Signature Events

Check back soon for more information about signature events [past, present, and future] in the Jindal School!


Launch Party

The JSOM Launch Party and Family Mixer is the Office of Undergraduate Program’s welcome to the incoming JSOM Class of 2022 and their families!

Dean's Cup

The Dean’s Cup is an annual quiz bowl competition held by the Jindal School. More than 90% of the questions will be coming directly from our friends at Bloomberg Businessweek, and will primarily focus on business history, current events, and important interdisciplinary theories within the business world.
The competition is open to ALL undergraduates within the University, but the competition is split between upperclassman and lowerclassman competitions. Thousands of dollars in prizes are awarded to the top performing teams within each competition.

The Colloquium for the Advancement of Free-Enterprise Education (CAFÉ) Fellowship

The CAFÉ Fellowship program enables students to learn about the history of economic ideas, the role of economic freedom, and the function of ownership rights in economic production and how this affects business practice. Through participation in the CAFÉ program you will broaden your knowledge of markets, trade, investment, and innovation that will enhance your understanding of the business world.
Undergraduate students who are accepted into the program will receive up to $5,000 in annual scholarship money for the upcoming calendar year. Required coursework will consist of two 3-credit-hour classes. CAFÉ will also offer guest speakers, conference trips, and research projects.

Meet The Dean

Dean Pirkul invites the entire student body to come to an annual “open house” where students can ask questions, make suggestions, and learn more about the future and direction of the Jindal School. We encourage all of our students to come out, and for those who can’t, tweet us your questions using #MeetTheDean.

UT Dallas Business Idea Competition

The annual UT Dallas Big Idea Competition (previously called the “Business Idea Competition”) gives both undergraduate and graduate students from every school on campus the opportunity to develop and present their business ideas while competing for cash and scholarship prizes. The event is open to all UTD students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.

JSOM Study Abroad Fair

This event will feature guests from across the University as well as several organizations from outside of the University with whom the Jindal School has partnered with to bring JSOM students an introduction to global experiences offered to UT Dallas students.


The Office of Undergraduate Programs annually hosts UT Dallas incoming exchange students and gives them a chance to experience a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Our outgoing exchange students are invited, as well as faculty and staff.

Undergraduate Dean’s Council Applications & Interviews

This prestigious student organization was established to bring together JSOM students to serve as the voice of the student body. The Undergraduate Dean’s Council operates similarly to a student government. Students divide up into committees and identify ways to help the Jindal School of Management in some way. Often committees focus on projects to boost student engagement or connect students to the resources available to them. Other times they write proposals to JSOM administration to propose a change to be made or advocate for a specific need of the students. Dean’s Council members should apply online and then will be asked to attend a Group Interview phase.


Undergraduate & Last Call Job and Internship Fair

The Last Call Job & Internship Fair is a multi-hour come and go event with 20+ employers recruiting for a variety of JSOM majors. Attending companies have active hiring needs for internships and full-time opportunities. This event is only open to undergraduate students.

JSOM Spring Exchange Student Mixer | Spring BBQ, March Madness

The Office of Undergraduate Programs annually hosts UT Dallas incoming exchange students and gives them a chance to experience an American spring tradition. Our outgoing exchange students are invited, as well as the Study Abroad Council, faculty, and staff.

Nova Ambassador Applications & Interviews

Nova Ambassadors serve as the face of the Jindal School of Management. They represent the school to the community at large, the overall campus community, and to all students – past, present, and future.
Nova is a student ambassador group that represents the Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM). The Nova team supports various departments in JSOM through recruitment events, student panels, prospective student/transfer events, undergraduate program events, and more.

Study Abroad Info Sessions

The JSOM Study Abroad Advisors hold school-wide info sessions that include basic information about study abroad, important deadlines, scholarship information, etc. Study Abroad Advisors are there to answer questions about the 3 ways that you can study abroad in JSOM: an Exchange program (a fall or spring semester abroad), international internship, or Jindal Global Experience courses.
JSOM study abroad programs can be found HERE
All study abroad applications can be found online HERE
If you would like to schedule a follow-up appointment with one of our study abroad advisors, let us know by emailing [email protected]!

OWLIE Awards

The JSOM “OWLIE” Award stands for Outstanding, Worthy Leaders, Involved Exceptionally. This annual award event provides a unique platform to recognize students, faculty, staff, mentors, and alumni for their exceptional service on behalf of the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Without exception, the OWLIE winners have positively influenced faculty, staff, students, employers, and the community at-large.
Potential OWLIE recipients are nominated by students, faculty, program directors, and JSOM student organization advisors.
The finalists are determined by the Undergraduate and Graduate Dean's Council members. OWLIE winners are determined by a vote of the JSOM faculty and staff, eight representatives of more than 50 JSOM student organizations, and the undergraduate and graduate members of the Dean’s Council.