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Military Resources: Texas McCombs, UT and Austin

Texas McCombs recognizes the value military veterans bring to our campus. Our community is one of support, collaboration, and dedication to prepare you for career success, which is why our MBA is consistently a top-ranked program for veterans.

Transitioning from a military career to civilian life can be challenging.  An MBA degree is and unbeatable resource for veterans. While in the program, you’ll enhance business skills, connect with a global network of Longhorns, and transition into a civilian role in the business community.

Discover McCombs: Military Weekend

MBA Military Weekend offers future military MBAs the opportunity to meet  veterans currently enrolled in our program, MBA staff & faculty, and network with MBA military alumni. Through this event, you’ll learn how to successfully transition from your military career to a top MBA, as well as discover all of the resources available to you at The University of Texas at Austin to support your career transition and personal development.

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Texas Veterans in Business

As the primary MBA student organization for military veterans in the program, Texas Veterans in Business (TViB) is a great way to get connected and involved in our community. The organization focuses on drawing parallels between the principles learned in the military and the skills required to be successful in business.

Veteran's Day "Ruck March" Hike and BBQ

Veteran’s Day “Ruck March” Hike and BBQ

 

MBA Coffee with TViB Members

MBA Coffee with TViB Members

 

TViB members with Full-Time MBA Assistant Dean, Tina Mabley

TViB members with Full-Time MBA Assistant Dean, Tina Mabley

 

Welcome Ceremony with Admiral Inman, UT Austin Professor & Former Deputy Director of the CIA

Welcome Ceremony with Admiral Inman, UT Austin Professor & Former Deputy Director of the CIA

 

Future of Military in Austin

Austin, Texas is the No. 1 Best Place to Live for Veterans according to the key dimensions of employment, economy, quality of life and health.

The Air Force opened its latest technology innovation hub in Austin this summer, about one week after AFWERX Vegas reached full operational capability with the unveiling of its new 10,000 square foot prototyping lab. The lab, which will allow for onsite fabrication, will work in conjunction with another 20,000 square foot collaboration space, similar to the Austin facility.

Austin’s new U.S. Army Futures Command, an ambitious new initiative that has been described as the biggest reorganization of the Army since 1973, will be in development for the next three years. This is the Army’s first major headquarters in an urban center and the new command is intended to accelerate and improve Army procurement.

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Texas McCombs MBA Events

The best way to get to know the Texas McCombs community & culture is by meeting us at an MBA event. Our students, alumni and admissions staff host different types of events throughout the year to give you many opportunities to explore your fit with our program and learn about our application process, curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, faculty, career services, and what it means to be part of the Longhorn Network. Our remaining 2018 events are listed below and all registrations are open!

 

Full-Time MBA On-Campus Events

Meet our MBA Admissions staff and Full-Time MBA students to learn more about the program, application process, learning environment, and student life in Austin. We offer class visits, lunches, coffee chats, McCombs tours, and other appointments throughout the year.

MBA Campus Visits | Nov. – Dec. 2018

Discover McCombs Day | Nov. 16, 2018

 

Lunch and Learns

These events give you the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about the MBA student experience. You’ll join current students during a class weekend for lunch and a brief program overview with program staff. You may also have the opportunity to attend a class with students to experience our top-ranked faculty. If you’re already familiar with our program and have started an application, this event is for you.

Houston & Full-Time MBA Lunch & Learn Thursday Nov. 8, 2018

Executive MBA Lunch & Learn | Friday Nov. 9, 2018

Dallas/Fort Worth MBA Lunch & Learn | Nov. 17, 2018

 

Webinars / Virtual Information Sessions

If you’ve already attended an informational event and want to see firsthand why Texas McCombs is continually recognized for having some of the best faculty in the nation– Join our current MBA students as they attend one of their courses.  Review our course curriculum here.

Industry Webinars with Full-Time MBA Students | Nov. 6-8, 2018

Full-Time MBA Admissions Chat | Nov. 27, 2018

Full-Time MBA Virtual Information Session | Nov. 28, 2018

Working Professional Career Resources | Dec. 6, 2018

MBA in Houston/DFW Virtual Info Session | Dec. 12, 2018

 

Coffee Chats 

As the application deadline approaches, you may have specific questions you want to ask about your goals, background, or application. You’ll have that opportunity by meeting with a member of our admissions team or a current student. These chats act as a candid, informal opportunity to discuss the program.

Full-Time MBA Class Visits and Coffee Chats

Executive MBA Student Coffee Chats

Dallas/Fort Worth MBA Student Coffee Chats

Houston MBA Student Coffee Chats


We encourage you to stay in touch and we look forward to meeting you.

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Top Ten Best Austin Coffee Shops for MBAs

Texas McCombs MBA students studying  at the center of Austin, Texas – our Full-Time, Evening and Executive MBAs, plus our Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston  MBAs at least a few times a year – have the unique opportunity to explore the exciting businesses, art, music, and culture that make up Austin.

With the cooler weather moving into Texas this season, students are taking advantage of the vibrant local coffee shop scene. If your MBA journey brings you to Austin, we suggest checking out the places below– with a selection of coffee, tea, and even local beer, wine or spirits, these are great places to hang out with your classmates, get work done, or meet new people.

1. Spiderhouse Cafe

Spiderhouse Coffee

Spiderhouse Cafe /Yelp

Spiderhouse is more than just your typical cafe. It is a venue with live music, comedy, food trucks and unique events almost every day of the week. The outdoor patio gains a lot of attention since it is dressed up in multicolored  lights and fountain art installations. And it’s about a 5 minute car ride (15 minute walk) from the UT Austin campus!  

Wi-Fi: Yes Outlets: Yes

Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8:00am – 2:00am

Location: 2908 Fruth St. Austin, TX 78705

2. Radio Coffee & Beer

radio coffee

Rachel E./Yelp

Radio was opened by a 2006 UT graduate and voted ‘Best Coffee Shop’ in 2017 by The Austin Chronicle. Aside from coffee and tea, the unique location offers 25 beers on tap, margaritas, bloody marys, irish coffees, and food trucks on site. 

WiFi: Yes, during business hours Outlets: Yes

Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30am – 12:00am; Saturday & Sunday, 7:30am – 12:00am

Location: 4204 Manchaca Rd. Austin, TX 78704

3. Buzz Mill Coffee

Buzz Mill Coffee

Steve H./Yelp

Buzz Mill is a cabin in East Austin in the heart of Riverside and it never closes! Not only does Buzz Mill do coffee, teas, a variety of infusions, beer and cocktails very well; they also participate in community service and clean up efforts. 

Wifi: Yes Outlets: Yes

Hours: 24 hours

Location: 1505 Town Creek Dr. Austin, TX 78741

4. Cuvée Coffee Bar

Cuvée Coffee

Cuvée Coffee Bar/Yelp

Famous for its nitro-cold brew, fun events, and handcrafted Austin roasts, Cuvée Coffee Bar is classic Austin. The coffee bar offers its nitro-cold-brew, Cuvée roasted coffee, espresso, horchata and even beer on tap. 

Wifi: No (They have a “human interaction” atmosphere they are proud of)

Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 8:00pm ; Saturday & Sunday, 7:30am – 8:00pm

Located: 2000 E 6th St Austin, Texas 78702

5. Wright Bros Brew & Brew

Brew and Brew

Gigi S./Yelp

Brew & Brew offers a full espresso bar, cold-brew and filter coffee, and a 39 rotating taps of craft beer, and a variety of cider and wine. With free WiFi, seating inside and outside, bagels, sandwiches and breakfast tacos, what more could you ask for?

Wifi: Yes Outlets: Yes, but limited

Hours: Monday–Sunday: 8:00am – 12:00am

Located: 500 San Marcos Street, Suite #105 Austin, TX, 78702

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Beyond the Numbers: A Holistic MBA Application Evaluation

In the world of MBA Admissions, your numbers are not everything. By “numbers,” we’re referring to the stats and scores that applicants tend to focus on when they submit an MBA application– undergraduate GPA, total GMAT/GRE score, percentiles, etc. With limited seats in MBA classes, organizing applications by measurable figures is logical and helpful. That’s why preparing and doing your best on the GMAT/GRE and putting your best numbers forward in your application is important.

But, you are not just a simple sum of your numeric parts– You’re an individual. And your scores are just part of your story. Answering, “who are you?” is a much bigger question.

In our review of a typical MBA candidate, GMAT/GRE and GPA alone do not offer any consistent indication of success in the program. Even if you have a 780 GMAT score, this does not automatically indicate to us that you will make high grades, find an internship, thrive in your study groups, stay positively active and engaged, or find a good job after graduation. It is the combination of strong numbers, your unique story, a commitment to Texas McCombs, and many other factors that indicate how well you’ll do in our MBA program.

Because MBA programs are limited & competitive— many candidates are enthusiastic and have strong professional backgrounds and scores— we have adopted a holistic approach to evaluating your application. So what are the intangible qualities we look for? And what will make you stand out so that you secure a spot in the class over another applicant with similar scores and background?

 There is no single answer to these questions, but here are some good tips to offer some insight on the Admissions Committee’s process:
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Top Tips for a Successful MBA Interview

This Insider advice come from the Texas McCombs Full-Time MBA Admissions Committee:

After you submit your MBA application, you may receive an invitation to interview. First, we hope you take time to feel excited to have made it to this stage of the process! But then you might have some questions: What interview format options are there? What sort of questions will I be asked? Who conducts the interview? How should I prepare?

Like anything else, your MBA interview is an opportunity.

Some applicants may look forward to an interview but many of us may feel nervous (which is natural). If you are nervous, some key advice: The interview affords one of the only formal opportunities for official face-to-face interaction during the MBA application process– seize it. This interview can be just the thing the Admissions Committee needs to stitch together the rest of your application elements and we really enjoy getting to know you!

Different schools have different interview processes. It’s important to be familiar with how the Texas McCombs MBA program runs its interview operations. Be sure to read all confirmation emails and instructions very carefully. There may be various formats, booking procedures, or location & parking information provided for you.

Interviews are by invitation only.

Full-Time MBA

There are four different interview types:

  • on-campus with a student,
  • via video conference/call with a student,
  • off-campus in your local city with an alumni interviewer,
  • at another city location with an admissions officer

There is an online calendar from which you can select an interview slot that works with your schedule. We will inform you of the last date your interview needs to be completed. The only exception to this is booking an interview in your local city with an alumni interviewer; that process is slightly different, but we provide the step-by-step instructions in our interview invitation communications if you decide to go that route.

All of our student interviewers, alumni volunteer interviewers, and admissions officers are fully trained on conducting an interview that is professional, fair, impartial and helpful. Interviews typically last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

Working Professional and Executive (WPE) MBA Programs

Please watch your email after you submit your WPE application to be able to respond to an invitation and secure your preferred time slot. All interviews are conducted by members of the Admissions Committee and can typically last from 30 minutes to an hour.

Interview invitations can come at any time during the application round.

All interviews are blind.

“Blind interview” means the interviewer does not have access to anything about you or your application, except for your resume. Even so, it’s always a good idea to bring a copy for the interviewer to reference during the conversation. (This is required if you are interviewing with an alumni interviewer for the Full-Time program.)

Most interviews follow the general framework of introductions, questions from the interviewer for you to answer, then some time is left at the end for you to ask your questions about the program and/or application process.

Our Top Interview Tips

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