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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!

First Look: MBA at Houston Class of 2020

New students from all of our MBA programs recently gathered in Austin to prepare for their classes, get to know each other, meet MBA faculty & staff, and have some fun. It was especially exciting to welcome our classes from Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston to their second home here on the UT Austin campus. These students experience the same top caliber curriculum, faculty, and network as our Working Professional students in Austin, but are able to attend classes close to home on campuses in Dallas and Houston.

We had a very strong pool of applications to pull from when putting together our Working Professional MBA classes this year, and the numbers certainly reflect that. Let’s take a look at our Houston class:

The MBA at Houston welcomed 84 awesome students to the program as new members of the Longhorn family. These students are no strangers to the fast-paced, hard-working town of Houston and they are all a true testament to the institution they will come to be challenged by over the next two years.MBA at Houston Class of 2020: 84 students; top industries include energy, healthcare, manufacturing, consulting, technology; students work at companies such as Chevron, Dow chemical, Haliburton, NRG, USAA, GE, Merk, and more

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First Look: MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth Class of 2020

New students from all of our MBA programs recently gathered in Austin to prepare for their classes, get to know each other, meet MBA faculty & staff, and have some fun. It was especially exciting to welcome our classes from Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston to their second home here on the UT Austin campus. These students experience the same top caliber curriculum, faculty, and network as our Working Professional students in Austin, but are able to attend classes close to home on campuses in Dallas and Houston.

We had a very strong pool of applications to pull from when putting together our Working Professional MBA classes this year, and the numbers certainly reflect that. First, let’s take a look at our DFW class:

The MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth welcomed its largest class ever, with 88 new students beginning their MBA journey with Texas McCombs. This is also the most international class the DFW program has ever had and the most diverse in terms of companies/organizations represented.

graphic showing DFW stats for class of 2020: Top Industries include tech, manufacturing, financial services, energy, and travel; top companies include City of Dallas, JP Morgan Chase, Verizon, PepsiCo, Lockheed Martin, Southwest Airlines, and more!

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Texas MBA Love Stories

This post was written by Jolene Ashcraft, Head of Marketing, Texas McCombs MBA Programs.

This Valentine’s Day, we checked in with some of our MBA alumni who found love at McCombs and have tied the knot in the last year. Find out how they met and what they’re up to now.

Michelle Sutton ’16 and Javier Armenteros ’16

Wedding Date: October 21, 2017

Wedding Location: Chapel Hill, NC

How We Met: By chance, we were seated next to each other at the MBA Orientation Banquet on our very first day of the program, but we did not get to know each other well until our second semester when we traveled to Park City, Utah on the Graduate Business Adventure Team (GBAT) Ski Trip and then to South Africa as part of the McCombs Global Connections Study Tour program.

Currently: We live in Dallas, TX, where Michelle is an Associate Brand Manager at Dr Pepper Snapple Group, and Javi is an Associate Finance Manager at PepsiCo Frito Lay. We are both proud Longhorns and are involved in MBA recruiting for our respective companies.

“We loved having such a strong contingent of McCombies at our wedding!”

Christie Sutton ’15 and Patrick McConnell ’15

Wedding Date: October 14, 2017

Wedding Location: San Francisco, CA (We originally planned for Healdsburg in Sonoma County, but due to the Northern California fires, we made a last minute move to San Francisco with the help of many of our McCombs friends.)

How We Met: We met in Austin during one of the McCombs Adventure Program (MAP) Day Trips, which take place before school officially begins. We sat next to each other on the bus to the wine tasting tour in Fredericksburg, TX and were friends from the start.

Currently: We currently live in San Francisco, CA and both work at Apple. Christie works in market development for the Corporate Retail division, and Pat works as a program manager on the new product launch team.

Christie and Pat with MBA classmates at their wedding

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Navigating Your Time on the MBA Waitlist

The Texas MBA Program receives many applications from highly qualified applicants throughout the year. It’s impossible to fit everyone into the physical space of our program, so we have an MBA waitlist.

The waitlist can be a challenging place for applicants, given its uncertainty and lack of a clear timeline and expectations, but we feel very strongly that it is also a wonderful opportunity, an exercise in patience, and a gift of time not given to all who apply.

The waitlist is not a final decision from the Texas MBA Admissions Committee. Rather, it is a place to wait and see what unfolds. Please explore the information below to better understand what it means to be on the Texas MBA waitlist, and how you can make the most of this time.

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