February 8, 2013 by texasbbacareerservices
BBA Women’s Council Testimony by:
Maria “Nina” Lacson, BBA, Accounting | McCombs School of Business ’14
Growing up in Manila, Philippines, I have been told many times I cannot do certain things or be strong-minded and outspoken because I am a woman. For instance, I was told I couldn’t be a CEO or an executive since those jobs are reserved for men. After moving to Texas at age ten and completing both my middle school and high school here, I learned that the notion that “women are not as capable as men” is not at all true. In fact, there is evidence of empowered, independent women everywhere, especially in McCombs, its networks, and organizations such as BBA Women’s Council. Being the first woman in my family to seek work in corporate America, recruiting with the Big 4 Accounting firms seemed daunting and I began to doubt myself. But with the help of BBA Career Services and Women’s Council, I gained the support I needed and became self-assured. As a result, I landed my first choice internship with PwC in Dallas.
BBA Women’s Council:
The BBA Women’s Council is the first women-directed undergraduate initiative at the McCombs School of Business. It was launched to create a supportive structure that encourages the success of women seeking to enter the business world. The program provides a forum for undergraduate women in business to learn about, and discuss, current issues and opportunities in the business world.
Undergraduate women learn about the challenges women face in the workplace, and how to prepare for success during and after college through the Council’s roundtable forums, weekly seminars and other unique programming.
Opportunity to learn about topics relevant to women and how to better prepare for the corporate workplace
Connect to potential mentors
Receive feedback in developing and achieving your personal and professional objectives
Deadline to apply: February 10, 2013