BBA Career Services helps you hone your interview and job searching skills so you can land the internship and full-time positions you want most.
Many of our resources are designed to help you engage with employers early in your college career. Start making connections from day 1!
Let BBA Career Services give you a firsthand glimpse of the companies and environments many people in the business world call home.
BBA Career Services’ mission is to empower students to develop lifelong career search strategies, and we are a key resource if you're beginning to explore careers, search for an internship, prepare for interviews, or recruit for a full-time position. Our team of Career Coaches and Peer Coaches is dedicated to guiding you through all phases of your career development, and our Employer Relations team builds relationships with employers to increase opportunities for students. We offer BBA students individualized career coaching, the BA 101 Career Planning Strategies course, specialized programming, and a variety of events and workshops that provide exposure to diverse industries and potential career paths.
• Discovering and evaluating potential career paths and industries
• Resume and cover letter development and review
• General job search strategies and resources
• Navigating The University of Texas at Austin and McCombs job boards
• Interview preparation, including mock interviews
• Connecting with employers through events and programs
• Communicating with recruiters and employers
• Offer evaluation and negotiation
Career Week is held each fall and spring semester and is the primary recruiting event week showcasing 200+ employers. Students are encouraged to get their suit ready and prep for this week by doing employer research and stopping by our office for walk-in career coaching.
Career Week Sneak Peek - held on February 2, 2015 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Meet in small groups with employers & learn about industry & career opportunities. Current BBA students: register via OCR.
BBA Women’s Council (BBAWC) Roundtable Breakfast Forum - held on February 3, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Meet in small groups with businesswomen and discuss current issues and opportunities in today’s corporate world. For more information on the BBA Women's Council, please see the BBAWC tab. Current BBA students: Learn more about how to become a member via our BBAWC webpage; register for the Roundtable Breakfast Forum via OCR.
BBA Corporate Mock Interviews - held on February 3, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Company representatives interview BBA students for mock positions and provide valuable feedback. Current BBA students: See the BBA Career Services calendar for registration information.
BBA Employer Panel: Making the Most of McCombs - held on February 3, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Employers connect with BBA students in an informal setting while sharing personal experiences and valuable insight into specific industries, careers and career-focused topics. Current BBA Students: No RSVP is required to attend this event; seats fill fast so arrive early.
Undergraduate Career Expo - held February 4, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 160+ employers attend this event to meet McCombs students; come as an underclassman to learn about leadership programs or volunteer to prep for when you’ll return as a Junior/Senior recruiting for internship/job opportunities. Please learn more about this event via the Undergraduate Career Expo tab. Current BBA students: Prepare for the expo and sign up to volunteer via our Undergraduate Career Expo webpage.
McCombs Diversity Council (MDC) Interactive Diversity Forum (IDF) Networking Dinner - held on February 4 , 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Get to know employers in a personal setting and discover how their company values diversity. For more information on the McCombs Diversity Council, please see the MDC tab. Current BBA students: Learn more about how to become a member via our MDC webpage; register for the MDC Interactive Diversity Forum Networking Dinner via OCR.
BBA Employer Panel: Commercial Banking - held on February 5, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Employers connect with BBA students in an informal setting while sharing personal experiences and valuable insight into the commercial banking industry. Lunch will be provided. Current BBA Students: register via OCR.
About BBA Women's Council
Goals & Objectives:
• Gain awareness of developmental issues and current challenges that women face in their transition from college students to business professionals
• Increase confidence in networking skills by connecting participants with other BBA women and influential female professionals
• Gain insight into the professional environment from the experiences and career journeys of prominent business women
• Prepare participants for success in the workplace by developing knowledge and skills that are rarely taught in traditional classroom environments
• Roundtable Breakfast Forums: BBA women and successful businesswomen to network and discuss issues that impact working women.
• Leadership Symposium: 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.
• Weekly Seminar Series: BBA women meet on a weekly-basis during the semester to participate in open discussions about challenges facing women in today’s corporate world and engage in activities that develop professional skills and enhance self-confidence.
• WomenTalk Speaker Series: Open to all BBA students and features a professional businesswoman who shares her career journey and provides advice on how to be successful.
• WomenInsights: Women’s Council members connect one-on-one with a businesswoman to hear and learn from their experiences in the workplace and share gained insights with other members.
• Career Treks: Women’s Council members participate in on-site visits hosted by employers to observe company culture, gain a deeper understanding of their selected major and related industries, and learn about potential career opportunities.
Current BBA Students: Learn more about how to become a member via our BBAWC webpage; register for the Roundtable Breakfast Forum via OCR.
About the Career Shadowing Program
The Career Shadowing Program (CSP) is an unpaid, one-day experience during which current Texas BBA students are exposed to a professional business environment. Through participation, students will observe first-hand an organization’s culture and experience operations in an area of interest. Shadowing allows a student to walk through a typical day with a working professional and get a sneak peek into various careers paths and positions. The Career Shadowing Program experience is designed specifically for Texas BBA students who have not yet completed a professional internship.
Current BBA Students: Learn more about the program, participating employers, and how to apply via our Career Shadowing Program webpage.
About the Etiquette Dinners
The BBA Etiquette Dinners are hosted each fall and spring. They provide 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 business networking advice.
Date: February 17, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Current BBA Students: See the BBA Career Services calendar for registration information.
About McCombs Diversity Council
McCombs Diversity Council (MDC) is an initiative of BBA Career Services in the McCombs School of Business that began in the spring of 2004. McCombs Diversity Council creates an atmosphere that recognizes diversity as a competitive advantage by maximizing our multicultural resources and building a business school that more accurately reflects the greater global community.
The McCombs Diversity Council assists its members in becoming leaders in the ever-growing global market by building long-lasting relationships with companies that value diversity in the workplace. Events such as the McCombs Diversity Council Diversity Dinner, General Meetings, and Company Treks provide MDC members opportunities to connect with employers and learn how companies value diversity.
Current BBA Students: Learn more about how to become a member via our MDC webpage; register for the Diversity Dinner via OCR.
About Target Your Future
Target Your Future (TYF) offers a small, group setting to BBA students for those “off the record” questions with industry professionals, professors and upperclassmen. The program covers career topics designed to increase your knowledge, experience and confidence. This new insight will broaden your perspective on potential industries and employers, and help build your professional network. TYF strengthens your career decision-making skills through personal exploration, mentorships and networking.
• Seminar Series: The weekly seminar series offers an opportunity for small roundtable discussions on a variety of career-related topics.
• Student Mentors: Students are divided into small groups and matched with mentors, who are typically former TYF participants.
• Professional Mentor Program: Students are matched with professionals in an industry area of their interest.
• TYF Kick-Off: Get to know the Leadership Team and participants in a fun, relaxed environment!
• 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.
• TYF Trek: Employers host on-site visits to expand each participant's understanding of various industries and company cultures.
Current BBA Students: Learn more and apply to become a TYF member via our TYF webpage.
About the Undergraduate Career Expo
The Undergraduate Career Expo (held each fall and spring) 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. The expo is the largest McCombs School of Business career fair, and it is hosted by the Undergraduate Career Committee and BBA Career Services.
Date: February 4, 2015
Location: UT RecSports Center, 2nd Floor
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by: BBA Career Services and the Undergraduate Career Committee (UCC).
UT ID Card and Business Professional Attire Required for Entry.
What to wear
• You are required to wear business professional attire.
• Matching suit required (black, navy, or dark grey)
• Professional footwear (no boots)
• 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.
Current BBA Students: Prepare for the expo and sign up to volunteer via our Undergraduate Career Expo webpage.