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September 2015
Tuesday, 1st
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9:00am-10:00am, GSB 5.130
Do you consider yourself a non-traditional student pursuing your BBA at McCombs? Did your path to McCombs look different than the traditional high school to college transition? Significant work experience? Taken time off from school? Or do you feel like you have nothing in common with your peers? This workshop is designed for you! RSVP In OCR under the Events Tab > Workshops.
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10:30am-11:30am, CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)

Learn best practices and tips for being successful at the Undergraduate Career Expo and other Career Services events. See OCR for details. 

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2:00pm-3:00pm, CBA Events (CBA 3.304)

Learn best practices and tips for successful recruiting. See OCR for details.

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4:00pm-5:00pm, UTC 2.112A

Interested in working in Consulting and want to ace the case interview? Come to this great workshop offered by Bain & Company, Take this opportunity to also network with recruiters and put a face to your resume. Please RSVP via OCR workshops and arrive early; first come first serve regarding seating and it fills up fast! Note: there is a company info session after the workshop. Look in OCR under Information Sessions and RSVP separately. Attire: Business Casual

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

The Undergraduate Career Expo is right around the corner! Are you ready for the Career Expo? Wondering how you should prepare and what to do once you are there? Come to the Undergraduate Career Expo Prep Workshop and get the full details on what to do before, during, and after the Expo as well as tips on how to be successful at the event. Attire: Come as you are. RSVP In OCR under the Events Tab > Workshops.

Wednesday, 2nd
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5:00pm-6:00pm, CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)

The Undergraduate Career Expo Prep Workshop for Upperclassmen will go more in-depth on how to prepare for the Undergraduate Career Expo and what to do after the Undergraduate Career Expo. We will have 3 employer representatives present to discuss next steps and your approach to what to do once you have met employers at the Expo. Attire: Come as you are. RSVP In OCR under the Events Tab > Workshops.

Thursday, 3rd
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9:00am-Noon, CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)

Practice interviewing and get feedback on your resume. See OCR for details: RSVP In OCR under the Events Tab > Workshops.

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5:00pm-6:00pm, CBA 3.202
This mandatory training is required for Expo volunteers. Please sign up for a volunteer spot here.
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5:30pm-8:00pm, Gordon Biersch Restaurant & Brewery 5010 Mission Center Rd. San Diego, CA 92108
Come join us for an all McCombs Business School happy hour at Gordon Biersch! Help us kick start our local McCombs Alumni Chapter. All are welcome!
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6:00pm-8:00pm, Ramo d'Olivo 217 S Main St. Bentonville, AR 72712
Come join the McCombs Alumni Chapter and the Texas Exes in welcoming new Longhorns to Northwest Arkansas. Just bring yourself and a desire to strengthen the Longhorn community in our home away from home. Spouses and friends are welcome. For questions, please email the NWA Chapter Leaders: Eva Agoulnik or Mike Barry.
Friday, 4th
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11:30am-1:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Monday, 7th
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There will be no recruiting events on September 7, 2015.
Tuesday, 8th
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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 and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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10:00am-3:00pm, Ford Career Center (FCC)

Practice interviewing and receive feedback from recruiters and employer representatives. See OCR for details. 

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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, Ford Career Center Interview Suites (GSB 4.114)

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 (third-, fourth-, and fifth-year integrated, as well as traditional).

There is no charge to participate. Single half-day and full-day schedules are available.

This event is not open to priority registration.  We will send an email with registration instructions on May 7, at which time reservations will be accepted in the order received.

For more information, please see our MPA Mock Interview Marathon Information Sheet or contact Jo Chauvin.

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

Panel discussion with employers that offer rotational and leadership development programs.  Learn about key skills, application tips, and critical success factors.  See OCR for details. 

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

Through participation in the Employer Panels, you will connect with BBA students in an informal setting while sharing personal experiences and valuable insight into specific industries, careers and career-focused topics. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

Wednesday, 9th
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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 and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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Noon-5:00pm, Rec Sports

Interact with employers from a variety of industries and functional areas for internship and full time job opportunities.  See the Career Expo website for more information.

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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. This is a great opportunity to recruit BBA, 3rd year MPA, or 4th year MPA students. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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6:00pm-9:00pm, The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Network with employers from a variety of industries and learn about key diversity topics. See OCR for details and to register.

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6:30pm-9:00pm, The Bullock Texas State History Museum

The McCombs Diversity Council Dinner begins with a networking session and is followed by dinner with BBA students. During dinner, MDC members present sketches highlighting diversity issues in the corporate world. 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, 10th
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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 and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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7:30am-9:30am, CBA Events Room (CBA 3.202) and Atrium (CBA 3.300)

A flagship event bringing together BBA women and successful businesswomen to network and discuss issues that impact working women. See OCR for details and to register.

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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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3:00pm-5:30pm, CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304) and Atrium (CBA 3.300)

Network with employers from a variety of industries for internship and full time job opportunities. See OCR for details and to register.

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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, 15th
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September 15, 2015 is the first day of fall recruiting in the Ford Career Center (FCC).
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5:30pm-7:00pm, Legacy Events Room (CBA 3.202)
Do you have a case interview this spring? Join us for a Case Workshop! Learn best practices, tips, tricks, and more from Capital One analysts who recently went through the process! Attire: Business Casual RSVP required via OCR; pizza will be provided.
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5:30pm-8:00pm, MKT Bar 1001 Austin St. Houston, TX 77010
The Houston Alumni Chapter invites all BBA, MPA, and MBA alumni to come together for our welcome to your network reception. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni and learn more about current McCombs programs and activities. We especially encourage and welcome recent graduates and alumni who have relocated to Houston to come out and meet the Houston Chapter members. Included in the event cost, guests will enjoy appetizers and happy hour drink specials (until 7 p.m.) at MKT Bar. Complimentary parking is available in the attached garage. Please note reservation is required. We look forward to a wonderful evening!

Cost is $10 per person.
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6:00pm-8:00pm, 508 House 508 E. 8th St. Austin, TX 78701
Come join the McCombs Austin Alumni Chapter in welcoming new Longhorns to the Austin area. This event is open to all McCombs alumni, so please stop by, have some food a drink and connect or re-connect with our awesome group!
Friday, 18th
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7:00am-9:30am, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705
The Texas economy has begun to feel the effects of falling oil prices. Employment growth is also slowing with key sectors in professional services and oil/gas hit the hardest. Coupled with a strong dollar and weaker growth in Europe and Asia, Texas could slow to the point where we don’t outpace the nation this year. What will that mean as we look forward to 2016?

For the fourth consecutive year, Texas CEO Magazine, the UT McCombs School of Business and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas collaborate to present an Economic Forecast for 2016. Leading the discussion will be a Federal Reserve Bank economist and executives from the key industry sectors driving the economy of Texas. Register now!

Guest Speakers:
  • Topic: Water
    Speaker: Bech Bruun, Chairman
    Texas Water Development Board

  • Topic: Entrepreneurship
    Speaker: Mellie Price, General Partner & Managing Director
    Capital Factory
  • Topic: Technology
    Speaker: Jim Nyquist, President - Systems & Solutions
    Emerson Process Management

  • Speaker: Laura Starks, Interim Dean
    Professor of Finance
    McCombs School of Business

Additional McCombs Economic Forecasts:
  • Dallas: Thursday, Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Houston: Friday, Oct. 2, 7-9:30 a.m.
  • San Antonio: Thursday, Oct. 8, 7-9:30 a.m.

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7:00am-9:00am, Blanton Museum Auditorium, University of Texas at Austin 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Austin, Texas 78701
Saturday, 19th
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3:30pm-5:30pm, Hall of Honors, McCombs School of Business, Austin, TX

The McCombs Alumni Network invites you back to Austin this fall for the 2015 Alumni BBQ, a pre-game (Texas vs. UC Berkeley) celebration at the business school. Get ready to watch the Longhorns while reconnecting with fellow McCombs alumni and enjoying delicious Texas barbecue.

Alumni BBQ will take place from 3:30-6 p.m. and the football game kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

Register today!

Monday, 21st
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4:00pm-12:00am, TBD

MPA Industry Night offers the opportunity to market your organization to MPA students through a series of mini–information sessions dedicated to industry.  After the sessions, students will have the option to connect with all participating employers at a reception.  It is the perfect venue to inform MPA students about career opportunities within your organization and then meet with them one-on-one. 
There is a maximum of 4 representatives for this event.

Registration Note: This event is included in the MPA Premium Opportunities Program benefits for industry organizations. Contact Jim Franklin for information on how you can participate in this program.

For event information, please contact Michelle Polkinghorn

Tuesday, 22nd
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6:00pm-8:30pm, Texas Union, Santa Rita Suite

Networking with a variety of employers while learning key dining etiquette tips.  See OCR for details.

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6:00pm-8:30pm, TBD

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

Thursday, 24th
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11:30am-2:00pm, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 N. Pearl St., Dallas, TX 75201
The Texas economy has begun to feel the effects of falling oil prices. Employment growth is also slowing with key sectors in professional services and oil/gas hit the hardest. Coupled with a strong dollar and weaker growth in Europe and Asia, Texas could slow to the point where we don’t outpace the nation this year. What will that mean as we look forward to 2016?

For the fourth consecutive year, Texas CEO Magazine, the UT McCombs School of Business and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas collaborate to present an Economic Forecast for 2016. Leading the discussion will be a Federal Reserve Bank economist executives from the key industry sectors driving the economy of Texas. Register now!

Guest Speakers:

  • Topic: Commercial Real Estate
    Speaker: Robert Sulentic, CEO
    CBRE

  • Topic: Engineering & Industrial Construction
    Speaker: Mark Layman, Chairman & CEO
    Balfour Beatty Construction

  • Speaker: Jay Hartzell, Sr. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
    Professor of Finance
    McCombs School of Business



Additional McCombs Economic Forecasts:

  • Austin: Friday, Sept. 18, 7-9:30 a.m.
  • Houston: Friday, Oct. 2, 7-9:30 a.m.
  • San Antonio: Thursday, Oct. 8, 7-9:30 a.m.
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11:30am-2:00pm, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
October 2015
Thursday, 1st
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6:30am-8:30pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center Ballroom
This is the MBA program’s largest recruiting event. Open to Texas MBAs across all 5 programs (Full-Time, Evening, Executive, Houston and Dallas), this is a two day recruiting event. On Thursday, there is a networking cocktail reception in the AT&T Executive Education Center Ballroom. Meet with first and second year MBAs who are looking for internship and full-time opportunities.
Friday, 2nd
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7:00am-9:30am, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Houston Branch, 1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019
The Texas economy has begun to feel the effects of falling oil prices. Employment growth is also slowing with key sectors in professional services and oil/gas hit the hardest. Coupled with a strong dollar and weaker growth in Europe and Asia, Texas could slow to the point where we don’t outpace the nation this year. What will that mean as we look forward to 2016?

For the fourth consecutive year, Texas CEO Magazine, the UT McCombs School of Business and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas collaborate to present an Economic Forecast for 2016. Leading the discussion will be a Federal Reserve Bank economist and executives from the key industry sectors driving the economy of Texas. Register now!
Guest Speakers:
  • Topic: Health Care
    Speaker: Chris Lloyd, CEO
    Memorial Hermann Physicians Network

  • Topic: Oil & Gas/Energy
    Speaker: Pieter Bergstein, CEO
    Standard Oil Services

  • Topic: Automotive
    Speaker: Earl Hesterberg, President & CEO
    Group 1 Automotive
  • Speaker: Jay Hartzell, Sr. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
    Professor of Finance
    McCombs School of Business



Additional McCombs Economic Forecasts:

  • Austin: Friday, Sept. 18, 7-9:30 a.m.
  • Dallas: Thursday, Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • San Antonio: Thursday, Oct. 8, 7-9:30 a.m.

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7:00am-9:00am, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Houston Branch, 1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX
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10:00am-2:00pm, DKR Stadium, Red McCombs End Zone, 8th Floor
This is the MBA program’s largest recruiting event. Open to Texas MBAs across all 5 programs (Full-Time, Evening, Executive, Houston and Dallas), this is a two day recruiting event. On Friday, October 2nd, we will have a traditional career fair (booths) at DKR Stadium in the Red Zone on the 8th Floor.  Meet with first and second year MBAs who are looking for internship and full-time opportunities.
Thursday, 8th
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7:00am-9:30am, Plaza Club, in the Frost Bank building, 100 W. Houston - Suite 2100, San Antonio, TX 78205
The Texas economy has begun to feel the effects of falling oil prices. Employment growth is also slowing with key sectors in professional services and oil/gas hit the hardest. Coupled with a strong dollar and weaker growth in Europe and Asia, Texas could slow to the point where we don’t outpace the nation this year. What will that mean as we look forward to 2016?

For the fourth consecutive year, Texas CEO Magazine, the UT McCombs School of Business and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas collaborate to present an Economic Forecast for 2016. Leading the discussion will be a Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas economist and executives from the key industry sectors driving the economy of Texas. Register now!

Guest Speakers:
  • Topic: BioTech
    Speaker: Cathy Burzik, President & CEO
    CFB Interests

  • Topic: Fast Food
    Speaker: Preston Atkinson, President & CEO
    Whataburger

  • Speaker: Bob Parrino, Professor of Finance
    McCombs School of Business

Additional McCombs Economic Forecasts:

  • Austin: Friday, Sept. 18, 7-9:30 a.m.
  • Dallas: Thursday, Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Houston: Friday, Oct. 2, 7-9:30 a.m.

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7:00am-9:00am, Plaza Club 100 W Houston St #2100, San Antonio, TX
Friday, 9th
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There will be no recruiting events on October 9, 2015.
November 2015
Friday, 6th
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We will commemorate the classes celebrating their 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25-, and 30-year reunions (classes of 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, and 1985).

It will be a fun weekend including:

  • A Friday afternoon lecture series followed by a welcome reception on campus
  • A Saturday pre-game BBQ at the McCombs School
  • Saturday group seating at the Texas vs. Kansas game
Details and registration information coming soon. In the meantime, like the McCombs Alumni Network on Facebook, so you don't miss new details as they come out!
Saturday, 7th
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We will commemorate the classes celebrating their 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25-, and 30-year reunions (classes of 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, and 1985).

It will be a fun weekend including:

  • A Friday afternoon lecture series followed by a welcome reception on campus
  • A Saturday pre-game BBQ at the McCombs School
  • Saturday group seating at the Texas vs. Kansas game
Details and registration information coming soon. In the meantime, like the McCombs Alumni Network on Facebook, so you don't miss new details as they come out!
Thursday, 26th
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There will be no recruiting events during the Thanksgiving Holiday (11/26-11/28).
Friday, 27th
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There will be no recruiting events during the Thanksgiving Holiday (11/26-11/28).
Saturday, 28th
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There will be no recruiting events during the Thanksgiving Holiday (11/26-11/28).
December 2015
Friday, 4th
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December 4, 2015 is the last day of fall recruiting in the Ford Career Center (FCC). This day is also the last day of classes.
March 2016
Friday, 4th
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12:00am-12:00am, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705
SAVE THE DATE: The McCombs Alumni Network's 11th Annual Alumni Business Conference is March 4, 2016 in Austin, Texas.