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Semester Recap


I’ve officially attended my last class at McCombs. Crazy. Wait, you may be saying to yourself, since when do people graduate in December? Not to worry, I’m not done with school but my next post will be from…the University of

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

Unabridged thoughts, straight from … California!!

I made him a Longhorn too!

Where does California come into the picture? Justified question. As I sat thinking about what to write next, I spoke with our blog moderator and he suggested, “Well, why don’t you interview your husband and see what he thinks about

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Useful Apps and Websites for MBA Survival

Hello dear readers! I apologize for my delay in posting—second year is no joke! (You know it’s bad when our super-nice editor Kurt is sending out friendly reminders to ask us bloggers to write! ;-)) So about three months ago,

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Posted in Houston, Student Life

Poker Face


Starting grad school is sort of like playing cards. You know what you are getting into, you might hesitate at first, but you put on your poker face and look confident while you play the game. Well, unless you are

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Posted in Academics, Mexico City, Student Life

The Six Stages of Midterms

When taking the plunge and enrolling in a professional MBA program, you’ve already decided you can easily juggle the workload, schoolwork, and family time. Sure, there is pre-work before the Austin Intensive as well as homework each week, but you

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2nd Year vs. 1st Year

New Toy from the Texas State Fair

How is the semester already half over? People said 2nd year is easier than the 1st and in some ways it is. I am definitely still busy though! Classes I thought I missed my cohort last spring since we only

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Finals Grades, Pitch Party, Veteran advice

Finals just finished last week, and we’ve already started on the new quarter. One of our professors told us that his wife never checked her grades throughout her MBA. I’ve decided to try that route and focus more on what

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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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Posted in Mexico City, Student Life

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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