Aaron Strassner

Professionals - Weekend

Professionals - Weekend
Current Industry/Job: Energy Industry, Partner
From: Houston, Texas

Favorite quote and why:

"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?" -- Mark 8:36

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor and why?

I would love to be mentored by Theodore Roosevelt. He was one of America's greatest Presidents, and he overcame so many obstacles to become one of the coolest men in American History.

Best memory from your first year in the MBA program:

My favorite memory was the strategy class with Prashant Kale during Immersion. He basically hazed us all and set extremely high expectations for our time at the Jones School.

What story does your family always tell about you?

I almost drowned and died when I was two years old. When I was in the hospital recovering, the doctor told my parents that my vocal chords were so destroyed that I would never be able to speak loudly again. This is funny because everyone who knows me knows that I am one of the loudest people out there.

What advice would you like to provide incoming students?

Make sure that you balance your life properly. There will be a tremendous amount of opportunities to take part in at the Jones School, but it's vital to remember to continue to focus on your full-time job, your family and your social life. Otherwise, you'll just end up being miserable and missing out on a lot of opportunities throughout the year.