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Alumni Career Management

Alumni Career Management supports degreed McCombs alumni at any stage of professional development. Whether you’re applying for jobs, changing careers, looking to move within your organization, or building your network, you can find help here.

Four Ways to Get Started

  • Career Coaching Scheduler
    Career Coaching Scheduler

    We offer individual career and executive coaching sessions, exclusively for McCombs degreed alumni.

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    Log in and network with your fellow McCombs alumni.

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  • Resources
    Resources

    Explore our offerings in order to help you reach your career goals.

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Meeting You Where You Are

Career management can help you no matter what path you’re on. Whether you are wanting to explore new options, develop job search strategies, or polish your leadership skills through coaching, we are here for you.

How We Can Help

Whether you prefer a self-guided approach or hands-on coaching, we provide many resources to help you achieve your career goals.

Career Resources

 

Everything You Need:

  • RecruitMcCombs is an online job board that offers employers the ability to promote experienced hire opportunities to working professional students and alumni of the McCombs School of Business throughout the calendar year. Job postings are entered and managed independently by companies and may be directed at alumni with specific degrees.
  • McCombs Connect is your one-stop-shop for networking, job search videos, webinars, handouts, coaching, event registration, mentoring, special interest groups, and more! Connect with fellow alumni, current McCombs students, and stay engaged with the McCombs community. Login to access recordings such as:
    • Career Assessments for Career Changers Webinar
    • The First 90 Days Webinar
    • Networking for Introverts Webinar
    • Steve Dalton's 2-Hour Job Search Videos
    • Resume Basics and Beyond Webinar
    • Negotiating Your Offer Webinar
  • HireUTexas is The University of Texas at Austin’s campus-wide job board, connecting students and alumni with employers looking for top talent.
  • Free Interview Help – The Big Interview, sponsored by the Texas Exes Association, provides step-by-step video lessons and interview practice tools to help you strengthen your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or an internship.
  • McCombs Alumni Directory is a valuable tool that helps you stay in touch with your classmates and network with fellow alumni. Please update your information so your classmates and current students can connect with you!
  • HookedIn is your one-stop shop for alumni-specific job boards, asking quick questions of alumni, scheduling career coaching appointments, and learning more about your fellow alumni. To search for alumni in target areas, there are multiple ways to connect on the site and set up time to connect for further discussions.
  • Blue Steps is a leading executive career management service operated by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) and provides executive talent a wealth of career management resources, including absolute confidentiality and ethical connections with AESC Members. Memberships may be purchased by McCombs alumni at a 30 percent discount.

Coaching

What To Expect:

  • Complimentary Sessions: McCombs Alumni Career Management (ACM) offers four free coaching sessions a year to all degreed alumni.
  • Virtual Meetings: All coaching sessions are conducted online for your convenience.
  • Personalized Support: Our coaches work with you to identify and achieve your unique career goals. 
  • Diverse Expertise: Our generalist coaches are certified to assist with a variety of career backgrounds and coaching topics. 

Your Role in the Process:

To make the most of your coaching experience, it's important to understand that the process involves active participation on your part. Here's how you can prepare:

  • Come prepared with specific career goals for your session (or even a few ideas if you're unsure). 
  • Be ready to engage in self-reflection and take action based on your coach's guidance.  
  • Understand that while your coach will provide support and direction, you'll be responsible for implementing strategies and making decisions.  

REMEMBER: Our coaches do not write or edit resumes, provide specific job selection advice, nor will we make personal life decisions for you. Our aim is to empower you with the tools and insights to navigate your career journey effectively.

How to Make an Appointment with an ACM Coach:

  1. Login to RecruitMcCombs with your EID.
  2. If your EID/password combination is not working, you can reset your EID password by clicking HERE.
  3. Once you've logged in, choose "Appointments" on the lefthand side.
  4. Under "Career Adviser", choose one or all of the Alumni Career Coaches.
  5. Select the Date that works with your schedule.
  6. Select the Preferred Appointment Type for your topic of discussion. If you don't know what you'd like to discuss, choose "Other". Our professionally trained coaches can help you navigate a variety of career challenges and/or goals.
  7. Select the Time that works with your schedule. 
  8. Select Preferred Location. (NOTE: All coaching sessions are virtual and your coaches link will be pre-populated. Please ensure you have the latest version of Zoom or a Google Meet account.)
  9. No attachments are necessary.
  10. Notes are optional.
  11. Select BOOK APPOINTMENT and check your email for your confirmation.
  12. Please only make ONE appointment at a time.

LinkedIn and Social Media

Follow McCombs on LinkedIn, along with private groups for BBA and MBA alumni to keep up to date with what's happening in your network. Be sure that "Red McCombs School of Business" is in the education section of your LinkedIn profile and you automatically become a member. A brief video tutorial is here: LinkedIn Hack. This allows you to search all alumni by city, industry, class year, and more.

Need more FREE LinkedIn assistance? Join The LinkedIn Guys! This course from two former LinkedIn employees can help you not only build your online brand but understand how to really leverage the platform in your job search.

Meet the Alumni Career Management Coaches

  • Schedule a meeting on McCombs Connect!

  • Ellen Bartkowiak headshot

    Ellen Bartkowiak, Career and Executive Leadership Coach

    Ellen Bartkowiak, Assistant Director of Alumni Career Management at McCombs School of Business, is a highly accomplished career development expert. With extensive experience guiding professionals at all stages, she specializes in personalized coaching, workshops, and tailored resources. Ellen's innovative "F-Zone" approach helps clients manage fight, flight, and freeze responses. She holds certifications in Design Your Life, CliftonStrengths, and VIA Character Strengths, applying these methodologies to help individuals overcome career challenges. Her structured approach incorporates goal-setting, active listening, and targeted feedback, ensuring uniquely tailored coaching sessions. Ellen's dedication to empowering alumni in an ever-evolving landscape makes her a sought-after resource for McCombs graduates at all career levels.
  • Robin Hedges headshot

    Robin Hedges, Career and Executive Leadership Coach

    Robin Hedges, a distinguished career consultant and coach with nearly 20 years of experience, is dedicated to helping clients achieve their career goals. Her extensive clientele spans diverse academic and professional backgrounds. As a former employer outreach leader, Robin supported recruitment across various industries. She holds an executive coaching certificate from the Weatherhead School of Management and is pursuing ICF certification. Robin's expertise includes presenting on multiple topics to McCombs alumni, with her "Holiday Career Strategies" webinar being particularly acclaimed. Her unique blend of experience and knowledge makes her an invaluable asset to professionals seeking career guidance. To benefit from Robin's expertise, schedule a personalized coaching session with her today.
  • Michelle Carroll headshot

    Michelle Carroll, Career and Executive Leadership Coach

    Michelle Carroll, an accomplished coach and trainer with over 20 years of experience, has guided professionals from entry-level to executive positions across various industries. Her impressive client list includes government agencies, universities, and NASA, where she received the Interdependence Award. With a master's degree in career development and six industry certifications, Michelle brings unparalleled expertise to her practice. She is known for her exceptional ability to inspire and empower clients facing career crossroads, making her a sought-after coach for professionals at all levels. Michelle's popular presentations on networking for introverts and career assessments for career changers have received widespread acclaim. Experience transformative career guidance – schedule a session with Michelle today and unlock your full potential.
  • Mushfiqa Jamaluddin, Career and Executive Leadership Coach

    Mushfiqa Monica Jamaluddin, an accomplished executive leadership and career coach, guides individuals and organizations through complex transitions with remarkable expertise. Her diverse background in finance, tech, strategy, and operations uniquely positions her to understand the needs of both executives and recent graduates. With degrees from the University of Houston and the University of Texas at Austin, Mushfiqa combines academic excellence with global consultancy experience. She has coached leaders in prestigious organizations including Amazon, Electronic Arts, and the US military. Certified by Georgetown University and the ICF, Mushfiqa's innovative approach integrates foresight frameworks and strategic acumen, empowering leaders to navigate uncertainty with confidence. Schedule a coaching session with Mushfiqa to unlock your leadership potential.

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