2015 Texas MBA Women's Forum Student Hosts
Elaine Yeh, MBA '16
Elaine Yeh is originally from the Philadelphia area, but most recently lived in Chicago prior to McCombs. After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Food Industry Management, she worked as a consultant for Accenture in their technology practice. Following her passion for food, she interned with a startup on developing a new quinoa-based snack product. Elaine is currently a second year at McCombs and is concentrating in Marketing Analytics, and is a member of the McCombs Ambassador Committee, Graduate Women in Business, Graduate Marketing Network, and Graduate Wine Club. This is now her third year of involvement in the Women’s Forum, and she is excited to showcase what McCombs has to offer!
Rachel Braunstein, MBA '16
Rachel Braunstein was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and graduated with a B.B.A in Marketing and International Business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She lived in both Chicago and New York City while working for the marketing and advertising agency, Walton Isaacson. As an Account Manager, she worked on several multicultural initiatives and a variety of CPG brands including AXE and Suave to develop creative and executional strategies. Aspiring to work in brand and product management, she fell in love with McCombs’ culture and strengths in marketing, and successfully completed an internship with Microsoft this past summer. Rachel knows how valuable her MBA has already been, and is excited to inspire and support more women to apply for their Texas MBA.
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 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2015. The event officially closes at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2015. All other events outside this time frame are optional.
If you register for a class visit on Monday, November 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, November 20 and check out on Saturday, November 21. Check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. and check-out is at 11:00 a.m. Should you choose to check out on Saturday, please feel free to bring your luggage to the business school where we'll gladly store it for you throughout the day. 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, November 19, or Saturday, November 21, a block of rooms has been reserved under the name “Texas MBA 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.
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-November is light jacket weather.
Julia Campbell - Associate Director of MBA Admissions, Julia.Campbell@mccombs.utexas.edu
Amanda Villarreal - Texas MBA Admissions Programs & Events Coordinator, Amanda.Villarreal@mccombs.utexas.edu
General Inquiries: WomenMBAAdmissions@mccombs.utexas.edu