Current Students

Information for Current Students

System Resources

Here is a quick overview of our systems, their purpose, and how frequently you need to interact. They all require an active NetID and password to log in.

  • Esther
    Use: 10+ times per year
    Purpose: Here you will register for your classes, pay your tuition, check your grades, fill out the majority of your course evaluations, etc. Because this system contains sensitive information, it requires its own unique log-in: the SID/PIN combination. TIP: If you forget your PIN, don’t try more than twice—instead, fill in your SID (S, the number zero, and a series of numbers) and click “forgot pin;” otherwise, you’ll be locked out and have to email the registrar for a reset.

  • Canvas
    Use: At least weekly
    Purpose: A web-based collaborative course management system to facilitate your course learning and house class materials, Canvas allows you to upload class assignments, submit quizzes, engage in course discussion, as well as communicate with your instructor. You will also be able to access course packs, course software, your syllabi and grades. Eventually, you will have multiple tabs in Canvas corresponding to your courses. You may not have access to any course tabs until closer to the start of classes.
  • Campus Groups
    Use: Weekly
    Purpose: A web-based student resources and activities management platform, CampusGroups is where we (the Student Program Office and Rice Business Registrar Department) will communicate with you and post resources for your use. You will also find more information about Student Clubs. It includes a master calendar of school-wide and program specific events.
  • Email
    Use: DAILY!
    Purpose: Everything is communicated through your Rice email. Items sent through CampusGroups and Canvas come through here. Rice Business communications are sent here. Rice University communications are sent here. You will get a lot of email, but it is important that you check this account daily and stay on top of what you need to be doing throughout the program.

Academic Calendars

Registrar

The registrar handles all details of student enrollment, degree requirements and graduation. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have at jgsbregistrar@rice.edu

Board Fellows Information

Don't forget to apply to Board Fellows. You can learn valuable leadership skills from community leaders and gain experience in the nonprofit sector from “real live” nonprofit management and governance.  Learn more here.

Alumni Resources for Students

Networking

  • Join the Rice Portal
    The Rice Portal is Rice University's official alumni directory. You can use the Rice Portal to find alumni in your area, change your communication preferences, look up classmates, and so much more.
  • Join Sallyportal
    Sallyportal is Rice University's official networking and mentorship platform. You can use Sallyportal to find a mentor and search for other alumni in your desired industry or company.
  • Join our social networks
    We have private Facebook, LinkedIn, and Sallyportal groups for our alumni. You can also follow us on Instagram @ricebizalumni and use the hashtag #ricebizalumni or tag us to engage.
  • Invite alumni to your events
    To invite alumni to your student club events, visit this page for more information.

Programming

  • Rice Business Partners events are free to all students, and upon graduation, you can apply for a free one-year membership.
  • Select alumni events, like Homecoming and the Jones Baseball Social, are open to current students. Stay tuned during the school year to find out what you can attend.

After Graduation

*events which recent graduates can attend for free are at the discretion of External Relations, and will always exclude the Rice Business Alumni Awards and the Alumni Wine Reception. Local and regional happy hours, lunches, dinners, and Homecoming are included. See individual event registration pages for more details.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • No, but we can do appointments by Zoom or over the phone Monday through Friday. We are currently working virtually in the spring due to COVID precautions. We will resume in-person appointments when we can. Students can book appointments on OWLCareers.

  • Advisors work Monday through Friday, but for your convenience they offer both phone and Zoom appointments. We are currently working virtually in the spring due to COVID precautions. We will resume in-person appointments when we can. You check can availability in OWLCareers.

  • Advisors are here to help wherever you are in the job recruiting process both on campus and off campus. They can discuss: resumes, cover letters, offer negotiation, offer decision, mock interview and general strategy coaching. 
    OWLCareers.
     

  • Appointments range from 30 to 45 minutes and are either in person, by Zoom or over the phone. We are currently working virtually in the spring due to COVID precautions. We will resume in-person appointments when we can.

  • The first floor of Janice and Robert McNair Hall, Room 105, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX, 77005. We are currently working virtually in the spring due to COVID precautions. We will resume in-person appointments when we can.

  • Log into OWLCareers and book an appointment.
     

  • Nope.

  • No, just book an appointment with the CDO for a strategy coaching session. 

  • You can view our outcomes statistics here.
     

  • You can view our outcomes statistics here.

  • We typically do, but since we are currently working virtually in the spring due to COVID precautions, we are not offering them at this time. However, if you need something quickly, please reach out directly to an advisor. We work to be responsive and will address your urgent concerns as soon as possible. 

  • Yes. Schedule an appointment with an advisor on OWLCareers. However, if you need something quickly, please reach out directly to an advisor. We work to be responsive and will address your urgent concerns as soon as possible. 

  • There are several companies that sponsor through on-campus recruiting. There are resources like MBAExchange, Interstride, and RelishMBA that filter jobs by sponsorship. You can access these by logging into our page for Rice Business international students located on our website.

  • You can access industry resources on the CDO page under Career Communities. You can explore the different affinity groups and specific resources here.

  • We offer multiple programs and resources for international students. We recommend booking an appointment through OWLCareers, and then we can share all of the international student resources.

  • No, we offer Zoom and phone appointments, too. We are currently working virtually in the spring due to COVID precautions. We will resume in-person appointments when we can.

  • Depending on which industry and when you’d like to start the role, timing can vary. We recommend booking an appointment through OWLCareers so we can talk through your career needs.

  • Depending on which industry and when you’d like to start the role, timing can vary. We recommend booking an appointment on OWLCareers so we can talk through your career needs.

  • Yes, there is a process to gain access to on-campus recruiting. We recommend you book an appointment through OWLCareers with the CDO to qualify.

  • You can find a list of employers by viewing the outcomes page on our website.

  • Notify the CDO via this contact information
    CDO@rice.edu 
    713-348-2622
    Suite 105, McNair Hall

  • Visit our website to review interview prep resources, and book an appointment with an advisor through OWLCareers to practice your interview skills. We can’t wait to help.

  • Visit our website to review resources, utilize VMock, and book an appointment with an advisor to refine your resume.

    https://jones.campusgroups.com/cdo/resources/

  • Visit our website to review resources, and book an appointment with an advisor to review your cover letter.

    https://jones.campusgroups.com/cdo/resources/

  • Visit our website to review resources, and book an appointment with an advisor to discuss your job or internship offers.

    https://jones.campusgroups.com/cdo/resources/

  • You can schedule an appointment with any of our advisors. All advisors are generalists and can help you with any industry. The advisor’s professional profiles are available in OWLCareers.

    https://jones.campusgroups.com/cdo/resources/

Student Program Office

Maria Johnson
Director of Advising, Registration and Student Records

Career Development Office

Erin Fisher
Associate Director, Career Education and Advising
Tiffany Stott
Senior Associate Director, Career Education and Advising

Additional Online Resources