VISIT is a great Undergraduate Business Council event that gives students first-hand experience with what it's like being a part of the workforce. The Business Council chooses a company to visit for half a day, during which time students have the opportunity to tour the company and speak with executives and employees to better understand their experiences at the company and the career path they took. VISIT is an incredibly beneficial program, particularly for students who are interested in working in the Austin area after graduation, or interning in Austin during school or in the summer.
Dimensional Fund Advisors
Dimensional Fund Advisors is an investment firm headquartered in Austin, Texas. Dimensional's objective is to deliver the performance of capital markets and increase returns through portfolio design and trading. The company offers over 100 equity and fixed income mutual funds.
For more than 30 years, Dimensional has helped investors pursue dimensions of higher expected returns through advanced portfolio design, management, and trading. Their enduring philosophy and deep working relationships with the academic community form the basis for their approach to investing, and the foundation for new strategies.
Their goal is to deliver an outstanding investment experience to every client.
Bazaarvoice is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that turns social media into social commerce for the world's best global brands by enabling authentic customer-powered marketing. It achieves that by first letting consumers create and share ratings, reviews, questions, answers, and stories about products and brands on client websites. Bazaarvoice then syndicates that content across the Web and through the channel to reach shoppers wherever they are. This customer-generated content has a tremendously positive influence on purchase decisions. It is also rich with customer intelligence, which Bazaarvoice analyzes and provides to its clients so they can make real-time, information-based decisions that affect all aspects of their business — marketing, product R&D, and operations. This strategy of putting customers at the center of your business helps you achieve measurable results across your entire enterprise.
National Instruments Corporation is a producer of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software. Common applications include data acquisition, instrument control and machine vision. In 2011 the company placed 18th on CNN's "25 Best Global Companies to Work For" list.
Adlucent is a collaborative team of creative, motivated intellectuals with a passion to be the best. It's a place where new ideas and individuality are encouraged and challenges are embraced. This openness of thought manifests in a cubicle-free workspace, a liberal dress code, flexible schedules and daily huddles where the entire company meets to share goals, progress, difficulties and discoveries. At Adlucent, success is shared. It encourages each person to contribute to the happiness of our clients, the health of the company and their own personal growth.
Newgistics was founded in 1999 with a simple goal. It was the dawn of the e-commerce age, and we set out to develop a better process for returning products ordered online. Little did we know that our work to improve e-commerce shipping in this way would spawn an entire industry. However, Newgistics SmartLabel® technology pioneered reverse logistics as we know it today. We then collaborated with the U.S. Postal Service® to create the Parcel Return Services program.
For more than 26 years, Dell has empowered countries, communities, customers and people everywhere to use technology to realize their dreams. Customers trust us to deliver technology solutions that help them do and achieve more, whether they're at home, work, school or anywhere in their world.
Ernst and Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 152,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.
The Farm Credit System is a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions and specialized service organizations. Farm Credit provides more than $174 billion in loans, leases, and related services to farmers, ranchers, rural homeowners, aquatic producers, timber harvesters, agribusinesses, and agricultural and rural utility cooperatives.
In order to enhance the process by which various Funds' investments are governed and managed, the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System on March 1, 1996 contracted with The University of Texas Investment Management Company ("UTIMCO") to invest funds under its fiduciary control. UTIMCO is a 501(c) (3) corporation modeled after investment management companies organized by Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and Duke Universities to invest their respective assets. It is the first investment corporation formed by a public university system and oversees investments in the Permanent University Fund, the Permanent Health Fund, the Long Term Fund, the Short Intermediate Term Fund and other assets.