Joseph Ichapi

Professional MBA - Evening, Class of 2020

Hometown: Calgary / Makurdi
Home State: Alberta / Benue
Home Country: Canada / Nigeria
Previous Institution & Degree: University of Jos, Geology

Pre-MBA Industry: Oil & Gas
Pre-MBA Company: CCI & Associates
Pre-MBA Title: Geologist
Desired Post-MBA Industry: Energy
Desired Post-MBA Function: Consulting

Student Organization Membership:

  • Black Business Student Association¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Energy Association¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Finance Association¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
The course intensity and work load.

What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
Meeting classmates from various disciplines and backgrounds.

What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
I like the fact that it is a multi-cultural city.

In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
I have learned a lot over my time here in the program and the intensity of the course work is not a joke. So, be prepared.