Texas Venture Labs Scholar Program will award scholarships to entrepreneurs
The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) has just announced its new Texas Venture Labs Scholar Program, in which entrepreneurs are awarded scholarships to pursue their startup businesses as part of earning their MBAs.
“Many of our best MBA startups come from students seeking our top-ranked entrepreneurship program, arriving with a business idea and using coursework to incubate their idea,” said MBA program director Christina Mabley. “With the TVL Scholar Program, we are recognizing and funding this fast-growing cadre of MBA applicants.”
The total potential value of each TVL Scholar award is $175,000. Competition winners will receive a scholarship package of $50,000, and their startups will be accepted into the Texas Venture Labs accelerator program, also valued at $50,000. Winners will also be automatically considered for a TVL summer internship and for a prestigious position as a postgraduate Accenture TVL Venture Partner, a combined value of $75,000.
“The Texas Venture Labs Scholar Program pulls together all the attributes that entrepreneurs look for when starting a business,” said Rob Adams, director of Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs. “The Austin startup ecosystem, McCombs’ top-ranked MBA and entrepreneurship programs, and the significant track record of Texas MBAs starting businesses on graduation. Combining these attributes with scholarship funding enables entrepreneurs to radically accelerate the development of their business while earning their MBA at McCombs.” Continue reading →
McCombs School of Business students are among the happiest in the nation when it comes to both their campus environment and the quality of their professors, according to new survey results from the Princeton Review.
McCombs has placed in the top 10 for best professors for four straight years..
McCombs placed among the top 10 in two categories — best campus environment and best professors — out of the Princeton Review’s 11 attribute rankings. Based on student responses to survey questions, McCombs ranked:
No. 2 for best campus environment, based on student responses regarding how happy they are and how they rate the campus community. Only UCLA scored higher for campus environment.
No. 2 for best professors, based on student responses regarding how good their professors are as teachers and how accessible professors are outside the classroom. Only Berkeley professors were rated more highly.
Although earning silver medals in two categories marked a banner year for McCombs, it wasn’t the first time students have given such high marks to the business school. With this latest survey result, the Princeton Review has now placed McCombs professors among the top 10 in the nation for four straight years.
In The Economist’s annual ranking of MBA programs, McCombs rose into the top 30 in global rank, and cracked the top 20 on the domestic front—a first for both.
In the British magazine’s 11th listing of 100 full-time MBA programs around the world, McCombs climbed to rank 28, representing its third year in a row to rise and its highest global rank ever in this survey.
Among U.S. schools, the Texas MBA Program jumped to 18, its best U.S. performance ever and the first time to crack the top-20.
The top three global spots, respectively, went to the University of Chicago, Dartmouth and the University of Virginia. Only four U.S. public schools ranked higher than McCombs: Virginia (3), Berkeley (6), UCLA (23), and Michigan (24). Continue reading →
With the start of a new school year, a group of local servicemembers are hoping they can keep students in school and on the right track.
Today, airmen at Randolph Air Force kicked off a session of GAMER, which stands for Giving Americans Motivational Education for the Real World. The program, which has partnered with the base for three years, encourages at-risk youth to stay in school, pursue their dreams and avoid drugs and alcohol.
Randolph Base airmen kicked off “GAMER,” a progam aimed at helping local students reach their goals and stay in school. Photo courtesy of WOAI.
Major Joel Neeb has participated with the GAMER program and this year is no exception.
“This is an incredible opportunity for us to give back something to the community,” Neeb said. “We here at Randolph Air Force Base recognize the fact that our jobs are cool, our jobs are fun, and they’re something that resonates with kids.” Continue reading →
Sofie Leon, a member of the Full-Time Texas MBA Class of 2013, spent this past summer as a Corporate Finance MBA Intern with American Express in New York City. In the video below, Sofie shares details of her internship experience.
“I really enjoyed my experience with American Express in the Global Network Services group for the Deal Analysis group covering the Americas. I found the company to reward intellectual curiosity and relationship building as successful career trajectories are often the result of proactive self-sourcing.”
To see the rest of Sofie’s interviews as part of this video series, visit the links below: