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Discover McCombs: Women’s Weekend 2018

On November 9 & 10, Texas McCombs hosted 56 future women MBAs on campus and around Austin for our Discover McCombs: Women’s Weekend– an unbeatable firsthand experience for anyone considering a Texas McCombs MBA. Attendees networked, explored Rowling Hall, heard an overview of program curriculum & career resources, and learned about the UT Austin community. We always look forward to this weekend of programming committed to the empowerment of women in higher education and business, and this year we were joined by current students, MBA faculty & staff, and recent alumnae to share their #WhyMcCombs.

Exploring Austin: Kendra Scott

The Welcome Reception on Friday evening was held at the Kendra Scott Home Office in central Austin, a beautiful new space indicative of Austin’s vibrant community of unique, innovative entrepreneurs.

Giving Back: Flo Code

Attendees were also given the opportunity to work with Flo Code, a non-profit that provides menstrual products to those in need, focuses on ending the stigma of women’s needs through service, and encourages women to reclaim space in the business world. They collect donations of feminine hygiene products and distribute the products to underserved women and girls. If you’d like to help support Flo Code, please consider donating items from their Amazon wishlist.

Along with our 56 attendees, Texas McCombs was able to put together 315 Flo Packs! 

Our women's weekend attendees with their Flo Packs.

I felt grateful to have the opportunity to participate in the weekend! Women’s Weekend was my first introduction to Texas McCombs two years ago and I tried to keep that in mind when planning the event this year. We wanted to make sure it felt inclusive, energetic and personalized. The great panels, service component, reception at Kendra Scott and #IamRemarkable activity really captured the McCombs spirit.

– Manasa Murthy, Women’s Weekend co-chair & Texas McCombs MBA

Teaming Up: Google #IamRemarkable

Texas McCombs also partnered with Google this year for an #IAmRemarkable workshop at Rowling Hall. #IAmRemarkable is a Google initiative that aims to empower women and underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. Catenya McHenry, Texas McCombs Director of Media and PR, was on the #IAmRemarkable panel alongside alumna and owner of Unit D Pizzeria, Shalou Dhamija Barth.


Visit Texas McCombs MBA  to find out more about our programs, events, and community, or join the #WhyMcCombs conversation on Twitter. Hook ’em!

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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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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Diversity & Inclusion at Texas McCombs

This post was written by Jaden Felix, Senior Admissions Officer for the Full-Time MBA.

Within the MBA program at Texas McCombs, we seek out thoughtful and talented students who want to lead in ways that positively shape organizations and society. Each student’s knowledge, skills, and talents are leveraged to create a dynamic learning experience that emphasizes collaboration, authenticity, and exploration. You can see this in action within study groups, cohorts, community conversations, and in how we design our courses. Global acumen, an understanding of diversity, and how to create a culture of inclusion are important components of the learning experience. The Texas McCombs MBA community strives to create a welcoming environment where all students can clearly see themselves.

The ability to succeed in business is no longer focused just on managing the diversity of teams, but on leveraging different perspectives and celebrating them. Our Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Raji Srinivasan, is leading school-wide efforts in this arena, and all departments and programs are working toward defining and sharing  what Diversity and Inclusion means to us to set strategic goals that will uphold our commitment to D&I in higher education and business.
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The Non-Traditional MBA Candidate

The following was written by Samantha Frapart, Texas McCombs MBA ’17, and originally posted in June of 2017. 

I thought I couldn’t get into business school. With my double-major in English and Ecology, five years in non-profits, and my natural aversion to words like “Nasdaq” and “synergy,” how could I convince admissions teams that I belonged in their MBA programs? Well, after graduating from McCombs in May of 2017, I’m here to happily debunk one of the greatest myths of business school: The non-traditional candidate.

Contrary to popular belief, business programs aren’t looking for human calculators. They are looking for students eager to foster strong teams, willing to negotiate & compromise, and ready to share diverse perspectives. In management classes, I was able to add a unique viewpoint to discussions on anything from government regulations to corporate social responsibility. Though I looked to my study-team for help with my finance homework, I was able to offer equally important business lessons like proper brief-structure and design thinking.

We all have something to offer, it’s just a matter of figuring out what that is and letting it shine through.

Though I assure you “non-traditional” is a thing of the past, I know this process can feel daunting. So with the Full-Time MBA application currently open for the next class, I’d like to share some helpful tips from my experience (before and during business school) in hopes that it might ease your worries about applying and prepare you for the fantastic two years ahead.

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