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Male student leaning up against wall and smiling
Male student leaning up against wall and smiling
Male student leaning up against wall and smiling

Student Life

Beyond Class

The best complements for a world-class business education are rich experiences outside of class. Don't worry, we've got you covered!

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Get Involved

Take advantage of the extracurricular opportunities available to you through McCombs and The University of Texas at Austin.

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Student Orgs

Our 40 student organizations offer you plenty of ways to build your network, have fun and develop new leadership skills.

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Your Future

Your success is our primary concern. The Office of Student Life is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and pursue the future you choose.

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Community, Leadership, Involvement

We want you to get the most out of your time at McCombs, both in and out of the classroom. The Office of Student Life offers a host of opportunities to connect with your peers, participate in community events, and be a part of your school, your city, and your world.

Our programs, events, and student organizations are each designed to enhance your college experience, build your skills, and boost your resume. We're here to help you establish your place at McCombs. Talk to a student recruiter today.

The McCombs Leadership Program

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The McCombs Leadership Program enables you to build valuable leadership skills and enhance your academic experience during your time at McCombs.

The Leadership Program is designed to promote your growth as a leader without adding extra time to your degree. In many cases, you can complete the program by participating in on-campus activities, many of which you would have already wanted to be involved in! We'll help you stand out and know yourself as a change agent and leader. You will graduate with a full Student Leadership Portfolio that will demonstrate your skills and commitment to future employers and graduate schools.


The LeaderShape® Institute is a week-long, interactive experience that builds leadership skills no other program can match. Since 1986, over 30,000 participants from all over the world have graduated from our program. It's go, go, go 12 hours a day...and you'll love it!

The 2016 LeaderShape® Institute runs January 8 - 13th and is for Freshmen through Seniors at UT Austin. The session is hosted by the Cockrell School of Engineering Student Life Office and sponsored by Chevron.

Gone to Business

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Open to new McCombs freshmen and transfer students, Gone to Business is an event the night before classes where you can meet our deans, staff, and student leaders while they tell you about opportunities available to Texas BBAs. Students are welcomed by the Deans and our corporate sponsor. There's always plenty of food and networking opportunities with student organizations and McCombs program staff.

Come hang out at one of McCombs' biggest and best annual events, and make sure to stick around for the Texas BBA giveaways and for the Gone to Texas celebration at the tower!


Students at McCombs Kick Off

All incoming business freshmen and transfer students are invited to McCombs Kickoff, a day-long event packed with fun and friends held the Monday before fall classes begin.

Meet new and current students while boating on Lake Austin. Catch some sun and take a dip at the city's most popular swimming hole, Barton Springs. Enjoy a live concert in Zilker Park and some free eats from local Austin vendors. There really is no better way to begin your college experience, so don't miss out on what is always a great time!