Tyler Anderson

Full-Time MBA, Class of 2020

Hometown: Austin
Home State: TX
Home Country: US
Previous Institution & Degree: University of Texas         BBA-Finance

Pre-MBA Industry: Consulting
Pre-MBA Company: Navigant
Pre-MBA Title: Senior Consultant
Desired Post-MBA Industry: Consulting
Desired Post-MBA Function: Consultant

Summer Internship Company: AlixPartners
Summer Internship Title: Vice President

Degree Concentration: Accounting
Student Organization Membership:

  • Beer Club¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Consulting Association (Treasurer)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Energy Association¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Sports Business Club (President)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
The small and intimate class size has been a stark contrast from my undergraduate experience at another major business school. I have been similarly impressed by the diversity of my fellow classmates.

What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
The ability to get together with everyone within the Jones School on a weekly basis, faculty included, at the recurring happy hour known as "Partio" has been a great way to get to know everyone.  The best part is, it's every week.

What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
My favorite thing about Houston is the diversity of the food from all over the world.

In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
Instead of asking yourself what will you get out of an MBA, ask yourself why you want to get one.