Texas Executive MBA student Rina Hartline, class of 2013, is among eight local women being featured by KLRU as part of their participation in the national Women and Girls Lead campaign. Rina is director of Texas State Relations at CenterPoint Energy and is also the founder of the Association of Women in Energy (AWE).
Encouraged to say something bold at a conference in 2010, Rina declared that she would start an organization for women in the energy field where the workforce is predominantly male. As the founder of AWE, Rina is dedicated to promoting the education and advancement of women and girls in comprehensive energy fields.
Women and Girls Lead is a multi-year public media initiative to focus, educate, and connect citizens worldwide in support of the issues facing women and girls. Combining independent documentary film, television, new media, and global outreach partnerships, Women and Girls Lead amplifies the voices of women and girls acting as leaders, expands understanding of gender equity, and engages an international network of citizens and organizations to act locally and reach out globally.
Why do good people do bad things? That’s the topic of interest for McCombs’ recently launched “Ethics Unwrapped” project, a free video series which aims to stimulate thought and discussion on business ethics.
Ethics Unwrapped is a project of the relatively new Business, Government & Society department at McCombs, formed as part of a renewed commitment to teaching business ethics at the university. The department focuses on the regulatory, political, legal and ethical environment of business and aims to help students cultivate the skills needed to successfully manage the dynamic business environment of the future.
“Today’s global marketplace is more competitive, more transparent, more culturally and politically diverse, and more fluid than ever before,” said Robert Prentice, interim department chair and head of the Ethics Unwrapped project. “Future business leaders will need to be able to navigate the legal, ethical and cultural demands of government and society.”
The videos include a documentary featuring disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and more than a dozen animated shorts featuring ethics concepts, including those from one of the hottest areas in current ethics education — behavioral ethics.Teaching notes are available for each video in the series, which is appropriate as continuing education for business leaders as well as students.
“Our goal is to provide a high quality and entertaining educational resource that anyone with access to the Internet may use,” said Prentice.
As the application period for the Texas Evening MBA, Texas MBA at Houston, Texas MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth, and Texas Executive MBA programs comes to an end this week, we want to offer you one more piece of advice as you prepare to turn in your application. The final deadline to apply is May 25th – this Friday.
This week Trent Thurman, Director of Working Professional MBA programs, talks about the essays requirements for the Working Professional MBA application and discusses some of the key elements that the admissions team is looking for in these essays.
While your resume provides a snapshot of what you’ve done, the admissions team really looks to your essays to find out more about your story. The first essay focuses on your goals – why you want to go back to school and what you hope to get out of the program. A common mistake by applicants is that they spend too much time talking about where they’ve been and do not talk enough about where are looking to go and what their future goals are. The second essay, which is new this year, allows you to tell us something that you can’t find in another part of your application. This is an opportunity to be creative and talk about community service, a hobby, or something else that helps to tell a little more of your story.
More information on the essays and other application instructions can be found in the Admissions section for each program on the Texas MBA website.
Feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions.
With the application deadline for Working Professional and Executive Texas MBA programs coming up soon, now is the time for you to reach out to recommenders. Your two letters of recommendation, along with all other application materials, are due by the final deadline of May 25th.
The recommender section of the online application allows you enter the names and email addresses of your recommenders and will send out an automatic email with a link to the recommendation form as soon as you hit the save button. Make sure that your recommenders check their spam and junk mail folders if they have issues receiving the email. The online application also allows you to check the status of your recommendations and resend the email to your recommenders at any time during the application process.
More information on application instructions can be found in the Admissions section for each program on the Texas MBA website.
With the final application deadline for the Texas Evening MBA, Texas MBA at Houston, Texas MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth, and Texas Executive MBA programs less than one month away, we want to remind you that we are here to help you and answer any questions you have along the way.
While we have seen strong demand for these programs with our classes almost half-full, there is still space available, and we encourage you to get your application in by the final deadline of May 25th.
On each Monday leading up to the final deadline, members of the Admissions Team will be sharing tips and tricks right here on the MBA Insider in order to help you get everything completed and get your application in.