Info Session Dec 8 2012
Register NowOur on-campus information sessions offer you the opportunity to visit with faculty, staff, current students, and alumni. This is a great way to see McNair Hall, home of the Jones Graduate School of Business and learn about our focus on Energy here at the Jones School.

The energy sector in Houston is a complex system that operates with both technical and business expertise. Varied functions within the energy industry necessitate a multi-faceted talent pool of economists, marketers, engineers, accountants and consultants. The Jones Graduate School of Business develops strong business leaders for impact on the energy sector with the well-rounded curriculum offering that prepares them to meet the global challenges of the future of energy, from geopolitical, fiscal, and environmental perspectives.

6:00-6:30PM    Admissions Information Session in Shell Auditorium, McNair Hall
6:30-7:00PM   Keynote Panel of Rice MBA Students and Alumni in the Energy Industry to Address: “Interested in energy? Why you need to be in Houston and in the Rice MBA program” Bill Arnold, Professor in the Practice of Energy Management, Moderator
7:00-8:00PM   Hors D’Oeuvres and Cocktail Reception, Anderson Family Commons
Welcome from Assistant Dean and Faculty Members


Bill Arnold is Professor in the Practice of Energy Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.  Bill joined Rice in June 2009 and teaches courses on the Geopolitics of Energy and Managing In A Carbon-Constrained World.  He actively engages with professionals in academia and industry from around the world.  Previously, as Royal Dutch Shell's Washington Director of International Government Relations and Senior Counsel for the Middle East, Latin America, and North Africa, he engaged at the highest levels of government in the US and abroad to provide geopolitical insights, develop business strategies, build scenarios, and advance multi-billion dollar projects.  He had been with Shell since 1993. Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Cornell University; a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies and a Master of Business Administration/International Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Panel of Speakers:

Kevin McNeilly
BS Mechanical Engineering
University of Colorado at Boulder
Rice MBA for Professionals program - Class of 2013
Petroleum Engineer
  Onur Coskun
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Middle East Technical University, Turkey
MS in Mechanical Engineering
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Rice MBA for Professionals program - Class of 2012
Piping and Mechanical Engineer
Erik Moral
BS Chemical Engineering, BA French
Rice University
Rice MBA for Professionals program – Class of 2012
Senior Associate
Ernst & Young
  David Murphy
BA Political Science
University of Alabama
Rice MBA Full Time program - Class of 2013
Pre-MBA: The White House, U.S. Department of Energy, Natural Gas Supply Association
Post-MBA: Barclays, Investment Banking Associate, Global Natural Resources Group
President, Rice Finance Club
Planning Committee, 2012 Rice Energy Finance Summit
Jarod Rolland
BBA in Energy Management & Finance
University of Oklahoma
Rice MBA for Professionals program – Class of 2011
Land and Compensation Lead
Esso Highlands Limited
  Lisa Zievers
BS Marketing
Boston College
Rice MBA Full Time program - Class of 2009
Director of Planning and Development
Midstream Asset Management & Origination
Phillips 66 

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