2007 Highlights

2007 - Field Trip 1
Field trip to underwriter Merrill Lynch 

Guest Speakers
Students had access to the expertise and insights of many Jones School deans, faculty and alumni as well as representatives from our corporate sponsors

  • Dean Bill Glick -Welcome / Leadership / Being the JGSM Dean
  • Professor Gustavo Grullon – The Free Enterprise System
  • Professor Barbara Ostdiek – The Financial Markets
  • Associate Dean Bill Lee – How Businesses Work
  • Professor Doug Shuler – Business Ethics – A Case Study
  • Professor Andrew Perkins – Marketing / Brand Management
  • Professor Kim Kehoe and Ms Kenitra Brown (Rice ’07) – Leadership
  • Ms Audrey Fersten (JGSM ‘02) – Bridgeway Capital Management – Mutual Fund Investing
  • Mr. Mark Cory (RSBI Instructor ’05, ’06) – Protiviti – Negotiation

Field Trips
Students explored the business world first hand with field trips to our underwriter and corporate sponsors

  • Merrill Lynch (Commodities and Private Client Group) hosted by Ms Shelley Short
  • AIM Investments hosted by Ms Karoline Carlson (JGSM ’99)
  • ConocoPhillips hosted by Ms Barbara Rogers
  • The Houston Texans front office hosted by Mr. Tony Wyllie (JGSM ’07)

Students receive nuts-and-bolts assistance on planning for college and careers.

  • Rice Office of Admissions – Tamara Siler (Rice ’87) – the college admissions process
  • JGSM Program Office – Assistant Dean Sean Ferguson (JGSM ’01) – the Rice MBA program
  • JGSM Career Management – Director Deanna Fuehne – the world of business careers
  • Management Leadership for Tomorrow – Andrea Hodge - tools and networking for future minority business leaders

Hands-on Learning
Students dove into the curriculum with hands-on exercises focusing on tools, business communications, and real world cases. Merrill’s “Investing Pays Off” (IPO) program was often used and is distributed to the students in its entirety

  • Team-building exercises including a fun competition to drop an egg from the second story of McNair Hall
  • Calculator exercises on the time value of money and compound interest rates
  • Stock market trading simulation in the JGSM’s El Paso Corporation Finance Center - Nolan Waugh (Finance Center Manager, Rice ’03)
  • Business lessons learned – “The Apprentice”
  • Communications exercises – PowerPoint, making presentations, professional etiquette, e-mailing

Team Business Analysis / End-of-Institute Awards Luncheon
During the final few days of the Institute, cross-school teams conduct an in-depth business analysis. The Institute culminates with team presentations on this analysis followed by the end-of-institute Awards Ceremony / Luncheon.

Institute Management / Instructional Team
Students benefit from a program planned and executed by an experienced team of Jones School faculty

  • Executive Director - Professor Barbara Ostdiek
  • Institute Director and Instructor - Professor Jill Foote (Rice ‘87)
  • Instructors - Professor Gale Wiley, Professor Kim Kehoe, Professor Beth O’Sullivan
  • Teaching Assistant - Kenitra Brown (Rice ’07)
2007 Corporate Sponsors

2007 - Sponsors