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October 2018
 
Monday, October 15
8:00am - 9:30am

GATES DELL COMPLEX ATRIUM, AUSTIN
 
Monday, October 15
8:00am - 9:30am

GATES DELL COMPLEX ATRIUM, AUSTIN
16
TUES
One of the strongest and most persistent biases that humans suffer from is the self-serving bias—the tendency to gather, process, and even remember information is a way that tends to favor one’s own interests or pre-existing positions. This bias often causes people to make decisions that seem morally indefensible to objective third party observers. In this lesson, participants should view the Ethics Unwrapped video on the Self-serving Bias (https://ethicsunwrapped.utexas.edu/video/self-serving-bias), which is easily found in the Concepts Unwrapped section of the Ethics Unwrapped website or searchable on YouTube. A discussion of the case study (also located on the Ethics Unwrapped website) regarding James Frey’s book “A Million Little Pieces,” which had to be recalled by the publisher after being touted by Oprah Winfrey, will initiate the discussion which will be led by Prof. Christopher Meakin, an award-winning lecturer in the BGS Department.
 
Tuesday, October 16
12:00pm - 1:00pm

CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)
16
TUES
Founder and CEO at Notely Ventures, Founder and Former CEO of BuildASign A UT Computer Science alum, Dan Graham is a powerhouse innovator - tenacious, strategic and able to get the job done. From starting his business while pursuing a law degree at UT, Dan has two successful companies of his own design and has mentored dozens of others. His recent projects include Notley Fellows , Center for Social Innovation and Student Inc. What drives this Longhorn entrepreneur and propels him toward success? Hear from Dan himself at the next Startup Science Live! Startup Science Live! is a biannual speaker series that features science-focused entrepreneurs. The series allows students and the community to experience a "live" case study and learn important lessons that are inherent in the entrepreneurial process.
 
Tuesday, October 16
5:30pm - 7:00pm

POB Avaya Auditorium
16
TUES
Founder and CEO at Notely Ventures, Founder and Former CEO of BuildASign A UT Computer Science alum, Dan Graham is a powerhouse innovator - tenacious, strategic and able to get the job done. From starting his business while pursuing a law degree at UT, Dan has two successful companies of his own design and has mentored dozens of others. His recent projects include Notley Fellows , Center for Social Innovation and Student Inc. What drives this Longhorn entrepreneur and propels him toward success? Hear from Dan himself at the next Startup Science Live! Startup Science Live! is a biannual speaker series that features science-focused entrepreneurs. The series allows students and the community to experience a "live" case study and learn important lessons that are inherent in the entrepreneurial process.
 
Tuesday, October 16
5:30pm - 7:00pm

POB Avaya Auditorium
19
FRI
Lisa De Simone is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She received her PhD in Accounting from the McCombs School of Business in 2013. She was recently presented with "The Amplifier Award," a student-driven award presented to the professor with the most inclusive classroom. She will be joining us at McCombs to provide insights on her classroom practices which help cultivate this type of learning environment. This presentation is open to all McCombs faculty.
 
Friday, October 19
11:45am - 1:15pm

GSB 3.138
23
TUES
The Texas Blockchain Initiative at Texas McCombs and the Austin Blockchain Collective invite you to attend the Texas Blockchain Activities and Research Showcase 2018. The objective of the showcase is twofold: (i) to present the latest research on blockchain technology by the University of Texas faculty and PhD students; and (ii) to provide a venue where UT faculty and students, crypto-enthusiasts, technologists, and local companies come together and discuss blockchain topics.
 
Tuesday, October 23
7:30am - 12:30pm

Rowling Hall
23
TUES
The Texas Blockchain Initiative at Texas McCombs and the Austin Blockchain Collective invite you to attend the Texas Blockchain Activities and Research Showcase 2018. The objective of the showcase is twofold: (i) to present the latest research on blockchain technology by the University of Texas faculty and PhD students; and (ii) to provide a venue where UT faculty and students, crypto-enthusiasts, technologists, and local companies come together and discuss blockchain topics.
 
Tuesday, October 23
7:30am - 12:30pm

Rowling Hall
24
WED
Samantha Snabes's company re:3D is breaking through the current limitations of 3D printing to unlock new applications and growth markets worldwide. The August 2018 Austin Woman Magazine cover woman won a $1 million award at the WeWork Creator Awards Global Finals in January 2018. Snabes was a research associate at Aastrom Biosciences and founder of BioFlow Technology, a company that was focused on stem cell growth. She was also a strategist at the NASA Human Health and Performance Center. She was one of seven people competing for the grand prize out of 152 regional winners.
 
Wednesday, October 24
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Rowling Auditorium RRH 1.400
24
WED
Samantha Snabes's company re:3D is breaking through the current limitations of 3D printing to unlock new applications and growth markets worldwide. The August 2018 Austin Woman Magazine cover woman won a $1 million award at the WeWork Creator Awards Global Finals in January 2018. Snabes was a research associate at Aastrom Biosciences and founder of BioFlow Technology, a company that was focused on stem cell growth. She was also a strategist at the NASA Human Health and Performance Center. She was one of seven people competing for the grand prize out of 152 regional winners.
 
Wednesday, October 24
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Rowling Auditorium RRH 1.400
25
THU
Please join the Austin Chapter at their annual Welcome to Your Network reception honoring recent graduates to the chapter. This will be a great opportunity to broaden your network and reconnect with fellow classmates. We are excited to have Friends and Allies Brewing, owned by McCombs alumnus Devon Ponds, host the event. We will have the Ranch Hand food truck onsite, which is owned and operated by McCombs alumni. Cost includes food and your first drink is on us! Cash bar will be available.
 
Thursday, October 25
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Friends and Allies Brewing 979 Springdale Rd. #124 Austin, Texas 78702
26
FRI

10 Years Later, What Does the Data Say?
Causes and Consequences of the Financial Crisis

On October 26th, the UT Center for Enterprise and Policy Analytics at the McCombs School of Business hosts a one-day symposium marking the 10-year anniversary of the financial crisis. Featuring research presentations and discussions on the causes and consequences of the crisis from UT faculty, leading academic scholars, and policymakers, the event will focus on three major areas: monetary policy, the pre-crisis causes, and the post-crisis regulatory consequences.

The event is free and open to the public but your RSVP is requested.

 
Friday, October 26
8:30am - 4:30pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall, The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business 300 West Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Austin, TX 78712
26
FRI

All MBA alumni are invited to attend the McCombs Marketing Conference & Case Challenge hosted by the Texas MBA Graduate Marketing Network and Marketing Fellows. The theme for this year is “Digitize Humanize. RSVP to see distinguished McCombs alumni who are now leaders in the marketing field. Together with other industry leaders, students, and faculty, this annual conference helps to recognize, examine, and stimulate innovation in the field of marketing. RSVP today!

  
   Speakers include:
   Josh Feldmeth, Senior Partner, Prophet
   Kurt Kane, CMO, Wendy’s
   Tony Rogers, Chief Member Officer, Sam’s Club
   Marissa Tarleton, CMO, RetailMeNot
   Steve McGraw, SVP, AT&T
   Erin Nelson, CEO, CSDC Systems
   John Rood, SVP Marketing, Disney
   And MORE! 

The event is free and open to all MBA Alumni. 

 
Friday, October 26
3:00pm - 6:30pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall, The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business 300 West Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Austin, TX 78712
 
Friday, October 26 - Saturday, October 27
All Day

Rowling Hall 300 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
26-27
FRI     SAT
This event is designed for all prospective full-time MBA students who are passionate about diversity, equity & inclusion, and are committed to improving the visibility of underrepresented populations in business school and in management.
 
Friday, October 26 - Saturday, October 27
All Day

Rowling Hall 300 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
 
Friday, October 26 - Saturday, October 27
All Day

Rowling Hall 300 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
29
MON
Few things affect our lives more than our families. In what is likely the most joyous time at home can present tricky dynamics at work. And, managers routinely face the difficulty of helping employees navigate a career path while also working in new priorities at home (and dealing with sleepless nights, doctor visits, and new work arrangements) How should managers respond to pregnancy disclosure from their employee? How can they plan for extended absences of employees as well as the return to work? How should managers consider family leave in performance metrics? These and other questions can be challenging to answer. Learn about how businesses and managers can navigate difficult conversations around family leave, promote and support employees with significant family commitments, and develop strategies which encourage retention and productivity. Dr. Ethan Burris is opening this session of Power and Politics to the broader UT and Austin community to facilitate a lively dialogue on this too often taboo subject. Our audience will have the chance to learn from and interact with our panelists: Aimie Aronica, Global Head of Employee Engagement, PayPal Marin Heiskell, Senior Consultant, Deloitte Muna Hussaini, Senior Program Manager, PayPal Eden King, Professor of Psychology, Rice University This interactive panel will bring knowledge and experience from academia, consulting, and managerial perspectives.
 
Monday, October 29
3:30pm - 6:30pm

Rowling Hall Special Events Room (RRH 5.210)
 
Wednesday, October 31
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Student Activity Center 2201 Speedway Room 2.302 Austin TX
 
Wednesday, October 31
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Student Activity Center 2201 Speedway Room 2.302 Austin TX
November 2018
1
THU
11:00am-12:00pm - Careers in investing panel (3 Cambridge Associates investment directors, Sanford Leeds, Distinguished Professor of Finance, moderator) 12:00pm-12:30pm - Fireside Chat with David Druley, CEO, Cambridge Associates and Raji Srinivasan, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion 12:30pm-1:30pm - Networking Lunch
 
Thursday, November 1
11:00am - 1:30pm

Rowling Hall RRH 3.310
 
Thursday, November 1
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall, RRH 1.400 300 West Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Austin TX
 
Thursday, November 1
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall, RRH 1.400 300 West Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Austin TX
6
TUES
Whether you're looking to see what other creative students are up to, have a business idea of your own, or are in search of other ambitious students to join your startup team, UT Startup+Connect is the perfect event to kickstart your creativity. Discover your next opportunity and make new friends at these monthly meetups. At each meetup, five student entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas followed by snacks and no-pressure networking. All you need is an open mind and an interest in creating, innovating, and scaling big ideas. From apps/software development to medical technology that saves lives to innovative hospitality, lifestyle and retail goods, UT students are working on big things!
 
Tuesday, November 6
10:00am - 11:30am

FAC- Blackstone
6
TUES
Whether you're looking to see what other creative students are up to, have a business idea of your own, or are in search of other ambitious students to join your startup team, UT Startup+Connect is the perfect event to kickstart your creativity. Discover your next opportunity and make new friends at these monthly meetups. At each meetup, five student entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas followed by snacks and no-pressure networking. All you need is an open mind and an interest in creating, innovating, and scaling big ideas. From apps/software development to medical technology that saves lives to innovative hospitality, lifestyle and retail goods, UT students are working on big things!
 
Tuesday, November 6
10:00am - 11:30am

FAC- Blackstone
6
TUES
In a world where intellectual property is more important and more valuable than ever before, it is easy to find yourself in ethical and perhaps even legal difficulties if you do not know the laws and mores of appropriation and attribution. In this lesson, participants should view the Ethics Unwrapped video on Appropriation & Attribution (https://ethicsunwrapped.utexas.edu/video/appropriation-attribution), which is easily found in the Concepts Unwrapped section of the Ethics Unwrapped website or searchable on YouTube. A discussion of two case studies that are located on the above-mentioned website, will begin the lesson. The first relates to alleged cultural misappropriation that arose when a governor’s daughter promoted her band by wearing a Native American headdress, though she was not Native American herself. The second involves artist Shepard Fairey’s use of an AP photograph of Barack Obama to create the iconic “Hope” image used widely by Obama supporters. The lesson will be led by Prof. Karen Landolt, an award-winning teacher of ethics courses at McCombs and an attorney who teaches intellectual property law.
 
Tuesday, November 6
12:00pm - 1:00pm

CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)
6
TUES
Please join your fellow alumni and friends of the new center for business education - Robert B. Rowling Hall - for an engaging and informative workshop to help you plan for the future. This will be a two part class held on Tuesday, November 6th and Thursday, November 8th, 2018. 
    
Daniel Caswell, CPA, BBA Class of 1984, will conduct a workshop to educate and inform McCombs alumni about smart ways to build 100% confidence that you will not run out of money. We will provide tools and strategies you can apply to your own plan now that will really make a difference. 
    
   The workshop topics we will be working on include: 
    
   Section 1: The New Reality in Our retirement. 
   Section 2: The Risk of Increasing Tax Rates 
   Section 3: Income Planning in Retirement 
   Section 4: The New Reality in Our Social Security Benefits 
   Section 5: Helping Protect Against Market Loss 
   Section 6: The New Reality in Our Estate Planning 
   Section 7: The New Reality in Our Long-Term Care Planning 
   Section 8: How to apply smarter tools and techniques to better address these areas in your plan. 
    
 Parking is free at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center located at 1900 University Ave, Austin, Texas 78705. Please bring your parking ticket to the event.
 
 
Tuesday, November 6
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall- 3.310 300 West Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Austin, TX 78712
8
THU

Please join the Houston Chapter at their annual Welcome to Your Network reception honoring recent graduates to the chapter. This will be a great opportunity to broaden your network and reconnect with fellow classmates. Cost includes food and your first drink is on us! Cash bar will be available. Register today!

 
Thursday, November 8
6:00pm - 8:00pm

3rd Floor 2303 Smith St. #300 Houston, TX 77006
9
FRI

Join the Austin Chapter for their monthly breakfast at Stinson’s Bistro. This month, Dave Swanson, MBA ’16 will speak at the event.
   
Dave is a motivational speaker, author of the book "The Dot on the Left," and a former U.S. Army infantry platoon leader who engaged in more than 100 firefights while deployed to Sadr City, Iraq. Dave is a consummate leader who speaks, writes, and coaches with a sense of humor that reminds us we all have the resiliency to overcome the toughest challenges and do our absolute best. Dave is a dynamic, energetic, idea-generating crowd-pleaser whose blend of humor, content, and style makes him a trusted leadership expert in many organizations.

Coffee and breakfast are provided.

 
Friday, November 9
7:30am - 9:00am

4416 Burnet Road Austin, TX 78756
 
Tuesday, November 13
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Student Activity Center 2201 Speedway, Room 2.302 Austin TX
 
Tuesday, November 13
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Student Activity Center 2201 Speedway, Room 2.302 Austin TX
13
TUES
Please join the Austin Chapter for an evening with the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG). GLG helps clients change the world every day by connecting them with the smartest industry experts. They have a global presence of 22 offices in 12 countries and more than 1,700 talented, passionate professionals on staff. 

Their clients include leading management and strategy consultancies, Fortune 500 companies in nearly every sector, 9 of the 10 global banks, and 350+ hedge funds, among others. They connect these clients directly to their network of 600,000 experts for insight on their most pressing questions and business problems. 

GLG has assembled a panel of experts for a roundtable discussion: 

Simon Kim is a VP of GLG’s Business Development team. Simon is responsible for building new relationships with corporate clients globally. He joined GLG in 2012 as a Client Solutions Manager with GLG’s San Francisco Technology, Media, and Telecom team after four-and-a-half years in New York at a similar company. He was promoted to VP and Practice Area Leader for GLG’s Financial Services West Coast team before stepping in as Head of GLG’s Financial Services Network Development team. Simon earned a BA in Economics from Cornell University. 

As a Senior VP on GLG’s Business Development team in Austin, Erin Whalen manages relationships with some of the world’s top consulting firms.She joined GLG in 2015 and brought fourteen years of experience in marketing, business development, strategic consulting, and entrepreneurship with firms such as BCG and Cielo Wind Power, and her own company, Grease Monkey Wipes, which appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank. Erin has a BBA and an MBA from McCombs. 

Justin Ramsey leads GLG’s Financial Services Business Development and Relationship Management efforts for clients in Texas and the Southeast. He joined GLG in 2009 after working in the financial services industry for over twenty years with firms such as Goldman Sachs, The Carlyle Group, Ewing Management Group, and JP Morgan. Justin earned a BS in Economics from University of Pennsylvania. 

Please note we have negotiated a reduced $10 fee for parking, please pay in the garage. Refreshments are provided.
 
Tuesday, November 13
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. 301 Congress Avenue, Suite 1500 Austin, TX 78701
19
MON
There will be no recruiting events during the Thanksgiving Holiday (11/19-11/23). 
 
Monday, November 19
All Day

23
FRI
There will be no recruiting events during the Thanksgiving Holiday (11/19-11/23). 
 
Friday, November 23
All Day

 
Tuesday, November 27
8:00am - 9:30am

ENGINEERING AND EDUCATION RESEARCH CENTER EER 1.610, AUSTIN
 
Tuesday, November 27
8:00am - 9:30am

ENGINEERING AND EDUCATION RESEARCH CENTER EER 1.610, AUSTIN
30
FRI
Join us for a morning coffee talk with Cesare Fracassi, associate professor of finance, and director of the Blockchain Initiative at Texas McCombs to learn what is real and what is not in blockchain. Whether you are a skeptic or an enthusiast of blockchain technology, this forum will challenge your views on this emerging technology. The event will include ample time for questions and discussions with the audience.
 
Friday, November 30
8:00am - 9:30am

Rowling Hall 1.400 Crum Auditorium
30
FRI
November 30, 2018 is the last day of fall recruiting in the Ford Career Center (FCC).
 
Friday, November 30
All Day

30
FRI
Join us for a morning coffee talk with Cesare Fracassi, associate professor of finance, and director of the Blockchain Initiative at Texas McCombs to learn what is real and what is not in blockchain. Whether you are a skeptic or an enthusiast of blockchain technology, this forum will challenge your views on this emerging technology. The event will include ample time for questions and discussions with the audience.
 
Friday, November 30
8:00am - 9:30am

Rowling Hall 1.400 Crum Auditorium
December 2018
5
WED
Revenue models and price points are key to attaining your financial objectives as a company. Selecting the right pricing strategy can result in significant returns or conversely, doom your business from the start. Learn more about the how to develop and implement the right business model and price strategy from Ben Bentzin, a local expert in the field.
 
Wednesday, December 5
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Student Activity Center 2.302 2201 Speedway Austin TX
5
WED
Revenue models and price points are key to attaining your financial objectives as a company. Selecting the right pricing strategy can result in significant returns or conversely, doom your business from the start. Learn more about the how to develop and implement the right business model and price strategy from Ben Bentzin, a local expert in the field.
 
Wednesday, December 5
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Student Activity Center 2.302 2201 Speedway Austin TX
 
Monday, December 10
3:30pm - 6:30pm

Rowling Auditorium RRH 1.400
 
Monday, December 10
3:30pm - 6:30pm

Rowling Auditorium RRH 1.400
January 2019
17
THU
The spring session of MPA Meet the Firms: A Speed Networking Event provides a venue to connect with students in a structured speed networking format. The primary audience is third year MPA students, but all MPA students are welcome to attend.
 
Thursday, January 17
5:00pm - 9:00pm

February 2019
5
TUES
MPA Mock Interview Marathon Day 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. The primary audience is third-year MPA students, though all MPA students are welcome to attend.
 
Tuesday, February 5
8:00am - 5:00pm

5
TUES

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.

 
Tuesday, February 5
9:00am - 11:00am

CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)
5
TUES

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.

 
Tuesday, February 5
10:00am - 3:00pm

Ford Career Center Interview Suites (GSB 4.114)
6
WED

The McCombs Career Expo (held each fall and spring) provides opportunities for employers to recruit full-time and internship candidates at the McCombs School of Business. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

 
Wednesday, February 6
12:00pm - 5:00pm

UT Rec Sports
6
WED

The McCombs Diversity Council Dinner begins with a networking session and is followed by dinner with BBA students. 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

 
Wednesday, February 6
6:00pm - 9:00pm

TBA
7
THU

An opportunity for Target Your Future sponsors to share insight and connect with BBA students. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA

 
Thursday, February 7
11:00am - 12:30pm

Legacy Events Room (CBA 3.202)
7
THU
At the MPA Career Dinner, a variety of speakers will address topics affecting their company and/or industry such as market trends and regulatory changes. As a participating organization, you will have an assigned table for representatives to interact with students throughout the meal and educate them about available career opportunities. Additionally, you may submit a proposed topic and speaker biography for review and possible selection by a UT committee composed of faculty, students, and staff. A brief networking dessert reception at the end provides a chance to connect with additional students. Newly admitted traditional MPA students are the primary audience.
 
Thursday, February 7
5:00pm - 8:00pm

19
TUES

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

 
Tuesday, February 19
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Texas Union (Santa Rita Suite)