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April 2017
Saturday, 29th
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8:00am-12:00am, Memorial City Mall 303 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024
Come join the Texas Exes for the Houston 39th Annual Lone Star Stampede 10k/5k/Children's race! Presented by Memorial City and the University Co-op this race is historically one of the last qualifiers for the Houston Marathon. Register Today!

Great race, great people, and a general good time, with all proceeds supporting scholarships for the 40 Acres! If you aren't up for running or walking, but would still like to register, feel free to join us as a Sleep In Participant. We are also looking for volunteers, so come out, have some fun, and meet some local Longhorns!
May 2017
Friday, 5th
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Classes end on May 5, 2017. This is the last day of spring recruiting in the Ford Career Center.
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11:30am-2:00pm, AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, Room 202 1900 University Avenue Austin, TX 78705
Risk is inherent to any business, but not all types of risk are fully understood and they can be very difficult to properly quantify and manage. Furthermore, some industries are inherently more risky than others. The question becomes: How can you make a rational economic decision when you don’t fully understand the nature of the risks you face or have all of the tools necessary to quantify, analyze and address them?

In this talk by McCombs' Distinguished Senior Lecturer Britt Freund and UT Bureau of Economic Geology’s Chief Energy Economist Michelle Foss, we’ll explore the nature of risk analysis and discuss strategies for effectively addressing certain types of risk, using the oil and gas industry as an example. Register today!
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11:30am-1:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Some types of risk are not easily quantifiable. How can you make a rational economic decision when you don’t fully understand the nature of the risks you face or have all of the tools necessary to quantify, analyze and address them?

In this talk by McCombs' Distinguished Senior Lecturer Britt Freund and UT Bureau of Economic Geology’s Chief Energy Economist Michelle Foss, we’ll explore the nature of risk analysis and discuss strategies for effectively addressing certain types of risk, using the oil and gas industry as an example.

Tuesday, 9th
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Noon-1:00pm, https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/ktgwebinar/
Cultural factors are often cited as a source of problems for international ventures; however, creating cultural synergies can lead to global teams and projects that outperform single-culture counterparts. In this presentation, Dr. Deirdre Mendez will use real-world examples to explain how to recognize cultural tendencies to avoid and solve culture-based problems and leverage cultural knowledge to improve communication and build relationships. Dr. Mendez will describe a step-by-step approach to designing a goal-based project or organizational culture and identify management practices that integrate cultural difference and leverage the strengths of diverse cultural approaches. RSVP today!

Deirdre B. Mendez, Ph.D. is an intercultural consultant, speaker, and author who helps U.S. companies and their international partners identify and resolve culturally based problems. After two decades as a consultant, she joined the Center for Global Business at The University of Texas at Austin, where she is now associate director for cultural programs. Throughout her career, she has helped business people and companies manage cultural variation to minimize risk and enhance the performance of international projects. Her book “The Culture Solution,” facilitates self-guided problem-solving for international businesspeople. Dr. Mendez is a member of the faculties of management and marketing at the McCombs school of Business. She teaches international business and management to executives, MBA students, and undergraduates in the U.S. and abroad.
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6:00pm-8:00pm, WeWork University Park 3300 N. Interstate Highway 35 Austin, TX 78705
Over the last few years, $3 billion has been raised through crowdfunding for companies and projects. Thanks to the JOBS Act of 2012, 200 million Americans can now invest in startups and you can too! Not only that, you can now raise capital from your current supporters, customers, and people looking to believe in startups like yours. "Equity crowdfunding will become the future of how most small businesses are going to be financed.” - Duncan Niedenhauer, Former CEO of the New York Stock Exchange

Free, covered parking is available in the garage and the entrance is located on Duncan Lane. Beer, wine, and light refreshments will be served. Come join us as we review the current state of the crowdfunding market and the future of fundraising. RSVP Today!
Wednesday, 10th
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5:30pm-8:00pm, Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) 290 East Speer Blvd. Denver, CO 80203
Join the Denver Business Series (DBS) for an informative evening with local non-profit experts. We will have an interactive panel discussion on how to become involved on a non-profit board both in Colorado and nationally. Register Today!
Friday, 12th
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7:30am-9:00am, Stinson's Bistro & Cafe 4416 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX 78756
Come mix and mingle with your fellow alumni and friends at our monthly breakfast meeting at Stinson's Bistro. The May gathering will be social and the chapter leaders, Jim McMullan, MBA '96 and Cody George, BBA '04, will share details on upcoming speakers and chapter programming. Complimentary coffee and breakfast will be provided. RSVP today!

We look forward to seeing you...Hook 'Em Horns!
Thursday, 18th
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6:00pm-8:00pm, The Hideaway Seaport 22 Peck Slip, New York, NY 10038
Dr. Raj Raghunathan studies the impact that people's judgments and decisions have on their own happiness and fulfillment. Based on his research, he teaches a highly successful course on happiness around the world. Raj is an award-winning Professor of Marketing at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Raj's work has appeared in leading marketing journals, and been cited in several mass media outlets, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Austin American Statesman, The Houston Chronicle, and Self Magazine. Register now!
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6:00pm-8:00pm, Saint Francis South Campus - Bishop's Building, 10507 East 91st Street, Suite 530, Tulsa, OK 74133
Join the Tulsa Chapter for a presentation by Professor Kristie Loescher on the connection between American values and our health care system. Kristie is a senior lecturer in the Department of Management at the McCombs School of Business and director for education and community engagement at the school's Health Care Initiative. Before bringing her skills to academia, Loescher worked in health care quality assurance, utilization management, and clinical research. The registration fee includes food and drink. Register now!

Parking and Directions: There is a parking garage attached to the Bishop’s Building, attendees can park on level four to enter the building and take the elevator or stair to the 5th floor. Once you are on the 5th floor, take a right off the elevator. The conference room will be the first room on the left hand side of the hallway.
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6:30pm-9:30pm, Merchants Exchange Club 75 Leidesdorff St. San Francisco, CA 94104
Artificial intelligence generates strong investor interest, and it can be challenging to distinguish between the truth and the hype. Join the conversation as experts from the venture capital ecosystem offer their insights about artificial intelligence. Visit the event website for more information and to RSVP.
Tuesday, 23rd
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7:30pm-9:30pm, Apache Bar Carrera 11 #93-77 Bogota
Join Senior Vice Provost and Professor Janet Dukerich and Assistant Dean Joe Stephens along with approximately 30 Texas MBA students from DFW, Houston, and Austin Evening Programs for a reception in Bogota during their global studies trip to Colombia (Bogota and Medellin). The attire is business casual and heavy appetizers and drinks are provided. RSVP Today!
Thursday, 25th
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6:00pm-8:00pm, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE 121000
Join fellow McCombs alumni for a networking reception with current MBA students. Students from the Dallas, Houston, and Evening MBA Programs are traveling to Abu Dhabi and Dubai for their Global Trip and are looking forward to connecting with alumni working and living in UAE. RSVP today!
Friday, 26th
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5:00pm-8:00pm, Ranger Creek Brewstillery 4834 Whirlwind Dr. San Antonio, TX 78217
Join the McCombs San Antonio Chapter for an evening of good food and spirits. Come sample award-winning Texas bourbon, beer, and learn how two McCombs alumni started Texas first brewstillery. Beer, cocktails, and meat and cheese plates will be available for sale. McCombs alumni representatives will be present to provide program updates. RSVP today!
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7:00pm-9:00pm, Thara Thong Restaurant 30 Charoen Krung Rd Soi 30, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

Join McCombs Professor Steve Courter along with approximately 30 Texas MBA students from Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin Evening Programs for a reception in Bangkok during their global studies trip to SE Asia (Vietnam and Thailand). The attire is business casual and dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by May 5, 2017.

August 2017
Wednesday, 30th
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Classes begin on August 30, 2017
September 2017
Monday, 4th
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There will be no recruiting events on September 4, 2017.

Wednesday, 6th
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September 06, 2017 is the first day of fall recruiting (BBA, MPA, MS programs) in the Ford Career Center (FCC).
Friday, 8th
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12:00am-12:00am, Austin, TX
The McCombs Alumni Business Conference will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Check the event website for updates on registration, speakers, and more!
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12:00am-12:00am, Austin, TX
McCombs MBA Reunion is Sept. 8-9, 2017 in Austin! We will commemorate the classes celebrating their 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25-, and 30-year reunions (classes of 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, and 1987). Find event details and registration updates on the reunion website.
Saturday, 9th
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12:00am-12:00am, Austin, TX
McCombs MBA Reunion is Sept. 8-9, 2017 in Austin! We will commemorate the classes celebrating their 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25-, and 30-year reunions (classes of 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, and 1987). Find event details and registration updates on the reunion website.
Monday, 11th
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Career Week, hosted by BBA Career Services every fall and spring, provides employers with opportunities to connect with Texas BBA students through a variety of career-related events and workshops. It is designed to maximize employer and student meeting time by condensing multiple events into a shorter time frame. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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3:00pm-5:30pm, CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)

This structured networking event is a great opportunity for employers and students to connect in small groups regarding: company culture, work environment, available opportunities, advice sharing, etc. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

Tuesday, 12th
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Career Week, hosted by BBA Career Services every fall and spring, provides employers with opportunities to connect with Texas BBA students through a variety of career-related events and workshops. It is designed to maximize employer and student meeting time by condensing multiple events into a shorter time frame. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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7:30am-9:30am, CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)

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.

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10:00am-3:00pm, Ford Career Center Interview Suites (GSB 4.114)

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. Please contact Morgan Medina to sign-up to participate (no registration fee).

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5:00pm-6:30pm, Legacy Events Room (CBA 3.202)

An opportunity for Target Your Future sponsors to be spotlighted and share insight with BBA students; open networking following the panel. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA

Wednesday, 13th
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Career Week, hosted by BBA Career Services every fall and spring, provides employers with opportunities to connect with Texas BBA students through a variety of career-related events and workshops. It is designed to maximize employer and student meeting time by condensing multiple events into a shorter time frame. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

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11:00am-5:00pm, UT Rec Sports

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.

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6:00pm-9:00pm, Alumni Center

The McCombs Diversity Council Dinner begins with a networking session and is followed by dinner with BBA students. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA

Thursday, 14th
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Career Week, hosted by BBA Career Services every fall and spring, provides employers with opportunities to connect with Texas BBA students through a variety of career-related events and workshops. It is designed to maximize employer and student meeting time by condensing multiple events into a shorter time frame. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

Friday, 15th
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September 15, 2017 is the first day of MBA fall recruiting in the Ford Career Center (FCC).

Tuesday, 26th
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6:00pm-8:00pm, Texas Union (Santa Rita Suite)

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

October 2017
Saturday, 7th
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12:00am-12:00am, Austin, TX
The annual McCombs Alumni BBQ is Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017! Join your peers for a BBQ tailgate before the Texas Longhorn football game. Registration details coming soon.
Friday, 13th
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There will be no recruiting events on October 13, 2017.

November 2017
Monday, 20th
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There will be no recruiting events during the Thanksgiving Holiday (11/20-11/24).

Friday, 24th
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There will be no recruiting events during the Thanksgiving Holiday (11/20-11/24).

December 2017
Friday, 1st
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December 1, 2017 is the last day of fall recruiting in the Ford Career Center (FCC).
Monday, 11th
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December 11, 2017 is the last day of classes.