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Texas McCombs Labs

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

About Texas McCombs Labs

One-year program packed with valuable knowledge and skill-building opportunities

  • Own a real industry role while earning course credit
  • Obtain experiential learning in a real-life ongoing position
  • Gain exposure to executive leadership
  • Receive mentorship from a dedicated industry coach

Key Elements of Texas McCombs Labs

  • This year's program provides opportunities for roles at Dell
  • Students are provided a company orientation and given full access to data/materials
  • Success criteria includes hard business results
  • Students are compensated for spring and fall semesters at rate comparable to minimum wage
  • Summer internship guaranteed at sponsoring company
  • Executive coaching provided to students
  • Earn six credit hours
  • All 1st year MBA students are eligible to apply

Apply: Texas McCombs Labs

Applications will open in
November 2021

Questions? Contact: Lori Van Orden

Labs Roles



  • 2021 Labs Roles with Dell
  • 2022 roles projected to be available in tech, retail and CPG
  • Students may apply for one or multiple roles
  • All positions follow the same timeline and application process
  • Interviews are directly with the sponsoring company
  • Students will be notified of company decisions in early December


Dell - Supply Chain

Dell - Supply Chain

Number of positions: 2

• Develop methods to improve forecasting for the supply chain 
• Develop Supply Chain strategies and processes to support
• Develop integrated planning process across the key functions

Project Scope:
• Develop forecasting strategies for the Dell Client business supply chain
• Develop forecasting strategy for the supply chain - end to end - starting with Product Group to Global Procurement and Operations
• Identify Inventory strategies

Project Deliverables:
• Identify key variables impacting supply chain forecasting; develop model
• Evaluate working forecast model of forecast
• Continue forecast model evaluations; develop proposed process with functional roles and responsibilities




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