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Enthusiasm and Reverence a Way of Life for Accounting Graduate Student
Enthusiasm and Reverence a Way of Life for Accounting Graduate Student

Get to know dual-degree accounting and MBA grad student, HD Barot, in this special audio recorded interview!

Written by Jimmie MarkhamDecember 15
Overcoming Fears of Moving Starting at Home
Overcoming Fears of Moving Starting at Home

In this post, undergraduate Munashe Chando gives you suggestions to overcome your fears of moving by doing three things starting in your hometown. Read to find out!

Written by Munashe ChandoNovember 14
Recruiting Interns – from the Employer’s Perspective
Recruiting Interns – from the Employer’s Perspective

It's time to take notes because this is what it's like recruiting interns from the employer's perspectives. As told by alumna Michelle Abuda.

Written by Michelle AbudaSeptember 20
GLEMBA Class of 2016 Visit to Head Held High Foundation
GLEMBA Class of 2016 Visit to Head Held High Foundation

The last company visit for the GLEMBA 2016 international trip to India was to Head Held High Foundation (HHH), a nonprofit organization in Bangalore. Read to find out about the insights of the trip!

Written by Veronica VazquezSeptember 8
GLEMBA Class of 2016 Visit to Safran Engineering Services
GLEMBA Class of 2016 Visit to Safran Engineering Services

The GLEMBA class of 2016 second visit with Safran India Private Limited took place in Bengaluru, the center for the Safran Engineering Services. Katie Boyle gives us a recap of the trip in this week's post.

Written by Katie BoyleAugust 30
Shivam Patel’s Internship with Toyota
Shivam Patel’s Internship with Toyota

In this interview, Shivam shares his newfound passion for his industry and tells why other students should seek this same passion through their internships.

Written by Kelsi EdwardsAugust 26
EMBA Class of 2016 Visits Robben Island
EMBA Class of 2016 Visits Robben Island

Read the sixth post about the EMBA Class of 2016 International study tour to Robben Island.

Written by Brett SnyderAugust 12
GLEMBA Class of 2016 Visit to Lightspeed Venture Partners
GLEMBA Class of 2016 Visit to Lightspeed Venture Partners

The key to doing business in any market is to keep a long-term perspective, says GLEMBA writer Lisa Klugiewicz. Find out what the GLEMBA class of 2016 learned with Bejul Somaia from Lightspeed Venture Partners in India.

Written by Lisa KlugiewiczAugust 5
Interview with Dallas Shooting Witness at Parkland Hospital
Interview with Dallas Shooting Witness at Parkland Hospital

Jindal School alumna Fallon Wallace shares her experience from her residency at Parkland hospital the night of the Dallas Police shootings.

Written by Kelsi EdwardsAugust 3
EMBA Class of 2016 and South Africa’s Department of Energy
EMBA Class of 2016 and South Africa’s Department of Energy

Tyrone Taylor gives us the know-all of the challenges in managing and regulating the energy sector at the Department of Energy in South Africa.

Written by Tyrone TaylorJuly 26
EMBA Class of 2016 Tour of Eddels Shoes
EMBA Class of 2016 Tour of Eddels Shoes

EMBA class of 2016 toured the Eddels Shoe Factory while learning the business model and shoe-manufacturing challenges of the big-name brand in South Africa.

Written by Rich CookJuly 18
EMBA Class of 2016 Tour of Hulamin Aluminum
EMBA Class of 2016 Tour of Hulamin Aluminum

In this series of posts from the EMBA class of 2016 trip abroad to Africa, Kiran Devaprasad chronicles the tour of Hulamin Aluminum in South Africa.

Written by Kiran DevaprasadJuly 15
Hit the Ground Running: Advice for New Graduates From Jindal Alumni
Hit the Ground Running: Advice for New Graduates From Jindal Alumni

Jindal School alumni offer tips to students who are eager to burn the world up with their skills and ideas in this blog post written by Jeanne Spreier.

Written by Jeanne SpreierJuly 14
Policentric Revolutionizes Democratic Participation
Policentric Revolutionizes Democratic Participation

Kamiar Kordi hopes to revolutionize politics by increasing awareness and connection between constituents and their representatives. In his interview, Kamiar shares how UT Dallas helped him reach for success and make a change.

Written by Kelsi EdwardsJuly 11
Justin’s Internship Experiences
Justin’s Internship Experiences

With five internship experiences under his belt, Justin Mauller has learned plenty of lessons from each one.

Written by Gaby MokryJune 23
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Aaron Graham explains the fascinating trip to India at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Written by Aaron GrahamJune 22
GLEMBA Class of 2016 Tour of the Taj Mahal and Agra Red Fort
GLEMBA Class of 2016 Tour of the Taj Mahal and Agra Red Fort

The GLEMBA class of 2016 toured the Taj Mahal and Agra Red Fort. Read the details, as told by Tooran Khosh.

Written by Tooran KhoshJune 17
Pratap's Internship at Bose
Pratap's Internship at Bose

International student, Pratap Surya Chandar Balraj, interned at Bose in Massachusetts then with Ernst & Young shortly after. Read more to learn about his experience!

Written by Kelsi EdwardsJune 15
EMBA Class of 2016 Trip to Shakaland
EMBA Class of 2016 Trip to Shakaland

Shakaland has been known as 'the greatest Zulu experience in South Africa.' EMBA Class of 2016 student Hunter Jarvis gives us an inside view of his personal experience abroad.

Written by Hunter JarvisJune 6
Ankita’s Internship at KPMG in the Tax Department
Ankita’s Internship at KPMG in the Tax Department

Ankita Kapoor recently interned in the tax department at KPMG, an international audit, tax and advisory company, to see if it was right for her. Read along her experience to see if it was the right fit!

Written by Kelsi EdwardsMay 24
Christian’s Summer Internship at BNSF Railway
Christian’s Summer Internship at BNSF Railway

Christian Kelly, a recent grad from the supply chain management program, participated in a summer internship with BNSF Railway. To learn more about his experience, read on!

Written by Gaby MokryMay 16
JSOM Graduation Speech
JSOM Graduation Speech

Graduate ITM and Marketing student, Hua Bai, reflects over the past few years she spent in JSOM while she takes off the student hat and puts on the alum hat.

Written by Hua BaiMay 10
How To Excel At Showing Your Skills: Gauri Kadu Part 2
How To Excel At Showing Your Skills: Gauri Kadu Part 2

If you’re an undergraduate student, you’ve probably thought once or twice about when to apply for internships. Haven’t gotten there yet? Read on in this two-part series with Gauri Kadu.

Written by Prithvi PersadMarch 30
How To Excel At Showing Your Skills: Gauri Kadu Part 1
How To Excel At Showing Your Skills: Gauri Kadu Part 1

If you’re an undergraduate student, you’ve probably thought once or twice about when to apply for internships. Haven’t gotten there yet? Read on.

Written by Prithvi PersadMarch 24
Fernanda Muñoz’s Internship at Top Golf International
Fernanda Muñoz’s Internship at Top Golf International

Fernanda Muñoz accepted an internship at Top Golf International to dive into the field of finance. In this interview, Fernanda shares details of her experience, including how essential it is to network.

Written by Gaby MokryMarch 21
Jindal School Collaborates with Kwest App for #JSOM40 Scavenger Hunt
Jindal School Collaborates with Kwest App for #JSOM40 Scavenger Hunt

MS Innovation and Entrepreneurship students Andrew Brown and Omeed Shams created an innovative app with big plans to change the way we all explore the world. Join us in our very own JSOM digital scavenger hunt starting March 28th!

Written by Kelsi EdwardsMarch 11
Hira Saleem's Internship with Bell Helicopter
Hira Saleem's Internship with Bell Helicopter

Hira Saleem became an intern at Bell Helicopter to learn more about human resources and broaden her knowledge of the business world. In this interview, Hira gives tips from her internship experience.

Written by Gaby MokryMarch 7
My Journey through Leadership and Beta Alpha Psi
My Journey through Leadership and Beta Alpha Psi

John Phelan became the president of Beta Alpha Psi and realized his goal towards leadership will be a lifelong journey. In the meantime, enjoy this post written about the accounting and finance honor society.

Written by John PhelanFebruary 22
Dapo Ogunfeitimi's Summer Internship at Ernst & Young
Dapo Ogunfeitimi's Summer Internship at Ernst & Young

Accounting and finance major, Dapo Ogunfeitimi, reveals his summer internship experience at Ernst and Young in this video interview.

Written by Gaby MokryFebruary 19
Starting Your Own Business Is Tough, But Not Impossible
Starting Your Own Business Is Tough, But Not Impossible

The last thing anyone would expect you as a college student to do is start your own business. But Justin Ehlert proves that although it may be tough, it's not impossible.

Written by Justin EhlertFebruary 17
Top Sales Student Transformed Adversity into Opportunities
Top Sales Student Transformed Adversity into Opportunities

One of the top students in the Professional Sales Concentration has had an extreme past but is transforming adversity into opportunity. Rising star, Kathryn McCord, will surprise you with her story.

Written by Donna Steph RianFebruary 1
Executive MBA Student Places Second in International Contest
Executive MBA Student Places Second in International Contest

It was a close call for John Setty, but he ultimately came out as a winner. Read how this Executive MBA alumnus won second place in the Fall 2015 CAPSIM Foundation Challenge.

Written by Kris ImherrJanuary 6
How To Excel At Showing Your Skills
How To Excel At Showing Your Skills

If you’re an undergraduate student, you’ve probably thought once or twice about what you’ll do when you’re ready to apply for internships. Haven’t gotten there yet? Read Prithvi's interview to gain insight.

Written by Prithvi PersadDecember 14
Fun Things To Do As a UT Dallas Student
Fun Things To Do As a UT Dallas Student

For those of you who aren’t from the Dallas area, you may be wondering, “What do college students do around here for fun?” Not to fret. Healthcare Management student, Michael Nguyen is here to tell you!

Written by Michael NguyenDecember 11
The Five Worst Things about Studying Abroad
The Five Worst Things about Studying Abroad

This past summer, Michelle Abuda did more traveling in three months than she did in her entire life. Read to find out about the traveling woes Michelle had learned on her study abroad trip!

Written by Michelle AbudaDecember 7
Connecting the Dots: The Archer Fellowship
Connecting the Dots: The Archer Fellowship

Archer Fellow Naomi Damato has had a busy semester as an Archer Fellow in D.C. Read more about her story to find out just what it's like to study under this fellowship.

Written by Naomi D'AmatoOctober 28
He Just Didn't Give Up
He Just Didn't Give Up

Meet the mystery student who just didn't give up on his journey to get to UT Dallas. Can you guess who this guy is?

Written by Sayan NandiOctober 20
Expectations vs. Reality
Expectations vs. Reality

Jenny Garcia wasn't sure how her first semester at UTD would pan out. Check out her blog post to find out how UT Dallas exceeded her expectations.

Written by Jennifer GarciaOctober 14
Career Expo to Internship
Career Expo to Internship

JSOM Alumna Michelle Abuda knows exactly what it's like to work from career expo, to internship, to full time job. Read more about her experiences and get inspired by this go-getter!

Written by Michelle AbudaOctober 8
Truly Absolute: A Business Success Story
Truly Absolute: A Business Success Story

There are lots of business success stories out there -- some of the most successful ones come from our very own JSOM students! Read more about Truly Absolute, a nonprofit company started by JSOM's own, Rebecca Tjahja.

Written by Rebecca TjahjaSeptember 25
My JSOM Journey
My JSOM Journey

MS in ITM student Priyanka Palkar has had a lot of unique experiences at while at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Read more about them here.

Written by Priyanka PalkarSeptember 8
Three Lessons I Learned From Starting My Own Magazine
Three Lessons I Learned From Starting My Own Magazine

Laila Mir had a dream of starting her own magazine for Muslim women. Read more about her challenges and triumphs here.

Written by Laila MirAugust 28
Alumni in Action — Can We Count on You?
Alumni in Action — Can We Count on You?

Alumni have a very important role in advancing the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Read about how an alumnus worked with Professor McClain Watson to create a series of business communications workshops for JSOM students.

Written by McClain WatsonAugust 21
It All Works Out...
It All Works Out...

Coming to the US to study for the first time can be a daunting experience. Find out whether or not it all works out for MS ITM Student Pradnya Nigade

Written by Pradnya NigadeAugust 14
JSOM Student’s Crowning Achievements Include Capturing Miss Corporate America Teen Title
JSOM Student’s Crowning Achievements Include Capturing Miss Corporate America Teen Title

Crowned Miss Corporate America Teen 2015, Rebecca Tjahja is traveling the country for a year as an “ambassador for young women in the business world.”

Written by Donna Steph RianAugust 13

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