Johanna Martinez - BBA '21, MPA'21
Jalen Archer - BBA '23
At the moment, I plan on majoring in marketing because of my interests in the individual level within the business world. Upon graduation, I hope to work within diversity and inclusion within the workforce to make society a bit more open-minded and inclusive as the world around us adapts.
The best thing about McCombs is the diverse community. A lot of the students here come from both small and big cities within Texas, the US in general, and even internationally. I can always find others to talk to and share my experiences with, as every person I have met is unique in their own way and have intriguing stories and interests. .
UT has a plethora of opportunities! Every day can bring something new and exciting in both McCombs and UT itself, which makes them both so special. If I had to choose one favorite thing, it would be experiencing UT with an open mind. I like to see what opportunities lie ahead of me so that I can better myself and make the most out of my experiences on the forty acres.
One of the coolest things I have done at UT is exploring! Whether it's going to the Austin City Limits music festival, going to a random improv comedy show, or even checking out the local foods here, I have fully enjoyed getting to know the world around me and creating long-lasting memories.
Christina Ebaseh-Onofa - BBA '22
CBHP, Supply Chain Management
After graduating from McCombs, I hope to pursue a career as a Management Consultant particularly having to do with the Social/ Public sector due to my passion for community engagement and nonprofits. I’m looking forward to gaining an immense amount of knowledge as well as giving back to my community while working at a place that provides adequate exposure to several industries.
The professors here at McCombs are extremely knowledgeable and have several years of industry experience under their belt. All you have to do is ask. I enjoy how willing they are to talk to students. It’s great to know that if you have questions, there is someone there to answer them and give you insightful advice.
At UT, there is something new to see every day, whether it is Jimmy Fallon on campus or even a political rally of a well-known politician. I love walking down Speedway and seeing all the passionate student organization members trying to get you to buy some of their snacks or trying to get you to vote. I also enjoy tailgating during football season and seeing people of all ages coming out to support our players.
My coolest experience while being at UT would have to be my study abroad trip to Argentina. This was my very first time visiting South America, and I definitely tapped into my sweet tooth while there. From the submarinos to the churros and gelato Argentina was a great time. I would love to go back and experience even more culture there.
Obafemi Ajayi - BBA ‘24
After graduating from McCombs, I hope to pursue a finance role at a technology company or a market facing role at a financial institution. After working for a few years, I plan to start a nonprofit focused on financial literacy as I am very passionate about increasing financial literacy, specifically in underserved communities.
Best things about McCombs:
McCombs is a school with resources built around student success. The faculty do not just play roles as educators; but instead, they are mentors, advisors, and much more. Whenever I have a question about a particular industry, company, or job function, it is easy to get answers as there will be faculty who knows the answer or who can point me to where I can find the answer.
Favorite thing to do at UT:
Exploring campus and meeting new people! UT is almost its own city where there will be events being put on and lots of fun activities to take part in on campus. When walking around campus, you’re bound to run into familiar faces and meet new people. Also, organizations on campus are amazing. There is an organization for everything; thus, you will be able to find a community to do anything you’re interested in on campus.
Cool things I’ve done during my time at UT:
I have been able to attend really cool events and assist in organizing events for the McCombs student body. I participated in events with Sal Khan of Khan Academy and Kelly Steckelberg of Zoom, two people building tools I use almost every day. I also took a class with Professor Mark Bunting, who is an entrepreneur as a past executive at McAfee.
Rocio Nairi Garza-Gomez –BBA ’22
As of now, I plan to major in the integrated master’s in public accounting, because I believe that accounting is a soft skill necessary for any enterprise. In a few years, I see myself graduating from McCombs pursuing a full time position at one of the big four accounting firms. My plan after graduation is to obtain work experience for a few years, before pursuing graduate school.
The environment at McCombs is special as you can count on a unique network of people willing to share their experience and advice with you. It is a learning process as you find yourself constantly learning whether it is from the teacher or your peers. Everyday you get to interact with people of high caliber that make you bring your best self forward.
My favorite thing to do at UT is explore the campus as it always has something new to offer. I love attending sporting events especially during the football season and catching up with friends at different events. Most importantly, I love discovering new opportunities to further my intellectual curiosity such as planning my study abroad (hopefully, in Europe or Asia) or exploring new courses and topics.
I have been at UT for a little bit, as I’m halfway through my freshman year, but I feel like I have already been able to do a lot! I am a member of student organizations that have allowed me to meet with company recruiters, play intramural soccer and make a family for myself at UT. I also love exploring Austin whether it is going to ACL, walking down South Congress or studying at Mozart’s I’m happy to call Austin my home.