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Alumni & Friends Events

Here you can learn about recent and upcoming Alumni & Friends Events.

March 30, 2023

McCombs Business Outlook: Focus on the Future of Real Estate

A shifting working world, office and retail vacancy rates, and rising mortgage rates were among the top headlines of 2022. Looking ahead to 2023, businesses are making short- and long-term strategic plans to protect their interests in light of potential uncertainty.

At the second of our Business Outlook events, economic, academic, and industry experts will consider several key questions related to real estate as well as where are we in the economic cycle, what are the 2023 prospects for Texas’ economy, and how can businesses forecast industry fluctuations and gain competitive advantage?

Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m. CST

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 N. Pearl St., Dallas, TX 75201


Thursday, March 30

Texas McCombs Denver Chapter Nuggets Game

Join your fellow Texas McCombs alumni at the Nuggets game on Thursday, March 30, against the New Orleans Pelicans. Tip-off is at 8 p.m., but we will set up a group reservation at 6:30 p.m. at the Breckinridge Mountain House at Ball Arena. Seating is limited, so requests will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Time: 6:30-10 p.m. 

Location: Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204

Cost Per Person: $66


April 5

Job Search Success Webinar

Whether you are just starting a job search or will be starting one soon, it’s easy and perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed and unsure about what you should *really* be doing, beyond updating your résumé and applying online for advertised openings.

Join McCombs Alumni Career Management as we discuss a process for job search success, offer practical tips and resources for the various steps, and expand your Longhorn network, benefitting you now and into the future.

Time: 12-1 p.m. (CT)

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost Per Person: Free


April 7

Knowledge To Go Webinar: Speaking Up to Be Heard: Tactics for Communicating Your Ideas at Work

In this Knowledge To Go webinar, Professor Hussain will share actionable tips for how to communicate ideas for maximum impact and effectiveness. Using evidence from research and practice, the session will highlight concrete techniques for framing ideas, overcoming resistance, and negotiating for mutual gain. The takeaways will be straightforward and actionable, so you can start to implement them immediately.

Insiya Hussain is an Assistant Professor of Management at McCombs School of Business. Her research focuses on the challenges and opportunities that employees encounter when speaking up to share ideas and opinions, advocate social issues, and negotiate for personal rewards.

Time: 12-1 p.m. (CT)

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost Per Person: Free


April 14

McCombs Alumni Austin Chapter: The State of HR in 2023 with Scholley Bubenik

This month, we present Scholley Bubenik, UT Class of 2001, and President of Premier HR Solutions.

As we begin a new year, workplace challenges continue. What is the State of HR in 2023 and how do we manage these challenges? Scholley will discuss major HR trends and how business owners, managers, and HR professionals can prepare for the new calendar year.

Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m. (CT)
Location: Stinson’s Café, 4416 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756
Cost Per Person: Free


April 18

Bay Area for McCombs Alumni Reception

The Bay Area for McCombs board is pleased to invite UT alumni to join us for an evening of camaraderie and networking.
This event is FREE to attend and will include hosted appetizers and wine from Woodside Vineyards.

We look forward to seeing you and hope you will bring a friend! Kindly register by Friday, April 14.

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. (ET)

Location: Auto Vino, 380 Industrial Rd., San Carlos, CA, 94070

Cost Per Person: Free