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McCombs Diversity Council

McCombs Diversity Council is an initiative of BBA Career Services in the McCombs School of Business that began in the spring of 2004. McCombs Diversity Council creates an atmosphere that recognizes diversity as a competitive advantage by maximizing our multicultural resources and building a business school that more accurately reflects the greater global community.  

The McCombs Diversity Council assists its members in becoming leaders in the ever-growing global market by building long-lasting relationships with companies that value diversity in the workplace.  If you're interested in becoming an active member of McCombs Diversity Council, please email the MDC Executive Board. Be sure to include your name, phone number, and email address.


General Meetings

  • General Meeting Location: GSB 2.124
  • General Meeting Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Meeting Dates & Speakers:

  • August 26 - First General Meeting
  • September 23 - General Meeting; Employer Attending: KPMG
  • October 7 - General Meeting; Employer Attending: Texas Instruments
  • October 21 - General Meeting; Employer Attending: Deloitte
  • November 4 - General Meeting; Employer Attending: Altria
  • November 18 - General Meeting; Employer Attending: BBVA Compass

If you haven't been able to attend meetings, but would still like to be involved in MDC, please email and reach out to us at It is never too late to join! Also join our Facebook groups for all of our updates here:



Corporate Partners

Special Thanks to our Fall 2015 MDC Corporate Partners!


BBVA Compass
Texas Instruments


Chevron Corporation
Phillips 66
Shell Lubricants
Union Pacific Railroad


Altria Group Distribution Company
CA Technologies
Goldman Sachs
J.P. Morgan
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Liberty Mutual
Micron Technology
Microsoft Corporation
UTIMCO (The University of Texas Investment Management Company)

MDC Executive Board

MDC Exec Board Fall '15-Spring '16

Learn more about your Executive Board by clicking on the photos to the left.

Angela Shang

I am a junior from Sugar Land, TX, currently majoring in Marketing with a minor in MIS. I enjoy traveling, singing in the shower, and finding new places to eat around Austin. It's an honor to serve as MDC President this year and I look forward to connecting with all of our members!

Brendan McDonough

I am a Sophomore double majoring in Business Honors and Accounting. I am originally from Rancho Viejo, Texas (near South Padre Island) and am fortunate to be serving the McCombs Diversity Council as Internal Vice President for the 2015-16 school year. I really enjoy swimming, hiking, and playing pretty much any sport. I look forward to what this year has in store for MDC! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

Daniel Pimentel

I am a Sophomore majoring in BHP and MIS from McAllen, TX. As Corporate Relations VP, I lead the McCombs Diversity Council Dinners each semester and I am also responsible for our corporate speakers. I am passionate about sports, particularly basketball, soccer, and tennis. I love getting to know new people, so please do not hesitate to reach out! This year will be a great one!

Devak Mirani

I am a sophomore finance major and mathematics minor from Denver, Colorado. It is my pleasure to serve as this year's Finance VP. I enjoy brewing coffee, watching the Denver Broncos and listening to hip hop. Feel free to reach out to me about anything.

Vikram Vysyaraju

I am a sophomore Finance Major, MIS Minor from Princeton, New Jersey. I love to listen to French rap music, play basketball, and try new food. As the Social VP for MDC, my job is to make sure that MDC members have a diverse, fun, and exciting experience while in Diversity Council. I’m so excited to meet all of you, and let’s make this a great year!

Allison Thornton

I am a sophomore from Carrollton, TX in the Business Honors Program and majoring in French. I am a ballerina who loves to read, draw, travel, and cook. As the Social VP for MDC, I will be planning our organization's social and volunteer events this year. I cannot wait to meet all of you and get to know you better at all the cool activities Vikram and I have planned for you!

Sunny Makhani

I’m a junior Finance major from San Antonio, TX and currently serving as your MDC Executive VP. I love to talk about almost anything, and absolutely love sports and cars. I’m in charge of putting together two exciting company field trips, one around Austin and the other around the US, and I hope that all of you apply to come! Feel free to talk to me about whatever is on your mind, and I look forward to seeing everyone at the meetings!


Professionalism is crucial in your career search, and it's just as crucial at the McCombs Diversity Council dinners. The McCombs Diversity Council dinners are formal events, but the atmosphere is relaxed and your goal should be to create relationships with recruiters. Your should focus on gathering information, developing a connections with the recruiters, and above all, obtaining the recruiter’s contact information for future follow-up. You may bring your resume to the dinner, but please do not hand out your resume unless the recruiter specifically asks for it. Please see the BBA Career Services BBA Instructional Guides or make an appointment with a BBA Career Services Career Coach for information on professional etiquette.

Please note that the deadline to cancel your RSVP for the dinner is one week prior to the event. If you do not cancel before this deadline and/or fail to show up for the event, you will be blocked and lose your OCR recruiting privileges. If an emergency situation occurs, please contact the event coordinators immediately to cancel your RSVP. Thank you.

McCombs Diversity Council strives to host events compliant with the state and university risk management policies. For more information about risk management, please view the Risk Management presentation.