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Alumni & Friends Events

Here you can learn about recent and upcoming Alumni & Friends Events.

November 16, 2022

Holiday Career Strategies: McCombs Alumni Career Management Webinar

Did you know that there are at least 30 different celebrations and days of recognition that occur between November 15 and January 1? Did you also know that these celebrations and the time surrounding them are actually a great time to work toward achieving your career goals?

Join us to expand your Longhorn network and learn practical strategies for job search and career management during the holiday season. Get a jump on the new you before the new year! This virtual event is for ALL job seekers. 

 

Time: Noon, (CT)

Location: Online

Cost Per Person: Free

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December 9, 2022 *postponed until February 2023*

Austin Chapter Second Friday Breakfast Presents Reuben Swartz

Please join us for the monthly Second Friday Breakfast series. This month we present Reuben Swartz, founder of Mimiran, the fun, "anti-CRM" for independent consultants. Mimiran represents the system that Reuben wishes he'd had when he was struggling to use the enterprise CRMs that his Fortune 500 clients were using. Reuben is also known as the "Chief Nerd" and the host of the Sales for Nerds podcast.
   
So many people who love serving clients get stuck on client acquisition when they decide to start their own professional services businesses. Traditional sales and marketing techniques feel icky and they're not effective for service-oriented people. In this talk, we'll look at how to help instead of sell, teach instead of market, and connect instead of network, so you can get more, better clients, and have fun doing it.
   
Coffee and breakfast tacos are provided by the school. There is also plenty of free parking. RSVP by December 8th to secure your spot!

Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m. 

Location: 555 W. Bitters Rd. #110, San Antonio, TX 78216

Cost Per Person: Free

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February 3

Knowledge To Go Webinar: If you can see her, you can be her. Women in Entrepreneurship

The Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (KS WELI) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) enhances the value of women in entrepreneurship by strengthening the next generation of courageous and creative women leaders who will change the world in business - and beyond. The core values of the KS WELI are to empower, build community, and equip students through creativity and innovation. Through these core values, the KS WELI encourages gender-aware approaches to redefine leadership and entrepreneurship to represent better what a founder looks like. We believe “if you can see her, you can be her.”
   
This talk will showcase the incredibly successful and impactful FoundHER Program - which has intentionally created a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community at UT that inspires students to pursue entrepreneurship through curricular and co-curricular efforts sponsored through KS WELI - and across the UT campus. To date, FoundHER has equipped 68+ FoundHERs and 46 ventures with over $65,000 in seed grants. Ultimately, the goal of the KS WELI - and intentionally facilitated through the FoundHER Program - is to increase the number of women-owned and women-led businesses.
   
Lesley Robinson empowers students - especially women - to find the best path to their own destination. Robinson’s higher education experiences, nonprofit management, and corporate partnerships have supported early-stage entrepreneurs to be innovative and impact-focused. She has worked with the Chanel Foundation’s “PowHER in Tech” project and INCO Global’s Academy training program to support recruiting, retaining, and providing equitable access for women in the tech sector.
   
Currently, Lesley is the Founding Director for KS WELI, and teaches the Entrepreneurial LeadHERship course focused on guiding student leaders on a journey during which they will discover their personal values, strengths, and authentic leadership style through a gender-informed perspective. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University, where her dissertation work is focused on gender-aware approaches to teaching entrepreneurship education. She is the proud mother of a dinosaur-loving 5-year-old girl.

Time: 12-1 p.m. (CT)

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost Per Person: Free

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February 10

Austin Chapter Second Friday Breakfast

Come join the Austin Chapter to kick-off 2023. We will resume the Second Friday Breakfast with networking, coffee and tacos! Come reconnect with fellow alumni and friends.

Time: 7:30-9 a.m. (CT)

Location: Stinson's Bistro, 4416 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78756

Cost Per Person: Free

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February 27

Networking Reception with Special Guest, Dean Lillian Mills

Please join the Kay Bailey Hutchison Energy Center and the McCombs Houston Chapter and at a reception with special guest Dean Lillian Mills.

Dean Mills will give a school update, including exciting news happening with the KBH Center.
Heavy appetizers and beverages will be provided.
 
Parking: Guests will valet park.

Time: 7:30-9 a.m. (CT)

Location: Hanover BLVD Place. 1770 S. Post Oak Ln, Houston, TX 77056

Cost Per Person: $15

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February 22, 2023

AI: The Future of Publishing with Zachariah Stratford

Please join us at Rowling Hall for a lively discussion on the future of publishing. We are pleased to host Zachariah Stratford, an AI Writing Expert and Founder of The AI Book Challenge. Zachariah is one of the Managing Partners at The Book Patch, which has been publishing since 2009 with a 99.9% satisfaction rating on the quality of their books. He has helped publish over 100,000 books and printed millions of copies. 
   
Parking is available in the Rowling Hall Garage and the AT&T Conference Center Garage, standard rates apply.

Time: 6-8 p.m. (CT)

Location: Rowling Hall, 300 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Rm. 4.402, Austin, TX 78712

Cost Per Person: Free

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February 8

McCombs Alumni Career Webinar: 3 Pillars to a Joyful Life

Happiness is temporary, but fulfillment is enduring. When we understand our purpose and drive towards it, we achieve fulfillment. The greatest obstacle to fulfillment and joy is within you. In this talk, fellow McCombs alum and former Navy SEAL, Judson Kauffman will discuss the three critical pillars for self-mastery so you can overcome the universal human challenge of self-limitation.

Time: 12-1 p.m. (CT)

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost Per Person: Free

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February 22

McCombs Alumni Career Webinar: LinkedIn for a Job Search

Time: 12-1 p.m. (CT)

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost Per Person: Free

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