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.
Alexander Roland - BBA ‘21
After graduating from the McCombs School of Business, I hope to get a couple of years of work experience in a management consultant role and then return to school to obtain a master’s degree. After my education is complete, I hope to work abroad for a while and focus on non-profit work involving education and diversity.
Coming from a small high school, I was surprised to see how tight-knit the business school is. When walking throughout the building I always see a few familiar faces. It’s refreshing to know that when I’m stuck on something, I can always count on one of my classmates to help me out.
Every year, UT has this big music/organization festival called Forty Acres Fest. They bring in a bunch of cool local bands from different genres to play throughout the day. Additionally, they have hundreds of student organizations outside, so you can explore what all UT has to offer. Plus, it’s all free!
Getting involved on campus has led to some of the most unforgettable moments throughout these past few years. With there being so many student organizations on campus, there’s always something fun to do. I’ve been able to go water skiing on Lake Travis, have gotten a first look at new movie releases, cliff jumped with my friends, and so much more!
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.