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Letters of Recommendation: How to Leverage the “Third” Person

If you’re like me, asking your supervisor or your colleague to write a letter detailing your virtues makes you feel incredibly uncomfortable.  “So, tell me again how I’m amazing?  And don’t spare any details!”  But a glowing letter of recommendation

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Understanding the 2015 Essay Questions

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Each year, like most business schools, we update our application essay prompts in an effort to better glean important information from our candidates.  The essay is a great opportunity to do a few things: one, it shows your writing skills;

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Acing It: GRE vs GMAT

Life is all about choices.  Lease or buy?  Diet versus regular? GRE or the GMAT? But when personal preference for aspartame doesn’t immediately establish you firmly in one camp or another, it’s time to stop and think what the choice

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Catching Up With Mario Barrett, MBA ’14

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We had the chance to chat with Mario Barrett (MBA ‘14), a West Point graduate and veteran, about his new venture, Sockwork: Socks With A Purpose. Mario started Sockwork with his wife, Tina Longo, in April of 2014. Mario recently

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Announcing the 2015 Texas MBA Application Essays

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Each year, like most business schools, we update our application essay prompts in an effort to better glean important information from our candidates.  The essay is a great opportunity to do a few things: one, it shows your writing skills;

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There’s No Place Like McCombs: Visit Us in Austin and Around the World

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Summer is here!  And with summer comes heat, sun, and travel.  We, too, will be hitting the road for a number of events around the world, and we wanted to take just a quick moment to let you know how

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What Diversity Means at McCombs

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By Brodie Reynolds, Associate Director of Admissions, Full-time MBA, University of Texas at Austin We have a tendency here at the McCombs School of Business of bragging incessantly about how great our students are.  They truly are not only the

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Meet the Graduates | Kyle Schumacher, MBA ’14

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Name: Kyle Schumacher, #TXMBA Class of 2014 Hometown: Niceville, FL Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida What were you doing professionally before coming to McCombs, and what made you decide to pursue your MBA? Prior to my MBA, I was

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Meet the Graduates | Michu Benaim Steiner, MBA ’14

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Name: Michu Benaim Steiner, #TXMBA Class of 2014 Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Caracas, Venezuela –> What were you doing professionally before coming to McCombs, and what made you decide to pursue your MBA?

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Commencement Speaker Spotlight | Dan Driscoll, MBA ’14

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Getting to Texas When asked how he ended up in Texas, Dan Driscoll (MBA and MA in Advertising ’14) will tell you that it wasn’t necessarily his choice. In fact, in the Washington D.C. native’s own words, Texas was the

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