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Hometown: Austin, Texas; Originally from Caracas, Venezuela
Current Job: Latin America iPhone Project Manager, Apple, Inc.
Undergrad Degree: Electrical Engineering with Diploma in Telecommunications, Universidad Metropolitana
"There has already been an impact in my perspective and my long-term ambitions. I’m building awesome relationships with amazing people. There is definitely a continuous hunger and a responsibility for me to persevere and succeed at a very high level. We are given an opportunity to learn now so we can later lead and change the world for the better."
Email Sya at Syavash.Farahmandi@mba14.mccombs.utexas.edu
Los Angeles, California
Current Job: Account Manager, ePlus Technology
Undergrad Degree: Business Economics, University of California, Riverside
"Austin is a great town to be in. When I set foot on UT's campus for my interview, I knew that this was the school I wanted to go to."
Email Ali at Ali.Mirjahangiri@mba14.mccombs.utexas.edu
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Current Job: Entrepreneur; Owner of Bakery Lorraine
Undergrad Degree: University of the Incarnate Word
"As a small business owner I am involved in every aspect of running a business from daily operations to bookkeeping. I chose McCombs because I wanted to further my competency of every aspect of my businesses as I continue to grow existing concepts and pursue new ventures."
Email Charlie at Charles.Biedenharn@mba15.mccombs.utexas.edu
Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Current Job: Applications Engineer, Raven Industries, Inc.
Undergrad Degree: Electrical and Communications Engineering, Osmania University
Grad Degree: Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston
"I chose McCombs for the following reasons: (a) Excellent faculty and one of the best (top 10) ranked part-time MBA programs. (b) Very comfortably suited in Austin, one of the fastest growing cities in the US. (c) Programs like MBA+, Texas Venture Labs, Tech-Ops Challenge that give students a hands-on experience along with academic excellence."
Email Karthik at Karthik.Bollepalli@mba15.mccombs.utexas.edu
Current Job: Project Manager, Google, Inc.
Undergrad Degree: Finance & Marketing, University of Central Florida
"What I enjoy most are the stories and debate with my classmates on the different practices at our companies. The diversity across backgrounds and industries gets me excited about the ideas I can bring back to my own organization. This intertwined with case discussions and industry knowledge from the professors make for an educational experience that you cannot get from reading a book."
Hometown: New Braunfels, Texas
Current Job: Attorney, Texas Department of Insurance
Undergrad Degree: Government, The University of Texas at Austin
“I am really impressed by the quality of professors and both depth and difficulty of the material presented in classes. Coming into this program with a previous graduate degree, I was initially curious about both the nature of subject matter completely new to me and the rigor with which it would be covered in a part-time program. So far, this program has absolutely held my attention and challenged me both personally and intellectually above my initial expectations.”
Email Jarren at Jarren.Wenderlein@mba14.mccombs.utexas.edu