Austin American-Statesman Feb. 27, 2010 Local companies are increasing or at least maintaining recruiting efforts as the next crop of college graduates prepare to enter the job market. Velma Arney, (right) director of undergraduate career services at the McCombs School was quoted in the Austin American-Statesman on hiring conditions in Central Texas.
Today we are launching a new program for UT students and alumni to promote creative problem-solving on the campus. The Ideas of Texas will give each of you an opportunity to contribute ideas to enhance teaching, research, student life, and the alumni experience, increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve our effectiveness. The Ideas of Texas allows you to share, review, and vote on ideas to advance our mission.
McCombs alumni are invited to return to campus this Saturday, March 6 for Explore UT, the “Biggest Open House in Texas.” Bring your children or grandchildren to your favorite spots on campus or stop by to hear distinguished faculty members lecture about a current topic. McCombs will even add business flair to activities including trivia, a bean bag toss, face painting, and a fashion show.
Michael Granof, the Ernst & Young Distinguished Centennial Professor in Accounting, was appointed to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) by the Financial Accounting Foundation Board of Trustees.
In its short life so far, Austin-based Piryx Inc. has seen great success. The startup, founded by McCombs alumnus Tom Serres while he was still an undergraduate, is an online fundraising tool with clients including U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson and Jon Bon Jovi's nonpfit Soul Foundation.
Business Honors Program sophomores Stephanie Groulde, David Wang and Nitash Hirani made a formal presentation to the Marywood Children and Family Services Board of Directors. Their presentation, based on a business proposal developed for Ellen Morrison’s BA 324 H Fall 2009 class, outlined a multistep plan to raise critically needed revenue for the 89-year-old, Austin-based philanthropy organization.