Alumni Resources

Welcome, HDO Master’s Alumni! 

» HDO HookedIn Group: We are delighted to invite you to join our brand new HDO group on – the official professional, networking, and career platform for The University of Texas at Austin. We will use this platform to bring the HDO community together around events, weekly updates, job boards, networking, and much more!

Instructions to Join the HDO Group

» Update Contact Info Form: Help us keep you in the loop by providing us with your most up-to-date contact info.

» Collaborate With HDO: Do you want to stay involved with the program? Let us know what you would be interested in collaborating with us on via this short survey, and an HDO staff member will be in touch!

» Professional Training Programs: HDO Master’s Program Alumni are able to participate in HDO’s Professional Training Programs for free. We limit the number of alumni in each seminar to three. If you have any questions about registration or course availability, please contact Miles Husid. You can view our Fall 2021 courses here.

» Contact HDO Staff: We always love to hear from our alumni! If you’d like to contact any of us with questions about alumni resources, suggestions about how we can better support you, or just to chat, you can find our contact information on the HDO staff page.

Upcoming Events

Alumni Lunch and Learn with Dr. Art Markman

When: July 22, 2021, from Noon – 1 pm CST

Where: Online via Zoom (Click here to join the event)

RSVP: Please register via our Eventbrite listing here.

We hope you will join us for our second HDO Alumni lunchtime reunion! General HDO updates will be provided by Dr. Amy Ware, and then Dr. Art Markman will speak about how HDO strategies supported his efforts to lead UT through a pandemic. We will offer a brief moment for questions, and will then move everyone to a breakout room within their respective industries to meet some new faces.


Architect Your Future: Michelle Jack, MA

When: September 24, 2021, from 9 am – 4 pm CST

Where: IC2 (2815 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705)

RSVP: Please register via our Eventbrite listing here

***Free HDO seminar for MA Alumni only***

You are invited to participate in a free one-day seminar developed and led by HDO alumna Michelle Jack (Class of 2018). Michelle’s course, Architect Your Future, focuses on how humans, creatures of prediction, use tools to identify and assess the known, unknown, and possible. Utilization of these tools will enable participants to anticipate potential scenarios and lead with confidence.

Participants will use case studies of situations with high risk and little room for failure, preparing them to lead, providing clarity, and creating a roadmap to success. The skills learned can be used to launch a complex project, enhance team alignment, lead organizational change, and engage in self-reflection.

This is a chance for you to connect with members of other HDO cohorts, engage with new content, and provide feedback to Michelle prior to the official launch of her course next year.

We are holding the seminar in our new classroom at the IC2 building near campus (2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705) on Friday, September 24 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm). If the course is already at capacity, please add your name to the waitlist; you may receive an invitation if a registrant is unable to attend.

Registration is free on a first-come, first-serve basis for up to 16 participants. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please contact Alyx Dykema ( with questions. 

Upcoming Seminars

The Heart of Leadership: Moving Forward Through Change
November 17, 2020
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Communicating for Impact
November 18, 2020
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Risky Business: Human Error & Organizational Resiliency
November 19, 2020
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Designing a More Diverse & Inclusive Organization
November 20, 2020
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Class of 2016

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Class of 2015

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Class of 2014

*All links lead to alumni Linkedin profile pages

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