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McCombs Alumni Network | Career

Career Resources

Business People

Today's fast-paced business environment presents our graduates with personal and professional challenges. This is especially true for our alumni facing the competitive world of senior-level job searching, recruitment, and placement. We invite you to explore the McCombs Alumni career resources website to take advantage of the many tools available.

Upcoming Career Webinars

The McCombs Alumni Network is pleased to offer opportunities for alumni professional development. Career coaches share their expertise on topics like networking, branding, interviewing, and influencing through these monthly interactive webinars. These webinars show you how to strengthen your competitive advantage in the workplace. You can learn valuable tips that will increase your confidence and enhance your marketability as an employee, whether you’re searching for a new job or seeking a promotion.

For a listing of upcoming webinars, visit our full events calendar.

Would you or someone you know make a fascinating career webinar presenter? We are looking for presenters to share their expertise on topics like networking, branding, job search, and leadership. Email us at alumni@mccombs.utexas.edu.

Presenters share slides, audio, and video through Adobe Connect during the live webinar. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions of the speaker through live chat comments during the session. If you have never attended a Connect Pro meeting, you can prepare in advance of the webinar by testing your connection.

Past Webinars

Speaker Date Topic
Erik Qualman 2018.01.18

"Digital Reputation"

About Erik Qualman:
Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 44 countries.

His Socialnomics work has been feature on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. He is a current Guinness Book of World Records holder and his book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the world behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT's edX labs.

His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a 2015 Pulitzer Prize nominee.

Webinar Recording

Patrick McGinnis

2017.12.12

"The 5 Secrets to Launching Your Side Hustle in 2018"

About Patrick McGinnis:
Patrick McGinns is the Managing Partner of Dirigo Advisors, a New York City-based investment and advisory firm focused on Latin America and other emerging markets. An avid angel investor, startup advisor, traveler, writer, and speaker, Patrick has visited more than 70 countries and writes for Forbes, the Huffington Post, and Business Insider. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Business School. Patrick's first book The 10% Entrepreneur was published by Penguin Books. 

Learn more and sign up for updates at www.the10percententrepreneur.com

Webinar Recording  Presentation Slides

James Pann 2017.10.18

"How to Develop and Use Surveys to Improve your Organization"

The proverb, "What gets measured gets managed," has been attributed to Peter Drucker, the great management consultant and educator. Surveys are one method commonly used to measure factors important to organizations. For instance, they can be effectively utilized to gain key insights into the people who are served. Customer satisfaction surveys are often used to identify product and service strengths and weaknesses, to ultimately make improvements. Employee surveys are frequently used to determine employee engagement in order to identify ways of increasing job satisfaction and job performance. However, creating a valid survey and deploying it effectively can be challenging. This webinar will focus on the effective use of surveys to assess customer and employee satisfaction. Scientifically based techniques for survey item development will be reviewed in a straightforward manner so that participants can readily apply these approaches. The presentation will also review data visualization methods that enhance the interpretability and communication of survey results.

About James Pann:
James Pann received his BBA in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin. He obtained his M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling, and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami.

Dr. Pann leads EvalNetwork, a research and evaluation consulting firm, since 2000. Dr. Pann is also faculty Nova Southeastern University in south Florida since 2002. He teaches:  Quantitative Research Methods, Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Survey Research, and Statistical Methods.

Dr. Pann is interested in the use of program evaluation approaches to study and improve programs in all types of organizations. He is a licensed psychologist in Florida and an active member of the American Evaluation Association.

Webinar Recording Presentations Slides

Wendy Nolin 2017.08.16

"The Elevator Pitch is Dead: Enter the Era of the 30-Second Sales Hook"

In this interactive presentation, Wendy Nolin is going to teach you how to transform your tired, worn out elevator pitch into a compelling conversation starter that will have your listener asking for more. You’ll learn the art of weaving a story that draws the listener in so they can see themselves in your story, and they’ll want the solution you offer.

Webinar Recording

Wendy Nolin
2017.07.19

"Executive Conversations: How to Handle Difficult Conversations with Investors, Partners, Colleagues, and More"

Executives and business owners dread having difficult conversations that address poor performance, confrontational relationships, stress-inducing, and other negative behaviors. They are a necessary, albeit undesirable part of the job. Understanding how to handle difficult conversations can turn them into opportunities to deepen trust, encourage collaboration, and stimulate learning for all parties involved.

In this interactive presentation, Wendy Nolin will address the myths and misconceptions about having difficult conversations. She will walk you through real-world situations that you encounter frequently: poor performance of a team member, fallout over a manager not being promoted, conflict over strategic company vision, negotiating with investors, etc.

Wendy will teach you specific strategies, including conversation starters to turn conflict into learning conversations between you and external stakeholders, department heads, employees, and even your CEO and clients. Coupled with the verbal and non-verbal presence skills you learned with Monique Maley last month, you’ll learn the neuroscience of communication and how to move from confrontation to collaboration.

Webinar Recording

Monique Maley 2017.06.20
"Command a Room: Executive Presence & Leadership"

Maley's webinar focused on the five elements of a strong presence which include: authenticity, body language, vocal tone, energy, and consistency. She went in depth explaining how you can use these tools in your workplace through self assessment, studying the people you admire, choosing keywords, managing your intention, and choosing one thing to work on.

Webinar Recording  Presentation Slides

View upcoming career webinars.


 2017.07.19

McCombs Alumni Job Board

The McCombs School's Job Board is for employers, students, and alumni. Employers are encouraged to post jobs and students and alumni may search for postings.

Alumni
If you need your UT EID to access the Alumni Job Board, contact the Alumni Relations Office. If you know your UT EID but need your password, visit UT EID Self-Service Tools

Recruiters
Contact Recruitment Services for help with the job board.

Log In to Alumni Job Board 

Coaching

Services from BBA/MPA Alumni

Darrell GurneyDarrell W. Gurney, BBA '84 (summa cum laude), supports forward-thinking leaders to know themselves in new ways and to transform that knowledge into personal branding that opens doors. He promotes a proven system of relationship management which has people create backdoor connections offering a world of new possibilities—for industry growth, entrepreneurial venturing, or complete career change. Recognized as an Outstanding Business School Student at McCombs, he brings that same outstanding commitment to every individual he supports. He offers McCombs BBA alumni the first 30 minutes free and additional services at a 10 percent discount. Contact him via email at darrell@careerguy.com.

Amber Travis-Ballinas headshotAmber Travis-Ballinas, MBA '91, is a managing director/consultant with Career Creators Consulting. Career Creators specializes in career consulting, providing career-related services, and one-on-one career and business coaching. Their consulting services are tailored to their client’s individual strengths and challenges. Their consultants are subject matter experts with real world experience who provide clients with practical and relevant information, tools, strategies, and tactics to successfully navigate each step in the selection process, regardless of where they are in their career life cycle. McCombs alumni receive a 20 percent discount off of the listed prices. For further details, visit Career Creators or email Careers@CareerCreators.Consulting

 

Services from MBA Alumni

Michael FroehlsMichael A. Froehls, MBA '90 (Dean’s List), Ph.D. (University of Trier), is an independent management consultant, book author (www.thegiftofjobloss.com), university guest lecturer, and former global executive who has worked, lived, and traveled to over 50 countries. He is not your traditional career coach. Michael offers personalized one-on-one strategic consultation sessions to those who are facing important decisions affecting both their professional and personal life. His specialty is brainstorming, analyzing, and structuring available strategic options based on expected benefits and risks, holistically taking all relevant factors into account (e.g., your personal goals, financial situation, health, family, age, state of the economy). Sample topics are: leveraging upcoming or recent job loss; using sabbaticals to rejuvenate and recreate your life; exploring relocation, further education or alternative careers; optimizing the trade-off between work and relationships/family. UT alumni receive a 20 percent discount. Contact him via email at michael@thefroehlsgroup.com.

Neena NewberryNeena Newberry, MBA '92, works with motivated senior leaders and managers to improve their effectiveness. As an executive coach, she serves as a "thought partner" with her clients to clarify their priorities or goals, better leverage their strengths, keep their developmental areas from becoming barriers to their success, work through specific business challenges and take action. Neena also specializes in working with women in dual career families. She offers McCombs MBA alumni the first 30 minutes free and additional services at a 10 percent discount. Visit her at Newberry Executive Solutions or contact her via email at neena@newberrysolutions.com.

 

Solu Nwanze, MBA 2012, is an executive coach and a business operations leader in tech. She has vast experience in building products, designing processes and transforming people. As a trained coach, Solu works with emerging and established leaders to clarify their inner wisdom, vision and goals while driving clients to action through accountability, support and challenging. If you want to create something new or you feel stuck and need a way out, or you are down a path and want to make a detour, Solu can help. McCombs alumni receive a free informational chat plus 20% discount off subsequent coaching sessions. Contact her at solu@signpostcoach.com or visit signpostcoach to book an informational chat.


David RadzinskyDavid Radzinsky, MBA '05, is a small business owner, entrepreneur, certified life coach and yoga teacher. His coaching practice is focused on life transitions, work/life balance, and wellness. David uses a humanistic approach to help clients integrate their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual capabilities to achieve their goals. David is bilingual (English and Spanish); he offers face-to-face sessions in New York City and Skype sessions to clients outside the NYC area. David also offers corporate wellness programs including Yoga and Meditation. McCombs Alumni receive a free 45 minute consultation and 20% off all subsequent consultations. You can contact him via email at david.radzinsky@gmail.com or at http://www.davidradzinsky.com/.

 

Services for UT Alumni

Wolfgang Career Coaching is a full-service career transition and career development firm that works with clients across the country to find fulfillment in their careers. Their services include career exploration, branding, resumes, interview preparation, job search strategy and career development. Contact Wolfgang Career Coaching with your UT EID.

Networking Resources

Alumni Directory

The Alumni Directory allows you to reach out to more than 97,000 alumni in your network. Use your UT EID to access the directory and search by alumni name, graduation year, location, employer, position, industry, and more. Remember to update your profile to ensure you stay connected!

McCombs Alumni Network Chapters

The McCombs Alumni Network has local chapters worldwide to facilitate opportunities for social and business interaction after graduation. View our full event calendar to find out about upcoming events in your area. Learn more about the types of chapter events we offer.  

Social Media

Connect with the McCombs Alumni Network on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more.

Connect to alumni with similar interests by joining our industry-based Affinity Groups for Energy, Innovation, LeadershipMarketing, Private EquityReal Estate and Technology.

Texas Exes Association

Join Texas Exes to network, socialize, watch Longhorn sporting events, and support the university. Membership benefits include opportunities for networking, career development, member discounts, and university resources. Privileges include access to online UT Libraries, discounts on continuing education courses, the award-winning Alcalde alumni magazine, vendor discounts, and an invitation to the biggest tailgate in Texas before each home football game. Learn more.

BHP Alumni Network

Being a part of the Business Honors community is a legacy that extends well beyond graduation day. Learn more about the unique opportunities available to BHP alumni through the Business Honors Program Office.

Texas Executive Education

Texas Executive Education provides solutions for the challenges and changes you face as both a business professional and an individual. Whether you’re adapting to changes in your business environment, or want to spur a change in your career, we work with you to establish your goals and then craft a plan to best help you achieve them. From two- and five-day Open Enrollment classes to months-long Custom Programs, for small business start-ups to the largest companies in the world, we have the capability to scale your experience to best suit your needs with the same rigorous coursework and quality McCombs and UT faculty that you knew and loved when you were here getting your degree.

We can develop a curriculum based on the real problems you are trying to solve or a concrete objective you are aiming to accomplish. Most of our classes are held in the brand-new
Rowling Hall, and McCombs alumni receive a 10% discount on all Open Enrollment classes (15% if you are also a member of the Texas Exes).

Visit
Texas Executive Education to learn more about all that we have to offer, and come back for a class soon!

Spotlight: MBA-Exchange

MBA-Exchange connects MBAs to employers worldwide. It includes filtered MBA jobs, corporate profiles, and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

Additional Resources

Internal Resources

Texas Exes Career Resources

The Texas Exes offers career resources to students, alumni, and Texas Exes members. There are options for job seekers, employers, those considering a career transition, or those seeking ways to positively develop their careers.

HireUTexas

HireUTexas is an online job posting system. Postings are accessible to the entire alumni and student community of The University of Texas at Austin. Search by location, job type, and experience level.

Campus Resources

Alumni are welcome to use the Perry-Castañeda Library for research or the physical resources in the career services office.

TRIS

Texas Recruitment + Interview Services (TRIS) is a campus-wide resource supporting companies and organizations recruiting at UT by providing interview space, career center connections and one-stop recruiting access. Our employer connections benefit UT Austin students and alumni with the increased number and diversity of opportunities we facilitate and make accessible via our career center partners.

Sanger Learning & Career Center

The Sanger Learning & Career Center offers library access and counseling services to alumni who graduated within the last 12 months. They offer assistance for recent graduates who are unsure about what career direction to pursue.

External Resources

Blue Steps

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.

Business Development Academy

The Business Development Academy runs many seminars on disciplines of interest to the business development community. These disciplines include leadership lessons, financial projections, behavioral economics, intellectual property, competitive intelligence, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, game theory, strategic planning, and much more. McCombs School Alumni receive a $75 discount.

Forté Foundation

Forté Foundation is a consortium of 27 leading multinational corporations, 37 top business schools in the U.S. and abroad, and the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC). Forté has become a powerful change agent directing women toward leadership roles in business and enabling corporations to more effectively reach and retain top female talent. It is the only organization that provides a national infrastructure for women at all stages of the career continuum to access the information, scholarship support, and networking connections they need to succeed in business careers.

Gerson Lehrman Group

The Gerson Lehrman Group unites industry experts from accounting and financial analysis, consumer goods and services, and financial and business services for paid consulting interactions and speaking engagements. If you are a current or retired executive who is interested in consulting with the world’s top investment firms, consultancies, and corporations, please visit the Gerson Lehrman Group to learn more or contact Stephanie McNeill.

MBA-Exchange

MBA-Exchange connects MBAs to employers worldwide. It includes filtered MBA jobs, corporate profiles, and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

RiseSmart

RiseSmart makes online $100k+ job search more efficient by delivering prescreened job opportunities through technology that acts as a human account manager—the RiseSmart Concierge. RiseSmart offers special pricing for McCombs students and alumni. Learn more.

TheLadders.com

TheLadders.com provides online job search resources and content for the $100k+ job seeker. The basic service comes with the opportunity to browse through job listings and apply.

Vault

With Vault, you can research companies, industries of interest, and more. Search the Vault Job Board and interact with others of same interest on message boards. Some access is limited to subscription only.

Wall Street Journal Careers

Visit Wall Street Journal Careers for articles, salary comparisons, a job listings search, and career advice.