Deloitte Foundation Classroom – Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, Deloitte hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Deloitte Foundation Classroom that is part of the larger Active Learning Classrooms Suite (ALC) at the McCombs School of Business.   The Active Learning Classrooms, which are modeled after the classrooms at Deloitte University, are team-based, adaptable and…

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LeaderShape® Institute

  The LeaderShape® Institute is a unique, energizing, and interactive experience that builds leadership skills no other program can match. Since 1986, over 30,000 participants from all over the world have graduated from our program. Be prepared! It’s six days of non-stop self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that build your leadership concepts and abilities….

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Texas BBA Freshman Competes for World-Wide Title

Imagine you’re playing Two Truths and A Lie with McCombs Freshman, Paula Lopez. She tells you she’s from Spring, Texas; her favorite food is chocolate covered Brussels sprouts and she’s a world champion artistic roller skater. If you guessed that her favorite food is chocolaty, leafy sprouts, you’re not very good at this game. Paula…

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Meet the Class of 2018

Here are some facts and figures about the 887 members of the Class of 2018: Average SAT     1345 Average ACT     30.48 Most popular boy’s name: John (14) Most popular girl’s names:  Elizabeth, Madison, Sarah (8) City most represented: Houston Greatest distance travelled: Indonesia (10,136 miles) Number of High Schools: 374   Gender   Self-Reported Ethnicity 29%    …

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UT Suicide Prevention Week Sept 22-26

  UT’s Counseling and Mental Health Center Announces Suicide Prevention Week 2014 #UTSPW   Suicide is considered to be the second leading cause of death for college students. That’s why the Counseling and Mental Health Center is organizing UT’s annual Suicide Prevention Week (September 22-26). This week is focused on raising awareness about suicide and…

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6 Insights on Walmart from Executive VP and CFO

Charles Holley, BBA ’79, Executive Vice President and CFO of Wal-Mart, Store Inc., interviewed with McCombs School of Business, Dean Gilligan as part of the VIP Distinguished Speaker Series on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Students were invited to attend the interview to gain insight on the inside culture at Walmart from the very accomplished McCombs Alum….

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Texas BBA Holds 8th Spot in 2015 U.S. News Rankings

Written by Matt Turner The McCombs School of Business tied for eighth place in the 2015 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s undergraduate business program rankings. McCombs came in as the fifth best among the country’s public schools. The University of Texas at Austin tied for 53rd overall, 17th among publics. This marks the 16th…

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5 Steps to Creating Panic in Austin

Four McCombs students teamed with a McCombs alum to bring a whole new entertainment to Austin. The Austin Panic Room places 4–8 people in an escape room and the only way out is to work through difficult puzzles using teamwork and problem-solving skills. Austin Panic Room was Founded by Leo Chen (MPA ’16), Sean Shen…

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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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ABSA’s Career Week Reception

    Recruiting does NOT end with the Career Expo! On Thursday, September 11, 7:00 pm, Texas ASBA will host the Fall Career Week Reception.   Come out to network with 15 different companies and learn about post-Expo follow-up techniques. Learn how to translate a conversation at the career fair into an interview offer and…

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Where and How to Print at McCombs

  Are you looking for study space, computers, and printers? You can find a map with information on how to “Study, Compute & Print” at McCombs throughout the school and you can also download the map here: StudyComputeandPrint How to Print You’ll use Bevo Bucks to pay for your printing charges and you’ll need to…

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10 Things to Look Forward to Now that You’re Back at McCombs

Catching up with friends AND your advisor 😉 Using your brain again FREE FOOD You regularly have 10 missed calls from your mom You’re reclaiming your hangout spots around McCombs Study groups Your business professional look is ready to go at a moment’s notice You take on a new leadership position Welcoming new students and showing them the ropes

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McCombs Kickoff: Meet the leaders!

      We’re just six days away from McCombs Kickoff: Monday, August 25! McCombs Kickoff is the perfect opportunity for freshmen and transfer students to network with McCombs student leaders who are here to get you started at McCombs by sharing their own experiences with you. Meet David Yu – he’s one of the 50 team…

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Supply Chain Management takes #4 in Nation

by Matt Turner In the latest ranking of undergraduate supply chain management programs across the nation from Gartner, Inc., McCombs’ undergraduate business program rose to No. 4. The top 10 of the 26 ranked universities in Gartner’s 2014 Undergraduate Supply Chain Program Ranking are as follows: 1. Michigan State University 1. Penn State University 3….

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New to McCombs? Let Shannon be your guide!

      We are really getting excited about McCombs Kickoff: Monday, August 25. Freshmen and transfer students: you’ll be able to network with experienced McCombs students leaders who know the ins and outs of McCombs. Like Shannon Geison – she’ll be one of the 50 team leaders at Kickoff and can’t wait to meet…

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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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Perfecting My Proper English

Written by Catherine Trimarchi, BHP & MPA It’s hard to believe that two weeks of my study abroad have already gone by. Between class, excursions, homework and hanging out with friends, the hours seem to fly, and the next thing I know, I am falling into bed, ready to wake up and do it all…

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Brothers Pursue Careers in Music While Studying at McCombs

At McCombs students are urged to use their degree towards their individual passions from non-profit organizations to corporate relations. Only occasionally do we encounter a student that chooses to pursue the arts. Colin Leonard, BHP ‘16 and brother Drew Leonard, BBA ‘14, have found solace and success in the music industry. Colin has become a singer/songwriter…

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