Karen Meyer

Full-Time MBA, Class of 2020

Hometown: Saline
Home State: Michigan
Home Country: US
Previous Institution & Degree: Michigan State University, Anthropology

Pre-MBA Industry: nonprofit/international development
Pre-MBA Company: Population Services International
Pre-MBA Title: Associate Manager
Desired Post-MBA Industry: consulting
Desired Post-MBA Function: consulting

Summer Internship Company: Accenture
Summer Internship Title: consultant

Degree Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management
Student Organization Membership:

  • Beer Club¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Consulting Association¬† (External Relations)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Jones Student Association (JSA or JSAP) (Gala Chair)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Net Impact¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Rice Business Women's Organization/Men as Allies¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
The academic rigor. I knew it would be a tough program, but I didn't expect this level of intensity.

What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
Meeting new friends.

What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
Montrose.

In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
Be ready to be busy and don't be afraid to ask for help.