A recent Bloomberg Businessweek MBA Recruiters survey asked corporate MBA recruiters from top business schools what basic skills were considered to be assets. Communications, analytical thinking, and collaboration and teamwork earned highest marks. The skills most sought after and difficult to find in MBA candidates? Strategic thinking, problem solving and leadership.

We designed opportunities for all our students to help you develop and practice those skills during your two years in the program.

Find the right place to practice your leadership.

Student Clubs, academic and social groups in which over 95 percent of the student body participate. There are 35 clubs with 144 officer positions and more than 130 events annually.

Rice Business Board Fellows, a year-long experiential learning program that places MBA students as fellows on local nonprofit boards to serve as non-voting board members. Learn more about Rice Business Board Fellows.

M.A. Wright Fund, a student-run fund comprised of students who learn, develop, and apply effective stock analysis and portfolio management risk and return techniques.

Week on Wall Street, a New York City trip offered by the Career Management Center where students meet with alumni, recruiters and business professionals at banks and other financial services institutions.

Silicon Valley Trek, a trip where students meet with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and Rice alumni at companies such as Square, OpenTable, Google and Sophi.

Jones EdGE, an intersession abroad where students may choose to embark on several credit-bearing international courses arranged during the winter and spring breaks. Past destinations have included Beijing, Bogot√°, Buenos Aires, Delhi, Dubai, Hyderabad, Lima, Mexico City, Monrovia, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro and Shanghai.