Rahila Odhwani

Rice MBA Full Time Class of 2012

Choosing the Jones Graduate School of Business
Before starting business school, I worked at Burger King Corporation as a Human Resources Specialist in Miami. I considered several MBA programs, and chose to pursue my MBA at the Jones School the best because of the small class sizes and intimate learning environment as well as the school’s commitment to diversity initiatives.

The Best Thing About the Rice MBA Experience
The best thing about the MBA experience has been the people I have met through the program. My core team the first semester was responsible for shaping a majority of my MBA experience. I learned a great deal from each one of them and had a great time during the process. During my second semester I had had the opportunity to take advantage of some great programs offered by Rice such as the Rice Business Plan Competition and the Jones School Board Fellows program, where I was able to serve as a non-voting board member for a local nonprofit organization. These programs have extended me opportunities to collaborate with venture capitalists, students from around the world, and board members for local nonprofits.