Meet The Texas McCombs MBA Class of 2019

Angelise Hadley 

The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: A fun-loving entrepreneurial spirit full of ideas and constantly searching for challenges and new experiences.

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Fun Fact About Yourself: I was a cheerleader for a professional soccer team and still love to take hip-hop dance classes in my spare time.

Undergraduate School and Major: The University of Notre Dame; BS in Science Business

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: 

  • Personal Trainer
  • OneSource Virtual – Project Coordinator
  • OneSource Virtual – Associate Project Manager
  • OneSource Virtual – Human Capital Management Senior Analyst
  • EmbraceBox – Co-founder & Director of Product Development

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Starting my own subscription box business (EmbraceBox, a Do-It-Yourself hair product box for young girls with curly hair) has been my largest accomplishment and learning experience. Though the process has been incredibly challenging, it has forced me to learn so much about myself and build new skill sets.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Start early! Begin studying, writing essays, and scouting out potential recommenders the moment you have an inkling to go back to school. This will make the whole process feel less stressful and will allow you to be more thorough.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? McCombs has one of the top entrepreneurship programs in the country and the Austin start-up scene is booming. There couldn’t be a better place for a budding business.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? I ideally will have had varied opportunities to work on impactful projects for other companies, as I truly believe that the best way to learn is through hands-on experience. During my first year at McCombs, I aspire to continue to grow my own small business and I’d love to land a strategic role as an intrepreneur at a Fortune 500 company.  

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