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MBA or Bust

During MBA....what free time? "Free time" now consists of homework, studying, and sweatpants.

They call me Ximena. For the non-Spanish speakers, it’s pronounced He-men-ah and rhymes with…absolutely nothing. I’m a Texan by birth, but a traveler by heart. I’ve lived in Texas, Indiana, Colorado, Florida, Italy, and Mexico and love to travel and

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Orange Fabric!

Hook 'em !!

Hooking ‘em and keeping it weird are my favorite things to do these days. I am not quite sure what they fully entail yet but hope to do them everyday, and twice on game days. Anything I buy or own

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A Leap of Faith

Diving into the unknown

As I finally sat down to write this introduction for Texas MBAs Talk on deadline day (Believe me, MBA orientation was no walk in the park. And if that weren’t enough, we had accounting homework to turn in on our

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The Generally Specific

cash the dog

In the interest of journalistic integrity, full disclosure, and general human honesty, I need you to understand something about me as you read this column: I have no business writing this column. Four weeks ago I moved to Austin for

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So It Begins…

New friends, one big trivia team

Ah, MBA orientation. It’s that special time when we quit our jobs and descend upon Austin, looking to begin our new lives as eager students making their triumphant return to academia. I arrived shortly before orientation began, and was immediately

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The Start of a New Journey

first day at mccombs

July 30th, 8AM: Here I was, standing in front of the big statue – the Family Group – at the Red McCombs School of Business, impatiently searching through the emails on my phone to find the venue of my first

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Posted in Austin, Diversity, Full-Time, Student Life

HMBA Prom: Hula with Barua!

2014 Students & Dates

HMBA? Prom? Hula? Barua?? Did any word in the title make any sense? Probably not! Let me break it down for you. Who: HMBA = Houston [Texas] MBA, which includes both the first-years and the second-years and their guests. Barua

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Posted in Houston, Student Life

Houston TXMBAs Are Philanthropic!

Shell Houston Open Back in March, Texas MBA students Sheryl Byrd, Casey Hinson, Linda Ly, and Lisa Richardson, along with Rice MBA students Travis, Ildako, Juan, and Michael, volunteered at the Shell Houston Open golf tournament to raise over $500

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Posted in Houston, Student Life

Globetrotting, Ghana & Going Back to Work

Trashy Bags Company Visit

We are officially 2nd years! When did that happen? The end of the semester was a whirlwind with finals, papers and an awesome scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt was definitely a highlight of the spring semester as we got to

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Posted in Full-Time, Global Trip, Internship, Student Life

The MBA Partner

Someone much wiser than me once said, “behind every successful man is a woman.” We can extrapolate for this blog and say: “behind every successful MBA student is a supportive partner.” I use the term “partner” loosely—he or she may

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Posted in Career, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Student Life
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