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April 2014
Wednesday, 23rd
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5:40pm-7:30pm, UTC 3.124

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.

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6:30pm-7:30pm, UTC 1.102
Network with employers and learn about diversity in the workplace. Dell representatives will be speaking with students. http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/BBA/Career-Services/Events/MDC.
Thursday, 24th
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6:00pm-8:00pm, W Austin Hotel, Residential Wet Deck, 200 Lavaca St. Austin, TX 78701
Dean Thomas W. Gilligan and the McCombs School of Business cordially invite all Leadership Society members to the Austin Leadership Society Reception. This is an invite only event. For more information, please call 512-232-2455.
Friday, 25th
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8:30am-3:30pm

The Recruiter Summit provides employers with opportunities to learn best-practices in recruiting at the McCombs School of Business, gain insight from students and staff, and network with peers. The purpose of the annual summit is to discuss current recruiting issues and disseminate best practices for recruiting at McCombs.

Wednesday, 30th
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10:00am-Noon, BBA Career Services, CBA 2.116
Seniors stop by BBA Career Services for your graduation gift! Don’t forget to also report your offers: https://bba-mccombs-texas.12twenty.com/.
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6:00pm-8:00pm, RDG Bar Annie, 1800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056
Join the Houston MBA Chapter for a happy hour. This is a great opportunity to continue to strengthen ties within the McCombs Alumni Network and current MBA student community. Friends and spouses are also welcome to attend. RSVP today!
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6:00pm-8:00pm, McCombs School of Business, Legacy Events Room, CBA 3.202, 2110 Speedway Austin, TX 78705

The Austin Chapter invites you to join us for an informative evening with Stephen Maeker.

Stephen Maeker is a consultant with FranChoice, the premier franchise consultancy in the country. He assists clients who want to learn more about franchising and his service is free. His former corporate roles include vice president of global franchise sales with Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza and international franchise financial manager for TGIFriday’s.

This seminar will teach participants how to build wealth by investing in a franchise. Key topics include: alumni success stories, an overview of franchising, service versus retail franchises, financing your franchise, and the advantages of franchising versus starting your own business.

Recent national press that featured Stephen as a franchising expert include the Houston Business Journal, International Franchise Association Smart Brief, and San Francisco Chronicle.

Space is limited. Register now!

May 2014
Thursday, 1st
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0:00am-0:00am, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
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1:30pm-3:30pm, BBA Career Services, CBA 2.116
Seniors stop by BBA Career Services for your graduation gift! Don’t forget to also report your offers: https://bba-mccombs-texas.12twenty.com/.
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6:00pm-9:00pm, Rattle Inn 610 Nueces St (corner of W 6th Street) Austin, TX 78701
Come to the Make-a-Mark finale event at Rattle Inn!! Enjoy a free dinner from Stubb's BBQ, and enter your tickets into drawings for awesome prizes such as a Texas Exes Life Membership, 2 free tickets to fly on Southwest Airlines, and many more! Email Forrest Ripley (forrest.ripley@gmail.com) or Courtney Brindle (cbrindle10@gmail.com) if you want a vegetarian meal!
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6:00pm-8:00pm, Hotel ICON, The Loft, 220 Main St. Houston, TX 77002
: Dean Thomas W. Gilligan and the McCombs School of Business cordially invite all Leadership Society members to the Austin Leadership Society Reception. This is an invite only event. For more information, please call 512-232-2455.
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0:00am-0:00am, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
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7:00am-9:00am, Dry Creek Cafe, 544 Yale St. Houston, TX 77007
Please join the Houston BBA/MPA 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 future First Friday Breakfasts. They take place at the same time and location each month. More details to come. RSVP today!
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2:00pm-3:15pm, GSB 5.142A
Professor Willie Choi will present a paper.
Saturday, 3rd
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0:00am-0:00am, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
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8:30am-Noon, Ronald McDonald House, 211 E Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611

The Chicago Chapter invites you to our Ronald McDonald House volunteer event. Volunteers are needed to staff a brunch for Ronald McDonald House families. As part of the day, we will plan the menu ahead of time and make the meal the day of. The maximum number of volunteers we can take is 20. RSVP soon to make sure you get a spot at the event!

Please note each participant will be asked to contribute $20 towards food for the event. You may give your contribution at the door. We will be feeding 50-100 people. If you would like to be part of the meal planning, please reach out to mccombschicagoalumni@gmail.com.

We look forward to spending the day with you volunteering! RSVP today!

Tuesday, 6th
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Noon-1:00pm, https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/ktgwebinar/
Dean Tom Gilligan will give updates on the latest initiatives, programs, and departments at the McCombs School of Business as well as offer a look at the university’s and the McCombs School’s financial picture in relation to the latest Texas legislative session. He will also offer an economic forecast and touch on topics such as GDP growth and unemployment.

In 2008, Tom Gilligan was named dean of the McCombs School of Business and the Centennial Chair in Business Leadership. Prior to joining the McCombs team, Dean Gilligan spent over twenty years as a faculty member at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, where he held a variety of leadership positions. He received his BA with honors from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK in 1979, and his Ph.D. in economics from Washington University, St. Louis, MO in 1984. His areas of professional interest include microeconomics, applied price theory, industrial organization, antitrust economics, and public choice. RSVP today!
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6:30pm-9:00pm, Cantina Laredo – London, 10 Upper St Martins Lane, St. Martins Courtyard, Covent Garden London WC2H 9FB, United Kingdom
Join the London Chapter as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo with cocktails, dinner, and networking in central London. If you know of anyone from McCombs passing through London as a student, intern, or visitor, please feel free to extend the invitation.

Please RSVP directly to Chapter president Ashley Walker at ashleykimberwalker@gmail.com by Thursday, May 1. See you there!
Thursday, 8th
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6:00pm-8:00pm, Rosewood Crescent Hotel, Garden Room, 400 Crescent Court Dallas, TX 75201
Dean Thomas W. Gilligan and the McCombs School of Business cordially invite all Leadership Society members to the Dallas Leadership Society Reception. This is an invite only event. For more information, please call 512-232-2455.
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6:00pm-8:00pm, Saint Ann Court, 2501 N. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75201

The McCombs Dallas MBA Chapter would like you to join us at our Chapter spring happy hour. We have the outdoor patio reserved at Saint Ann Court in Uptown.

This will be a casual event so feel free to come and go as convenient. The new Dallas Chapter Board is in place and is planning the rest of 2014. See you there! Register now!

Tuesday, 13th
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7:00pm-9:00pm, Café Angus’ Bistro, 258 West 44th St., New York, NY 10036

Please join the New York City chapter at our faculty speaker event with Dr. Kristie Loescher, who will be discussing power bases within organizations.

Presentation details:

Ability Gets You In the Door, but Power Moves You Up the Ladder

• Importance of power (power vs. performance)
• Sources of power and how to motivate others
• Influence tactics available to you based on your sources of power
• How to build power

This will be a great opportunity to network with other McCombs alumni in the New York area and to hear from one of McCombs' impressive faculty members. Registration is required to attend this event. Register now!

Event is hosted by MBA alumna, Deborah Komarow.

Thursday, 15th
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Noon-1:00pm, https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/careerwebinar/
You’re already living the dream.

You’ve hung out your shingle as an independent consultant, are known as an expert consultant in your field, and are making six figures. What’s next? How do you take your consulting practice to the next level—whether that means more money, less labor, or new markets?

Join us for an inspiring, practical webinar, designed specifically for MBAs, and led by Robbie Kellman Baxter. Robbie has enjoyed tremendous success as an independent consultant, and is willing to share her tips with her fellow alumni. You’ll learn how to:
• Generate referrals to higher level buyers
• Price your projects based on value, not hours
• Structure your projects to meet the needs of a wide range of buyers
• Be a thought leader, both in writing and in person
• Improve your first impression
• Leverage your professional and academic affiliations to build your practice
• Be more compelling and articulate when talking about your value
• Identify and break through the roadblocks that hold you back 

If you’re a successful professional services provider, or even if you’re just getting started and want to move quickly to build a successful practice, you need this webinar.

Robbie Kellman Baxter brings over twenty years of strategy consulting and marketing expertise to Peninsula Strategies. Her clients have included startups and mid-sized venture-backed companies as well as industry leaders such as Netflix, Yahoo!, Oracle, and eBay. Over the past ten plus years, Peninsula Strategies has advised nearly 100 organizations on growth strategy.

A sought-after writer and keynote speaker, Robbie has presented to alumni organizations at Stanford, Harvard, and Haas, as well as chapters of the Product Development and Management Association, the Business Marketing Round Table, and Women in Consulting. She has been quoted on business issues in the Wall Street Journal, eCommerce Times, and Tampa Bay Journal, and has been asked to write articles for American Venture, Marketing Profs, and Management Consulting News.

Robbie’s expertise with companies in the emerging membership economy extends to include SaaS models, subscription models, and the implications of social mobility. She applies marketing discipline to business strategy, whether serving as a retained advisor to the leadership team, conducting market research and validation to assess new opportunities, or developing and implementing marketing programs to identify, generate, and retain new leads and customers.

A longtime resident of Menlo Park, Robbie has developed strong relationships throughout the Silicon Valley community, with investors, attorneys, and business leaders.

Robbie received her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, graduated with honors from Harvard College, and is an active volunteer with both institutions. RSVP today!
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6:30pm-8:30pm, Cantina Laredo 201 W 3rd Street, Austin TX 78701
The BHP staff would like to honor you and your family and friends with our annual BHP Graduation Dinner at Cantina Laredo on Thursday, May 15. BHP will treat each graduate to a fajita buffet. Your meal is free, and you may purchase tickets for your friends, family or other guests for $10/person (this is a great deal!). We hope you are able to attend and celebrate with us as we honor all of you. RSVP by Friday, May 9!
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7:00pm-9:00pm, The Londoner Pub - Greenville, 2817 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206

The Dallas BBA/MPA Chapter would like to invite all McCombs alumni and friends to The Londoner Pub for drinks and networking. Light appetizers will be provided. Contact Doug Bedell at douglas.bedell@gmail.com with any questions. RSVP today!

Friday, 16th
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11:30am-0:00am, The Student Activity Center Auditorium —1.402
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3:00pm-5:00pm, Gregory Gym
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6:00pm-8:00pm, Gregory Gym
Saturday, 17th
June 2014
Friday, 6th
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2:00pm-3:15pm, GSB 2.120
Professor Alfred Wagenhofer will present a paper.
August 2014
Wednesday, 20th
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6:30pm-8:30pm
Students learn how to navigate business and recruiting dining occasions with class at the MPA Etiquette Dinner.  MPA Career Services staff teaches valuable tips and strategies, while representatives of sponsoring organizations participate as table hosts.  A networking dessert reception at the end provides an opportunity to connect with all participating employers.
Thursday, 21st
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6:30pm-8:30pm
The MPA Career Fair and Networking Reception gives you the chance to network with traditional and fifth-year MPA students about internships and full-time positions.
Friday, 22nd
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9:00am-1:30pm, DKR Texas Memorial Stadium
The MPA Career Fair gives you the chance to network with traditional and fifth-year MPA students about internships and full-time positions.
Wednesday, 27th
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All Day
First day of the fall semester.
September 2014
Monday, 1st
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8:00am-5:00pm
Labor Day Holiday-No Recruiting
Monday, 8th
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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/Build-Your-Presence/BBA-Involvement.
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3:30pm-5:15pm
Meet in small groups w/ employers & learn about industry & career opportunities! Registration information coming soon.
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3:30pm-5:30pm, TBA
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/Build-Your-Presence/BBA-Involvement.
Tuesday, 9th
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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/Build-Your-Presence/BBA-Involvement.
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7:30am-9:30am
Held each semester, the Breakfast Forum is a flagship event bringing together BBA women and successful businesswomen to network and discuss issues that impact working women. Registration information coming soon!
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7:30am-9:30am, TBA
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/Build-Your-Presence/BBA-Involvement.
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9:00am-4:00pm, Ford Career Center Interview Suites
This event enables students to practice their interviewing skills in 30-minute mock interview slots with a real recruiter. Interviewers provide verbal advice immediately after the interview. In addition, they will complete a comprehensive feedback form to help students improve when interacting with employers. Students have met their real interviewers through their mock interviews and some students have received real offers from their mock interviews.
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10:00am-3:00pm
Company representatives interview BBA students for mock positions and give them valuable feedback. Registration information coming soon.
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10:00am-3:00pm, Ford Career Center Interview Suites: GSB 4.114
The Corporate Mock Interview Marathon is 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/Build-Your-Presence/BBA-Involvement.
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5:00pm-6:00pm
Employers connect with BBA students in an informal setting while sharing personal experiences and valuable insight into specific industries, careers and career-focused topics. More information coming soon!
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5:00pm-6:00pm, TBA
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/Build-Your-Presence/BBA-Involvement.
Wednesday, 10th
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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/Build-Your-Presence/BBA-Involvement.
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Noon-5:00pm, UT RecSports Center, 2nd Floor

UT ID Card Required for Entry. The Undergraduate Career Expo is for current McCombs School of Business students seeking internships and full-time positions. The career expo is open to current McCombs School of Business students in the BBA, MBA, MPA, MSF, MSBA and MSTC programs from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is open to all UT Austin students from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

What to wear

You are required to wear business professional attire.

  • Matching suit required (dark blue, dark grey, or black)
  • Professional footwear
  • No bright or neon hair color
  • No visible facial piercings
  • All men must wear ties

Please see the Business Attire Guide for more information on business professional attire. Students not wearing business professional attire will not be permitted into the expo.

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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/Career-Fairs/Undergraduate-Career-Expo.
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7:00pm-9:00pm
The Diversity Dialogue Dinner (D3) is a professional recruiting event held every fall. It's the chance for the ultimate two-way interview: recruiters get to know full-time and internship candidates from diverse backgrounds outside the interviewing room, and students discover how each company embraces and supports diversity. Registration information coming soon!
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7:00pm-9:00pm, Etter-Harbin 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/Build-Your-Presence/BBA-Involvement.
Monday, 15th
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All Day
First day that the Ford Career Center (FCC) is open for on-campus interviews.
Tuesday, 23rd
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6:00pm-8:30pm
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. Registration information coming soon!
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6:00pm-8:30pm, TBA
The BBA Etiquette Dinners (held each fall and spring) provide 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/Build-Your-Presence/BBA-Involvement.
October 2014
Friday, 10th
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All Day
The Ford Career Center (FCC) will be closed.
November 2014
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.