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October 2019
17
THU
2019 Texas Analytics Summit. On October 17-18 The McCombs Center for Analytics and Transformative Technologies will host their second annual Texas Analytics Summit. Over 300 students, faculty and industry leaders will attend a day and a half of speakers and panels on the future of analytics.

Keynotes: Doug Schmitt (President, Dell Technologies Services), Sean Dobson (Chairman and CEO of Amherst Capital), Kristin Grauman (UT Computer Science/Facebook AI Research)
 
McCombs Faculty: Ethan Burris (MAN), Robert Prentice (BGS), Maytal Saar-Tsechansky (IROM)
 
Thursday, October 17
1:00pm - 6:00pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall
18
FRI
Pick up a pastry and coffee on your way to the office and get to know other McCombs alumni from the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter as well as local chapter leadership. There are limited spots so RSVP today! 
 
Friday, October 18
7:30am - 9:00am

Newtree Cafe, 311 California St. #120, San Francisco, CA 94104
 
Friday, October 18
8:00am - 5:00pm

18
FRI
2019 Texas Analytics Summit. On October 17-18 The McCombs Center for Analytics and Transformative Technologies will host their second annual Texas Analytics Summit. Over 300 students, faculty and industry leaders will attend a day and a half of speakers and panels on the future of analytics.

Keynotes: Doug Schmitt (President, Dell Technologies Services), Sean Dobson (Chairman and CEO of Amherst Capital), Kristin Grauman (UT Computer Science/Facebook AI Research)
 
McCombs Faculty: Ethan Burris (MAN), Robert Prentice (BGS), Maytal Saar-Tsechansky (IROM)
 
Friday, October 18
8:15am - 1:45pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall
18
FRI
Join current Texas McCombs at Houston MBA students for lunch and an information session followed by presentations from guest speakers Karen Landholt and Natacha Buchanan on Diversity in the Workplace. You'll also have the opportunity to interact with a student panel on the culture at McCombs and attend an MBA class. 
 
Friday, October 18
12:00pm - 5:30pm

UTHealth School of Nursing 6901 Bertner Ave Houston, TX 77030
18
FRI
Join entrepreneurs, investors and industry leaders for The University of Texas at Austin's first-ever “Taste of Texas” CPG Showcase.
This one-of-a-kind event will feature special guest speakers, panel discussions and a community + student Trade Show.
Networking to follow.
  
Come learn from and network with Texas' top innovators in the CPG space!
 
Friday, October 18
2:00pm - 5:30pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall (RRH), RRH Auditorium 1.400 - 300 W Martin Luther King Blvd Austin TX, 78712
18
FRI
The McCombs Seattle Chapter welcomes Professor Prabhudev Konana, associate dean of Instructional Innovation. Professor Konana teaches one of the most popular MBA courses, Strategies for Networked Economies, and will give a talk on the future of jobs as it relates to AI, robotics, and automation.  
 
This talk is a way for alumni in the area to stay up to date with the McCombs curriculum and faculty research. It is additionally a great opportunity to expand your professional network and connect with other alumni!  

The venue opens at 6 p.m. and Professor Konana’s lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Light snacks will be provided. 
 
Friday, October 18
6:00pm - 8:30pm

ATLAS Workbase, 500 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109
21
MON
Please join Texas McCombs, the UT Clements Center for National Security, and the UT Strauss Center for International Security and Law for a conversation with Jay Gibson, former chief management officer of the Department of Defense.

No registration required.
 
Monday, October 21
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Crum Auditorium, Robert B. Rowling Hall, 300 W. MLK Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78712
21
MON

Join the Los Angeles Chapter at the fall Faculty Speaker Series featuring Dr. John Daly. Professor Daly will present on "The Interpersonal Skills of Successful Leaders.” 
      
This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow McCombs School of Business and Moody College of Communications alumni and hear from one of UT’s most popular professors.  
     
6 p.m. Registration and networking 
6:30 p.m. Program

 
Monday, October 21
6:00pm - 8:00pm

1212 Santa Monica, 1212 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
22
TUES

Please join your fellow alumni and friends at Sam Houston State University for an engaging and informative workshop to help you plan for your future.  

Daniel Caswell, CPA and BBA ‘84, will conduct a workshop to educate and inform McCombs alumni about smart ways to build a stress-free retirement. The number one concern for Baby Boomers in retirement is “we don’t want to run out of money.” This class covers potential threats to a successful retirement, now and in the future, while providing students with the knowledge they need to build a successful retirement in our new reality.  

Workshop topics include: 

  • Conventional Financial Wisdom 
  • The Fiscal Health of the United States
  • Failure to Maximize Retirement Income  
  • Unplanned Healthcare Expenses  
  • Improper Estate Transfer Design  
  • Losing Money in Large Market Declines  
  • Failure to Have a Well-Designed Retirement Plan  
  • Bring It all Together for Your Plan 
 
Tuesday, October 22
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sam Houston State University - The Woodlands Center, Room 410, 3380 College Park Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77384
23
WED

Pitch to Boardrooms: Join Dr Doug Dierking, McCombs School of Business faculty, and the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship as we dive into negotiation and persuasion tactics every startup founder faces. From initial VC sit-downs to equity conversations in front of a board, audience members will walk away with the skills necessary to be successful.

 
Wednesday, October 23
11:00am - 12:00pm

WCP 2.302
24
THU
Join the Houston Chapter for our monthly lunch series. This event is a great opportunity to network, catch up with classmates, and discuss other events happening in the UT community over lunch. The lunch is held on the third Thursday of each month. Register now! 

This is our second lunch of the year and we are pleased to be joined by Eric Nahlin. He’s turned his passion for writing about recruiting into a career. He is a lifelong UT fan and The McComb’s Alumni Houston Chapter can’t wait for you to join us while we eat, network, and talk all things UT football!  

We hope to see you there. 
 
Thursday, October 24
11:30am - 1:00pm

Cadillac Bar, 1802 Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX 77007
25-26
FRI     SAT
This event is designed for all prospective Full-Time MBA students who are passionate about diversity, belonging, and inclusion, and are committed to increasing the number of underrepresented communities in business school and management. You will connect with MBA students & alumni with diverse backgrounds & perspectives, meet McCombs faculty & staff, spend a fun weekend in Austin, and explore your future with Texas McCombs.
 
Friday, October 25 - Saturday, October 26
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall, The University of Texas at Austin 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Austin, TX 78712
29
TUES
Please join your fellow alumni and friends at the Freedom Solar Design Center for an engaging and informative presentation on the future of clean energy. The Freedom Solar Design Team will also give a review of the industry and current trends locally, nationally, and globally. 

Established in 2007, Freedom Solar Power is the oldest and largest solar installer in Texas with an industry best 25 year ‘bumper to bumper’ warranty. They are also the only SunPower Master Dealer in the state of Texas and one of only thirty nationwide. Consistently rated as one of the top solar installers in Texas on SolarReviews, Yelp, and Google Reviews. 
 
Tuesday, October 29
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Freedom Solar Design Center, 1200 Hill Country Blvd., Suite R-134, Bee Cave, TX 78738
November 2019
4
MON

This tour addresses how anti-black racism, patriarchy and militarist nationalism of the New South are sedimented in the architecture, landscape, campus layout, building names, etc. In this way, the tour attempts to make larger claims about the historical and present Austin, as well as The University of Texas.

 
Monday, November 4
3:30pm - 5:00pm

4
MON

The Bay Area for McCombs (BAFM) Board invites you to a fall happy hour to network with fellow alumni in the Bay Area.

Eric Hirst, senior associate dean for Academic Affairs, will be at the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

 
Monday, November 4
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Sens, 4 Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94111
5
TUES
Responses to the above question range from strong conviction that marketing drives firm growth to strong conviction that marketing does little more than create brochures for the sales organization. This variability in opinion about the importance of the marketing function is driven by the fact that the answer to the title question depends upon the firm—in some firms marketing is central; in others, it is peripheral. We show that this variability can be explained by considering the firm’s source of competitive advantage (differentiation vs. cost leadership) and by the role assigned to the marketing function (line vs. staff). Differentiating firms for which marketing is a line function grow faster and are more valuable than other firms. Further, CEOs of such firms have broader visions for growth, are more satisfied with firm performance and see more promise for future performance.  Cost leader firms in which marketing is a staff function are the slowest growing and least valuable. 

CPE credit is offered for this webinar. No prerequisites or advance preparation are required. 

Leigh McAlister is the Ed and Molly Smith Chair in Business Administration at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin. She received her PhD from Stanford University and she served on the faculties of University of Washington and MIT before joining The University of Texas at Austin. She has won many teaching awards and research awards including JMR’s O’Dell Award, JR’s Davidson Award.  In 2014, she received the Mahajan Award for Lifetime Achievements in Strategy Research, was named the AMA/Irwin/McGraw-Hill Distinguished Marketing Educator and was a member of the Inaugural Class of Fellows of the American Marketing Association.  In 2018, she was named a Fellow of INFORMS Marketing Science. Long associated with the Marketing Science Institute, she served there as Executive Director from 2003-2005. Currently her research focuses on determinants of firm value and implications of web communications. She serves as Area Editor at Journal of Marketing and Journal of Consumer Research.  
  
The Knowledge To Go (KTG) webinar series gives McCombs alumni the ability to continue their active learning relationship with the university. These monthly one-hour webinars are conducted live at noon Central Standard Time, and then posted on the web for those who can't join live. Knowledge To Go lets you learn about today’s most urgent business issues from the leading minds at UT--all from the convenience of your desktop. 
 
Tuesday, November 5
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online (https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/ktgwebinar/)
6
WED

Climate Risk and other Environmental Social and Governance Considerations in Investment Decisions

Join the Denver Chapter at the fall Faculty Speaker Series featuring Dr. Laura Starks.

This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow McCombs School of Business alumni and hear from one of McCombs most popular professors.

6 p.m. Registration and Networking

6:30 p.m. Program

 
Wednesday, November 6
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Crazy Mountain Brewery, 471 Kalamath St., Denver, CO 80204
8
FRI
The Austin Chapter welcomes Mandeep Patel, UT 2019 Mechanical Engineering, CEO and co-founder of Electrip and Elliot Lee, UT 2020 Mechanical Engineering, COO and co-founder of Electrip.  
     
ElecTrip is solving for the 1000s of labor hours lost by frequent business travelers when traveling between cities located less than four hours apart by car. We offer door to door transportation in a private Tesla with Wi-Fi and laptop charging. Due to the lower operational expense of EVs, we can offer a no-compromise service at a cost-competitive price. Since our launch in March of 2018, we've serviced over 1,000 clients-including Apple, Shell, and Deloitte. ElecTrip recently signed a contract with Shell, offering employees discounted rides in order to offset carbon emissions during city to city commutes, while also providing a safer option than the ones currently on the market.  

Mandeep Patel is a UT Austin Mechanical Engineering graduate and is also the founder of ElecTrip. Mandeep Patel is the CEO and focuses mainly on corporate partnerships, investors, and day to day operations. Mandeep has previous experiences interning at United, Lockheed Martin, and BP. In order to run ElecTrip, Mandeep turned down two different full-time offers and is also the recipient of the McCombs Summer Fellowship this past summer.  
     
Eliott Lee is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin studying Mechanical Engineering. He is involved with the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency on campus and has experience interning at Shell GameChanger, an early-stage startup fund/program within Shell. Born and raised in Houston, with a passion for energy, tech, and startups. He serves at the COO for ElecTrip and works alongside Mandeep and the rest of the ElecTrip team.  
 
Friday, November 8
7:30am - 9:00am

Stinson's Bistro, 4416 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78756
8
FRI
Join the Atlanta Chapter at the fall Faculty Speaker Series featuring Dr. Kristie Loescher. Professor Loescher will present on "Beliefs and Values Shaping Today's Healthcare Reform Debate" 
     
This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and friends and hear from one of UT’s most popular professors.  
     
7:30 a.m. Registration and networking  
8 a.m. Plated breakfast served 
8:10 a.m. Presentation followed by Q&A 
9 a.m. Wrap up and networking
 
Friday, November 8
7:30am - 9:30am

Capital City Club, 53 West Brookhaven Dr., N.E., Atlanta, GA 30319
8
FRI
Ellis, Fareground’s Street Level Bar, is hosting an event dedicated to Texas Football at Fareground on the plaza! Join fellow UT alumni and current students for an evening of live music, good eats, and cold drinks the Friday night before the Texas vs. Kansas State football game. RSVP now!  
     
Longhorns will have an exclusive check-in area where light bites are provided. All guests will enjoy three music acts and 10% of all beverage proceeds will be donated to the McCombs School of Business. There will be plenty of shade and misters on site to beat the heat!  
     
Lyft and parking garage discount codes will be available to all who RSVP! This information will be included in the day-before reminder email. 
 
Friday, November 8
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Fareground, 111 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
8
FRI
Please join current Texas MBA students who are in Seattle for a career trek at an informal reception. The students would love to visit with alumni about living and working in Seattle. This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and current MBA students. We look forward to seeing you there!  
     
Light appetizers and a complimentary beverage provided. RSVP by Nov. 4! 
 
Friday, November 8
6:30pm - 8:30pm

El Grito Taqueria, 234 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109
9
SAT

The McCombs Energy Initiative tailgate will take place on the west lawn of the LBJ School on The University of Texas campus adjacent to the Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium. The tailgate will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, prior to the Texas v. Kansas State game. The tailgates will start 2 hours before kickoff (game time TBA) and will be catered by Maudie’s Tex-Mex. This event provides an opportunity to meet fellow UT energy alumni and current graduate and undergraduate students from across campus. 

 
Saturday, November 9
0:00am - 0:00am

West Lawn of The LBJ School at UT, 2315 Red River St., Austin, TX 78712
13
WED
Join the London Chapter at the fall Faculty Speaker Series featuring Dr. Bob Parrino. Professor Parrino will share the latest strategies from the McCombs Finance Department related to current industry topics.  
     
This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and friends and hear from one of UT’s most popular professors.  
     

Thank you to Rabobank for their support.  

6 p.m. Registration and networking  
6:30 p.m. Program  
7:30 p.m. Reception and networking  
 
Wednesday, November 13
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Rabobank, Thames Court, 1 Queenhithe, London EC4V 3RL, United Kingdom
14
THU
All McCombs alumnae are invited to an evening of conversation and community in celebration of women and allies in business. We’re talking all things advocacy - how we advocate for ourselves and others both in the workplace and in the community. Our esteemed keynote speaker and panelists, who have backgrounds in finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, non-profit, consulting, and tech, will share their journeys. We’ll focus on tangible takeaways that can be implemented immediately at school, work and in the community. This will be an opportunity for individuals in all McCombs MBA programs and alumni to connect.  

Registration website password: GWIB. Please also fill out the survey in the Eventbrite description. RSVP now! 
 
Thursday, November 14
5:00pm - 8:45pm

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78712
16
SAT

Change the game. Push boundaries. Test out innovative ideas.

DisrupTexas is an annual Pitch Competition for undergraduate students across the state of Texas. Hosted by the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at UT Austin, DisrupTexas is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for fully immersive learning – and a chance for student teams to walk away with some serious cash.

 
Saturday, November 16
1:00pm - 3:30pm

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (ATT), 202 - 1900 University Ave Austin, Texas 78705
25
MON
There will be no recruiting events during the Thanksgiving Holiday (11/25-11/29).
 
Monday, November 25
All Day

29
FRI
There will be no recruiting events during the Thanksgiving Holiday (11/25-11/29). 
 
Friday, November 29
All Day

December 2019
6
FRI
December 06, 2019 is the last day of fall recruiting in the Ford Career Center (FCC).
 
Friday, December 6
All Day

February 2020
4
TUES

The BBAWC Roundtable Breakfast Forum (held each fall and spring) begins with breakout discussions on issues like developing leadership competencies, bridging the gender communication gap, and achieving work/life balance. The forums conclude with a networking session. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

 
Tuesday, February 4
9:00am - 11:00am

CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)
4
TUES

BBA Corporate Mock Interviews are a great way to build your company’s reputation and presence on campus. Representatives from your company interview students for mock positions and give the BBA students valuable feedback. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

 
Tuesday, February 4
11:00am - 3:00pm

Ford Career Center Interview Suites (GSB 4.114)
5
WED

The McCombs Career Expo (held each fall and spring) provides opportunities for employers to recruit full-time and internship candidates at the McCombs School of Business. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

 
Wednesday, February 5
All Day

UT Rec Sports
5
WED

The McCombs Diversity Council Dinner begins with a networking session and is followed by dinner with BBA students. The event provides companies the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of BBA students while sharing opinions and engaging in lively, thought-provoking discussion. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA

 
Wednesday, February 5
6:00pm - 9:00pm

TBA
6
THU

An opportunity for Target Your Future sponsors to share insight and connect with BBA students. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA

 
Thursday, February 6
11:00am - 12:30pm

TBD
10
MON
Interviews can start taking place in the Ford Career Center Interview Suites on February 10.
 
Monday, February 10
8:00am - 5:00pm

18
TUES

The BBA Etiquette Dinner (held each fall and spring) provides networking practice for approximately 70 BBA students with a networking session in addition to learning the do's and don'ts of business dining etiquette. Employers are seated with students to share stories and give advice on business networking. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA

 
Tuesday, February 18
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Texas Union (Santa Rita Suite)
March 2020
 
Monday, March 16
8:00am - 5:00pm

 
Friday, March 20
8:00am - 5:00pm

May 2020
8
FRI
Last day of class.
 
Friday, May 8
8:00am - 5:00pm