Launch your future from DFW

Kick off your career from DFW

What’s your plan? Living and working in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex can make it happen.

DFW’s thriving economy and low cost of living combine to make this a prime location to launch your career.

So why do people from California, Michigan, Illinois and Utah, as well as a host of countries, choose TCU? DFW is home to American Airlines, Frito-Lay, Radio Shack, Exxon-Mobil, Kimberly-Clark and 10,000 other corporations. And the region’s balance of high-tech, healthcare, energy, finance, transportation and other industries means that, even when other regional economies tank, Texas continues strong.

What can DFW do for you? It delivers top internships with major companies, face time with execs during class presentations and serious career possibilities in practically every business sector. With the experience and connections you’ll gain at Neeley, DFW is the perfect launching pad for your post-MBA career, no matter where you want to land. Here’s proof:

  • Ngyhia Randle and her Neeley and Associates consulting team worked with Dallas-area PepsiCo execs to develop a strategy to boost sales in Walmart stores nationwide.
  • Sony tapped Katie O’Brien as a product manager in San Diego based on her stellar performance in the Sony case competition, held at TCU.
  • Regan McDonald, who interned with the Dallas-based Susan G. Komen for the Cure, was so impressive that the foundation hired her to continue working on projects during the school year.
  • Meredith Balderas, hired into Galderma’s rotational international management development program, works in the dermatological company’s Mexico City branch. Next stop: Europe.
  • After being hired by Goldman Sachs, Marc Ortiz moved from DFW to Wall Street to India, where he’s now VP of prime brokerage operations.

But there’s more to life than work, work, work. You can spend an afternoon at the Fort Worth zoo, catch a Broadway show at the dazzling deco Bass Performance Hall, hit the boutiques and restaurants at Sundance Square downtown or meet friends for a night out in the historic stockyards (where there’s still a weekly rodeo and a slew of tempting honkytonks). There’s a trio of world-class art museums — pre-Columbian to Picasso at the Kimbell, Remingtons and Western classics at the Amon Carter, and Warhol to avant garde at the Modern. Fort Worth is famous as a steak town, but other dining options abound, from stylish sushi bars to mom-and-pop taquerias. If you follow sports, you’ll have easy access to the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers and Stars.

And don’t be surprised if your golf game improves: thanks to the great Fort Worth weather, you can play year-round.

The DFW advantage by the numbers

  • Home to more than 10,000 corporations.
  • #4 Fort Worth and #5 Dallas: “best cities for jobs” (Forbes).
  • #1 metro area in population growth.
  • America’s #2 best “fresh start” cities (Relocation.com).
  • #9 best place to live and launch a business (CNNMoney.com).
  • Fort Worth ranked among top 13 of “America’s most livable communities.” (mostlivable.org)

Learn more about Living and Working in DFW

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  • Joseph Murray

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  • Bojan Durasinovic

    For this Serbian native, TCU provided a great learning lab in DFW, and connections to explore business beyond.

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  • Ben Wyatt

    A former minor-league baseball player, this Little Rock native is no stranger to competitions, and was ready to take a swing at a career in investments. 

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