Career Shadowing Applications
The Career Shadowing Program targets undeclared freshman and transfer students. There are limited spots available to current Texas BBA students who are not eligible for graduation within the next two semesters. The spring application is now open. Please contact Rachel Rucker with any questions.
Upcoming Application Deadlines:
- Altria (Austin) Application Deadline: Monday, February 9, 2015
- Aon (The Woodlands) Application Deadline: Monday, February 16, 2015
- ConocoPhillips (Houston) Application Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2015
- Phillips66 (Houston) Application Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2015
- Protiviti (Dallas & Houston) Application Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2015
- USAA (San Antonio) Application Deadline: Monday, April 6, 2015
Spring 2015 Employer Participants
Altria (Austin) - Friday, February 20
Altria Group is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and John Middleton. Altria’s Mission is to own and develop financially disciplined businesses that are leaders in responsibly providing adult tobacco and wine consumers with superior branded products. Altria Group Distribution Company (AGDC) has the unique capacity to provide Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco and John Middleton with essential merchandising, sales and distribution services through one centralized source.
Positions recruited: Brand Management Internship; Summer Sales Internship; Territory Sales Manager
Aon (The Woodlands) - Friday, February 27
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 66,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world’s best broker, best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary, best captives manager, and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources.
Positions recruited: Account Specialist; Business Delivery Specialist; Workday Configuration Specialist; Set up Configuration Specialist
ConocoPhillips (Houston) - Friday, March 20
ConocoPhillips has a time-honored tradition of placing safety, health and environmental stewardship at the top of our operating priorities. This will not change as we move forward as an independent company. Our technical capability, asset quality and scale, and financial strength are unmatched among independent upstream companies and uniquely position us to compete anywhere in the world.
While North America is our home and provides the majority of our production, we are active in almost 30 countries and in a wide range of geologic and geographic settings, including some of the world’s most challenging areas. From the frozen Arctic to the arid desert, we have a proven track record of responsibly and efficiently exploring for and producing oil and natural gas.
Positions recruited: Analyst, Accounting/Finance; Accounting/Finance Intern; Intern, Information Technology; Full Time Information Technology; Intern Supply Chain
Phillips66 - Friday, March 27
Built on more than 130 years of experience, Phillips 66 is a growing energy manufacturing and logistics company with high-performing Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses. This integrated portfolio enables Phillips 66 to capture opportunities in the changing energy landscape. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 13,500 employees who are committed to operating excellence and safety. Phillips 66 had $51 billion of assets as of June 30, 2014.
Positions recruited: US Marketing – University Intern
Protiviti - Friday, April 17
Protiviti is a leading global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit. Our philosophy is simple: We hire the very best people. We foster an environment that inspires our people to think creatively and to excel as professionals from the very start of their careers. A Protiviti career is about providing inspiration to lead, learn, grow and make a difference.
Positions recruited: Process Intern; Technology Consultant; Technology Intern
USAA - Friday, April 24
A member-owned Fortune 500 company, USAA owns and manages more than $65 billion in assets. The association is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with offices throughout the United States and Europe. USAA's dedication to member needs and service helps set high standards for excellence in the financial services industry. Even with the financial strength of the USAA membership behind you and your financial future, there's something even stronger: The absolute care and attention we give to helping each and every member. Our Mission The mission of USAA is to facilitate the financial security of its members, associates and their families through provision of a full range of highly competitive financial products and services; in so doing USAA seeks to be the provider of choice for the military community. Convenient Access Members can access their USAA accounts by phone, fax, mail and the Internet. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, the association also has office locations throughout the United States and Europe. Joining USAA Certain eligibility requirements must be met to apply for coverages from the USAA group of property and casualty insurance companies. The USAA Educational Foundation The USAA Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers consumer information on a variety of topics including personal financial management, safety and quality of life.
Positions recruited: IT College Hire; IT Intern
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be interviewed by an employer if I participate in the program?
No, but this is a great opportunity to network and do an informational interview while onsite.
Will participation in the Career Shadowing Program lead to an internship or FT position?
Not necessarily. This is a great way to meet professionals within an organization and start conversations with employee who can coach you in the hiring process.
Am I required to attend an Information Session/Orientation?
Yes, participants will attend a required information session/orientation the week prior to your Career Shadowing experience. Attending a Career Shadowing Program information session/orientation will give you information on what to expect while participating in Career Shadowing. Please meet with your Career Advisor or Peer Career Advisor prior to your CSP experience to review your resume and discuss your career opportunities.
How do I get to the employer site?
Please indicate on the application form if you will need transportation provided for you. If outside of Austin, transportation will be provided for the group. For students participating in a Career Shadowing visit within Austin, the option to utilize your own transportation may be available. Please note, some trips might be scheduled over a University break, so transportation will need to be arranged for those visits. If you need to provide your own transportation you will be notified prior to your CSP date.
What is the time commitment?
This varies by employer. Shadowing will last no longer than one day, but it could be a morning/afternoon or an all day visit.