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Operations Fellows is the premier organization for top MBA students committed to leading in operations management, supply chain, and business strategy. Make it happen together.

The Operations Fellows Experience

Gain invaluable real-world experience and access to industry leaders through exclusive Operations Fellows courses and extra-curricular events. Join a community of peers that elevates operations at Mccombs and builds a legacy for the future. Get engaged and find out what Operations Fellows has to offer.

Speakers & Visits

Leaders and experts from different industries share their management experience and thoughts on new trends in supply chain and operations. Fellows have access direct access to these industry leaders in a small group setting. You will also tour company sites to learn more about the real-world business of supply chain and operations management.

Real-World Experience

Operations Fellows are automatically enrolled in two courses that provide opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning. Curricula includes operational strategy, process analysis and design, supply chain management, total quality management, and more.

Through a live case-based course, Fellows solve complex operational problems across a variety of industries and funtions on a weekly basis. Their learnings from this experience are then applied to a capstone practicum during their final semester.

During the Operations Practicum, Fellows prepare for their post-MBA careers and gain real-world operational experience through a semester-long consulting project in collaboration with industry leaders.

Operations Challenge and Conference

Hosted by Operations Fellows, the annual Texas McCombs Operations Challenge and Conference offers first-year MBA students access to a live supply chain and operations experience.

The challenge case is based on real issues that industry leaders must address. Teams present their strategies directly to the case sponsor and a panel of cross-industry judges. 

The two-day conference brings together industry, students, and faculty to discuss topics that influence the evolution of modern supply chains. The program includes multiple opportunities for participants to network.

Training & Team Building

Fellows gain practical skills through hands-on training sessions. Previous topics include Power BI and Tableau. Along with other Operations Fellows curricula and events, these sessions will enhance your MBA experience through a team-based approach.

Apply to be an Operations Fellow

Application Process

Are you interested in becoming an Operations Fellow? We are looking for MBA students with a passion for operations to build a diverse incoming class of leaders.

Ops Week Events 2023

  • Info Session, MBA Fellowship Panel: Tuesday, 8/29 at 4:00-5:00 PM in Crum Auditorium
  • MBA Organization Fair: Wednesday, 8/30 at 4:00-5:30 PM in Rowling Atrium
  • Info Session, 2Y Internship Panel: Thursday, 8/31 at 5:00-6:00 PM in RRH 5.402
  • Operations Bootcamp Class Simulation: Friday, 9/1 at 9:00 AM-12:00 PM in RRH 3.310
  • Info Session, Alumni Panel: Tuesday, 9/5 at 5:00-6:00 PM in RRH 2.238
  • Community Coffee: Wednesday, 9/6 at 9:30-11:00 AM in RRH Carpenter Commons
  • Info Session, Consulting Panel: Wednesday, 9/6 at 5:30-6:30 PM in RRH 3.310


Application Timeline 2023

  • Application opens: Friday, 9/1 at 8:00 AM
  • Application deadline: Saturday, 9/16 at 5:00 PM
  • Interview sign-up window: Saturday, 9/23 at 8:00 AM until Sunday, 9/24 at 11:00 PM
  • 2Y Office hours sign-up window: Saturday, 9/23 at 8:00 AM until Sunday, 9/24 at 11:59 PM
  • 2Y Office hours period: Monday, 9/25 through Friday, 9/29
  • Interview period: Monday, 10/2 through Friday, 10/6
  • Class of 2025 rolling decisions: Friday, 10/13 through Sunday, 10/15
  • Class of 2025 acceptance due: Sunday, 10/15 by 5:00 PM
  • Class of 2025 orientation and welcome: Wednesday, 10/18, time and location TBD


Required Materials

In the application, you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Contact Information
  • Resume
  • Business photo (professional head shot)
  • List of your current or planned McCombs community involvement (affinity groups, clubs, extracurriculars, etc.)
  • Short Answer 1: How do you see operations (generally) influencing your career, regardless of your target profession?
  • Short Answer 2: Why do you want to be an Operations Fellow?
  • Short Answer 3: What qualities do you possess that would benefit the Operations Fellows program?

Short answers should be 200 words max and double-spaced.


Access the application through the APPLY NOW button above.

You will be asked to enter your contact information and community involvement. The remaining information will be collected via file upload.

You will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • Resume and Business Photo: Combine your resume and photo into one PDF titled "LastName_FirstName_Resume"
  • Short Answer Reponse: Assemble your answers using the template below. Save your response as a PDF titled "LastName_FirstName_ShortAnswer"


During the initial application review, your resume and photo will be withheld from the review panel.

It is strongly recommended that you prepare your upload documents prior to opening the application form. Once submitted, your application cannot be changed.

Application deadline: 2023 TBD - Sunday, September XX at 5:00 PM



  • President - Maddi Reynolds

    Hometown: Jupiter, FL | Undergrad Major: Management & Business | Pre-MBA Industry: Fashion
  • Questions?

    Please reach out and connect with our members. We want to meet you.
  • VP Alumni Engagement - Jhilmil Hatty

    Hometown: Houston, TX | Undergrad Major: Chemical Engineering | Pre-MBA Industry: Chemicals Manufacturing
  • VP Case Challenge - Bushi Ren

    Hometown: Newton, MA | Undergrad Major: Physics | Pre-MBA Industry: Engineering
  • VP Communications - Ashima Elhence

    Hometown: Lucknow, India | Undergrad Major: Computer Engineering | Pre-MBA Industry: Software
  • VP Events - Miao (Cecelia) Shi

    Hometown: Nanjing, China | Undergrad Major: Civil Engineering | Pre-MBA Industry: Eng and Supply Chain
  • VP Programming - John Brosnan

    Hometown: Chicago, IL | Undergrad Major: Civil Engineering | Pre-MBA Industry: Construction
  • VP Recruiting - Sanjeev Venkatachalam

    Hometown: Chennai, India | Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering | Pre-MBA Industry: HVAC Manufacturing


  • Alnawaz (Al) Devani

    Hometown: Dallas, TX | Undergrad Major: Accounting | Pre-MBA Industry: Manufacturing
  • Jacob Carpenter

    Hometown: El Paso, TX | Undergrad Major: Mathematics | Pre-MBA Industry: Military
  • Jared Wood

    Hometown: Hollidaysburg, PA | Undergrad Major:Business | Pre-MBA Industry: Tech & E-Commerce
  • J.R. McArdle

    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA | Undergrad Major: Accounting | Pre-MBA Industry: Public Accounting
  • Laure Hartmanshenn

    Hometown: Paris, France | Undergrad Major: Marketing | Pre-MBA Industry: Financial Services
  • Liam Yao

    Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan | Undergrad Major: Chemical Eng | Pre-MBA Industry: Chemicals
  • Matt Beard

    Hometown: Littleton, CO | Undergrad Major: English | Pre-MBA Industry: Theater
  • Nolan Rubin

    Hometown: Napa, CA | Undergrad Major: Psychology | Pre-MBA Industry: Military
  • Raeesah Kabir

    Hometown: Brooklyn, NY | Undergrad Major: Intl Relations | Pre-MBA Industry: Food Mfg
  • Ray Fang

    Hometown: Beijing, China | Undergrad Major: Accounting | Pre-MBA Industry: Construction
  • Shruti Shetty

    Hometown: Mumbai, India | Undergrad Major: Commerce | Pre-MBA Industry: Automotive
  • Tom Schmidt

    Hometown: Westford, MA | Undergrad Major: Finance | Pre-MBA Industry: Military
  • Will Simmons

    Hometown: Lafayette, CA | Undergrad Major: Political Science | Pre-MBA Industry: Military
  • Xiaozheng (Daisy) Shen

    Hometown: Jiangsu, China | Undergrad Major: Mechanical Eng | Pre-MBA Industry: Insurance
  • Zack Grossenbacher

    Hometown: Jackson, MS | Undergrad Major: English | Pre-MBA Industry: Technology Sales


Are you a current or prospective McCombs MBA student interested in learning more about the Operations Fellows program? Drop us a line with any qustions you have or to connect with a current fellow. We appreciate your intereste and look forward to getting to know you.