McCombs Diversity Council 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. If you're interested in becoming an active member of McCombs Diversity Council, please email the MDC Executive Board. Be sure to include your name, phone number, and email address.
Family Meeting #5: Dean David Platt
Come join us for our 5th Family Meeting with Dean David Platt, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the McCombs School of Business. Dean Platt will be sharing his insights on diversity and how his personal background has impacted his life.
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: CBA 4.330
New York City Company Field Trip
Dates: March 7 - 11, 2014
Apply now to our upcoming Company Field Trip in New York City.
Special Thanks to our MDC Corporate Partners
Diversity Dialogue Dinner
Platinum- Chase, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Gold- BB&T, BP Corporation, Chevron Corporation, Chrysler Group LLC, ConocoPhillips Company, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shell Oil Company, Target, Texas Instruments
Silver- Accenture, Altria Group Distribution Company, Amazon.com, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Boeing, Cardinal Health, Caterpillar Inc., Dell, Epsilon, General Motors Foundation, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Macy's, McGladrey LLP, Navigant, Phillips 66, Silicon Valley Bank
General Meeting #1 - General Motors
General Meeting #2 - Target
General Meeting #3 - Altria Group Distribution Company
General Meeting #4 - TBA
Austin Company Field Trip: November 8
This is a great opportunity to get your name out to recruiters at some really good companies in Austin. The companies we will be visiting are Ernst & Young, Whole Foods, and Young & Rubicam. The trip will take most of the day that Friday.
Please submit your application to Ethan Markert in person or to: Ethan.Markert@mccombs.utexas.edu.
Diversity Dialogue Dinner
The McCombs Diversity Council Diversity Dialogue Dinner, or D3, is an event that gives students and recruiters at the McCombs School of Business a great opportunity to network. Every Fall, D3 provides a setting where corporate representatives and students can discuss steps companies can take to promote diversity in the workplace. Students can ask questions regarding workplace environment, company goals, and future business opportunities in their quest to find an internship or full-time position.
Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center
Attire: Business Professional (Suit with matching jacket/slacks or matching jacket/skirt)
Register today; the deadline to register is September 5.
Spring 2014 Interactive Diversity Forum
The Interactive Diversity Forum is a professional recruiting event held every spring. 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.
The Forum includes two sketches created and performed by McCombs business students. These sketches cover topical diversity issues in corporate America. All attendees can voice their opinions and engage in lively, thought-provoking interaction with their tables. Join us for an informational evening of networking and diversity! The Spring 2014 Interactive Diversity Forum will be held on January 29.
The close, personal setting lets students learn about how each company’s commitment to diversity has been vital to its success in the ever-expanding global market. Finally, the dinner gives recruiters the opportunity to build relationships with younger students, many of whom you will see at future career-related events as they grow as leaders promoting diversity. Student registration typically opens two to four weeks prior to the event. Please contact us for more information as the date draws closer.
MDC Executive Board
2013-2014 MDC Executive Board
Learn more about your Executive Board by clicking on the photos to the left.
My name is Isabella Pereira and I am the 2013-2014 MDC president. I am junior marketing major with big city dreams and an even bigger appetite. My favorite pastimes include eating, reading, watching movies, and goofing off with the MDC family! We are kicking off this year with a lot of changes to our organization which will surely make this one of our most exciting years yet, so stop by our meetings every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to see what's new!
Andrew Curtis is a Senior Supply Chain Management major who is thrilled to contribute to MDC. Andrew wants to work in the Imports industry and loves running, traveling, and cooking. He has lived in Italy and speaks fluent Italian.
My name is Ethan Markert, a junior finance major here at UT. This year I am serving as the Executive Vice President of McCombs Diversity Council, and I am excited to plan our fall and spring company field trips. This will be my third year as a member of MDC, and I can honestly say I have made life long friends in this organization. I look forward a great year serving MDC and hope to get to know all the members in the council.
Vishal Duvvuru is a sophomore studying Marketing and International Relations and Global Studies. He is a member of the McCombs Diversity Council and the UT Men’s Club Volleyball team. He loves meeting new people, listening to music, watching
movies, and travelling.
I am a Senior MIS major and Accounting Minor from Houston, Texas. I have the honor of serving as the McCombs Diversity Council’s Internal Vice President. I love basketball, soccer, music, film, and food. I look forward to meeting all of you at our upcoming events this year! Feel free to talk to me if you have any questions about UT, McCombs, Austin, or life in general.
I am currently a junior finance major from Houston. I love to play basketball (my favorite team is the Houston Rockets), soccer, and read the news. I have been a part of MDC since the Fall of 2012 and would love the opportunity to go into investment banking. An interesting fact about me is that I had the chance to coach with one of the real twins, Heidi Burge, from the Disney movie “Double Teamed.”
Professionalism is crucial in your career search, and it's just as crucial at the McCombs Diversity Council dinners. The McCombs Diversity Council dinners are formal events, but the atmosphere is relaxed and your goal should be to create relationships with recruiters. Your should focus on gathering information, developing a connections with the recruiters, and above all, obtaining the recruiter’s contact information for future follow-up. You may bring your resume to the dinner, but please do not hand out your resume unless the recruiter specifically asks for it. More tips on networking, etiquette, and professionalism are included in the PowerPoint presentation below. Please review the presentation and feel free to contact BBA Career Services if you need additional clarification.
Please note that the deadline to cancel your RSVP for the dinner is one week prior to the event. If you do not cancel before this deadline and/or fail to show up for the event, you will be blocked and lose your OCR recruiting privileges. If an emergency situation occurs, please contact the event coordinators immediately to cancel your RSVP. Thank you.
McCombs Diversity Council strives to host events compliant with the state and university risk management policies. For more information about risk management, please view the Risk Management presentation