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March 2021
15-19
MON     FRI
Spring Break
 
Monday, March 15 - Friday, March 19
All Day

22
MON
Behavioral ethics is the study of the how and why people make the moral (and immoral) judgments and action choices that they do. Its focus is not on philosophy, trying to decide which horn of a challenging ethical dilemma to select. Rather, behavioral ethics derives from psychology, cognitive science and related fields. It seeks to understand why good people sometimes make poor moral decisions and how we can best improve moral decision making. Today’s presenters recently published a book bearing the title of today’s session with Routledge Press in London.
 
Monday, March 22
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online
24
WED
Whether you're looking to see what creative students are up to, have a business idea of your own, or are in search of co-founders and partners to join your team, Startup Coffee Connect is the perfect event to build connections in the UT Startup Ecosystem!
 
Wednesday, March 24
10:00am - 11:00am

24
WED

Last July, McCombs distinguished faculty John Doggett sat down with Admiral Bobby Inman, a veteran of the NSA and CIA, UT alumnus, and professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, to talk about what global leadership means.

Join us for what will be a most interesting follow-up with Admiral Inman on March 24 at 12:00 p.m. CT. Open to all. Submit questions when you register!

Hear his take on global perspectives now that we’ve had a change of administration — and a full year of the global pandemic’s human and economic misery. What are the major disruptors and their impact?

Admiral Inman will walk us through world trouble spots, such as:

  • China: Sabre-rattling as the new normal
  • Russia: Back to what future?
  • Iran: Can the nuclear genie be put back in the bottle?
  • Israel: What next with the Israeli-Sunni entente
  • Mexico: (Yes, Mexico.)
 
Wednesday, March 24
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Virtual
25
THU

Please join the Chicago Chapter for a virtual 2021 kick-off event. Representatives from UT Austin will discuss updates from the university, the McCombs School, and how Chicago alumni can stay engaged with the Longhorn community. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the session.

During this session, listeners will hear about the current UT rebranding efforts, learn more about the McCombs capital campaign, what key role UT's research team played in the development of the Covid vaccine, and how UT is being leveraged as a community Covid vaccine hub. 

SPEAKERS
• Emily Reagan, VP and CMO, UT Austin
• Christine Burdell, McCombs Director of Alumni Relations, UT Austin
• Will Whiting, McCombs Sr. Director of Development, UT Austin
• (Moderator) Anjana Dalal, MBA ’99, Chicago Chapter President

This will be a small event giving listeners the opportunity to engage with speakers. Listeners are encouraged to submit questions in advance. Please send questions for the speakers to alumni@mccombs.utexas.edu.

 
Thursday, March 25
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Online
31
WED
Join the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center and special guest, Raj Raghunathan, Professor of Marketing at the McCombs School of Business, for an interactive workshop exploring Design Thinking for entrepreneurs.
 
Wednesday, March 31
2:00pm - 3:00pm

April 2021
8
THU
Businesses that want to thrive in the 21st century need to throw out the old marketing playbook that puts the customer first. The most successful marketers of the past few years were less focused on their customers than they were on building relationships across ecosystems and carefully considering their products’ end user — even if that wasn’t their direct customer. This monumental shift in the field was observed by Dr. Sebastian Hohenberg, assistant professor of marketing, along with Christian Homburg and Marcus Theel of the University of Mannheim in the first empirical studies defining and analyzing the previously nebulous strategy called "marketing excellence," recently published in the prestigious Journal of Marketing. Sebastian will present and discuss these groundbreaking academic research conclusions with a focus on the value of Marketing Excellence initiatives. Specifically, he will focus on three questions: 1. What is Marketing Excellence? 2. (When) Do Marketing Excellent initiatives pay off? 3. What are the components that payoff?
 
Thursday, April 8
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online
12
MON
Join the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center and special guest, Raghunath Rao, Associate Professor of Marketing at the McCombs School of Business, for an interactive workshop focused on how to develop a winning pricing strategy when establishing your business.
 
Monday, April 12
10:00am - 11:00am

14
WED

The 2021 Diversity and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship summit will provide UT students and the greater Austin community insight on ways entrepreneurs from underserved communities can successfully launch entrepreneurial ventures utilizing the support of the larger entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Join the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center, Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, Social Innovation Initiative, the Entrepreneurship Minor and the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute for this important and empowering evening on April 14 at 5:00 p.m.

Register for access to the webinar.

 
Wednesday, April 14
5:00pm - 7:00pm

15
THU
Join the Undergraduate Business Council and discover how Mr. Khan created a free, world-class education for "anyone, anywhere" from grassroots! Do not miss this incredible opportunity.

About this Event
The VIP Distinguished Speaker Series at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the nation's foremost executive speaker series. An event dedicated to highlighting the views, insights, and perspectives of accomplished and inspiring business leaders, students are given the opportunity to learn from some of the most prominent speakers in modern business.
 
Thursday, April 15
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Online
21
WED
Join the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center and special guests, Kathryn Turpin and Tucker Villarreal, Attorneys at Richards Rodriguez & Skeith and Lawyers-in-Residence for the Kelleher Center, for an interactive workshop exploring the top legal mistakes made by entrepreneurs and how best to avoid them when launching your ventures.
 
Wednesday, April 21
2:00pm - 3:00pm

May 2021
7
FRI

Last day of McCombs-facilitated interviews/Last class day

RecruitMcCombs

RecruitTexasMBA

 
Friday, May 7
All Day