Launch Your Career with Ample Support
Our graduates start their careers across industries, and many pursue further education. We’re here to help you succeed in your path with career coaching and more.
Meet Your Career Coaches
Canfield BHP students have access to a dedicated career coach over their four years in the program. Your first semester includes a class taught by your career coach that introduces you to the various business majors, and techniques and tips that will help you succeed in college and beyond.
Amanda is a life-long Texan. She is from the Houston area but considers Central Texas home. After moving to Austin in 2010 to attend UT, she earned a BBA from the McCombs School of Business. Upon graduation, she worked at Dell before realizing she had a calling for service-oriented work which led her to pursue a career in higher education. For the past five years, Amanda has been working with business students one-on-one and in the classroom in the areas of academic and career advising – first at Texas State University and now here at UT-Austin. In May 2023, she will be wrapping up a graduate program in Workforce & Leadership Studies. Outside of work and school, Amanda enjoys live music, watching softball, and exploring new places with her partner Jade and their pup, Hagrid. Amanda is thrilled to be a part of the McCombs ecosystem once again, and she can’t wait to meet you!
Office: CBA 2.576
Clifton Strengths: Connectedness, Input, Maximizer, Woo, Context
Jackie comes to McCombs primarily from management consulting, having served as business analyst and senior consultant at Deloitte in San Francisco and New York and most recently as Vice President of Client Services at a healthcare strategy firm based here in Austin. Her professional background also includes corporate affairs and chief of staff roles across the nonprofit and education sectors and she hopes to lend her diverse experiences across a variety of clients and industries to supporting BBA students in their career planning. She earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a master’s degree in sociology and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University. Jackie has lived in Austin for the past 14 years and is excited to be part of the Longhorn community! In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family and watching her two sons play sports. She looks forward to meeting all of you!
Office: CBA 2.502
Meet the Career Management OfficeThe Career Management office hosts a large number of events throughout the year to help students connect with employers, prepare for interviews and find out more about career paths. Additionally, Canfield BHP hosts events each semester to connect students with our corporate partners and with alumni working in various industries.
Graduate with Experience Under Your BeltEvery McCombs student is required to complete an internship before graduating. Because of Canfield BHP's strong reputation with corporate employers, our students are often recruited into highly desirable internships. All McCombs students have access to the McCombs job board, career expos and a large number of events aimed to connect students with employers.
Interested in Starting a Company?If you want to be an entrepreneur, look no further. McCombs houses the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship. The Center supports the Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program, allowing students seeking advice on launching their own entrepreneurial venture to connect with successful entrepreneurs. They also host a speaker series featuring serial entrepreneurs.
See the Companies Hiring Canfield BHP Students
Last year, 45 different companies hired Canfield BHP students. In fact, several of the firms below come to The University of Texas to exclusively recruit students from the Canfield BHP. We provide our students the opportunity to excel at a new level, whether that is in the corporate arena or in continuing their education.
This is a small sample of companies that actively recruit Canfield Business Honors Program students for employment opportunities and internships:
- Bain & Company
- Bank of America
- Barclays Capital
- Boston Consulting Group
- Deloitte Consulting
- Ernst & Young
- Goldman Sachs
- Jefferies & Company, Inc.
- JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- McKinsey & Company
- Morgan Stanley
- Pariveda Solutions
- Proctor and Gamble
- Sense Corp
- Teach for America