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May 11th & 12th – Feed Your Mind

Are you studying for finals and need a break? Come to Feed Your Mind, where we’ll give you just what you need to recharge for a week of studying!

Dates are May 11th at 9:00 p.m. and May 12th @ 10:00 p.m. It will be located in the Atrium, and everyone is welcome.

Thanks to the University Co-Op and the Office of Student Life for their support.

May 8th – 2009 McCombs Senior Send-off!

Celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2009 and commemorate the transformation from student to alumnus or alumna on your last class day.

  • All Class of 2009 Graduating Seniors (Fall, Spring, and Summer)
  • Friday, May 8th (last day of classes) from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • The Driskill Hotel (604 Brazos, at the intersection of Brazos and 6th St.)

Hosted by the McCombs Alumni Network. Volunteers needed! To get involved with the McCombs Alumni Network, and plan the final event of your undergraduate career, email [email protected].

April 24th & 25th – Idea to Product Competition

The I2P UT Austin Competition is almost here, and you’re invited to watch! View students’ innovative technology-driven ideas, and maybe even meet some of the judges (CEOs, VCs, etc)!

Semifinals:  Friday, April 24 @ 9:15am-noon in ACES 2.302, 2.402, 2.444
Finals:  Saturday, April 25 @ 9:15am-noon in ACES 2.302
Visit or email [email protected] for more information.

April 16th – VIP Speaker Todd Maclin, CEO JP Morgan Chase

Todd Maclin, CEO/Head of Commercial Banking at JP Morgan Chase & Co.
“Leadership in a Financial Crisis”
Thursday, April 16th, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
UTC 2.112A

Mr. Maclin will look back on how the extraordinary events of the past year have re-shaped the financial services industry, discuss his keys to successfully running a business in periods of crisis, and share his outlook on what the future holds for the banking industry.

For more information visit or contact Andrew Tello at [email protected].

April 12th-17th – Engineering vs. Business!

April 10th – VISIT with UTIMCO

The Undergraduate Business Council invites you to take part in VISIT: Visible Interaction with Students in Today’s World. VISIT is an opportunity for McCombs Students to explore companies in Austin. Recently visited companies include Wells Fargo and GSD&M.

UTIMCO manages and invests about $24 billion dollars and is considered to have some of the best investment managers in the world! Sign up now at

VISIT with UTIMCO - Friday, April 10th, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
401 Congress Ave. Suite 2800
Austin TX 78701

April 10th – Learn About Supply Chain Management

Come find out what a degree in Supply Chain Management can do for you and your career!

Friday, April 10th, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
CBA 3.304 (Events Room)

Dress is casual, and lunch is provided.
**Limited to the first 100 BBA students to RSVP to [email protected].

In only three years, the Supply Chain Management undergraduate program at McCombs has captured a spot as one of the top 10 SCM programs in the nation. The program strives to instill the necessary skills and confidence in all SCM students and empower them to succeed in a corporate environment where domestic and global companies understand the need and importance of supply chain and operations functions.

April 4th – Parents’ Day 2009

Bring your family to experience a taste of McCombs on Saturday, April 4th!

Parents’ Day 2009 is this weekend! Your parents received invitations in the mail, so make sure they register online at

We will see you and your families there!

March 26th – DINE and Feud with Professors!

Please join the Undergraduate Business Council and GBSA for this semester’s DINE. The theme is Family Feud, and it’s a great way to get to know a few of the professors in McCombs outside of the classroom while channeling the competitive spirit that we all possess.

Join the Feud!
Thursday, March 26th, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
3rd Floor Special Events Room in CBA (right next to the atrium)

There will be free food from Fazoli’s, interaction between students and professors and door prizes. Senior Associate Director Karen Landolt and Professors William Way, David Platt and Gail Gemberling will all be there!

March 3rd – Special Speaker Jim Sud, Whole Foods

The Jewish Organization in the Business School is presenting Mr. Jim Sud, Executive Vice-President of Growth and Business Development of Whole Foods Market and Board of Directors Member. In this presentation he will discuss Whole Foods Market’s Stakeholder Philosophy and their view of the importance of creating value for all of their stakeholders.

We are truly honored for him to be able to speak to us, and this is event is open to the entire UT community. This is a speaker you do not want to miss!

Date: Tuesday, March 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Texas Hillel (at 21st and San Antonio)

March 3rd – VIP Speaker Ralph Heath, Lockheed Martin

Ralph Heath, Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

“Learning in Public: True Stories from a Leader Leading Change”

Date: Tuesday, March 3rd
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: UTC 2.112A

Mr. Heath leads Lockheed Martin’s military aircraft business, which is the industry leader for design, development, manufacture and full-service logistics of a wide-range of combat and air mobility aircrafts of the United States and allied air forces around the world.

Visit for more information.

Feb. 19th – Supply Chain Carnival

Play games, win prizes, eat free food and learn about Supply Chain Management from professionals in the industry. Open to all BBA students.

Companies in Attendance: AMD, Accenture, Boeing, Chevron, Dell, Energy Alloys, Frito-Lay, HEB, P&G and Shell

Date: Thursday, Feb. 19th
Time: Noon-2:00 p.m.
Location: CBA Hall of Honors

Proudly presented by The Supply Chain Center for Excellence and the Supply Chain Management Student Organization.

Feb. 18th – Study Abroad in Thailand

Considering studying abroad but not sure where to go? Looking for a less expensive alternative to Europe? If you are simply seeking adventure and a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, studying abroad in Bangkok, Thailand may be the perfect option for you. From beautiful beaches to jungle trekking, Thailand is known as the land of smiles for a reason.

To find out what studying in Thailand is like, please attend the information session:
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 18th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: CBA 4.338

Feb. 18th – Women’s Issues Radio Talk Show

Dr. Frankel Book Cover

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office 101 with Dr. Lois Frankel

KVRX Austin has a new Women’s Issues Talk show every Wednesday at 5:00pm. Tune in online at on February 18th to hear Dr. Lois Frankel talk about things women do to give up their power in the office. We will focus on her book Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office 101: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers. She will offer advice to change your future that you don’t want to miss.

If you can’t tune in to hear Dr. Frankel live then visit our blog at to access archived shows.

Feb. 18th – McCombs’ Next Top Major Showcase Showdown

Students from across UT Austin are vying for over $12,000 in prize money in the McCombs’ Next Top Major competition, an online video contest where voters from across cyberspace helped decide the outcome. Thirty-six undergraduate teams entered the competition. Their mission was to create a 2-to-3-minute video promoting one of the nine majors at the McCombs School or the Business Foundation Program.

Two finalist videos from each category and two wildcard finalists were chosen through online voting open to students and the world. Come and cheer for your favorite video at the LIVE Showcase Showdown on Feb. 18th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in UTC 2.102A. Winning videos will be selected by industry judges, and winners in each category win $900. The Best Runner Up video will receive $1,800, and the Grand Prize Winner will receive $3,000.

This competition is sponsored by the McCombs MIS BBA Program with generous support from ConocoPhillips, Ernst & Young, Sense Corp, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Halliburton, Pariveda Solutions, Shell and Wal-Mart.


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