FT Opportunity with Perella Weinberg Partners (RCO)

The following position is currently available on OCR:

Company: Perella Weinberg Partners
Position: FT Analyst (RC)
Location: Austin
Drop Deadline: April 5
Description: Perella Weinberg Partners is seeking candidates for a full time analyst position within the Firm’s Agility investment team. Agility, which is based in Austin, TX and Denver, CO, provides outsourced investment services to endowments, foundations, and other institutional investors. This analyst will be involved in managing and investing client portfolios across asset classes, with a primary focus on private equity. This opportunity would provide great exposure to the private equity universe and a fast-paced office environment.
Responsibilities: The analyst will play a key role in managing existing investments, conducting due diligence on potential new investments, generating analysis on client portfolios, and assisting in the business development activities of the Firm. Additional projects include specialized research on market trends and specific investment strategies.

Submitted by Jenny Tseng

Scholarship for Undergraduate International Students

The International Office is pleased to announce The Jerry D. Wilcox Community Engagement Scholarship for undergraduate international students is now accepting applications. This is a $2,500 scholarship that will be applied to the recipients’ fall 2014 tuition bill and is dedicated to international undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional leadership or campus involvement.  If you know a student who you think would be a good candidate for this award, applications and information can be found here: http://world.utexas.edu/isss/students/financial-aid/wilcox-scholarship

Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 11 at 5 p.m.

Submitted by Tatiana Jessen

Herb Kelleher Center Speaker Series

Campus Club and Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship invite you to the Herb Kelleher Center Speaker Series. Guests will discuss and answer questions about structuring a startup, seeking funding, building a team, getting your first product out the door, and creating an exit strategy. Enjoy experiential learning with the best of the best!

Each lecture is free and open to the public and will include a reception. Space is limited, so mark your calendar for these  engaging presentations:

Entrepreneurship Live with Matt Chasen, CEO & Founder uShip
When: Tuesday, April 8
Where: AT&T Conference Center, Room 201
Time: 5:30 p.m. Registration, 6:00 p.m. Program, and 7:00 p.m. Reception
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/EIR-Speaker-Apr-8

Submitted by Tatiana Jessen

UBS Financial Services, Inc. Paid Internship

Where: UBS Financial Services, Inc.

When:  TBD 2014

Hours: 2-3 days per week (4 hours per day)

Rate: Paid Internship

Requirements:  Junior or higher.  MPA Student.  GPA > 3.0.  US Citizenship.

Work Scope:  Provide support for 3 Financial Advisors and Client Service Associate in client reporting, marketing and other administrative efforts.  A student with interest in the Financial Services Industry would be preferred.  Looking for someone for a 1-2 year commitment.  Start date is negotiable, could be as soon as May or late as August.  Must have excellent communication skills.

To be considered:  e-mail your resume to Dana Stevens at [email protected]

Deadline:  April 30, 2014

VIP Speaker Series: Thomas Horton, Chairman of American Airlines

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When: Tuesday, March 25 5-6 pm

Where: SAC Auditorium

Thomas W. Horton, the former CEO and President of American Airlines will be at the SAC Auditorium for a VIP Distinguished Speaker Series Event. Mr. Horton will be here to speak about his Views, Insights, and Perspectives about leadership as well as the recent merger between American Airlines and US Airways.

Submitted by Candice Bailey

MPA Peer Career Consultants’ Top Recruiting Tips

Courtney Crosby and Kelly Ayers are your MPA Peer Career Consultants.  They’ve successfully navigated the MPA recruiting process and want to help you do the same.  Check out their posts here each week for valuable recruiting tips.

Missed the first post with their top recruiting tips? You can read it here! 

Pre-Interview Dinner Tips

As you gear up for interviews, many of you might be unsure of what a pre-interview dinner entails. The following provides some general information on the structure of the dinner and what to expect from the event:

Pre-Interview Dinner Structure:

  • Arrival: Typically the firms will segment their representatives by city and by practice for networking purposes. After you sign in, look for your respective city and track and join a conversation.
  • Dinner: You will most likely be assigned a table with other students and a couple of firm representatives. Often times, one of the representatives at your table will be the individual interviewing you the next day.
  • Post-dinner: Follow the lead of your host as to when to stand up from your table and be sure to thank each employer representative at your table before exiting. You will now have the opportunity to do more networking and ask any last minute questions prior to the interview.

The pre-interview dinner is an opportunity for the firms to get to know you better and begin to assess whether they see you as a good fit for their company. You will be able to interact with the people you will see throughout the recruiting process in addition to receiving important information regarding how the actual interview will be conducted the following day. Below are some helpful hints to read over before attending the event:

  • It is really beneficial to speak to several representatives during the networking segments of the event. Meeting several different people will allow the firm to get a better idea of who you are while in turn helping you to gain a better understanding of the firm’s culture and personality, which could factor into your ultimate decision.
  • Having the interviewer seated next to you at the dinner might seem intimidating, but it is really an opportunity. I always felt so much more at ease walking into the interview room the next day and seeing a familiar face.
  • Make sure you are always engaged and participating in the conversation even if everyone at the table is discussing something you know nothing about. For example, if the table is discussing a television show you have never seen, take the initiative to ask about it. Employers want to see how you interact with others, so always express interest and be receptive to the topics discussed.
  • Act in a professional manner, employ proper etiquette, and stick to appropriate conversation topics (i.e. avoid politics, religion, and other controversial subjects)

This week will be a really busy one with interviews and dinners happening every day and night so start preparing now. Make sure you work ahead on any school assignments that are due, perform your company research, and get plenty of sleep!

Courtney Crosby and I will be offering you words of advice throughout your recruiting journey this semester, so be sure to check out our posts in the newsletter each week! And, as always, if you have any questions about recruiting and want to talk about how to prepare, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or come to our walk-in hours on Tuesday 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 – 5 p.m., Wednesday 9 – 11 a.m., and Thursday 11 a.m. – Noon. Until next week…good luck with the interview preparation!

Submitted by Kelly Ayers

More Than Money Careers

The University has obtained a new career resource, More Than Money (MTM) Careers. All students and staff have a one-month free access to this online platform. To validate your access, go to http://www.mtmc.co/index.php?/register/EVcp68 and register using your UT email*.

MTM Careers is an internship and job search platform that aims to help students and graduates identify and pursue employment opportunities that match their social innovation goals. Upon registering and submitting information about your education, skills, work/life priorities, and impact areas of interest; you will be able to access the following dashboards:

  • GET CONNECTED: keeping track of trends, identifying employers, and recruiting mentors that match your own unique priorities
  • UNCOVER HIDDEN JOBS: using custom twitter searches
  • GET HIRED: guidance for resume and cover letters, networking, and interviews

* A UT email always ends in utexas.edu (e.g., your McCombs email).

Submitted by Jenny Tseng

Summer Internship with the Texas DPS Chief Auditor

Internship Announcement:

Texas Department of Public Safety:  Chief Auditor’s Office
5805 N Lamar Blvd, MSC-0180
Austin, Texas 78752
Contact:  Steve Goodson, Chief Auditor, 512-424-2158

Internship Description:

Objectives:  To provide interns an opportunity to be exposed to and apply basic internal audit concepts and methodologies.  These concepts and methodologies could include both assurance and advisory services.

Duties: Assist audit project managers with the implementation of audit programs to address specific audit objectives.  Administrative and research projects may also be assigned.

This is an unpaid internship is for the Summer of 2014.  Candidate selected is expected to work a standard 40 hour work week.



Must be enrolled in the Spring 2014 semester as a graduate or undergraduate student or have graduated with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in 2013.

Preferred Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience using facilitation and instructional skills
  • Specific internal auditing knowledge (or course work), including internal controls and risk assessment.
  • Specific knowledge of Management Principles (or course work), including the basic functions of planning, organizing, directing, evaluating and / or controlling.
  • Ability to organize assigned work and to set time frames, prioritize and meet goals.
  • Effectively work in a professional team environment.

The applicant selected for this unpaid internship is subject to background investigation and will not be an employee of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

To apply, send your resume and letter of interest to [email protected]  no later than 5 p.m. on April 11, 2014.


McCombs BBA Legacy Student Giving Campaign

The McCombs BBA Legacy Student Giving Campaign is the first undergraduate student giving campaign at the McCombs School of Business. A student-led committee created the campaign in 2009 to increase student and alumni participation in the donation process. The campaign was designed in the hopes of creating a student culture of giving that will help to improve the quality of our undergraduate programs.

This year, the campaign will take place from March 24 to April 4, 2014. Students can donate to the campaign at any time during the semester, but these two weeks will be the “big push.” You will be able to find a table on the second and third floor of McCombs during these two weeks.

Event Timeline:

Monday, March 24: Party in the Atrium
Wednesday, March 26: Midnight Munchies
Tuesday, April 1: Pie a Prez-or-Prof
Friday, April 4: Senior Send-off

Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntiArADntxY

If you have any further questions, please refer to the Legacy FAQs on the website (mccombslegacy.org).