Taylor Wleczyk

Professional MBA - Evening, Class of 2020

Hometown: Rosenberg
Home State: Texas
Home Country: US
Previous Institution & Degree: Texas A&M, Business

Pre-MBA Industry: Oil & Gas
Pre-MBA Company: Hess Corporation
Pre-MBA Title: Sr. Analyst
Desired Post-MBA Industry: Financial Services
Desired Post-MBA Function: Investment Banking

Student Organization Membership:

  • Energy Association¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Finance Association¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
What surprised me most is how quickly recruiting starts and how well equipped the Rice Career Development Office is to guide you through the process and make sure you are successful. I have utilized the CDO more in my short time at Rice than I ever did at A&M.

What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
My favorite moment has been meeting all the incredibly smart people in the program and collaborating with them for projects. To learn how my peers approach and deconstruct a problem is fascinating. Learning from your peers on different ways to think about issues is one of the biggest takeaways from the program in my opinion.

What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
The diversity, career opportunity, affordability, and that there is always something to do in the city!

In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
Going into an MBA program, know what your end goal is (career, future job, ect.) and execute your MBA based on those goals.