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If You’re Looking For a Sign, This Is It

by Victoria Garcia

A year ago I was in your shoes — passionate about my career and eager to take the next step in my professional development. Becoming a Rice Business student had been a goal of mine since I moved to Houston, but I hadn’t made the leap to apply. Last year’s Women’s Preview Weekend was just the nudge I needed to trust the process and submit my application.

It began with the Women in Leadership Conference (WILC), where I spent an inspiring day hearing from accomplished speakers, participating in meaningful breakout sessions, and networking with fellow attendees. (I enjoyed this experience so much that I joined the WILC Planning Committee to organize this year’s virtual event.)

I went home thinking, “Could this get any better?” and sure enough, day two delivered detailed information sessions regarding the application process and the student experience, faculty and student panels, and tours of both McNair Hall and the Rice campus. Best of all, I got to know other women just like me, with their own stories, experiences, interests, and desire to pursue something more.

Applying to Rice Business was the best decision I made in 2020. I can tell you now as a member of the Class of 2022 that the Women’s Preview Weekend was the turning point for me in realizing that I couldn’t wait another year to apply, join this community and begin making my mark at Rice. If you’re looking for a sign, this is it!

From one future female business leader to another, I encourage you to join us for Women’s Preview Weekend this February. YOU are ready!

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