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  • Texas MBA Student R. Whitney Mears

    "The Career Management staff truly cares about their students; a refreshing alternative to them just saying, 'good luck' and pushing you out the door at graduation."

    R. Whitney Mears, MBA '12

Career Management

Our outstanding career management team is ready to help you achieve your career goals. The team partners with each student, whether you are seeking to advance in your current organization or seeking an appropriate opportunity with another employer, to design the best approach for career advancement. Due to the diverse interests and experiences of each of our students, we find it important to develop an individualized career plan to maximize your success and ensure that you have necessary support along the way.

Career Coaches On Staff

As a fully-employed student, you are on a unique career path. To support you, we have a career management team that is dedicated to working with our working professionals in Houston. Our career management staff comes to you on class weekends to meet with you one-on-one. Your career advisor will assess your individual needs and help you craft an action plan that fits your life and goals.

MBA+ Projects (formerly ENHANCE)

The MBA+ Projects are similar to a summer internship experience. A team of four to seven Executive MBA students act as consultants to address real issues a company is facing and present solutions to the management team. This gives you exposure to future job opportunities and connects you with potential mentors in your desired field.

Past projects include

  • Adi Analytics (Strategic Assessment of the Global Solar Energy Market)
  • Destinations Hotels & Resorts: Driskill Hotel (ROI projects at Hotel in the"New" Economy)
  • Freescale (Competitive profile of STMicroelectronics)
  • Nestle Nespresso (North America Distribution Network Design)

Visit the Texas MBA+ Leadership Program website to learn more about MBA+ projects and other professional development opportunities, such as executive coaching, workshops, and seminars.

Our Service Offerings

  • One-on-one advice, counseling and planning sessions
  • Career assessments
  • Coaching on interviewing, resume writing, negotiating, and networking skills
  • On-campus recruiting
  • Online Career Management Guide
  • Peer and employer mock interviews
  • Case Competition: Annual competition that allows students to demonstrate their case interviewing skills
  • Employer meet and greets: Opportunity for MBAs to meet employers and get comfortable with job fairs and similar situations
  • Executive Speaker Series: Opportunity for students to learn more about specific companies and opportunities
  • MBA+ Projects: A group of four-to-six students work on a well-defined business issue and offer solutions to a specific client. Projects last about 8 weeks
  • Career Fairs: Two major MBA Career Fairs are held in Austin each year that many of our Texas MBA at Houston students attend. The MBA Career Connections event occurs in September and Careers Now Fair occurs in April. Other events are planned throughout the year.
  • Various workshops and seminars that cover appropriate career management topics.