Meet a few of the UBC Members

Javier Garcia is a senior studying in the  Master of Professional Accounting program from Laredo, Texas. He has been active in the Hispanic Business Student Association since his freshman year and in the Undergraduate Business Council as an organizational representative for HBSA last year. In the summer of 2014, Javier interned with Ernst & Young…

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5 Pieces of Advice from the CEO of Make-A-Wish

President and CEO of Make-A-Wish, David Williams, interviewed with McCombs School of Business Dean Gilligan as part of the VIP Distinguished Speaker Series. During the talk, Williams told students about the transition from for-profit work to the non-profit realm. 1. Make listening a priority. “I find that listening is a skill that we usually don’t…

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The Countdown for McCombs Kickoff is on: Are you ready?

      Freshmen and transfer students: Have you marked your calendars for McCombs Kickoff on Monday, August 25? McCombs Kickoff is a day-long, large scale event that invites all incoming business freshmen and transfers to spend a day with each other and current students. The event includes a relaxing boat ride on Lake Austin,…

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Application Now Open: Barbara Jordan and George Mitchell Leadership Awards

The Barbara Jordan George Mitchell Awards Committee is excited to announce the opening of its annual award applications. Each year McCombs School of Business students have a chance to receive recognition for their achievements by their peers. The George Mitchell Student Leadership award is given to two outstanding freshmen, sophomores, and juniors for their ability…

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Student Org. Spotlight: Texas Startup and Venture Capital Group

We first met Alan Rochard, Finance ’16, at the Three Day Start-Up event in fall 2013, where he made it to the final round to present his startup idea to the judges. He is now connecting the Texas BBA Program to the local entrepreneurship networks through the founding of the brand new McCombs Affiliated Student Organization: “Texas Startup…

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2014 Mr. McCombs Beauty Pageant: Meet The Contestants

  On Friday, January 31st, 10 contestants from various McCombs Affiliated Student Organizations will come together to compete for the title of “Mr. McCombs.” Mr. McCombs is a male beauty pageant that raises money for charity. The contestants choose the charity of their choice to award the money to. The Mr. McCombs 2014 Winner at…

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Student Org. Spotlight: Texas Consult Your Community

At McCombs, there is a strong emphasis on applying what you learn here to giving back to the community. Anchor Ebanks, MPA ’16, and Dillon Mathers, MIS ’15, founded the Texas chapter of Consult Your Community (CYC) to help students help the Austin community. CYC is a nationwide organization that offers an opportunity for outstanding…

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1/30 – VIP Distinguished Speaker Series: Ravi Saligram

VIP Distinguished Speaker Series Ravi Saligram, Former CEO of OfficeMax When: Thursday, January 30, 2014               5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Where: Union Ballroom Hosted by Dean Tom Gilligan, McCombs School of Business   Ravi Saligram’s 35-year career includes three years as President and CEO of OfficeMax and more than 20 years of General Management…

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10/24 VIP Speaker Series – John Donahoe, CEO of eBay Inc.

The Undergraduate Business Council of the McCombs School of Business is pleased to present John Donahoe, CEO of eBay Inc.  as guest of this Thursday’s VIP Speaker Series.    John Donahoe, CEO of eBay Inc.  Thursday, October 24 5:30 – 6:30 pm  HOGG Auditorium          You can look forward to an insightful and exciting conversation between…

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Throw a $3,000 Pitch

If you’re one of those people that could sell a snow cone to an Eskimo or you have a good understanding of numbers and how they work, you should compete in pitching stocks. The Texas Stock Pitch Competition, hosted by the University Securities Investment Team (USIT), is on Saturday, Oct. 19, in CBA 4.328. Open…

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10/10 VIP Speaker Series – Ken C. Hicks, Foot Locker, Inc.

 The Undergraduate Business Council of the McCombs School of Business is pleased to present Ken C. Hicks, President and CEO of Foot Locker, Inc. as guest of this Thursday’s VIP Speaker Series. Ken C. Hicks, President and CEO of Foot Locker, Inc.  Thursday, October 10 5:30 – 6:30 pm  SAC Ballroom When Mr. Hicks joined the company…

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Meet the Top Consulting Companies – apply by 09/18

Company Field Trips are designed to help bridge the gap between the classroom and the working world. The Undergraduate Business Council will host several trips this year to Dallas, New York, Houston, and Seattle. All of these trips focus on a specific major or job type such as consulting or investment banking.  Some of the…

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9/10 – HBSA presents: 33rd Annual Company Night

  The Hispanic Business Student Association is hosting its signature Company Night Career Fair on September 10th, 2013 from 6 – 9 PM in the McCombs School of Business Atrium. Company Night is now in its 33rd year and will be featuring a multitude of high-caliber companies including Deloitte, CapitalOne, KPMG, Shell Oil, Goldman Sachs,…

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McCombs Kickoff 08/26 – Meet your team leads Eileen & Forrest

McCombs Kickoff – August 26 The event is now sold out! Please find waitlist instructions at the bottom of this post.   Eileen Kao Year: Senior Major: Marketing Hometown: Plano, TX “It was so encouraging coming into my freshman year knowing a few familiar faces. I loved the opportunity to get to know new people…

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Countdown to McCombs Kickoff 08/26 with Neal & Janet

Freshmen and transfer students: Have you marked your calendars for McCombs Kickoff on August 26?       Neal Makkar Year: Junior Major: BHP/Finance Hometown: Katy, Texas “As a freshman, McCombs kickoff helped me meet several of my best friends at UT. We got to spend the day making new friends, exploring the amazing city…

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McCombs Kickoff 08/26: Meet Ezequiel & Fer

Freshmen and transfer students: Have you marked your calendars for McCombs Kickoff on August 26?     Ezequiel Calderon Year: Senior Major: Marketing Hometown: Pasadena, Texas “A day doesn’t seem too significant when you compare it to weeks, months, or years, but McCombs Kickoff sincerely catapulted me into the networking groove that I needed to…

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Meet your team leads – McCombs Kickoff August 26

Freshmen and transfer students: Have you marked your calendars for McCombs Kickoff on August 26?     Josh Hu Grade: Senior Major: BHP, MPA Hometown: Plano, Texas “The people you meet at the event become your classmates, best friends, and mentors. Meeting great leaders at McCombs Kickoff also encouraged me to become involved in McCombs!” Josh may…

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McCombs Kickoff, August 26, meet your team leaders!

Freshmen and transfer students: Have you marked your calendars for McCombs Kickoff on August 26? McCombs Kickoff a fun-filled day of networking for new McCombs students and the best way to meet new friends, find out about student orgs and ask upperclassmen about McCombs and college life. At the event you’ll have the chance to…

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