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January 2017
Tuesday, 24th
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5:30pm-8:30pm, Denver University, Joy Burns Center 2044 E. Evans Ave. Denver, CO 80208
Join Denver Business Series (DBS) for an informative evening with local economic experts. We will have an interactive panel discussion on the economic outlook for 2017 both here in Colorado and nationally. Learn how the recent changes in Washington may impact your business and personal economic outlook. Register today!

Panelists include Richard Wobbekind, executive director of the Business Research Division at the University of Colorado.
Wednesday, 25th
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7:00am-9:30am, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Houston Branch, 1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019
For the fifth consecutive year, the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas collaborate to present a business forecast and networking event. Leading the discussion will be a Federal Reserve Bank economist and executives from the key industry sectors driving Texas’ economy.

Panelists will answer your questions about the future of the economy, both statewide and nationally. Houston panelists include: Donald Kramer, M.D., Mine Yücel, and Jay C. Hartzell. Learn more about the panelists and register today!
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7:00am-9:30am, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas — Houston Branch, 1801 Allen Parkway, Houston TX 77019
Monday, 30th
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Career Week, hosted by BBA Career Services every fall and spring, provides employers with opportunities to connect with Texas BBA students through a variety of career-related events and workshops. It is designed to maximize employer and student meeting time by condensing multiple events into a shorter time frame. Learn more: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA. Registration coming soon!

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3:00pm-5:30pm, CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)

This structured networking event is a great opportunity for employers and students to connect in small groups regarding: company culture, work environment, available opportunities, advice sharing, etc. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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Tuesday, 31st
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Career Week, hosted by BBA Career Services every fall and spring, provides employers with opportunities to connect with Texas BBA students through a variety of career-related events and workshops. It is designed to maximize employer and student meeting time by condensing multiple events into a shorter time frame. Learn more: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA. Registration coming soon!

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7:30am-9:30am, CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)

The BBAWC Roundtable Breakfast Forum (held each fall and spring) begins with breakout discussions on issues like developing leadership competencies, bridging the gender communication gap, and achieving work/life balance. The forums conclude with a networking session. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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10:00am-3:00pm, Ford Career Center Interview Suites (GSB 4.114)

BBA Corporate Mock Interviews are a great way to build your company’s reputation and presence on campus. Representatives from your company interview students for mock positions and give the BBA students valuable feedback. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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10:00am-4:00pm

MPA Mock Interview Marathon allows you to create a student-friendly image, build your company brand on campus, and identify great candidates early by conducting mock interviews to help students improve their interviewing skills. This event is open to all MPA students.  
Contact: Jo Chauvin

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5:00pm-6:30pm, Legacy Events Room (CBA 3.202)

An opportunity for Target Your Future sponsors to be spotlighted and share insight with BBA students; open networking following the panel. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA

February 2017
Wednesday, 1st
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Career Week, hosted by BBA Career Services every fall and spring, provides employers with opportunities to connect with Texas BBA students through a variety of career-related events and workshops. It is designed to maximize employer and student meeting time by condensing multiple events into a shorter time frame. Learn more: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA. Registration coming soon!

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Noon-5:00pm, UT Rec Sports

The Undergraduate Career Expo (held each fall and spring) provides opportunities for employers to recruit full-time and internship candidates at the McCombs School of Business. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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Noon-1:00pm, Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway Room 2.302, Austin, TX 78712
Ignite Startup Workshop is a monthly lunch workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators interested in developing practical entrepreneurial skills. With a solid game plan and market validation, it’s time for early-stage startups to seek seed funding for prototype or beta development.

What do Investors really want to see at this early seed stage? Join this Ignite Startup Workshop and discover the art and not-so-science of raising money in dynamic markets.
You’ll learn:
- Where to go (and not go) for early seed funders?
- What is your company valuation- do you need to know?
- What type of funding should you pursue?
- How to find the right investor partners?
- How to position the value of equity in your company?
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6:00pm-9:00pm, TBA

The McCombs Diversity Council Dinner begins with a networking session and is followed by dinner with BBA students. The event provides companies the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of BBA students while sharing opinions and engaging in lively, thought-provoking discussion. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA

Thursday, 2nd
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Career Week, hosted by BBA Career Services every fall and spring, provides employers with opportunities to connect with Texas BBA students through a variety of career-related events and workshops. It is designed to maximize employer and student meeting time by condensing multiple events into a shorter time frame. Learn more: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA. Registration coming soon!

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7:00am-9:30am, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch, 402 Dwyer Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78204
For the fifth consecutive year, the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas collaborate to present a business forecast and networking event. Leading the discussion will be a Federal Reserve Bank economist and executives from the key industry sectors driving Texas’ economy.

Panelists will answer your questions about the future of the economy, both statewide and nationally. San Antonio panelists include: Taylor Rhodes, Alan Dreeben, Keith Phillips, and Jay C. Hartzell. Learn more about the panelists and register today!
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7:00am-9:30am, Federal Reserve Banks of Dallas — San Antonio Branch, 402 Dwyer Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78204
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5:30pm-7:00pm, Student Activity Center, Ballroom South 2.412, 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712
The Start of a Unique Relationship...
Five bright entrepreneurs will share their vision. They're looking for talented team members to help turn it into a reality. At the monthly UT Startup+Connect meet ups, bring a friend and find your next opportunity. This is going to be epic!

Interested in pitching your event to potential co-founders? Sign up to get on the schedule.
Friday, 3rd
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9:00am-11:00am, McCombs School of Business, Active Learning Classrooms CBA 5.330, 2110 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712
Meet a Mentor, or 3, at our monthly Startup Mentor Madness events! Get pro advice on actionable steps to turn your vision into success. If you are a founder/co-founder of a startup and you are looking for validation, advice, or wanting to expand your network, this is the place to be! If you are an aspiring entrepreneur with a great business plan for a product and/or service and want to know "What do I do next" or " Where should I go next," this is the place to be! Meet experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors from the Austin Startup Ecosystem who will be available to help you.
Thursday, 9th
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6:00pm-8:00pm, The Standard Pour 2900 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75204
Join McCombs MBA alumni and UT Law alumni for the second annual joint networking event at the Standard Pour in Uptown Dallas! Light appetizers will be provided and the attire is business casual. Register now!
Friday, 10th
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7:30am-8:30am, Stinson's Cafe 4416 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX 78756
Join the Austin Chapter for a discussion on performance and the pressure to add value in the workplace with career coach, Wendy Nolin. RSVP Today!

After reviewing your performance for last year and creating production plans for the year ahead, perhaps you are nervous and wonder how you’ll continue to increase the bottom line. Wendy Nolin brings a new approach to adding value to the organization in the form of systems and processes to optimize your time and achieve your performance goals. Wendy will provide you with strategies you can implement immediately that will realize both short-term and long-term gains.

Nolin is the president of Wendy Nolin Worldwide, a business and executive career coaching firm that helps people break free of the status quo. She has two decades of business and career development experience coaching executives to advance and develop in their career.
Wednesday, 15th
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Noon-1:00pm, Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway Room 2.302, Austin, TX 78712
Ignite Startup Workshop is a monthly lunch workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators interested in developing practical entrepreneurial skills.

For early-stage entrepreneurs, putting a dollar amount on the budding business can be a challenge. While startups often use competitive baselines, market demand and actual assets to establish an idea of value, there is no one, "right" way that all startups must live by. In this Ignite workshop, discover important considerations for optimistic valuation.


You’ll learn:
- Tips for getting started with valuation
- Good sources of input - who to listen to?
- How to present your value to potental investors
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6:00pm-8:00pm, AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue Room 203, Austin, TX, 78705
Interested in starting your own business but not sure where to begin? Or do you simply want to learn more about [venture] capital and how organizations get funded? Either way, Sara Brand can help clear up any confusion. Hear directly from the venture capitalist and serial founder herself as she helps nascent companies navigate their way to success. As a former NASA scientist and astronaut, Dr. Bernard Harris brings unique insights on leading innovative companies to fuel the future of commerce and beyond.

MoneyTalks! is a recurring speaker series that features a source of capital for high growth entrepreneurial business's with a preference for investing in early stage firms. The series allows students and the community to learn about various forms of capital and the current methods of funding.
Tuesday, 21st
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6:00pm-8:30pm, Texas Union (Santa Rita Suite)

The BBA Etiquette Dinner (held each fall and spring) provides networking practice for approximately 70 BBA students with a networking session in addition to learning the do's and don'ts of business dining etiquette. Employers are seated with students to share stories and give advice on business networking. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA

Wednesday, 22nd
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11:30am-1:00pm, Room 203 AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Avenue Austin, TX 78705
Professor Maurizio Viroli, one of the world’s foremost experts on Machiavelli, will reveal the hidden business wisdom within the famous philosopher’s sometimes-controversial advice. Machiavelli​’s idea — that wisdom is the ability to understand times and circumstances while adapting our strategy to fluctuating conditions — is as valuable for today’s leaders as it was in 1506.

Professor Viroli will discuss Machiavelli​’s view that successful leadership requires avoiding indecisiveness and being ready to seize good opportunities when they arise. Register today!
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11:30am-1:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Room 203
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6:00pm-8:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Room 202, 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705
A UT alum with experience spanning geophysics, oil & gas, real estate, and as we all know, craft vodka, Tito Beveridge brings a unique perspective to Texas Business. Join us as he shares the ups and downs of starting his vodka buisiness in the "pre-internet" era and how local communities helped him scale from a one-man distillery into a vodka brand that is recognized world-wide.

Entrepreneurship Live! is a recurring speaker series and podcast broadcast by TexTalks that features entrepreneurs across different industries. The series allows students and the community to experience a "live" case study and learn important lessons that are inherent in the entrepreneurial process.
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7:00pm-9:30pm
At the MPA Etiquette Dinner, students will learn how to navigate business and recruiting dining occasions with class. As a participating organization, you will interact with MPA students throughout the meal and educate them about available career opportunities. A networking reception is incorporated into the event, providing a chance to connect with additional students.
Contact: Michelle Polkinghorn
March 2017
Wednesday, 8th
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Noon-1:00pm, Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway Room 2.302, Austin, TX 78712
Ignite Startup Workshop is a monthly lunch workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators interested in developing practical entrepreneurial skills.
The startup and tech world flies faster than any other industry. With dynamic innovation and constant shifts of capital, you have to stay in the know of now and be able to set and predict future trends. Join Preston James for insight into the opportunities for 2017 and beyond.

You’ll learn:
- What are the startup tech and social trends to follow
- Where are investors putting their money (and not)
- How Social Innovation is driving social good...and profits
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5:30pm-7:00pm, Student Activity Center, Ballroom South 2.412, 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712
The Start of a Unique Relationship...
Five bright entrepreneurs will share their vision. They're looking for talented team members to help turn it into a reality. At the monthly UT Startup+Connect meet ups, bring a friend and find your next opportunity. This is going to be epic!

Interested in pitching your event to potential co-founders? Sign up to get on the schedule.
Saturday, 11th
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5:00pm-7:00pm

McCombs Entrepreneurship Night - SXSWi Reception showcasing Texas MBA talent, innovation, and startups.

Monday, 13th
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There will be no recruiting events during the week of Spring Break (3/13-3/17).
Friday, 17th
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There will be no recruiting events during the week of Spring Break (3/13-3/17).
Wednesday, 29th
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6:00pm-8:00pm, AT&T Executive and Education Conference Center Room 202, 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX, 78705
Blazing her own trail has propelled Gay Gaddis to lead the largest woman-owned advertising agency in the nation. From her Texas ranch to artistic endeavors and strong business sense, hear why Gay is passionate about empowering women while driving her business.  

Entrepreneurship Live! is a recurring speaker series and podcast broadcast by TexTalks that features entrepreneurs across different industries. The series allows students and the community to experience a "live" case study and learn important lessons that are inherent in the entrepreneurial process.
Friday, 31st
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8:00am-5:00pm
Midwest Interview Forum in collaboration with several other top-tier business schools (Chicago, IL)
April 2017
Friday, 7th
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8:00am-5:00pm
West Coast Interview Forum in collaboration with several other top-tier business schools (San Francisco, CA).
Friday, 21st
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9:00am-4:00pm
Just-in-time recruiting event for both full-time and internship recruiting.
May 2017
Friday, 5th
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Classes end on May 5, 2017. This is the last day of spring recruiting in the Ford Career Center.