Aston Welch - BBA '20
Supply Chain Management
I am a graduating senior Supply Chain Management major after graduating I plan on working full-time as a Supply Chain Analyst in Houston after graduating in May. Upon getting more experience in the industry and learning more about supply chain I want to go back to school to penultimately get my MBA in Operations.
One of the best things I have found about McCombs is the professors. The professors really do care about your success and truly helping you understand the material. There are many McCombs professors who teach as a side job because they run a business or have another primary job, and that shows how willing they are to help their students not only in the classroom but also in their career as well.
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!
My favorite thing to do at UT is Black Homecoming. A black homecoming is an event that the African American Culture Committee puts on every year to connect alumni with current students to help ease the transition for freshmen and to also give advice for graduating seniors on what post-college is like.
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.
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.