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McCombs MBA Employment Reports and Career Center

At Menlo Coaching, we’re fans of the UT Austin McCombs School of Business. Its extensive ties to the city of Austin and its deep business relationships with members of the Texas Triangle make it an ideal place to explore a wide variety of industries. Hook ‘em horns!

David White, our Founding Partner, sat down with Rodrigo Malta, the Managing Director of MBA Recruiting and Admissions to get the inside scoop on Admissions at McCombs. 

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McCombs Employment Outcomes 

McCombs career placement portfolio works across a number of industries.

UT Austin’s Alumni Network

McCombs leverages the alumni contacts available through the Texas-sized UT Austin network. There are over 100,00 McCombs alumni and over 500,000 living UT Austin alumni. Part of McCombs’ career management course offered to first-year students teaches them how to reach out to and connect with alumni all over the globe.

The Texas McCombs Seminar Receptions are annual, summertime, industry conferences that bring together interns in a particular city with recent grads along with other local McCombs graduates. Rodrigo Malta recently attended one in Denver that had thirty to forty attendees from all of the categories above. The summer receptions happen all over: New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, and Austin.

Career Coaching for McCombs MBA Students

McCombs provides career advisors for its students with an open appointment policy. Rather than being assigned to a single advisor, MBAs at McCombs get to know all the career advisors, their backgrounds, and expertise and then begin to tailor their visits to a counselor whose knowledge base matches student interests. 

Because of the open appointment policy, students are welcome to go back and forth between various advisors to get specific information faster. 

H-1B Visas and Advice for International Students

Current politics and H-1B Visa issues have impacted international enrollment at McCombs, as they have in the American MBA world at large.  UT Austin is fortunate insofar as the technology and consulting industries tend to be among the most welcoming of international students.

As always, it is important for international applicants and students to have a plan B when it comes to American schools and the H-1B Visa. But McCombs helps to prep international students from orientation onward to understand how to best get settled in the US, and to understand the available resources that exist for international students. There is also plenty of information on American football to help international students get ready for the legendary Texas tailgates. 

(See more from this interview: McCombs MBA and Its Texas Location and Admissions Tips for the McCombs MBA Application)