2014 Texas MBA Women's Forum Student Hosts
Laurie Shults, MBA 2015
Welcome to the 2014 Texas MBA Women’s Forum. We look forward to hosting you in Austin soon. While I was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, I have lived in 7 cities and 3 countries to date. I earned my undergraduate degree in Marketing and International Business from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to coming back to McCombs I worked as an Account Manager at a software firm in Dallas, Texas. I am a 2nd year Texas MBA student focusing in Marketing and Global Business. In addition to being a Women’s Forum Co-Chair, I am also a Board Fellow, a Peer Advisor and a member of the McCombs Admissions Committee, the MBA Onboarding Committee, Graduate Women in Business, and Net Impact.
Hook Em’ and please don’t hesitate to contact me at Laurie.Shults@mba15.mccombs.utexas.edu if you have any questions.
Rebecca Linn, MBA 2015
Hi y'all. I am Texas native and grew up in Houston. I attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and graduated with a degree in economics. Before coming to McCombs, I worked at Houston Methodist Hospital in both hospital operations and finance roles. I am a second-year Texas MBA student concentrating in healthcare and operations. In addition to the Women's Forum, I am involved in the MBA Healthcare Association, Board Fellows and McCombs Admissions Committee.
I look forward to seeing you at the Women's Forum, but please reach out to me at Rebecca.Linn@mba15.mccombs.utexas.edu if you have any questions!
Travel & Logistics
If you are selected to attend the Texas MBA Women’s Forum, below you'll find some helpful information for planning your trip to Austin. Be on the look-out for more details coming soon.
Official Start & End of the Event
The official event starts at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014. The event officially closes at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014. All other events outside this time frame are optional.
If you registered for a class visit on Thursday, October 23, please arrive 15 minutes early to register and meet your Class Visit student host in the Big Bend Conference Room in the MBA Program Office at the McCombs School of Business prior to going to your class.
Here is a Google Map with Texas MBA Women’s Forum event location information for your reference.
AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center Hotel
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705
The hotel is located directly on campus and is about a five-minute walk from the McCombs School of Business, where the Women's Forum events will be held. More information about the hotel can be found at www.meetattexas.com.
The MBA program is pleased to cover the cost of your stay on Friday night. You will check in on Friday, October 24 and check out on Saturday, October 25. Check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. and check-out is at 11:00 a.m. You will be paired with a roommate also attending the Women’s Forum. All incidentals are the responsibility of the guest. If you would like to stay at the AT&T Center on the nights of Thursday, October 23, or Saturday, October 25, a block of rooms has been reserved under the name “Women’s Forum.” You must indicate this on your event registration form.
The University of Texas campus is located approximately 12 miles (20-30 minutes) from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Taxis are readily available at the airport and will cost about $25 to get from the airport to the UT Austin campus. Taxis are also available at the AT&T Center for transportation back to the airport. Travel and transportation expenses are not covered.
Catch a cab on campus: AT&T Hotel, 1900 University Ave.
There will be no off-campus events during this Women’s Forum, however, if you prefer to have your own mode of transportation during your stay in Austin, here is a list of rental car companies at the Austin airport. Please note that the cost of parking is not covered at the AT&T Center and is the responsibility of the guest.
If you drive to campus and are staying at the AT&T Center, we recommend parking in the AT&T Conference Center Garage, which is located directly underneath the hotel. Overnight guests of the hotel may obtain a parking card at the front desk for garage parking at $14 per night. Valet parking is $14 per visit or $21 overnight, plus tax.
If you're driving to campus but not staying at the AT&T Center, you can also park in the Brazos Garage, which is located at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Brazos. Day parking (3-16 hours) at Brazos Garage costs $12. Overnight parking is $18.
Map and Directions from Brazos Garage to McCombs
If you can no longer attend the Women’s Forum, please email WomenMBAAdmissions@mccombs.utexas.edu and let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your spot to another applicant.
Forum session dress is business casual attire. Evening and social events are Austin casual! Austin weather can be unpredictable in the fall, but around mid-October is light jacket weather.
Laurie Shults - Women’s Forum Co-Chair, MBA Class of 2015, Laurie.Shults@mba15.mccombs.utexas.edu Rebecca Linn - Women's Forum Co-Chair, MBA Class of 2015, Rebecca.Linn@mba15.mccombs.utexas.edu
General Inquiries: WomenMBAAdmissions@mccombs.utexas.edu