Corporate Partnership with Pinnacle Group: Empowering the Next Generation of International Business Leaders

CGB Insights
2 min readNov 15, 2023

The Center for Global Business (CGB) at Texas McCombs is thrilled to announce its inaugural corporate partnership with Pinnacle Group — a collaboration poised to significantly influence the trajectories of International Business students at The University of Texas at Austin. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Pinnacle Group stands as one of North America’s largest workforce solutions providers, with a global presence spanning Europe, Asia, and South America.

At CGB, we take pride in offering students opportunities to augment their understanding of global business strategy, systems, and cultural dynamics through experiential learning and international exposure. Corporate partnerships play a pivotal role in arming students with the necessary tools for success in their careers, as these partnerships are committed to cultivating talent.

Established in 1996 by Nina Vaca, Pinnacle has evolved into a workforce solutions powerhouse, serving industry leaders in telecommunications, financial services, transportation, and technology. “We are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of global industry leaders and are honored to be part of the International Business curriculum at UT Austin

Students will benefit from mentorship by Pinnacle executives, providing a valuable foundation for their professional journeys. Pinnacle will also offer students international exposure as the company expands its global reach. Dr. Deirdre Mendez, professor of International Business and Director of CGB, firmly believes that “In today’s business landscape, business has no borders, and colleges and universities have a duty to help students maximize their potential in the global workforce. This collaboration with corporations like Pinnacle offers life-changing experiences beyond the classroom.”

The amalgamation of an updated curriculum, relevant course offerings, mentorship, and experiential learning will undoubtedly equip International Business students at Texas McCombs with the essential tools for success in an ever-evolving workforce. CGB takes pride in providing students with tangible opportunities that prepare them for life beyond the classroom.

Additional resources on CGB’s Corporate Partnership opportunities