Ryan Hanford

Rice MBA for Professionals Class of 2012 – Weekend Schedule


"Since graduating from Texas Tech with a degree in Engineering Technology, I have spent the past seven years with Baker Hughes working in several areas of the oilfield including sales, marketing, product management, and engineering. I came to a Rice On Campus Information Session to learn more about the MBA for Professionals program and that visit changed my mind.

I was immediately impressed with the faculty and staff present for the event and the atmosphere was welcoming at the same yet serious with a “let’s get down to business” attitude that was perfect for me. After my interview at Rice, the decision was easy. I loved the campus, my interview with a current student was extremely enlightening and I felt that I would truly be challenged. In fact, I felt lucky to even be considered.

As I finish up the first semester of my first year in the program, the value of the Rice MBA to me is immediately evident in so many aspects of my life, but most of all in my confidence level. The program has exposed me to a wide and diverse experience that now I am confident in NEW areas that were outside of my comfort zone. Plus I truly believe that balancing the challenges at work, school and my personal life has been yet another rewarding outcome of being a part of this MBA for Professionals program."

Ryan Hanford
Senior Drilling Applications Engineer Team Lead
Baker Hughes Incorporated