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MPA Meet the Firms


Registration is now closed. Please contact Michelle Polkinghorn to be placed on the wait list.

MPA Meet the Firms 2014

Date: Thursday, January 16
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium

About Meet the Firms

5 - 6:30 p.m.  Employer check-in, setup and dinner            
6:30 - 9 p.m.  Career Fair

MPA Meet the Firms offers the perfect venue for kicking off the spring recruiting season. Employers of all varieties are invited to connect with MPA students in the state-of-the-art facilities at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Approximately 200 students are expected to attend. While the primary student audience for this event will be third-year MPA students who are seeking internships, all MPA students are invited. The format of the event will resemble a career fair. The intimate setting and targeted student population will allow participants to have meaningful interactions. Dinner will be provided for employer representatives. The preferred attire is business professional.

Registration & Payment Information


Registration is now closed. Please contact Michelle Polkinghorn to be placed on the wait list.

Registration Cost:
Fees include an eight-foot table with cloth, delivery of employer materials from the stadium loading area to table, wi-fi access (upon request), dinner, and validated parking for up to ten representatives.

Registration and Payment Deadline: December 11, 2013

Pay by Credit Card

Once your registration is approved, you will receive an invoice and link to our secure payment site via e-mail.  

Pay by Check

Make checks payable to The University of Texas at Austin and mail to the address below.

MPA Meet the Firms 2014
MPA Program Office
Attention: Madeline Chauvin
McCombs School of Business GSB 4.112C
100 W. 21st Street, B6400
Austin, Texas 78712-1281

Access Your Registration Information

After submitting your registration, you will not be able to edit the information in the system.  You may, however, review your information at any time by following the steps noted below.

  • Log in to Symplicity.
  • Select the Events tab.
  • Select Career Fairs.
  • Click the Review - Pending or Review - Confirmed button next to MPA Meet the Firms 2014.
  • Click the Registration Info tab to see details such as representative information, whether you requested access to electrical outlets and more. Once your registration is confirmed, access the Accounting tab to see your invoice and payment status.

If you need assistance, please contact Michelle Polkinghorn.


The event will be held at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on the main campus of The University of Texas at Austin. It is located on 23rd St. between San Jacinto Blvd. and Robert Dedman Dr. Enter the stadium through Gate 16 and take the elevator to the 8th Floor.


All-day parking is available in the San Jacinto Garage during the event. The garage is located at 2401 San Jacinto Boulevard.  Please pull a ticket upon entering the garage and present it at event check-in for validation. 

Unloading Area

If you would like to drop-off your materials before parking, there will be a designated drop off area at the loading dock entrance at the corner of 23rd Street and San Jacinto. Student volunteers will be waiting there to carry your items to your table while you park your car in the San Jacinto Garage.

Shipping Materials

Participants may ship event materials such as giveaway items, signage and literature to the address below beginning on January 6, 2014. Please ensure that your company name is clearly indicated on the outside of the boxes.

Texas MPA Meet the Firms 2014
Attn:  Charles Richardson
2139 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, Texas 78712

Return Shipping

To ship items back to your office after the event, please package them for shipping, affix a paid label, and deliver them to the designated receiving area before leaving the stadium. Packages will be shipped the next business day.

NOTE: If you plan to return your packages via UPS, you will need to arrange for a pickup using the address above and notify regarding the details of the pickup, including the confirmation number.

Accommodation Information

Austin Accommodations

A list of Austin hotels can be found through the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.

AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

Located on campus
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705

Page last updated: 3/27/2014