Andrew Forbes

Professional MBA - Evening, Class of 2021

Hometown: Pittsburgh
Home State: Pennsylvania
Home Country: USA
Previous Institution & Degree: Penn State University, B.S in Energy, Business and Finance

Pre-MBA Industry: Energy
Pre-MBA Company: Chevron
Pre-MBA Title: Commercial Decision Analyst
Desired Post-MBA Industry: Energy
Desired Post-MBA Function: Corporate Strategic Planning
Student Organization Membership:

  • Beer Club
  • Economics Association (The Adam Smith Society)
  • Energy Association

What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
Just how much the school has to offer.  There is always something going on and a ton of resources at your fingertips.  Check out the Doerr Institute, Career Development Office, and Lilie Lab to name a few.  

What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
The people.  Getting to know my fellow classmates, professors, and Jones support staff has been awesome.  Post-class festivities are a great way to get to know each other as well. 

What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
The food and breweries.  Being new to Houston, I can say that this city probably has the best food in the US.  Some of my favorite spots are Anvil for cocktails, Karbach for beers, Rodeo Goat for burgers, Indianola for brunch, and State of Grace for dinner. 

In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
Two things:  1)  take the time to network with your peers and build relationships.  It's important.  2)  you only do your MBA once, so take advantage of as much as you can while you are here because it goes by fast.