Ross Clark

Full-Time MBA, Class of 2020

Hometown: Katy
Home State: TX
Home Country: US
Previous Institution & Degree: Georgia Southern University, BS Biology

Pre-MBA Industry: Education
Pre-MBA Company: Katy ISD
Pre-MBA Title: Teacher
Desired Post-MBA Industry: Healthcare
Desired Post-MBA Function: Strategic Management and Operations

Summer Internship Company: Texas Children's Hospital
Summer Internship Title: Operations

Degree Concentration: Health Care, Marketing
Student Organization Membership:

  • Healthcare Association (Vice President of Events)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Operations & Supply Chain Association¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
I've been most surprised by the number of non-traditional backgrounds represented in my cohort.

What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
I love the debates in Professor Balaji Koka's classrooms.

What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
Houston has every type of entertainment imaginable, but I really enjoy the escape room, comedy, and music outlets in the city.

In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
The experience of choosing and undertaking business school can be overwhelming and scary; jump in headfirst, seek out organizations that reflect your values, and know that those who came before you survived, and you will too.