Megan Claydon

Professionals - Weekend

Professionals - Weekend
Current Industry/Job: Consulting - Transaction Services
From: College Station, TX

Favorite quote and why:

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.- Roosevelt

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

Brene Brown - her research inspires me to be a better person in all my relationships, both personally and in my career.

Best memory from your first year in the MBA program:

Wine and cheese Friday nights.

What story does your family always tell about you?

My glory days in t-ball.

What advice would you like to provide incoming students?

Don't lose sight of your end goal when you are in the thick of the grind. It's easy to forget why are you doing your MBA when all you can think about is curved grades, GPA and final exams. If you do your best work AND trust the process, then you will walk the stage with what you came for, a Rice MBA.

Any additional unique facts you would like to share:

I love coaching or teaching sports and have experience as a full-time coach in all of the following: crossfit, yoga, volleyball, and strength and conditioning.