Rice Summer Business Institute Highlights

2013 Highlights

 
2013 Bank of America

Who   37 rising juniors and seniors from Houston high schools
Chinquapin, Davis, Harmony, KIPP, Reagan, Sam Houston, Wheatley, Yates, YES Prep
What   First-hand exposure to the fundamentals of finance, energy, and the world of business
When   June 7 – 22, 2013, 9am – 4:30pm
Where   Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business - McNair Hall


Primary Goals  

  • Introduce a group of ambitious high-school students from low and moderate income communities to the world of business, broadening their expectations of career paths that are possible for them.
  • Sow seeds for developing diverse business leaders for Houston’s future.

For More Information, contact RSBI Manager James Lenz (james.e.lenz@rice.edu, 713.348.3166)

Guest Speakers

Students have access to the expertise and insights of Rice University and Jones School faculty and staff:

  • Jones School Dean Bill Glick
  • Professor Clark Haptonstall – Sports Management
  • Professor Kim Kehoe – Leadership
  • Professor Barbara Ostdiek – The Financial Markets and the Free Market Model
  • Professor Rick Schell (Rice ’75, ‘76) – Introduction to Business
  • Professor Doug Schuler – Business Ethics Case Study
  • Jones School Executive Director of Marketing Mark Rudkin (Rice MBA ’08) – Marketing

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

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch Commodities hosted by Dennis Albrecht and Molly Roberts
  • ConocoPhillips hosted by Barbara Rodgers and Fran Vallejo (Rice MBA ’96)
  • The Houston Texans front office hosted by Charles Hampton (Rice ’09)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (at Houston) hosted by Susan Kizer

Corporate Sponsor Presentations 
Students gain a further understanding of the business world through corporate sponsor presentations:

  • Salient Partners – James Sivco – Equity Analysis
  • Stuart PC – Larry Stuart
  • Sysco – Charley Wilson

Field Trip Photos:

 

2013 Conoco

2013 Texans

2013 Fed Reserve

 
Hands-on Learning
Students dive into learning with exercises on tools, business communications, and real world cases:

  • Team-building exercises including a fun competition to drop an egg from the second story of McNair Hall
  • Communications exercises – PowerPoint, making presentations, networking
  • Stock market simulation in the Jones School’s El Paso Corp. Finance Center; Calculator exercises on the time value of money – James Lenz (Rice MBA ’07)
  • Negotiations – Mark Cory – American Sugar Refining
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital ‘Pitch’ Competition – Jeff Reichman – January Advisors
    Students also receive nuts and bolts assistance on planning for college and careers
  • Jones School Director of Admissions for Executive MBAs Marie Bergeron and Rice University Assistant Director of Admissions Brandon Mack – College and Career Tips
  • Jones School Associate Director of Employee Relations Yolander Albert – Resumes and Cover Letters

Team Stock Analysis / End-of-Institute Awards Luncheon
During the final few days of the Institute, cross-school teams conduct an in-depth analysis of a retail stock. The Institute culminates with team presentations followed by an Awards Ceremony / Luncheon.

2013 Instruction Team
Students benefit from a program planned and executed by an experienced team of Jones School faculty:

  • Professors Jill Foote (Rice ’87), Beth O’Sullivan, and David Tobin
  • Finance Center Associate Director James Lenz (Rice MBA ’07)
  • Teaching Assistants Iesha Daboya (Harmony Science ‘13) and Rahsaan King (Chinquapin ‘13)
2013 Sponsors
  Black-eyed Pea Federal Reserve Bank H-E-B Tournament of Champions Jones partners Melange Events
  Molina’s Cantina Pappas Bar-B-Q Catering Potbelly Catering Project GRAD Houston Ral’s Fine Catering
  Rice MBA Golf Club Stuart pc Treebeards Kim and Gerard Trevino Whole Foods

2012 Highlights


 RSBI 2012 Group Shot
Field trip to underwriter Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Underwriter Logo

Who   37 rising juniors and seniors from Houston high schools- Chinquapin, Davis, Harmony Science, KIPP, Reagan, Sam Houston, Wheatley, Yates, YES Prep
What   First-hand exposure to the fundamentals of finance, energy, and the world of business
When   June 8 – 22 (weekdays), 9am – 4:30pm
June 23 (Saturday), 11am – 2:30pm
Where   Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business - McNair Hall


Primary Goals  

  • Introduce a group of ambitious high-school students from low and moderate income communities to the world of business, broadening their expectations of career paths that are possible for them.
  • Sow seeds for developing diverse business leaders for Houston’s future.

For More Information, contact RSBI Director Jill Foote (jfoote@rice.edu, 713.348.3146) or RSBI Manager James Lenz (james.e.lenz@rice.edu, 713-348-3166)

Guest Speakers

Students have access to the expertise and insights of Rice University and Jones School faculty:

  • Jones School Dean Bill Glick
  • Professor Kim Kehoe – Leadership
  • Professor Barbara Ostdiek – The Financial Markets and the Free Market Model
  • Professor Beth O’Sullivan – Professional Communications
  • Professor Amit Pazgal – Marketing and Brand Management
  • Professor Rick Schell – Introduction to Business
  • Professor Doug Schuler – Business Ethics – Case Study
  • Professor Jason Sosa – Sports Management 

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

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch Commodities hosted by Nicola Harris
  • ConocoPhillips hosted by Barbara Rodgers 
  • The Houston Texans front office hosted by Charles Hampton
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (at Houston) hosted by Susan Kizer

Corporate Sponsor Presentations 
Students gather an understanding of the “real” business world with our corporate sponsors:

  • Stuart PC – Larry Stuart  
  • Salient Partners  – James Sivco 

Field Trip Photos:

 

RSBI 2012 Group Shot
Field trip to underwriter Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

RSBI Group Shot 2012 ConocoPhillips Trip
Field trip to sponsor ConocoPhillips 

RSBI Group Shot 2012 Texans Trip
Field trip to sponsor Houston Texans


Presentations

Students receive nuts and bolts assistance on planning for college and career:

  • Jones School MBA for Executives Program –Director Marie Bergeron – College and Career Tips
  • Jones School Career Management – Associate Director Yolander Albert – Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Jones School Office of Student Services – Assistant Dean Sean Ferguson (Rice MBA ’01) – The Rice MBA

Hands-on Learning
Students dive into the curriculum with hands-on exercises focusing on tools, business communications, and real world cases:

  • 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 - James Lenz (Rice MBA ’07)
  • Stock market simulation in the Jones School’s El Paso Finance Center - James Lenz (Rice MBA ’07)
  • Introduction to Negotiations – Mark Cory (RSBI Instructor ’05, ’06) – Protiviti
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital ‘Pitch’ Competition – Jeff Reichman – January Advisors
  • Communications exercises – PowerPoint, making presentations, networking, 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 followed by the Awards Ceremony / Luncheon. 

2012 Instruction Team
Students benefit from a program planned and executed by an experienced team of JGSM faculty:

  • Executive Director – Professor Jill Foote (Rice ’87)
  • Institute External Director – Professor David Tobin
  • Institute Internal Director – Professor Rick Schell (Rice ’75, ‘76)
  • Institute Manager – Finance Center Associate Director James Lenz (Rice MBA ’07)
  • Teaching Assistants – Douglas Reyes (Harmony ’12) and Paloma Mendoza (YES-SE ’13)
Underwriter

2011 - Underwriter 

2012 Corporate Sponsors

2012 Corporate Sponsors RSBI  

2012 Designated Gifts

Alonti Catering   Reserve Bank   The French Corner   Molina’s Cantina   Pappas Bar-B-Q Catering
                 
Project GRAD Houston   Ral’s Fine Catering   Spectra Energy   Treebeards   Whole Foods

2011 Highlights


2011 - Field Trip 1
Field trip to underwriter Bank of America Merrill Lynch  

Who   40 juniors and seniors from Houston high schools
Chinquapin   Harmony Science   KIPP
Reagan   Sam Houston   Wheatley
Yates   YES Prep (North Central, Southeast, & Southwest
What   First-hand exposure to the fundamentals of finance, energy, and the world of business
 
When   June 10 – 24 (weekdays), 9am – 4:30pm
June 25 (Saturday), 11am – 2:30pm
 
Where   Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business - McNair Hall  


Primary Goals  

  • Introduce a group of ambitious high-school students from low and moderate income communities to the world of business, broadening their expectations of career paths that are possible for them.
  • Sow seeds for developing diverse business leaders for Houston’s future.

For More Information, contact RSBI Director Jill Foote (jfoote@rice.edu, 713.348.3146) or RSBI Manager Nolan Waugh (nolan@rice.edu, 713-348-3166)

Guest Speakers

Students enjoy the expertise and insights of Rice University and Jones School faculty and alumni:

  • Jones School Dean Bill Glick
  • Professor Blair Garrou - Entrepreneurship / Venture Capital "Pitch" Competition
  • Professor Kim Kehoe - Leadership
  • Professors Rick Schell & David Tobin - Intro to Business / Professional Communications
  • Professor Barbara Ostdiek - Financial Markets and the Free Market Model
  • Professor Amit Pazgal - Marketing / Brand Management
  • Professor Doug Schuler - Business Ethics Case Study
  • Professor Tom Stallings - Sports Management Case Study

Field Trips / Sponsor Presentations
Students explore the business world firsthand with trips to our underwriter and corporate sponsors:

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch Commodities, hosted by Nicola Harris
  • ConocoPhillips, hosted by Barbara Rodgers and Fran Vallejo (Rice MBA '96)
  • The Houston Texans, front office hosted Zac Emmons and Charles Hampton (Rice '09)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Houston Branch), hosted by Susan Kizer

And through presentations by corporate sponsors:

  • Jim Hackett, CEO of Anadarko Petroleum - Ethical Leadership
  • James Sivco, Director of Salient Partners - Stock Analysis and Research

Field Trip Photos:

 

2011 - Field Trip 1
Field trip to underwriter Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2011 - Field Trip 2
Field trip to sponsor ConocoPhillips

2011 - Field Trip 3
Field trip to sponsor Houston Texans  


Presentations

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

  • Rice Office of Admissions - Langston Ross on College Admissions Process
  • Jones School Career Management - Marie Bergeron and Yolander Albert on Resumes, Cover Letters & Business Careers
  • Jones School Office of Student Services - Asst. Dean Sean Ferguson (Rice MBA '01) on the Rice MBA

Hands-on Learning
Students dive into the curriculum with hands-on exercises focusing on tools, business communications, and real-world cases:

  • 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 simulation in the Jones School's El Paso Finance Center - Nolan Waugh (Rice '04, '11)
  • Introduction to Consulting - Mark Cory (RSBI Instructor '05, '06), Protiviti
  • Communications exercises - PowerPoint, making presentations, networking, effective email

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 celebratory Awards Ceremony and Luncheon, attended by family and friends.

2011 Instruction Team
Students benefit from a program planned and executed by an experienced team of Jones School faculty, staff, and RSBI alumni:

  • Executive Director - Professor Jill Foote (Rice ‘87)
  • Internal Director, Instructor - Professor Rick Schell (Rice '75, '76)
  • External Director, Instructor - Professor David Tobin
  • Institute Manager, Instructor - Finance Center Associate Director Nolan Waugh (Rice '04, '11)
  • Teaching Assistants - Djenaba Aswad (Harmony '11) and Christopher Flix (Yates '11)
Underwriter

2011 - Underwriter

2011 Corporate Sponsors

2011 - Sponsors

2011 Designated Gifts

2011 - Gifts


2010 Highlights


2011 - Field Trip 1
Field trip to underwriter Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Who   40 juniors and seniors from Houston high schools
Chinquapin   Davis   Harmony Science
KIPP   Reagan   Sam Houston
Yates   YES Prep
 
What   First-hand exposure to the fundamentals of finance, energy, and the world of business
When   June 11 – 25 (weekdays), 8:30am – 4pm
June 26 (Saturday), 11am – 2:30pm
Where   Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business - McNair Hall


Primary Goals  

  • Introduce a group of ambitious high-school students from low and moderate income communities to the world of business, broadening their expectations of career paths that are possible for them.
  • Sow seeds for developing diverse business leaders for Houston’s future.

For More Information, contact RSBI Director Jill Foote (jfoote@rice.edu, 713.348.3146) or RSBI Manager Nolan Waugh (nolan@rice.edu, 713-348-3166)

Guest Speakers

Students have access to the expertise and insights of Rice University and Jones School faculty.

  • Jones School Dean Bill Glick
  • Professor Blair Garrou – Entrepreneurship / Venture Capital 'Pitch' Competition
  • Professor Kim Kehoe – Leadership
  • Professor Beth O’Sullivan – Professional Communications
  • Professor Barbara Ostdiek – The Financial Markets
  • Professor Andrew Perkins – Marketing / Brand Management
  • Professor Rick Schell – Introduction to Business
  • Professor Doug Schuler – Business Ethics – Case Study
  • Professor Jason Sosa - Sports Management - Case Study
  • Professor Gale Wiley – Giving Presentations

Field Trips / Sponsor Presentations
Students explore the business world firsthand with trips to our underwriter and corporate sponsors.

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch Commodities hosted by Randy Garcia (Rice '94)
  • ConocoPhillips hosted by Barbara Rodgers and Fran Vallejo (Rice MBA '96)
  • The Houston Texans front office hosted Tony Wyllie (Rice MBA ’07)
  • Invesco Aim hosted by Karoline Carlson (Rice MBA '99)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (at Houston) hosted by Susan Kizer

Field Trip Photos:

 

2010 - Field Trip 1
Field trip to underwriter Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

2010 - Field Trip 2
Field trip to sponsor ConocoPhillips 

2010 - Field Trip 3
Field trip to sponsor Houston Texans

2010 - Field Trip 4
Field trip to Invesco

2010 - Field Trip 5
Field trip to the Federal Reserve  


Presentations

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

  • Rice Office of Admissions - Brandon Mack (Rice '06) - College Admissions Process
  • Jones School Career Management - Associate Director Nicole Van Den Heuvel (Rice '81)
    - World of Business Careers / Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Jones School Office of Student Services - Assistant Dean Sean Ferguson (Rice MBA '01)
    - The Rice MBA

Hands-on Learning
Students dive into the curriculum with hands-on exercises focusing on tools, business communications, and real-world cases:

  • 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 simulation in the Jones School's El Paso Finance Center - Nolan Waugh (Rice '04)
  • Business Negotiation - "The Apprentice" - Mark Cory (RSBI Instructor '05, '06) - Protiviti
  • Communications exercises - PowerPoint, making presentations, networking, resumes and cover letters, 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.

2010 Instruction 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)
  • Institute Manager and Instructor - Finance Center Associate Director Nolan Waugh (Rice '04)
  • Instructors - Professor Gale Wiley, Professor Rick Schell (Rice '75, '76)
  • Teaching Assistants - Admir Ljuca (Harmony '10) and Tashi Nkululeko (Yates '11)
Underwriter

2010 - Underwriter 

2010 Corporate Sponsors

2010 - Sponsors 

2010 Designated Gifts

2010 - Gifts


2009 Highlights


2009 - Field Trip 1
Field trip to underwriter ConocoPhillips  

Who   40 juniors and seniors from Houston high schools
Chinquapin   Davis   Harmony Science
KIPP   Reagan   Sam Houston
Yates   Yates   YES Prep
 
What   First-hand exposure to the fundamentals of finance, energy, and the world of business
When   June 5 – 19 (weekdays), 8:30am – 4pm
June 20 (Saturday), 11am – 2:30pm
Where   Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business - McNair Hall


Primary Goals  

  • Introduce a group of ambitious high-school students from low and moderate income communities to the world of business, broadening their expectations of career paths that are possible for them.
  • Sow seeds for developing diverse business leaders for Houston’s future.

For More Information, contact RSBI Director Jill Foote (jfoote@rice.edu, 713.348.3146) or RSBI Manager Nolan Waugh (nolan@rice.edu, 713-348-3166)
 

2009 - Field Trip 2


Guest Speakers
Students have access to the expertise and insights of Rice University and Jones School faculty.

  • Jones School Dean Bill Glick
  • Professor Rick Schell – Introduction to Business
  • Professor Jefferson Duarte – The Free Market Model
  • Professor Barbara Ostdiek – The Financial Markets
  • Professor Beth O’Sullivan – Professional Communications
  • Professor Andrew Perkins – Marketing / Brand Management
  • Professor Doug Schuler – Business Ethics – Case Study
  • Professor Kim Kehoe – Leadership
  • Professor Blair Garrou – Entrepreneurship / Venture Capital 'Pitch' Competition
  • Professor Jason Sosa - Sports Management - Case Study

Field Trips / Sponsor Presentations
Students explore the business world firsthand with trips to our underwriter and corporate sponsors.

  • ConocoPhillips hosted by Barbara Rodgers and Fran Vallejo (Rice MBA '96)
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch Commodities hosted by JJ Thakkar
  • The Houston Texans front office hosted Tony Wyllie (Rice MBA ’07)
  • Invesco Aim hosted by Karoline Carlson (Rice MBA '99)

Field Trip Photos:

 

2009 - Field Trip 1
Field trip to underwriter ConocoPhillips

2009 - Field Trip 2
Field trip to sponsor Merrill Lynch

2009 - Field Trip 3
Field trip to sponsor Houston Texans

2009 - Field Trip 4
Field trip to Invesco Aim


Presentations

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

  • Rice Office of Admissions – Mekiva Callahan – the college admissions process
  • Jones School Career Management – Associate Directors Nicole Van Den Heuvel (Rice '81) -
    the world of business careers - and Marie Bergeron – resumes and cover letters
  • Management Leadership for Tomorrow – Barbara Paige - tools and networking for future minority business leaders
  • Jones School Program Office – Assistant Dean Sean Ferguson (Rice MBA ’01) – the Rice MBA program

Hands-on Learning
Students dive into the curriculum with hands-on exercises focusing on tools, business communications, and real-world cases.

  • 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 Jones School’s El Paso Corporation Finance Center - Nolan Waugh (Finance Center Associate Director, Rice ’04)
  • Business Negotiation - "The Apprentice" - Mark Cory (RSBI Instructor '05, '06) - Protiviti
  • Communications exercises – PowerPoint, making presentations, professional communications, resumes and cover letters, 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.

2009 Instruction 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 Rick Schell (Rice '75, '76),
    Finance Center Associate Director Nolan Waugh (Rice '04)
  • Teaching Assistants - Leonel Garcia (Chinquapin'09), Kierra Lee (Yates '09)
2009 - Field Trip 6

2009 Corporate Sponsors

2009 - Sponsors 

2009 Designated Gifts
French Corner

Ral's Fine Catering
Molina's Catering

Rice MBA Golf Club
Jo Lynn Foote

2008 Highlights


2008 - Field Trip 1
Field trip to underwriter Merrill Lynch  

Who   40 juniors and seniors from Houston high schools
Chinquapin   Davis   Harmony Science   HSPVA
KIPP   Reagan   Sam Houston   Wheatley
    Yates   YES Prep    
What   First-hand exposure to the fundamentals of finance, energy, and the world of business
 
When   June 6-20 (weekdays), 9am – 4pm
June 21 (Saturday), 11am – 2:30pm
 
Where   Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business - McNair Hall  


Primary Goals  

  • Introduce a group of ambitious high-school students from low and moderate income communities to the world of business, broadening their expectations of career paths that are possible for them.
  • Sow seeds for developing diverse business leaders for Houston’s future.

For More Information, contact RSBI Director Jill Foote (jfoote@rice.edu, 713.348.3146) or RSBI Manager Nolan Waugh (nolan@rice.edu, 713-348-3166)
 

2008 - Field Trip 2  


Guest Speakers
Students have access to the expertise and insights of Rice University and Jones School faculty.

  • Jones School Dean Bill Glick
  • Professor Gustavo Grullon – The Free Market Model
  • Professor Barbara Ostdiek – The Financial Markets
  • Professor Marc Epstein - Microfinance
  • Professor Andrew Perkins – Marketing / Brand Management
  • Professor Beth O’Sullivan – Professional Communications
  • Professor Margaret Cording – Business Ethics – Case Study
  • Professor Kim Kehoe – Leadership
  • Professor Blair Garrou – Entrepreneurship – Venture Capital Competition
  • Professor Jason Sosa – Sports Management

Field Trips / Sponsor Presentations
Students explore the business world firsthand with trips to our underwriter and corporate sponsors.

  • Merrill Lynch (Commodities and Private Client Group) hosted by JJ Thakkar
  • ConocoPhillips hosted by Barbara Rodgers and Fran Vallejo (JGSM '96)
  • Invesco Aim hosted by Karoline Carlson (JGSM '99)
  • The Houston Texans front office hosted Tony Wyllie (JGSM ’07)

Field Trip Photos:

 

2008 - Field Trip 1
Field trip to underwriter Merrill Lynch

2008 - Field Trip 2
Field trip to sponsor ConocoPhillips

2008 - Field Trip 3
Field trip to sponsor Invesco Aim

2008 - Field Trip 4
Field trip to Houston Texans  


Presentations

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

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

Hands-on Learning
Students dive into the curriculum with hands-on exercises focusing on tools, business communications, and real world cases. Merrill's "Investing Pays Off" (IPO) program is 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 JGSM’s El Paso Corporation Finance Center - Nolan Waugh (Finance Center Manager, Rice ’03)
  • Business Negotiation - "The Apprentice" - Mark Cory (RSBI Instructor '05, '06) - Protiviti
  • Communications exercises – PowerPoint, making presentations, professional communications, resumes and cover letters, 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 Rick Schell (Rice '75, '76)
  • Teaching Assistants - Leticia Câmara (Rice '10), Ashley Jones, Jose Perez
2008 Corporate Sponsors

2008 - Sponsors
 

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)
Presentations

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