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McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business


Our students seek out opportunities to encourage sustainable social impact. Some pursue careers in sustainable businesses, social enterprises or government agencies; others work in impact investment groups or start their own ventures. Regardless of a student's specific professional interests, McCombs' career services department can help them connect with employers, prepare for interviews and find out more about career paths involving social and environmental innovation.

Invest in Social Innovation Initiative

Some students change their major - Longhorns change the world. The Social Innovation Initiative trains and supports our student innovators through experiential learning programs, courses, and more. We need YOUR help to continue this work! Invest in our changemakers today for tomorrow’s future.


Alumni Spotlights

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Rakesh Apte

Innovation Strategis

Dell Technologies

Amy Bell

Principal, Business Development

Whole Foods Market

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Scott Collier

VP Business Development

Whole Foods Market

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Tina Dai

Chief of Staff

First Round Capital

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Chris Earthman

Operating Partner

Aragona Family Office

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Sara Hollis

Public Health Researcher

World Health Organization

Amanda Hsieh

COO Global Affairs Associates

Randall Kempner

Executive Director

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

Jamie Lippman

Director, Responsible Resourcing


Hanna Patterson

Senior Manager, Social Impact Practice

Deloitte Consulting

John Thornborrow

Adjunct Professor

Social Entrepreneurship

Juan Thurman


NextGen Venture Partners, Southwest Angel Network