Preparation for the 2013 MPA Legacy Campaign is currently underway and we are now taking applications for the 2013 MPA Legacy Campaign Committee! A joint effort by the MPA Council and the McCombs Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Office, this first-annualMPA Legacy Campaign will help to establish a culture of student giving within McCombs. The Committee will provide a unique opportunity for you to be a leader in your class, andwe invite each of you to apply.
Today, with public universities facing funding challenges and increased competition for the best and brightest faculty and students, the tradition of students giving back has become an important tradition. These campaigns, led by students for students, are not only a sign of pride in collective achievement, but are also used by many ranking programs as a measure of student and alumni satisfaction. This is your opportunity to come together as a class and make a difference at McCombs.
If you would like to help lead a highly visible campaign that strengthens your class ties and encourages philanthropy to your alma mater, please respond to the following questions and e-mail your answers to Laura Welch at email@example.com by November 26, 2012.
1. Why are you passionate about serving on the MPA Legacy committee?
2. Do you have prior fundraising/creative design/leadership experience that will help you assist with this campaign? If so, please list your experience.
3. In your opinion, what is the importance of student-led support of McCombs?
Claire Williams, President, MPA Council
Keary Kinch, Director, Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
The Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship and the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center invite you to a new and exciting speaker series, Herb Kelleher Entrepreneur-in-Residence, moderated by Laura Kilcrease. Each lecture is free and open to the public. The event will include a meet and greet as well as a reception. Space is limited, so mark your calendar for these three informative October programs:
Entrepreneurship Live with Ian Hatton, Chairman & CEO of Barynovx, Global Entrepreneur.
When: Tuesday, October 2nd
Where: AT&T Conference Center, Room #201
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m. Meet and Greet, Program and Reception
Suicide is considered to be the second leading cause of death for college students. That’s why the Counseling and Mental Health Center is organizing UT’s annual Suicide Prevention Week (September 24-28). This week is focused on raising awareness about suicide and engaging students, faculty and staff in suicide prevention. All are urged to “Be That One” to recognize when their student or friend is thinking about suicide and connect them with the help they need. Throughout the week, 23 campus departments and organizations, are sponsoring seven interactive programs as a call to action to prevent suicide within our campus community. For a full schedule of the week’s events and a complete list of counseling and mental health resources available to students, visit cmhc.utexas.edu
Free t-shirts and food at all events (while they last!). All events are free and open to the public.
Follow Suicide Prevention Week on Twitter: @UT_CMHC #UTSPW
ModelOff - the 2012 Financial Modeling World Championships
Registration has recently opened for ModelOff – a fun, competitive and educational competition that is aimed at students and young professionals. Students will find ModelOff a great real world learning opportunity and a fantastic way to build their CV.
The competition is being put on in conjunction with the Bloomberg Institute, Deloitte CFE, AMT Training as well as a number of other leading global finance businesses
Those who know…Know BDO is hosting an information session on Wednesday, August 29 at 5:30 p.m. in UTC 3.112. Come and meet a few of our BDO professionals and learn more about the opportunities BDO has to offer. We will have several executives and alumni present to help answer any questions. Dress is Business Casual. PLEASE RSVP IN OCR.
The Ranges Journal of International Relations and the MPA Council welcome PwC Partner, Raymond Slocumb. Mr. Raymond Slocumb will speak and answer questions concerning the challenges and successes of international business in our modern globalized context. A partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – the world’s largest accounting firm, operating in over 150 countries – Mr. Slocumb is uniquely qualified to offer a distinctively private-market perspective on international relations and the role of the business sector in our highly integrated and politicized world.
Mr. Slocumb is scheduled to begin speaking at 7 p.m. followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Afterward, there will be a Meet & Greet reception time where students will have the opportunity to talk with Mr. Slocumb. During this time, Mr. Slocumb will also be discussing career and internship opportunities for those interested in learning more about PwC. For more information, e-mail MPAC@mccombs.utexas.edu.
What: Ranges Journal Keynote Speaker: Raymond Slocumb Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Time: 7 p.m. Location: UTC 2.112A
The MPA Council is volunteering with Junior Achievement on Friday, April 27, 2012. Adopt a classroom for a day and teach elementary school children about business concepts. Materials and curriculum are provided by Junior Achievement. Please e-mail MPAC@mccombs.utexas.edu by Wednesday, April 25 if you are interested. Also visit www.jacentex.org for more information. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
What: Junior Achievement Volunteering Date: Friday, April 27, 2012 Time: Approximately 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Location: Becker Elementary School Training: Brief training on Wednesday if you can make it
Date: Monday, April 16, 2012 Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: ART 1.102 Format: Film explores the tax code; ways Congress uses the tax code to achieve political ends; and tax reforms. Live discussion will follow the screening. Admission: Free; Open to UT and non-UT
Why care about the US tax system?
• American taxpayers spend $200 billion and 5.4 billion hours working to comply with federal taxes each year, more than it takes to produce every car, truck, and van in the United States.
• The IRS sends out 8 billion pages of forms and instructions each year. Laid end to end, they would stretch 28 times around the earth. Nearly 300,000 trees are cut down yearly to produce the paper for all the IRS forms and instructions.
• 100% of McCombs graduates will be subject to the US income tax. The average salary for recent McCombs graduates is $54,151 – this means they will be subject to about $7,130 in income tax.