Amod Desai

Full-Time MBA, Class of 2020

Hometown: Houston
Home State: TX
Home Country: US
Previous Institution & Degree: Mathematical Economic Analysis, Rice University 

Pre-MBA Industry: Investment Management
Pre-MBA Company: Tano Capital LLC
Pre-MBA Title: Research Analyst
Desired Post-MBA Industry: Investment Banking
Desired Post-MBA Function: Investment Banking Associate

Summer Internship Company: Morgan Stanley
Summer Internship Title: Summer Associate

Degree Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
Student Organization Membership:

  • Energy Association (Committee Member)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Entrepreneurship Association¬†¬†
  • Finance Association (Investment Banking Officer)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
The rigor of the first semester definitely came as a surprise. The first few months on campus included recruiting, schoolwork, club involvement and other extracurricular activities. It definitely was a good lesson in time management.

What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
My favorite moments were definitely seeing my friends and classmates get summer internships over the course of the year. I know firsthand how much effort everyone has put in inside and outside of the classroom, and it is very gratifying to see all the hard work pay off.

What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
I love the food in Houston -- solid in variety and quality. Too many places to list out!

In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
Come rested and ready to go! The MBA is a challenging but rewarding experience, so try to use these two years to figure out what is important to you and how you can spend this time to get to your goals!