Board Fellows was launched in 2010 as an initiative of McCombs’ Net Impact chapter. The program places selected MBA students on the boards of directors of local partner non-profit organizations as non-voting board members for one year. The purpose of the program is to give talented and committed business students the opportunity to work with and learn from non-profit leaders, while contributing their time and business skills to benefit the local community.
The CleanTech Fellowship is a selective leadership program that offers exceptional Texas MBA students the opportunity to deepen industry knowledge through hands on experiences in the clean tech world. Because each fellow sources his/her internship, the program can be tailored to anyone’s specific interests: energy, buildings, transportation, or agriculture. Once selected, each CleanTech fellow spends 10-15 hours per week working with a company of their choosing and periodically meeting with the other fellows to check in, attend speaker series, and discuss developments in the industry. Students earn credit for the part-time internship, which lasts for the second semester of the 1st year and the first semester of the 2nd year. The experience offers a great opportunity to build relationships with industry experts and growing companies. The CleanTech Fellows program is connected to the CleanTech Group.
Corporate Finance Fellows
The Corporate Finance Fellows
, founded by Intel, is a brand-new program focusing on the diverse world of corporate finance, providing an extraordinary opportunity for an elite group of MBA students. Modeled after the successful existing MBA Venture Fellows program, the Corporate Finance Fellows will bring together selected students to work in a team on a project designed by Intel and eventually other corporate partners. Each selected student will participate in a three-credit-hour practicum course in the spring semester, with oversight and guidance both by McCombs finance faculty and Intel executives. The team will present their findings to Intel management on location at the end of the semester, with the trip to an Intel facility or office sponsored by the program.
The CCIMS Marketing Fellows
program gives selected Texas MBA students who are committed to pursuing leadership in marketing the opportunity to develop their marketing acumen and management skills. Through a combination of focused curriculum and consulting projects, Marketing Fellows serves to elevate the caliber of marketing students produced at McCombs and the reputation of the Marketing Department overall. The program is student led and managed, with support from CCIMS and Marketing faculty.
The Sigma Fellows program provides selected MBA students who are committed to pursuing leadership in the functional areas of operations, supply chain, and/or information management the opportunity to develop their management and leadership skills through a comprehensive integrated learning opportunity. This is achieved through a combination of focused classroom discussions and consulting projects that help students develop a better understanding of real-world challenges and enhance the Texas MBA experience within the three Sigma disciplines. The program is student led and managed with support from the Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence and IROM faculty.
Venture Fellows is a program, unique to The University of Texas at Austin, which places MBA students as interns in local venture capital, private equity, and start-up firms while providing a unique venture capital focused curriculum taught by industry professionals to compliment the hands on experience. Through a rigorous recruitment process, 15-20 future business leaders are selected to participate in the two semester long program that teaches them how to identify and quantify investment opportunities, perform due diligence, and assist in market analysis for new ventures. The Venture Fellows program enables its members to gain the experience they need to identify and lead profitable growth opportunities within companies that they join. Members also have the opportunity to participate in The National Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) hosted by The University of North Carolina.
Venture Lab Fellows
Texas Venture Labs provides a unique and experiential learning opportunity to students with passion for learning about the entrepreneurial and funding processes through a combination of focused curriculum, hands-on learning, and speaker series. The program is a university-wide initiative to support technology commercialization, entrepreneurship, and innovation by offering entrepreneurs an accelerated route in bringing their innovations to market. Through a rigorous recruitment process, 30 total graduate students from the Schools of Business, Engineering, Law, and Natural Sciences are selected to participate in the semester-long program, during which they work on cross-disciplinary teams to accelerate the formation and launch of 5-10 startups selected through an equally rigorous process. These teams provide immediate impact and value to partner companies through education and mentoring; market and business plan validation; team-building and networking; and providing direct links to resources and funding.