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Alumni & Friends Events

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

October 20, 2022

McCombs Houston Chapter Monthly Lunch Series 

The McCombs Houston Alumni Chapter is excited to have Justice Rebecca Azipuru Huddle as our speaker at our monthly lunch.
Justice Rebeca Aizpuru Huddle was appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas by Governor Greg Abbott in October 2020. Justice Huddle earned her undergraduate degree in political science at Stanford University and taught Spanish for a year before returning to Texas to attend law school. She earned her law degree at the University of Texas School of Law, where she was the recipient of three endowed presidential scholarships and graduated with honors.


Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (CT)

Location: Cadillac Bar

1802 Shepherd Drive

Houston, TX 77007

Cost Per Person: $30


October 20, 2022

McCombs MBA in Washington, DC - Executive Panel and Alumni Networking Reception

"Leading in a VUCA World"


Our McCombs Executive MBA students, faculty, and staff are visiting Washington, D.C. for an immersive seminar this fall. We would like to invite you to join us as our guest for an evening of networking centered around the Executive Panel at the Willard. Come join McCombs alumni from the greater Washington, D.C. area, Executive MBA students, select faculty and staff, including the Senior Assistant Dean and Director of Working Professional & Executive MBA Programs, and our Senior Director of Working Professional, Executive & Alumni Career Management.

Event Agenda: 

6-6:30 p.m. Pre-Panel Networking Reception 

6:30-7:30 p.m. - Executive Panel 

7:30-8 p.m. - Networking Reception 


Time: 6-8 p.m. (ET)

Location:Intercontinental The Willard

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC 20004

Cost Per Person: FREE


November 11, 2022

McCombs 2nd Friday Breakfast

Please join us at Stinson’s Cafe for the 2nd Friday Breakfast series. This month will be dedicated to networking, so come out and join us for coffee and breakfast and meet fellow McCombs alumni.

Time: 7:30-9 a.m. (CT)

Location: Stinson's Cafe, 4416 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756

Cost Per Person: Free


November 3, 2022

VIP Speaker Series with Manny Maceda - CEO of Bain & Co.

The Undergraduate Business Council is excited to announce their next VIP Speaker Series event with Manny Maceda, CEO of Bain & Company.
The VIP Distinguished Speaker Series at The University of Texas at Austin is an event dedicated to highlighting the views, insights, and perspectives of accomplished and inspiring business leaders. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from some of the most prominent speakers in modern business.
Parking is available in the Brazos Garage. Standard rates apply.


Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. (CT)

Location: Jester Auditorium (JES - A121A), 201 E 21st St., Austin, TX 78705

Cost Per Person: Free


November 17, 2022

CATT 2022 Global Analytics Conference: Differential Privacy

High-performance organizations depend upon actionable insights from data to drive business forward. As the collection and use of “big data” becomes more prevalent, data privacy becomes a central concern to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Responsible firms put an emphasis on the conscientious use of data. Methods of differential privacy enable firms to learn from the data while protecting personal and private information. 

This conference will provide a primer on differential privacy, exploring its methods, best practices, and current research.

Time: November 17, 1-4 p.m.; and November 18, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. (CT)

Location: Online

Cost Per Person: Free


November 17, 2022

Houston Chapter Monthly Lunch Speaker Series

The McCombs Houston Alumni Chapter is excited to have Jonathan Zadok as our speaker at our monthly lunch.
Jonathan Zadok is a partner at Zadok Jewelers, Houston’s premier watch, jewelry and diamond destination on Post Oak Boulevard. Jonathan plays an integral role in operating the family business, which was founded in 1976. He has a passion for buying inventory for the store, as well as assisting customers with finding special pieces that commemorate life experiences. Before devoting his work full-time at Zadok over 20 years ago, Jonathan graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in Marketing and Finance followed by a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Certification in California.

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (CT)

Location: Cadillac Bar, 1802 Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX 77007

Cost Per Person: $30


November 16, 2022

Holiday Career Strategies: McCombs Alumni Career Management Webinar

Did you know that there are at least 30 different celebrations and days of recognition that occur between November 15 and January 1? Did you also know that these celebrations and the time surrounding them are actually a great time to work toward achieving your career goals?

Join us to expand your Longhorn network and learn practical strategies for job search and career management during the holiday season. Get a jump on the new you before the new year! This virtual event is for ALL job seekers. 


Time: Noon, (CT)

Location: Online

Cost Per Person: Free


November 29, 2022

McCombs Houston Chapter Happy Hour

The McCombs Houston Alumni Chapter is excited to host a Happy Hour.

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. (CT)

Location: Memorial Trail Ice House, 6202 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

Cost Per Person: Pay Your Own Way


November 30, 2022

Midsize. A No-Nonsense Guide of Successful Marketing Strategies for Midsized Organizations

Please join top business school alumni at an exciting book launch. Author and CMO, Julia Fitzgerald, talks about her new book, Midsize. Get a signed book, and join a lively discussion about where and how marketers thrive.

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. (CT)

Location: The Merchandise Mart - Marshall's Landing, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, Il 60654

Cost Per Person: $45