Growing Future CEOs in Texas

Austin's McCombs School of Business boasts the most heads of big companies among any public B-school, says admissions director Christina Mabley

Christina Mabley became director of admissions for the University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business in December, 2004, where she previously served as the director of alumni relations for two and a half years. A McCombs alumnus, Mabley also worked for three years in marketing at start-up Garden.com, an online seed and gardening-supply company whose operations closed in 2000. Mabley says that the best way for applicants to learn about the school before applying is to network with alumni. She recently spoke with BusinessWeek Online reporter Jeffrey Gangemi. Here are edited excerpts of their conversation.

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