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McCombs Experience

McCombs Experience

McCombs Experience

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The McCombs Experience

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Year 1

Welcome to McCombs!

Your Academics

Starting with orientation you’ll immediately feel like part of the McCombs community. Meet your advisor and start a relationship that will last your entire stay at McCombs. Get advice how to transfer your academic credits and develop an understanding of what your degree plan will look like.

First Year Interest Groups (FIG)

Every incoming BBA freshman will be part of a FIG--a group of McCombs students you'll be matched up with to learn the ropes together. FIGS are run by a student mentor and a BBA staff member – you’ll become part of both communities.

Leadership & Community

Every student can be successful at McCombs and one of the biggest parts is getting involved in our community. Our Office of Student Life offers over 40 student organizations. You’ll find your niche, develop leadership skills, and make lifelong friends. Make the most of your time here by joining the 3-4 year McCombs Leadership Program.

Start Exploring Your Career

Take the BA 101 Career Services class and learn about career exploration, how to interview, and what a resume should look like. Our career coaches will introduce you to each major and help you find what part of business excites you the most.

Your International Business Savvy

Business is global. By attending our fall study-abroad fair you can learn how to study and intern with our prestigious partner universities at exciting locations around the world.

UT and McCombs Have So Much to Offer You!

Go to a football game. Watch a Broadway show brought to campus. Hear music you’ll hear nowhere else. Take in all McCombs, UT, and Austin, Texas have to show you!

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Year 2

Get Prepared

Your Academics

Now it’s time to research McCombs' top-ranked majors. What gets you excited? What do you feel a passion for? Choose your major and complete its prerequisites--your advisor will be your best support.

Customize Your Degree

Consider a certificate: real estate, public policy, energy management, supply chain. Add powerful, expert knowledge to your degree and set yourself apart.

Career Development

Really get to know your BBA career coach. We’ll teach you about the business environment and culture so that you can ace the McCombs Career Expo, land your dream internship, and get work experience under your belt.

International Business Savvy

Which study abroad programs appeal to you most? Set up a meeting with an International Programs Advisor, plan your adventure and learn about scholarship funding.

Leadership

The Office of Student Life is your ally in developing leadership skills--now and forever. Explore McCombs' student organizations and try out the leadership roles future employers will look for. Ask us about our 6-day LeaderShape® retreat--it’s a great way to discover the leader within you.

Build Community and Relationships!

Stay after class and talk with that professor that grabbed your attention. Cherish your friends--in student groups, in study breaks, in McCombs, out of McCombs, across campus, and across Austin.

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Year 3

Be a Leader

Your Academics

Stay close to your academic advisor to make sure that you’re on the right track for graduation. McCombs offers so many interesting classes with our top-notch faculty; together we’ll make sure you get the most of your 4 years.

Career Development

You're working an internship. You’re meeting recruiters, networking, and using all your resources. Hone your professional skills and ensure that you're ready to make a difference no matter where your career takes you.

International Business Savvy

Become a leader abroad when you add firsthand global perspective to your growing list of accomplishments. Study abroad with programs uniquely designed for McCombs students.

Leadership

By now you’ve taken on a leadership role in your student organization. Get excited and stay involved! Look within McCombs and across the campus to compete in local, national, and international competitions. Give back as a mentor; let our Office of Student Life guide you.

Research

As a McCombs student you can become a researcher and take part in the vibrant intellectual work of the university. Become a leader when you start undergraduate research with faculty.

Know that others are now looking to you.

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Year 4

Move Forward

Your Academics

You've reached the home stretch. Sit down with your advisor and confirm that you have all your credits and classes lined up to graduate. Your academic advisor is your best resource to make sure you’ll walk across the stage in May.

Career Development

Head to Career Services and learn job search skills that will stay with you for a lifetime.  Attend one of countless company sponsored events.  Meet some of the 180+ employers at the McCombs Career Expo. Perfect your resume. Succeed in interviews and learn how to evaluate the job offers you’ll receive.

International Business Savvy

You’re back from your study-abroad program and you’ve tackled many challenges that only living abroad can provide. Let us help you tell your story in your resume and set yourself apart with your unique experiences.

Leadership

You’ve learned that leadership development is a lifelong journey and you're ready to pass on what you know to the next class of McCombs leaders. Become a FIG mentor or a peer mentor for the Sanger Learning Center. You've volunteered and become part of the civic engagement around Austin. You've done well.

Finish final classes and electives. Take a breath and celebrate your accomplishment--you deserve it.

Keep in touch with faculty and alumni. Know that we’re right behind you as you make the leap from McCombs to the world of business.

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