Mary Feng, Full-Time MBA '20
At Rice Business, you'll make friends for life. Everything you need is close by, and everyone knows your name.
Time to Partio
The “partio,” or party on the patio, is a venerated Rice Business tradition. Whether it’s an international partio to celebrate the different cultures in our community or a family partio where you can introduce your littles and loved ones to your Rice Business family, partios are our favorite way to unwind and get to know each other better.
We call ourselves family, but we’re all different. Different opinions. Different career goals. Different cultures and backgrounds. We’re one of the most diverse communities of graduate business students in the U.S. and that’s intentional, because diversity is at the heart of our collaborations and essential to our ethos. Diversity is more than numbers at Rice Business. It’s friendships that span differences. It’s what makes us feel at home.
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Best of Both Worlds
We offer the best of both worlds at Rice Business: A small, tight-knit student body contained within a single building that offers access to the facilities and grounds of the 300-acre Rice University campus. Rice Business students are encouraged to visit and use the university’s library, student center, chapel, rec center, and coffee shops, as well as the Lilie Lab and the Turrell Skyspace.
A Day in the Life of a Rice Business Student
My favorite part of the MBA experience is becoming a part of JSA. I love to make influential change in whatever endeavor I am doing and JSA allows me to do just that.
Full-Time MBA ‘22
Sitting on the benches on Partio Thursday evenings, chatting with people — teammates, professors, mentors — endless conversations on invaluable experiences, unforgettable moments of tears and laughter; It’s all been impactful to my career and my life.
Full-Time MBA ‘21
My favorite thing? Partios are a given, so I would have to go with the Zoom Chats. They are hilarious and really highlight the different personalities.