Professional MBA - Evening, Class of 2021
Home State: Georgia
Home Country: USA
Previous Institution & Degree: Georgia Gwinnett College, Bachelor of Business Administration
Pre-MBA Industry: Defense
Pre-MBA Company: KF Armory Defense, LLC
Pre-MBA Title: Director of Marketing
Desired Post-MBA Industry: Energy
Desired Post-MBA Function: Marketing or Entrepreneurship
Student Organization Membership:
- Entrepreneurship Association
- Jones Student Association (JSA or JSAP)
- Rice Business Board Fellows
- Rice Business Women's Organization/Men as Allies
- Rice Marketing Association
- Wine Club
What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
I was surprised at the closeness of the student body, faculty, and staff. Everyone is accessible and willing to help. You quickly meet and learn everybody's name from Joe in catering to Peter, the Dean of Rice Business. I can imagine this is a unique experience not found in larger business schools.
What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
This may sound corny, but every day at school is my favorite moment of my MBA experience. I realize this is most likely the last time I'll be in school for the rest of my life so I'm trying to make the most of it every time I step into the halls of McNair. While some class days are not the most exciting, I'm just happy to experience the process with like-minded people who are all moving in the same direction.
What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
I appreciate the diversity of Houston, and with diversity comes great food. I like that I can eat excellent pho for breakfast, find unparalleled Tex-Mex for lunch, and enjoy some of the best Indian food for dinner. My favorite restaurant spot is definitely Uchi, while not traditionally Japanese, they have some of the best sushi rice I've experienced in Houston.
In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
Get involved early, get involved often, time is short, do what is uncomfortable, and make every minute count.