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Texas MBA Women's Forum

October 24th - 25th, 2014

Female prospective students are strongly encouraged to attend this exclusive event showcasing all that the Texas MBA program has to offer through info sessions about curriculum, career planning, student community, experiential learning and Austin’s charm. Discover how the Texas MBA Program can unlock your potential and help you develop as a business leader, whether you are looking to advance your current career or make a career change. 

  • Hear an in-depth overview of the Texas MBA program
  • Interact with our diverse community of students, alumni, and faculty
  • Understand the value proposition of the Texas MBA 
  • Experience what makes Austin special: good food, fabulous music, and more!

Due to space constraints, participation at the Texas MBA Women’s Forum is by application only. 

Registration for the Texas MBA 2014 Women's Forum closed October 14, 2014. If you submitted your registration form prior to the deadline, you will hear back about your attendance confirmation via email soon so you can make travel arrangements. Final invitation decisions and confirmations will occur by October 16, 2014, via email.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

2014 Women's Forum Agenda

Thursday, October 23, 2014 (Optional)

Time  Session Location 
7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Early Registration & Check-In for Class Visits Starts at 7:45 a.m. Big Bend,
MBA Program Office
9:00 p.m. OPTIONAL - "Think n' Drink" Cocktail Hour with Current MBA Students
Not a UT-Sponsored Event

Friday, October 24, 2014

Time Session Location
N/A Free Day in Austin
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3:00 p.m. Hotel Check-In (AT&T Hotel) AT&T Hotel, 1900 University Ave. 
5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration & Check-In Tejas Café, AT&T Center 
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception Tejas Café, AT&T Center 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Welcome Dinner
Tina Mabley, Assistant Dean, Full-Time MBA
Eric Hirst, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
Rodrigo Malta, Director of MBA Admissions
Women's Forum Event Co-Chairs
Tejas Café, AT&T Center 
9:00 p.m. OPTIONAL - Night on West Sixth Street with Current MBA Students
Not a UT-Sponsored Event

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time Session Location
8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast & Registration Legacy Events Room, McCombs
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Welcome & Introductions
Women's Forum Event Co-Chairs
Student Organization Leaders
Tina Mabley, Assistant Dean, Full-Time MBA
Rodrigo Malta, Director of MBA Admissions
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Exploring the Opportunities at Texas
Tina Mabley, Assistant Dean, Full-Time MBA
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Student Services, Curriculum & Financial Aid
Jolene Ashcraft, Senior Associate Director of Student Services
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  Break
Light Snacks Available
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  MBA+, Global Connections, McCombs Adventure Program & Study Abroad
Tommy Ward, Global Connections Coordinator
Debbie Carney, International Exchange Coordinator
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
 11:30 a.m. - 11:35 p.m. TVL Scholarship Information
Logan Robinson, Venture Partner/Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs
Legacy Events Room,
11:35 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Student Life Panel
Current MBA Students
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch with Student Mentors CBA Events Room, McCombs
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Group Tours McComb School
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Faculty Presentation
Professor Raji Srinivasan, Department of Marketing
Professor Laura Starks, Associate Dean for Research, Department of Finance
Active Learning Classroom, McCombs
3:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.  Career Services
Stacey Rudnick, Director of MBA Career Management
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
3:40 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Break
Light Snacks Available
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admissions
Julia Campbell, Associate Director of MBA Admissions
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
4:00  p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Alumni & Sponsor Panel
Texas MBA Alumni & Sponsors
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  Session Wrap-Up  Legacy Events Room, McCombs
5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  OPTIONAL - Networking Reception
Current MBA students, alumni, staff, and faculty 
AT&T Center 

2014 Texas MBA Women's Forum Student Hosts

Texas MBA Student Lilly YehLaurie 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 if you have any questions.

Texas MBA Student Lilly Yeh

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 if you have any questions!

Texas MBA Student Lilly Yeh

Elaine Yeh, MBA 2016

I am originally from the Philadelphia area, but most recently lived in Chicago. For my undergraduate degree, I studied Marketing and Food Industry Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Prior to McCombs, I was a consultant at Accenture in the technology practice, where I worked on an Oracle implementation project. I am currently a first year at McCombs, and am concentrating in Marketing and Marketing analytics. In addition to the McCombs Admissions Committee, I am also a member of the Graduate Women in Business, Graduate Marketing Network, Graduate Wine Club, and GLAM (Gay, Lesbian, & Ally MBAs).

 If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Otherwise, I look forward to seeing you at Women’s Forum! Hook ‘em!


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.

Optional Thursday

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.

Hotel Accommodations

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

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 and let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your spot to another applicant.

Dress Recommendation

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,                                Rebecca Linn - Women's Forum Co-Chair, MBA Class of 2015,

General Inquiries: 


We’d like to thank this year’s sponsors for making the Texas MBA Women’s Forum possible: 

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Page last updated: 10/15/2014