Doug Fiefia

Full-Time MBA, Class of 2020

Hometown: Salt Lake City
Home State: UTAH
Home Country: US
Previous Institution & Degree: Utah State University, Marketing & Business Administration (Dual Major)

Pre-MBA Industry: Software/Technology
Pre-MBA Company: Workday
Pre-MBA Title: Manager, Corporate Sales Development
Desired Post-MBA Industry: Software/Technology
Desired Post-MBA Function: Strategy

Summer Internship Company: Google
Summer Internship Title: Google Marketing Solutions (Adwords)

Degree Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management          
Student Organization Membership:

  • Entrepreneurship Association¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Jones Student Association (JSA or JSAP) (President)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Rice Business Board Fellows¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Technology Association

What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
I was surprised most by how impressive my classmates are. We have so many talented people from all over the world, who speak many languages, worked for top companies, represent many industries, received many awards and accolades, but yet are still very humble and willing to help anyone out if they are needed. 

What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
My favorite moment of my MBA has been every Thursday evening at Partio. There is no school the next day and you spend the evening over free food and drinks building life-long relationships with your classmates.

What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
My favorite thing about Houston is the diversity. It truly is a melting pot of the world. Not only do you get to meet people from all over, but Houston has so many restaurants where you can taste the food of the world.

In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
Find the MBA program that is the best fit for you.