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Alex Crist


Department:     Marketing

Additional Titles:     BBA Career Coach

Industry Areas:     Financial Services

Research Areas:     Leadership


Alex Crist is a BBA career coach and marketing lecturer for the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He teaches one section of Career Planning and Professional Development for first-year students in the spring and a business career course for transfer students in the fall. Crist combines innovative training practices and genuine connections to help students reach their goals.

As part of his duties, he oversees the programming, resources, and coaching for students interested in investment banking. Crist also advises undergraduate finance students in their career search. He provides information on internships and job opportunities, employer and recruiting trends, job search tools, offer evaluation, and salary negotiation. Crist also conducts mock interviews, helps create individual job search strategies, and performs detailed reviews of résumés, business writing, and LinkedIn profiles. 

Crist was a first-year experience graduate assistant and an academic enrichment center graduate assistant at Taylor University. He has a bachelor’s in psychology from Butler University in Indianapolis and a master’s in higher education and student development from Taylor University.



Baylor University CL&L Impactful Supervision Award


Baylor University CL&L Impactful Supervision Award


Taylor University Outstanding Thesis Award


NASPA Region IV-E Grant Recipient


Alex T. Crist and K.R. Loomis. October 2019. The Hero’s Journey: New Perspectives of Failure and Grace. Presentation for the Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, Waco, TX.

Alex T. Crist and K.R. Loomis. May 2019. Embracing Failure: Creating New Perspectives in Communities of Grace. Presentation for the Association of Christians in Student Development (ACSD) Annual Conference, Wheaton, IL.

Alex T. Crist. 2018. Vocational Development of Introverted College Students. Association for Christians in Student Development Growth 17, 58-71.

S.E. Gaier and Alex T. Crist. 2017. The Courage to Learn: An Initiative to Improve Learning. Presentation for the NASPA Region IV-E Annual Conference, Detroit, MI.

Crist, A. T. (2016, December). The courage to learn: Helping student embrace failure. Presentation for the Society for Research into Higher Education Newer Researchers Annual Conference, Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom.

Crist, A. T. (2016, November). The courage to learn: Teaching students how to fail. Presentation for the Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH.