Abhineet Goyal

Full-Time MBA, Class of 2020

Hometown: KURUKSHETRA
Home State: HARYANA
Home Country: India
Previous Institution & Degree: National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, B.Tech in Electrical Engineering

Pre-MBA Industry: Manufacturing and Retal
Pre-MBA Company: Jindal Steel & Power Limited, and Goyal Jewelers
Pre-MBA Title: Chief Operating Officer
Desired Post-MBA Industry: Manufacturing and Tech
Desired Post-MBA Function: Operations and Supply Chain Management

Degree Concentration: Finance, Operations & Supply Chain Management                                 
Student Organization Membership:

  • Beer Club¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Consulting Association
  • Jones Gives Back¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Jones Student Association (JSA or JSAP)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Motorcycle Club¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Operations & Supply Chain Association¬† (Officer, Co-President)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Rice Business Indo-American Association¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Technology Association

What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
One thing that is most surprising to me about the Rice MBA program is that the administration offices, including CDO, SPO, and Admissions , are so much open to feedback. You are being listened to and your feedback is actually being considered.

What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
My favorite moment at Rice has changed recently. It is international partio now. Prior to this week, it has always been Day 1 of the launch week because I got to connect with my classmates, which was the start of some beautiful relations I have been able to build during my time here at Rice.

What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
My favorite thing about Houston is its diversity. Everyone here is so welcoming to every race and religion that you start getting comfortable very easily.

In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
Remember the word "fit." Make sure to do your research and talk to current students and alumni about the curriculum and recruitment scenario before joining a business school.