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February 2016
Friday, 12th
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7:30am-8:30am, Stinson's Bistro & Cafe 4416 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78756
Join the Austin Chapter for their Second Friday Breakfast. This is a great opportunity to connect with other alumni and hear the latest news and updates from McCombs. RSVP today!

Please mark your calendar for the upcoming Second Friday Breakfasts, they take place at the same time and location each month. More details to come.
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Apply to attend the Austin Finance Trek on February 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Employers: HomeAway, Spredfast, and Dimensional Fund Advisors. Seating is limited so RSVP by Friday, February 12 at 12pm by completing the information on the following link

Tuesday, 16th
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All DayEtter-Harbin Alumni Center on the UT Austin campus
Join experts in academia, industry, government, and the non-profit world for a fresh look at some of the most vital energy issues facing society in the second annual UT Energy Week, organized by The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute, student-led Longhorn Energy Club, and KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business. Conference supporters include the Cockrell School of Engineering, the Jackson School of Geosciences, CleanTX, and Texas Exes, along with academic units engaged in energy related research across the UT Austin campus. Register today!
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5:30pm-8:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Room 202
Wednesday, 17th
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All DayEtter-Harbin Alumni Center on the UT Austin campus
Join experts in academia, industry, government, and the non-profit world for a fresh look at some of the most vital energy issues facing society in the second annual UT Energy Week, organized by The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute, student-led Longhorn Energy Club, and KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business. Conference supporters include the Cockrell School of Engineering, the Jackson School of Geosciences, CleanTX, and Texas Exes, along with academic units engaged in energy related research across the UT Austin campus. Register today!
Thursday, 18th
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All DayEtter-Harbin Alumni Center on the UT Austin campus
Join experts in academia, industry, government, and the non-profit world for a fresh look at some of the most vital energy issues facing society in the second annual UT Energy Week, organized by The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute, student-led Longhorn Energy Club, and KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business. Conference supporters include the Cockrell School of Engineering, the Jackson School of Geosciences, CleanTX, and Texas Exes, along with academic units engaged in energy related research across the UT Austin campus. Register today!
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Noon-1:00pm, Online

Have you been in your career for more than a decade? Are you wondering if you’ll survive the next round of layoffs? Do you hear the sound of your head hitting the glass ceiling? Are you bored at work and find yourself day-dreaming of starting your own business? If you are curious about the possibilities of what’s next in your career path, but find yourself paralyzed by fear of making a change, this webinar is for you. Wendy Nolin is a Status Quo Crusher who leads executives and business owners like you through the murky waters of change, reducing your sense of overwhelm and fear by shining a light on your innate strengths, talents, and skills. In this interactive webinar, Wendy will present you with a series of exercises to help you reclaim your sense of self with regard to your professional pursuits. If you are pondering a career change, from job change to industry change, to complete transformation into entrepreneurialism, there are important considerations to take into account and questions to answer about yourself before making any rash decisions. RSVP today!

You will discover:

  • Your career Risk Tolerance
  • The Whole You in relation to your career
  • Why “following your passion” isn’t great career advice
  • What you want your work to do FOR you
  • The next steps to take to begin your transition

Wendy Nolin is the president of Wendy Nolin Worldwide, a business and executive career coaching firm that helps people break out of the status quo. Wendy has nearly two decades of business and career development experience coaching executives to advance in their career, and business owners to double their revenue in half the time. After two very successful careers lasting a decade each, Wendy hired her own coach to discover she wanted to be a coach. In 2008, she launched her coaching practice to help people start their own business, upskill their career, expand and grow their business, succeed at work, and win at life.

In 2015, Wendy entered the world of writing, publishing her first book The Top 10 Best Investments in Yourself, in April and her second book, Own Your Greatness, in October. Wendy writes the way she talks, her books offering actionable advice and strategies that she uses in her own business and with her clients to help them break through self-imposed limitations.
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5:00pm-5:00pm

The BBA Women’s Council is the first women-directed undergraduate initiative at the McCombs School of Business. It was launched to create a supportive structure that encourages the success of women seeking to enter the business world. Apply to be a part of the spring 2016 BBA Women’s Council Seminar Series. Deadline to apply is Thursday, February 18, at 5:00 p.m

Friday, 19th
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All DayEtter-Harbin Alumni Center on the UT Austin campus
Join experts in academia, industry, government, and the non-profit world for a fresh look at some of the most vital energy issues facing society in the second annual UT Energy Week, organized by The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute, student-led Longhorn Energy Club, and KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business. Conference supporters include the Cockrell School of Engineering, the Jackson School of Geosciences, CleanTX, and Texas Exes, along with academic units engaged in energy related research across the UT Austin campus. Register today!
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8:00am-5:00pm
Apply to attend the Austin Finance Trek on February 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Employers: HomeAway, Spredfast, and Dimensional Fund Advisors. RSVP via OCR (Events>Workshops) by February 12. Limited Seats Available. 
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8:30am-4:00pm, McCombs School of Business, GSB 5.142A
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9:00am-Noon, McCombs School of Business, Active Learning Class Room 5.330 & 5.328
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9:00am-3:00pm, McCombs School of Business, GSB 2.120, 5.130, 5.153, 3.130
Wednesday, 24th
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7:30am-8:30am, Stinson's Bistro & Cafe 4416 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX 78756
Join the Austin Chapter for our monthly breakfast meeting of the UT Women’s Group at Stinson’s Bistro. This is the group’s second meeting and will feature speaker, Elizabeth Quintanilla. RSVP today!

Elizabeth is a positive, creative, people-oriented, performance-driven Marketing Gunslinger. As a consultant and speaker, she focuses on understanding the customer's perspective and consults on a variety of topics from online technologies and strategies, social business, marketing (traditional, online, social, content, Go-To-Market), product marketing to demand generation.

She has a broad base of experience in multiple industries including aerospace, franchising, IT, software, and real estate. As an expert communicator, she explains complex concepts in understandable terms and delivers high-quality creative solutions to ensure product and customer success. You can follow her on Twitter as @equintanilla or @mktggunslingers.
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6:00pm-8:30pm, TBA
The BBA Etiquette Dinner (held each fall and spring) provides networking practice for 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. Attire: Business Casual. Registration information coming soon!
Thursday, 25th
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1:00pm-7:00pm, UT Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway (Ballroom is in rooms 2.410 and 2.412) Austin, TX 78712
Have you ever wondered how sustainability is relevant to your career? Join us along with fellow UT alumni at the Business For Good Summit on Thursday, Feb. 25 for a day of discussion and networking with business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and investors from Southwest Airlines, Dell, MillerCoors, Advanced Micro Devices, Austin Technology Incubator, GE Ventures, Social Finance, Southwest Angel Network, and many more! Plus, there will be a networking happy hour with drinks, food, and raffle prizes! Tickets are $15 for UT alumni, which includes the conference, coffee, and food and beverage at the networking happy. Register now!

To learn more, check out our website.
Friday, 26th
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8:00am-2:45pm, 500 East 4th Street , Austin, TX 78701
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11:30am-1:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center – Room 203. 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78712
From Wall Street to the National Football League (NFL), the CEO and head coach are co-laborers in an unforgiving battle to increase the bottom-line (profit and wins). Amid the tornado of overblown strategic plans and slick slide decks, CEOs can get lost in the ancillary functions that can deflate a company’s growth.

The NFL offers CEOs a unique setting to examine management strategies. Head coaches do not enjoy the luxury of waiting three months for quarterly reports. The weekly gauntlet of nationally televised games shortens the runway for strategy rollout. Results are instantly made public, and improvements must be made within 168 hours.
Roberts’ talk will take you inside the war room of the NFL and reveal actionable takeaways for your own leadership style.

As a former NFL coach, Daron will:
• Demystify the leadership strategies of NFL coaches
• Highlight organizational similarities between NFL teams and private companies
• Unearth actionable takeaways for improved performance in your organization


About Daron Roberts: Daron K. Roberts is a former NFL coach who serves as founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation (CSLi) at the University of Texas. He has been featured in ESPN the Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek and Sports Illustrated.

Roberts focuses on issues of governance, management and innovation in the sports arena. He teaches three courses - Leadership Strategy in Sports, Disruptive Innovation in Sports and Gameplan for Winning at Life.

Roberts served coaching stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, West Virginia Mountaineers and Cleveland Browns. He holds a B.A. in Plan II Honors and Government from the University of Texas (2001), an M.P.P. from Harvard's Kennedy School (2004) and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (2007). Roberts was awarded the “Outstanding Young Texas Ex” award from the Texas Exes in 2011 and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government recognized Roberts as one of its “75 Most Fascinating Alumni”. The World Economic Forum pegged Roberts as a “Young Global Leader”. The Presidential Leadership Foundation – a joint venture between Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush – tabbed Roberts as a Presidential Leadership Scholar for 2015. He was one of 60 members in the inaugural class.

Roberts is the founder of "4th and 1" provides free SAT prep, life skills development and football training to at-risk youth in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The camp has served nearly 500 student-athletes since 2010.

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11:30am-1:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Room 203
Texas Enterprise Speaker Series featuring Daron Roberts, Founding Director of the Center for UT Sports Leadership and Innovation.
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All DayMcCombs School of Business

The Master of Science in Business Analytics Program in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas is partnering with USAA to host dataHACK UT 2016, a campus-wide predictive modeling competition for upper division undergrads and graduate students.

Using a dataset provided by USAA, students will be asked to develop a model that can accurately predict major life changes in this exciting 12-hour event. dataHACK UT is hosted in the McCombs School of Business from noon-midnight on Friday, 2/26/16. The winner is the team with the most accurate model by the close of competition, and the first prize is $5,000.

Students do not have to stay for the entire day and may leave whenever they feel they have developed their best possible model that they would like to submit for judging. Students will be applying graph analysis, database, or graph theory. For more information on dataHACK 2016 or how to register your team, please visit the official dataHACK UT 2016 website: http://bit.ly/dataHACKUT.

March 2016
Wednesday, 2nd
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1:00pm-2:30pm, UT Austin Student Activity Center, Legislative Assembly Room 2.302
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2:00pm-5:30pm, CBA Events Room & Atrium

The BBA Austin Job Fair provides a new opportunity to connect with local Austin employers.  Do you want to stay in Austin over the summer, or....forever?!  Join us for this fun event!  Whether you are looking for a summer internship or full-time, this is a great opportunity to meet local Austin companies.  Attire: Business Casual.  For questions: dawn.shaw@mccombs.utexas.edu.  

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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.
For more information, please contact Michelle Polkinghorn.

Registration Note: This event is included in the MPA Premium Opportunities Program benefits. Contact Jim Franklin for information on how you can participate in this program.

Friday, 4th
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12:00am-12:00am, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705
The McCombs Alumni Network's 11th Annual Alumni Business Conference is March 4, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Register today! Find more information on the event website.
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8:30am-1:30pm, TBA

The BBA Women’s Council Leadership Symposium is a morning of professional development and networking where successful business women can share knowledge and insight on key topics impacting women in business today with McCombs undergraduate business women. Topics include: leadership and professional development, career best practices, and balancing the demands of a rewarding career. Attire: Business Casual. Registration information coming soon!

Friday, 11th
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7:00am-9:00am, Dry Creek Cafe 544 Yale St. Houston, TX 77007
Please note: The March breakfast will be on the second Friday so as not to conflict with the Alumni Business Conference being held in Austin on the first Friday.

We will resume the regular First Friday Breakfast schedule in April. All McCombs alumni are welcome to attend and friends are welcome as well. RSVP today! This is a great opportunity to connect with other alumni and hear the latest news and updates from McCombs.
Monday, 14th
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The Ford Career Center will be closed for Spring Break from 3/14-3/18.
Friday, 18th
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The Ford Career Center will be closed for Spring Break from 3/14-3/18.
Friday, 25th
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The Ford Career Center will be closed on Friday, March 25 for Good Friday.
April 2016
Wednesday, 13th
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11:00am-3:00pm, The Texas Union Ballroom

The University of Texas at Austin Coalition for Careers in Public Service (CCIPS) invites you to meet with a variety of nonprofit and government employers and find out more about their available opportunities. The fair will be open to anyone interested in a career with a non-profit or public service organization, including both students and alumni of The University of Texas at Austin and residents of Central Texas. Learn more.

Monday, 18th
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12:00am-12:00am
Please join The University of Texas Energy Management Program for their First Annual Energy Management Program Golf Tournament. This tournament is a four-man scramble with bogey as your friend. The event cost is $150 and includes range balls, a shared cart, the green fee, beverages, and lunch. To register, please download the registration form and submit by Monday, April 4 to the following address:

Tracy Price
1800 Hughes Landing Blvd., Ste. 200
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Friday, 22nd
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9:00am-4:00pm, McCombs School of Business Interview Suites - Ford Career Center

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 

May 2016
Friday, 6th
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Classes end on May 6, 2016.
This is the last day of spring recruiting in the Ford Career Center.