Francisco Alvarez Rincon

Full-Time MBA, Class of 2020

Hometown: Houston
Home State: TX
Home Country: US
Previous Institution & Degree: Illinois Institute of Technology    B. Arch

Pre-MBA Industry: Architecture
Pre-MBA Company: Woodhouse Tinucci Architects
Pre-MBA Title: Junior Project Designer
Desired Post-MBA Industry: Real Estate
Desired Post-MBA Function: Real Estate Services

Summer Internship Company: CBRE
Summer Internship Title: Summer Associate

Degree Concentration: Real Estate
Student Organization Membership:

  • Consortium - Rice Chapter¬† (President)
  • Hispanic Business Student Association (Officer)
  • Real Estate Association (Officer)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
The collaborative feel of the program. We study together, learn from one another (piece of advice: become friends with someone with a background in accounting), and most of the assignments are tackled in groups of three to five.

What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
Participating in the Diversity Panel last October. I had experienced it as a prospective student the year before, so being able to pay it forward and share my experiences with the next generation of MBAs was a fulfilling experience.

What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
It is very easy to live in Houston. You don’t need a winter coat, rent is quite inexpensive compared to cities the same size, and there is easy-to-find parking everywhere!

If you need a minute to clear your mind and relax, check out the Rothko Chapel, 10-minute drive from McNair Hall.

In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
Get comfortable with picking between options.