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2014 Full-Time Texas MBA Women’s Forum Recap

On October 24-25, the Texas Full-Time MBA program hosted their annual Women’s Forum at the McCombs School of Business here at UT Austin. The forum is always a highly-anticipated event for the Texas MBA, and this year was one of the

Posted in Admissions, Blog, Community, Full-Time MBA, Students

Admissions Events: How to Leave a Lasting Impression

On the scale of big life decisions, deciding to get your MBA is up there.  It’s been a long road for you already, working full-time to gain valuable real-life work experience, aligning your finances, listening to countless professionals with MBA’s

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Current Students Talk: The Road to McCombs and Texas

Each fall our dean, admissions team, and career management representatives join alumni in several cities for McCombs Roadshow events, sharing the many opportunities that come with the Texas MBA and answering any questions you may have about the road to

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A Few Helpful Distractions

From Assistant Dean Tina Mabley to the New Texas Full-Time MBA Class of 2016 Well. You did it. Congratulations on finishing your first set of midterms as a Texas MBA! Since you may find yourself bored in the days ahead

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You’ve Got Application Questions, We’ve Got Answers

You’ve Got Application Questions, We’ve Got Answers

When all else fails… You know how this ends. Most likely you’re thinking “How hard can this be?” But trust me, after serving on the admissions committee for a top-ranked MBA program for the past five years, the simple act

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Managing Your 2015 Application: Acing the First MBA Test

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Arguably, one of the most challenging things about business school is clearing the first hurdle: completing the application. Admissions applications require quite an expenditure of effort, time and resources.  To match your laborious efforts, the Texas MBA Admissions Committee is

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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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