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A Seat at the Table

While growing up in one of America’s “food deserts,” Johnie Jones III, MPAff ’11, watched his neighbors struggle. Now he’s working to give low-income families...

 
 

The Many Hats of Christine Chen

There are some things in life that don’t mix: Oil and water, toddlers and firearms, and corporations and creatives come to mind. Too often are grand ideas...

 
 

Raising the Tail

Jim Allison’s pioneering spirit is pure Texan—and his cancer drug is a global breakthrough.   In 2004, two weeks before her wedding day, 22-year-old Sharon...

 
 

“Be Fearless”: LadyMafia Connects Women in Tech

Women are still woefully underrepresented in science and technology (STEM) fields—one recent study found that only 27 percent of STEM workers are female. Women...

 
 

Sweet Dreams

Once upon a time, in a magical land called Vermont, a talented Texas Ex and her charming husband dreamed up a smart new storytelling platform for children with picky...

 
 

Socks with Soul

Mitscoots is a sock company with a funny name and a serious goal. In a quiet West Austin office park lies a room filled with socks. Lime green and gray size large...

 
 

The Work-From-Home Wars

When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer banned telecommuting at her company this spring, the uproar was instant and loud. Critics called the move a step back in the struggle...

 
 

3 Ways to Showcase Your Skills in the Job Search

Ninety-three percent of employers say skills are more important than college majors in the hiring process, according to a recent Association of American Colleges...

 
 

Camera-Ready

The first rule of video job interviews: keep your pants on. This spring, the Forty Acres’ first interviewing room opened at the Perry-Castañeda Library. Equipped...

 
 

How to Beat Job-Search Burnout

Job-hunting can be a long and arduous process. A 2012 AARP survey found that workers under age 55 take an average of 35 weeks to get hired, while those over age...

 
 
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The Man for the Job
The New Dobie
Economic Forecast Discussion
Red River Showdown 5K
Austin Marriage Project
 
 
 
 
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