Wow! It has been a long time since I last posted! Everyone told me that second semester would be easier, but with recruitment in full swing, it has been super chaotic.
I wanted to talk about the MBA+ communication coaches that McCombs students have access to. One of the tenets required of any good leader if to be able to communicate easily with others. Not all of us are born with that ability and have to cultivate it. Even though class presentations and listening to others helps, nothing quite beats expert opinion. And that is where the communication coaches come into play. A part of the MBA+ Leadership program, the various coaches – communication, specialty, executive – provide one-on-one interaction with students in areas of the student’s choice – be it interviewing, public speaking, interpersonal skills. Further, the MBA+ coaches also help during the various case competitions – they come and talk at ungodly hours like 4 am when your brain is fogged up and help you get over the slump by providing an objective opinion.
Every MBA student is provided up to 4 hours of free coaching time with the coaches. I have used their expertise in preparing for interviews and for the case competitions. These coaches are very easily accessible and we can book a session with them via Blackboard – the UT internal student portal. There is a listing of the various coaches available and we can pick who we want to work with.
The MBA+ coaches are one of the many reasons McCombs is great place to be. Not only are we getting a world class education, we are also learning how to communicate effectively. I highly recommend everyone at McCombs and the incoming classes to take advantage of this great resource!