McCombs Black Alumni Association
Founded by Texas McCombs MBA graduates, we serve as a stimulus for inclusion within the broader university community and establish partnerships and collaborations that provide McCombs Black Alumni personal and professional development opportunities.
About UsOur mission is to serve as a stimulus for inclusion within the broader university community. We aim to deliver value that inspires and elevates our members’ collective impact and ability to serve each other, our communities, and the world. We fuel Longhorn pride by creating powerful experiences that connect our Black alumni, students, friends, and partners to Texas McCombs - and one another.
Experience the magic of Black McCombsWe invite all Black alumni back to the Forty Acres to celebrate the MBAA Inaugural Weekend Kickoff on Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2023, in Austin, TX. The celebration includes three separate events: a cocktail hour and networking dinner, a BBQ tailgate, and a farewell brunch to wrap up the weekend. Register now to secure your spot!
Community at Texas McCombs
Alyssa Buchanan shares advice and talks about the community she cultivated at Texas McCombs.
The McCombs Black Alumni Association is dedicated to providing unwavering support to our alumni in every facet of their post-business school journey, encompassing career advancement, philanthropic endeavors, and fostering a thriving community.
Membership in the McCombs Black Alumni Association is open to all McCombs School of Business alumni. If you are interested in becoming a member, fill out our Membership Interest Form below.
As an active Member, you have access to the following:
Community Advocacy and Engagement
Engage with your peers in discussions and advocacy through a platform used to address important issues and effect positive change in our communities.
Professional Development Events
Our programming is curated specifically for members and provides networking, learning, and professional development opportunities.
Today’s business environment relies on valuable connections, and members will have access to successful professionals across various industries, which creates opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, and career advancement.
Mock Interview Program
An invaluable opportunity for students to receive real-world practice and feedback from alumni, preparing students for success in actual job interviews.
Facilitated networking opportunities based on members' specific career interests. This targeted approach enables individuals to connect with professionals in their desired fields, fostering meaningful connections and potential collaborations.
Social Media Promotion
For added visibility to the organization and alum’s active involvement and contributions, we plan to regularly acknowledge these efforts on our social media channels via Alumni Spotlights and encourage you to engage with us!
Recent graduate Max Gilles shares three reasons why he chose Texas McCombs to pursue his MBA.
Mission: To serve as a stimulus for inclusion within the broader university community and establish partnerships and collaborations that provide McCombs Black Alumni personal and professional development opportunities.
Vision: To deliver value that inspires and elevates our members’ collective impact and ability to serve each other, our communities and the world.
Volunteer and Get Involved
The McCombs Black Alumni Mentorship Program provides an opportunity for McCombs alumni to create meaningful connections with current students at McCombs. The program offers a platform for McCombs alumni to provide invaluable professional guidance and ongoing support to these students, empowering them to confidently navigate their business school journey at McCombs and thereafter.
Mentees are expected to initiate contact with their mentors within two weeks of their match. Mentors and mentees are then asked to communicate at least once a month. Students can only sign up at the beginning of the fall semester and will receive correspondence about how to request a mentor. Matching will be completed by the beginning of October.
For more information, complete the Mentorship Interest Form.
Mock Interview Program
The Alumni Mock Interview Program is a dynamic initiative designed to support the professional growth of our current students. This program pairs our alumni with first and second-year students, offering them the chance to engage in mock interviews during the critical recruiting period for internships and full-time positions. Through tapping into the expertise and guidance of our alumni, we empower our students with the essential skills and techniques to excel in interviews and actively pursue their career aspirations.
Interviewees are expected to initiate contact with their mock interviewer within two weeks of their match. Interviewers and interviewees are then asked to schedule a time and preferred method of communication to conduct the mock interview. Meeting frequency is at the interviewer's and interviewee's discretion.
For more information, complete the Mock Interview Interest Form.
Members are encouraged to join a wide range of committees focused on various areas such as events, fundraising, career development, community outreach, and more. By becoming a committee member, alumni have the opportunity to collaborate with other alumni from diverse backgrounds, share ideas, and contribute to the continued success of our association.
For more information, complete the Committee Volunteer Form.