In just under a month, McCombs will be hosting the 11th Annual Texas MBA Diversity Forum – and the deadline for hopeful attendees to apply for a spot at the event is just one week away. All applications for the October 26-27 event should be received by the MBA Program Office by 5:00pm on October 8.
The Diversity Forum offers you the opportunity to connect with members of the McCombs community, including current students, alumni, faculty, staff and other applicants, and learn the vital skills essential to navigating the MBA application process. Activities from past events have included: MBA information sessions, business school tours, class visits, faculty panels, workshops, case discussions, MBA student and alumni panels, informal socials and other networking opportunities. More information, including a sample agenda, can be found on the Diversity Forum website.
This is an event that you do not want to miss out on. Take advantage of the great opportunity and APPLY TODAY!
Last week our Career Management team hosted MBA Career Connections Austin – their biggest event of the year, featuring more than 60 top employers.
Career Connections 2012 consisted of two components – a networking reception and a more traditional career fair. The networking reception, held at the Alumni Center, provided students from all Texas MBA programs with a great opportunity to meet employers and McCombs alumni in a more relaxed atmosphere. The career fair, held at Darrell K Royal Memorial Stadium, took on a more traditional format – except for the fact that it was in our AWESOME football stadium (see below) – with booths and company representatives, providing an excellent opportunity for companies to put a face to the students’ resumes before they apply for their internship and full-time positions this fall or spring.
The Arab World Unbound: Tapping into the Power of 350 Million Consumers
As the global marketplace continues to expand, so do opportunities to invest, especially in the Arab World. Collectively the ninth-largest market in the world, the Arab world consists of 22 countries and has more than 350 million consumers.
But the Arab market is generally not well understood by outsiders. This is your opportunity to learn about the Arab markets, based on Dr. Vijay Mahajan’s firsthand research and interviews.
In his presentation on September 4, Professor Mahajan will peel away Western-world stereotypes of Arab consumers to reveal diverse, vibrant and entrepreneurial consumer markets. Through Mahajan’s rich blend of data and anecdotal observations, you will learn how hundreds of local and multinational companies (such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, and Proctor & Gamble) have already learned how to respect the region’s culture and religious norms and to create successful businesses in Arab markets. Mahajan will share their successful strategies.
Dr. Vijay Mahajan’s new book on this subject, The Arab World Unbound: Tapping into the Power of 350 Million Consumers (Wiley Jossey-Bass Publishing), was released in August 2012.
Vijay Mahajan holds the John P. Harbin Centennial Chair in Business at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin.