.

Featured Keynote Speakers

  • Antonio "Tony" Garza, U.S. ambassador (Ret.) 
  • Christi Craddick, chair, Texas Railroad Commission
  • Moderator: Evan Smith, editor-in-chief, CEO, The Texas Tribune

We are currently putting together a list of additional faculty and industry speakers. Registration information will be available in late fall. Please make sure your contact information is up to date in the alumni directory so you do not miss your invitation.

Monday, 16th
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All Day
The Ford Career Center (FCC) will be closed March 16-20 for Spring Break.
Tuesday, 17th
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The Ford Career Center (FCC) will be closed March 16-20 for Spring Break.
Wednesday, 18th
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The Ford Career Center (FCC) will be closed March 16-20 for Spring Break.
Thursday, 19th
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The Ford Career Center (FCC) will be closed March 16-20 for Spring Break.
Friday, 20th
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The Ford Career Center (FCC) will be closed March 16-20 for Spring Break.
Friday, 27th
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2:00pm-3:15pm, TBD
Steve Glover will present a paper.
April 2015
Friday, 3rd
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All Day
The Ford Career Center (FCC) will be closed on April 3, 2015 for Good Friday.
Thursday, 9th
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0:00am-0:00am, Alumni Center

Just-in-time recruiting event designed to meet immediate hiring needs. Contact Rachel Rucker with any questions.


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0:00am-0:00am, Alumni Center

Employers network with BBA Career Services and fellow recruiters and learn about recruiting best practices at McCombs. Contact Megan Fortson with any questions.


Friday, 17th
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9:00am-4:00pm

Recruiters meet with one to two students at a time in the morning for initial screening conversations, in five to ten minute intervals.  The flow of students is managed by the Career Management Team.  During the lunch hour, recruiters can peruse the resumes they receive and call candidates to conduct interviews during that afternoon.

Questions: Contact Michelle Hardy 

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2:00pm-3:15pm, TBD
Panos Patatoukas will present a paper.
May 2015
Friday, 8th
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All Day
May 8, 2015 is the last day of  spring recruiting in the Ford Career Center (FCC).
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All Day
May 8, 2015 is the last day of  classes for the spring semester.