Season 3, Episode 26
Host Maya Pomroy ’22 chats with Brad about transforming the Rice Business Plan Competition into the world's biggest and richest student startup competition, his illustrious career spanning 22 years at Rice, and some of the most memorable competition winners.
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The Power of an MBA
Kathleen Menezes chose to get her MBA at Rice Business because she understands the power of an MBA and the Rice Business reputation!
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Season 3, Episode 26
Season 3, Episode 25
Daniel joins host Maya Pomroy '22 in this episode to discuss growing up in Mexico in the 80s, how going to Rice Business’ Diversity Preview Weekend changed his life path, his current role at North American Development Bank and more.
Season 3, Episode 24
In another episode from our 2023 Alumni Reunion series, host Maya Pomroy ’22 and Phoebe Wang '13 chat about her passion for fighting climate change for future generations, her work with Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, and winning a C3E business award.
“Over just one year in the MBA program, I transitioned to a new role, developed a model that is being implemented for business analytics questions within ExxonMobil, trained business analysts for the other regions of the U.S., and just recently got a promotion. I have no doubt that the coursework and experiences at Rice contributed to both my accomplishments and promotion.”
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Adrian Trömel, Full-Time MBA '18
Nadia Bollinger, Professional MBA '18
Kory Li, Full-Time MBA '20
Kathleen Menezes, Full-Time MBA '20
Students and Alumni in the News
Four Rice students took the top prize and $2,000 in cash at the University of Houston’s Undergraduate Commodity Competition Sept. 9. The event allows undergraduate students from across the nation to demonstrate their proficiency in commodity knowledge and investment research and present to a panel of judges from top firms in Houston.
"Rice Business is one of a handful of top business schools with an intentionally small class and a Consortium cohort. As someone who values genuine connection with others, I was looking for a smaller class size, individualized support, and a diverse class. Rice checked all the boxes."
"New Enterprise was the best course I took at Rice Business. This course not only taught me the steps an entrepreneur must take before launching their enterprise, but also gave me the confidence to evaluate any business idea that comes my way, and helped reduce any ‘anxiety’ I may go through as a future entrepreneur."