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Alumni & Friends Events

Here you can learn about recent and upcoming Alumni & Friends Events.

March 10

Austin Chapter Second Friday Breakfast: How to Create a One Man Show with the Art of Storytelling

Please join us as we welcome Marlon Hargrave to this month's Second Friday Breakfast. Marlon is a veteran actor, teaching artist, and acting coach. He has starred in notable plays such as “Top Dog Underdog” and “MacBeth” and has performed on stages in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Virginia. He has also appeared in movies and television series streaming on Amazon Prime. His directing credits include “A Raisin in the Sun” and “Nat’s Last Struggle”.
As an acting coach, he currently has students starring in top-ranking TV series on Netflix, and movies on BET, and Amazon Prime. Marlon employs his teaching artist skills for summer camps, after-school programs, and adjunct teaching. He also trains poets, comedians, writers, singers, rappers, storytellers, and public speakers in performance enhancement techniques.
Storytelling is on the fast track to becoming the #1 way for artists to get their message heard. Creating a One Man Show can utilize current skills and talents to enhance visibility and notoriety in the industry. This talk will show attendees how to convert their life story into a memorable performance.

7:30-8:30 a.m. (CT)

Location: Stinson's Cafe, 4416 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756

Cost Per Person: Free


Thursday, March 30

Texas McCombs Denver Chapter Nuggets Game

Join your fellow Texas McCombs alumni at the Nuggets game on Thursday, March 30, against the New Orleans Pelicans. Tip-off is at 8 p.m., but we will set up a group reservation at 6:30 p.m. at the Breckinridge Mountain House at Ball Arena. Seating is limited, so requests will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Time: 6:30-10 p.m. 

Location: Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204

Cost Per Person: $66


April 5

Job Search Success Webinar

Whether you are just starting a job search or will be starting one soon, it’s easy and perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed and unsure about what you should *really* be doing, beyond updating your résumé and applying online for advertised openings.

Join McCombs Alumni Career Management as we discuss a process for job search success, offer practical tips and resources for the various steps, and expand your Longhorn network, benefitting you now and into the future.

Time: 12-1 p.m. (CT)

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost Per Person: Free


April 7

Knowledge To Go Webinar: Speaking Up to Be Heard: Tactics for Communicating Your Ideas at Work

In this Knowledge To Go webinar, Professor Hussain will share actionable tips for how to communicate ideas for maximum impact and effectiveness. Using evidence from research and practice, the session will highlight concrete techniques for framing ideas, overcoming resistance, and negotiating for mutual gain. The takeaways will be straightforward and actionable, so you can start to implement them immediately.

Insiya Hussain is an Assistant Professor of Management at McCombs School of Business. Her research focuses on the challenges and opportunities that employees encounter when speaking up to share ideas and opinions, advocate social issues, and negotiate for personal rewards.

Time: 12-1 p.m. (CT)

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost Per Person: Free


April 14

McCombs Alumni Austin Chapter: The State of HR in 2023 with Scholley Bubenik

This month, we present Scholley Bubenik, UT Class of 2001, and President of Premier HR Solutions.

As we begin a new year, workplace challenges continue. What is the State of HR in 2023 and how do we manage these challenges? Scholley will discuss major HR trends and how business owners, managers, and HR professionals can prepare for the new calendar year.

Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m. (CT)
Location: Stinson’s Café, 4416 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756
Cost Per Person: Free