McCombs Executive Mentorship Dinner

written by Catherine Butschi, Freshman             At the McCombs Executive Mentorship Dinner, I learned what it means to be a part of the Red McCombs School of Business. Michelle Obama could not have said it better; “When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it […]

Big Data is the New Oil – McCombs Executive Summit

written by Ryan Upchurch, Undergraduate Business Council Last Saturday, the Undergraduate Business Council hosted the McCombs Executive Summit at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. The topic of this year’s summit was “Big Data.” The event hosted a Q&A panel featuring a selection of cross-industry executives from the fields of technology, social media, retailing, banking, […]

Meet Mr. McCombs 2013

by Ryan Upchurch, Undergraduate Business Council   Last Friday night, nine contestants from various McCombs student organizations came together to compete for the title of “Mr. McCombs.” Mr. McCombs is a male beauty pageant that raises money and canned goods for charity. The contestants choose the charity of their choice to give to, upon winning, […]

Leadership Program Analyzes Critical Community Issues

by Chandler Nunez, Marketing Junior   On Saturday, February 2, the Leadership Program 3rd Year Cohort took a day to reflect on Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, and Collaboration.  Our Students met with Leadership Austin, an organization dedicated to developing leadership skills to address critical community issues, and we learned about the lack of affordable housing in […]

How I discovered my Passion – Leadershape Institute 2013 (and my love for bread pudding)

By Erika Gaffney, Major: MIS, Graduation: May 2014 From January 6 to 11, the McCombs Office of Student Life organized the annual Leadershape® Institute. The purpose of the LeaderShape® Institute is to provide a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants and facilitators. In this blog, Erika Gaffney shares her experiences from this intense and […]

McCombs students visit top companies in New York

by Ryan Upchurch, Undergraduate Business Council From January 2 to the 6, the Undergraduate Business Council ventured to New York City for this year’s winter company field trip. 44 McCombs students met with some of the top companies in the Big Apple. For the first time the Company Field Trip Committee introduced two tracks: Finance […]

McCombs Fall 2010 Case Competition Results

On November 1, OtherInbox, a local Austin startup, presented 15 teams of McCombs students with a problem about how to improve their email organizing business. The participants researched and developed innovative ideas throughout the week and presented their solutions to a group of judges on Saturday, November 6. Congratulations to the Tower Solutions team members: […]

Alpha Kappa Psi Raises Over $1,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

On Sunday, October 24, 2010 Alpha Kappa Psi, co-ed business fraternity, hosted their first annual charity kickball tournament benefiting the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The very successful event was organized by Philanthropy Director, Kendra Kirk, and brought twelve teams of over 150 players and spectators together at Del Valle Softball Complex. Several McCombs Affiliated Student […]