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Forge Your Own Path

Canfield BHP graduates have a solid foundation in all business disciplines. Most pair their Canfield BHP major with additional majors to specialize in another area of business or outside of business. You can truly forge your own path, following your interests. Our graduates start their careers in positions such as consultant, investment banking analyst, supply chain analyst, financial analyst, account executive and marketing coordinator. Many also choose to go on to pursue master’s degrees, medical degrees or law degrees. 

Canfield BHP has career coaches specifically dedicated to its students. Your first semester includes a class taught by your career coach that introduces you to the various business majors, and techniques and tips that will help you succeed in college and beyond.
 
Catherine Campbell HeadshotCatherine Campbell is a native Houstonian who has always been a dreamer with a Texas-sized heart. She dreamed of getting a Division I basketball scholarship in the third grade and accomplished that by accepting an offer to play at SMU where she received her corporate communications & public affairs degree in 2010. She traded her basketball shoes for immobile shoes attached to a boat where she rowed and received her masters in Sport Management at Indiana University.
 
Catherine previously served as development officer for the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering department at UT Austin. Other positions at the University of Texas included assistant director of donor relations and events for The Longhorn Foundation, development assistant for the T-Association, marketing & sales representative at The Erwin Center and assistant director of marketing at Indiana University.

Catherine firmly believes in higher education and is excited to help the next generation of Longhorns change the world. Catherine’s extensive experience in corporate relations, fundraising development, communications, marketing, project management and events have helped her become a successful driver of ideas, projects, and teams. 

Sahil Maherali headshotSahil Maherali graduated from UTSA with a degree in Communications in 2018. During his time in undergrad, Sahil completed multiple internships ranging from a marketing agency, in-house marketing at a nonprofit, and in healthcare consulting. After graduating, Sahil moved to Austin to work in a L&D role at Dell where he worked as a team lead across 3 sites helping to centralize and develop their training content for new hire support agents, sales reps, and other rotational programs.

After his time at Dell, Sahil was an Onboarding Consultant at Cision where he worked in Customer Success with top Fortune 500 companies, universities, start-ups, and other organizations. Sahil also served on the First Generation team at Cision and helped start the build of their future campus recruiting program for equitable recruiting.

Outside of work, Sahil volunteers with numerous organizations and holds multiple leadership roles. Sahil is the National Project Manager for the Ismaili Professionals Network where he oversees all professional development programming for college students and recent grads and has scaled a team of 2 to 46 over the course of a year and helped source 185+ opportunities during the pandemic. Sahil is also the National Team Member on the Training Team for Camp Mosaic, a 7 day camp for participants across the US held in 13 cities. Lastly, Sahil volunteers with Alpha Kappa Psi, a co-ed professional business fraternity, as a Section Director overseeing 4 chapters.

Career Management

McCombs has one of the best career management departments in the nation. Canfield BHP students have access to a dedicated career coach over their four years in the program. Every student in the program will also participate in a career planning course with their career coach. Career Management also hosts a large number of events throughout the year to help students connect with employers, prepare for interviews and find out more about career paths. Additionally, Canfield BHP hosts events each semester to connect students with our corporate partners and with alumni working in various industries.

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Internships

Every McCombs student is required to complete an internship before graduating. Many Canfield BHP students will actually complete more than one internship over the course of their four years here. Because of Canfield BHP's strong reputation with corporate employers, Canfield BHP students are often recruited into highly desirable internships that position them to be as competitive as possible when they recruit for full-time employment. In the past, students have done internships at each of the "Big Four" accounting firms, Goldman-Sachs, McKinsey, Bain, and Microsoft, along with hundreds of other corporations, reflecting the wide array of interests of Canfield BHP students.

All McCombs students have access to the McCombs job board, career expos and a large number of events aimed to connect students with employers.

Read more about internship experiences of our current students on the Canfield BHP Blog.

For Students Interested In Starting a Company

UT Austin is a great place for students interested in Entrepreneurship. The McCombs School houses the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship. The Center supports the Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program, allowing students seeking advice on launching their own entrepreneurial venture to connect with successful entrepreneurs. They also host a speaker series featuring serial entrepreneurs. In addition, there are many startup resources available to students both across campus and in the Austin Metro area.

Canfield BHP Placement Statistics

View a full report of McCombs placement statistics for BBA and Canfield BHP full-time and internship offers.

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