Barbecue King Shares “Food for Thought” with Student Chapter

“What can you do with a B.A. in English?”

Famed 2003 musical Avenue Q made this line the bane of humanities students everywhere. One thing you can do with a B.A. in English, as Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse founder Porky Haberman recently shared with a group of Texas Exes Student Chapter members, is start a business. Haberman, BA 19’61, Life Member, is an Austin-area real estate investor and a founder of the thriving barbecue joint.

The Sept. 15 event, held at Poke-e-Jo’s, kicked off the chapter’s monthly “Food for Thought” series. In the past, students have gotten social media tips from venture capitalist Rudy Garza at his home and chatted about the importance of learning another language with GSD&M ad whiz Suzanne Brown.

“It’s a lot better than working a room of 100 people at a typical networking event,” says Student Chapter president Meghan Wied. “With just eight to 12 students at a time, it’s an intimate, casual setting, and you always learn something applicable to what you’re doing.”

Learn more about the Student Chapter here.


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