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Operations Fellows

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

About Operations Fellows

Thank you for your interest in Operations Fellows. Our mission is to provide select MBA students who are committed to pursuing leadership in the functional areas of Operations, Supply Chain, and Information Management the opportunity to develop management and leadership skills through a comprehensive integrated learning opportunity.



Application / Interview Timeline:

Application Period Start: September 12, 2019
Application Due: September 23, 2019 - 11:59 PM
Interviewees Notified: September 30, 2019
Interview Period: October 1 - 11, 2019
New Class Notified: October 18, 2019
Class of 2021 Orientation Meeting: October 30, 2019

Application Requirements:

  • Resume
  • Business Photo (professional headshot)
  • Answers to the following questions:
    • Why do you want to be a part of the Operations Fellows program? (200 words max)
    • Why do you believe you would be a good Fellow? (200 words max)
    • If selected, how will you contribute to improve the program for your class of Operations Fellows? (200 words max)


  • Combine files into one (1) PDF document titled "Operations Fellows_YourFullName_2021.pdf"
  • Submit to by 11:59 PM on Monday, September 23 with subject line: "Operations Fellows Application 2021: Your Full Name"

2019 Operations Challenge

2019 SCMC Roundtable and MBA Operations Challenge

  • Present your creativity and teamwork, and network with supply chain experts from across industries
  • Gain hands-on experience and a close view of real-world business by solving a supply chain issue
  • Compete to win some of the $5,000+ in cash prizes
  • All first year MBA students are eligible to compete

Case Sponsor: Amazon

Additional judges from Apple, Chevron, Dell, ExxonMobil, HEB, HID Global, Procter & Gamble, Shell, Walmart.

The Future of Supply Chain Sustainability: Technology, Integration, and Sustainability

Empowered by revolutionary technologies, supply chains are becoming more efficient and transparent. As a result, the world is heading toward a system of collaborative supply chain networks where the optimized supply chains of larger companies will be leveraged by Small-to-Medium sized enterprises. Ops Challenge 2019 event brand image; three cog wheels to represent technology, sustainability, and integration

This poses critical questions to the Future of Supply Chain Sustainability.
Join us as we explore the trends and innovations that companies are leveraging to lead us to a more sustainable future.

Industry keynotes and networking opportunities will be integrated into the challenge experience. 

Learn more on the Operations Challenge website.




Class of 2020 Officers:

President - Carrie Milbrath
VP Case Challenge - Jun Wang
VP External Affairs - Rex Macaylo
VP Operations - Xiaoling Liang
VP Programming - Ashish Soni
VP Recruiting - Alex Cohen

Current Fellows

Class of 2020

 Headshot for Adair Belisle

Adair Belisle

 Headshot for Chinni Chintu

Chinni Chintu


 Headshot for Surya Choudhury


 Headshot for Alex Cohen
Alex Cohen

VP Recruiting

 Headshot for Rupal Desai

Rupal Desai

 Headshot for Mario Diego

Mario Diego

 Headshot for Eric Eriksen

Eric Eriksen

 Headshot for Himanshu Jindal


Himanshu Jindal

 Headshot for Hugh Jones


Hugh Jones

 Headshot for Xiaoling Liang


Xiaoling Liang
VP Operations

 Headshot for Rex Macaylo


Rex Macaylo
VP External Affairs

 Headshot for Carrie Milbrath

Carrie Milbrath

 Headshot for Apeksha Mishra

Apeksha Mishra

 Headshot for Estanislado Munoz

Estanislado Munoz

 Headshot for Abhishek Narayan


Abhishek Narayan

 Headshot for Jonathan Powell

Jonathan Powell

 Headshot for Ashish Soni
  Ashish Soni
VP Programming
 Headshot for Sneha Vyas
  Sneha Vyas
 Headshot for Jun Wang
  Jun Wang
VP Case Challenge
 Headshot for Wenyi Zhang
  Wenyi Zhang

Join Operations Fellows

The goal of the application process is to gauge individual’s interest in Operations Fellows, expected contributions, ideas to improve the program, and intent to make a lasting impact within the program.

Students are selected based on previous professional experience, leadership ability, academic accomplishments, teamwork and communication skills, and desire to professionally represent the Texas McCombs MBA program.

  • "Meet the Fellows" Info + Networking Session
    Refreshments will be served

  • Resume and Essay Submission - Email application to

  • Interview with current Operations Fellows
    (if selected)

  • Application decisions released on 10/18
View Important Dates

Operations Practicum

Real-world consulting projects for companies such as Dell, Micron, Chevron, and Emerson provide Fellows with hands-on experience in operational strategy, process analysis and design, supply chain management, and total quality management.

Operations Fellows are required to enroll in the Operations Practicum during the spring semester of their first year. Signed NDAs are required for this class.