Spotlights

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Making an Impact: Spotlight on Jaclyn Le

Nov. 11, 2022
Jaclyn Le, alum of the LBJ/McCombs dual degree program, shares how she entered the world of consulting while a grad student and the importance of impact-driven work.
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Event Recap: Diversity and Philanthropic Leadership

Oct. 13, 2022
On October 5, 2022, UT faculty and staff, community supporters, and LBJ students and alumni joined for a celebration of Hispanic women alumni entitled Diversity and Philanthropic Leadership in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Fall 2022 CONNECT Cohort Announced

Oct. 6, 2022
The CONNECT program kicked off the fall 2022 cohort last week with 20 organizations, 13 of which are brand new to the CONNECT program.
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CONNECT Project Spotlight: BB Imaging

Sept. 20, 2022
Geethu Jacob, PhD candidate in Aerospace Engineering, completed her second semester of working with CONNECT’s first for-profit partner organization, BB Imaging.
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At the Forefront of Philanthropy: Spotlight on Micah Sagebiel

Sept. 13, 2022
Portfolio alum Micah Sagebiel (MPAff) now works at The Philanthropy Roundtable, supporting programs and policies to support philanthropy across the country.
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Staying Curious: Spotlight on Noelita Lugo

Aug. 1, 2022
MSSW alum Noelita Lugo shares consulting advice and how to make positive change from within organizations.
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CONNECT Summer Cohort Announced

June 21, 2022
The summer CONNECT cohort has been announced, made up of 22 graduate student and organization matches. Students will develop consulting skills while helping organizations solve a data challenge throughout the summer.
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Mapping Campus Mental Health Resources in Texas

May 27, 2022
McCombs student Grace Chiu shares her experience working with Young Invincibles through the CONNECT program.
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Considering Community: Spotlight on Emily Bhandari

May 13, 2022
Emily Bhandari, MPAff/MSSW alum, shares her experience in the Nonprofit Studies portfolio program and more about her work with the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
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Event Recap: CONNECT Community Showcase

May 3, 2022
On Thursday April 21st, graduate students, community members, UT faculty and staff, and other supporters attended the CONNECT Community Showcase event at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. For the first time since its beginning in 2019, participants in the CONNECT program gathered to learn about the impact current and former CONNECT fellow work has made on organizations that have a data challenge.