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Post Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:13 am
Thanks for the invite to this forum. I will give a quick background for those of you who may not be aware of Texas Tech. TTU is located in Lubbock, TX that would be the western part of the state. A nice college town with a population of around 300,000. TT is probably most well known for its crazy football coach, Mike Leach for those of you who follow college football and Bobby Knight coached here after he left Indiana. Texas Tech is part of the Big XII.

On an academic level TT is definitely making strides they just broke ground on a new business school for the Rawls College of Business expected to be done in Spring 2011. The university is on the verge of getting Tier I status so that should definitely help the reputation over the next few years.

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Just wanted to post an update about what is going on with Texas Tech:

New business building update:

http://www.rawlsnews.ba.ttu.edu/index.php/2010/06/view-video-from-the-topping-out-ceremony/

Texas Tech and Pac 10 merger:

If you pay any attention to sports you know the Big XII will soon dissolve and a portion of those universities will merge with the Pac 10. Those schools include Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Colorado, and possibly Texas A & M.

Texas Tech will join some of the most respected MBA programs in the nation (Stanford, Cal, UCLA, and USC) to go along with the great programs it was associated with in the Big XII. Texas Tech will soon reach Tier 1 status to be a a major research university for Texas. It is definitely an exciting time to be a Texas Tech alum. In terms of placement a great number of my classmates received job offers due to a healthy Texas economy, and those who chose to leave Texas landed job offers as well.

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Thanks Brandon for that update. As a Pac-10 alum myself, I welcome the addition of Texas Tech!

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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:15 pm
Just wanted to post an update about what is going on with Texas Tech:

New business building update:

http://www.rawlsnews.ba.ttu.edu/index.php/2010/06/view-video-from-the-topping-out-ceremony/

Texas Tech and Pac 10 merger:

If you pay any attention to sports you know the Big XII will soon dissolve and a portion of those universities will merge with the Pac 10. Those schools include Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Colorado, and possibly Texas A & M.

Texas Tech will join some of the most respected MBA programs in the nation (Stanford, Cal, UCLA, and USC) to go along with the great programs it was associated with in the Big XII. Texas Tech will soon reach Tier 1 status to be a a major research university for Texas. It is definitely an exciting time to be a Texas Tech alum. In terms of placement a great number of my classmates received job offers due to a healthy Texas economy, and those who chose to leave Texas landed job offers as well.

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Thanks Brandon for that update. As a Pac-10 alum myself, I welcome the addition of Texas Tech!

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Here everyone I wanted to give an update about what's going on at Texas Tech. There are great things going on. We just opened our new business building, and it is awesome. Anyone looking for a great career after graduating without going overboard on debt I highly recommend it. My classmates all found jobs after graduating in great locations. For example Austin, Dallas, and Houston in great fields such as oil and gas, consulting, and banking.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvc8EhRXvSI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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How has the recruiting been at TT?
Recruiting has been fairly tough considering the state of the economy. The only people who seem to be optimistic are the ones with accounting and financial backgrounds. I have an accounting background in tax so I was in a lot better position than others. I went though the recruiting process with the Big 4 accounting firms and interviewed with other regional accounting firms. I interviewed with Oxy, Pioneer Resources, and Exco Resources all oil and gas companies but decided to go with public accounting because I want to be a CPA and that is the best career move for me at this point.

The majority of the companies who recruit out of here are the major accounting firms (KPMG, Deloitte, PWC, EY, BDO, and Grant Thorton) and energy companies because we are right by the Permian Basin the heart and soul of the oil and gas industry for the US. Those companies are Exxon, Conoco, Devon, Chesapeake, BP, and Hess. The other companies I would group into banking, investing, and financial services companies like Northwestern Mutal, AXA Advisors, Wells Fargo, and others.

The majority of grads probably go to DFW, Houston, and San Antonio areas.

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Hi Holla,

How has the recruiting been at TT?

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Post Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:36 pm
Very cool! I love the concept of the CEO roundtable.

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