Dominic Smith

Full-Time MBA, Class of 2020

Hometown: Memphis
Home State: TN
Home Country: USA
Previous Institution & Degree: Morehouse College, B.S. in Mathematics

Pre-MBA Industry: Oil and Gas
Pre-MBA Company: Wood Group
Pre-MBA Title: Subsea Engineer
Desired Post-MBA Industry: Finance
Desired Post-MBA Function: Investment Banking

Summer Internship Company: Wells Fargo
Summer Internship Title: Summer Associate

Degree Concentration: Accounting, Finance
Student Organization Membership:

  • Black Business Student Association (Co-President)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Finance Association¬†(Diversity Officer)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Net Impact (Co-President)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
The structure of the recruiting process for all industries. The second-year students put a ton of work into defining the process and making themselves available for any and all questions.

What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
My favorite moment so far has been the Week on Wall Street trek for the aspiring investment bankers. It provided an opportunity for all of us to bond while in a new city.

What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
My favorite thing about Houston is the food. Houston isn't known as a tourist destination, but the food here doesn't know that.

In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
Don't be afraid of the challenge. Believe in your abilities and have fun.