Utkarsh Shukla

Hometown: Bhilai
Home State: Chhattisgarh
Home Country: India
Previous Institution & Degree: Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad B.S. in Petroleum Engineering

Pre-MBA Industry: Energy - Oil & Gas
Pre-MBA Company: Kuwait Oil Company
Pre-MBA Title: Lead Drilling Engineer
Desired Post-MBA Industry: Consulting
Desired Post-MBA Function: Strategy & Operations

Summer Internship Company: Schlumberger
Summer Internship Title: MBA intern - Digital Transformation

Degree Concentration: Operations & Supply Chain Management, Strategic Management
Student Organization Membership:

  • Consulting Association¬†
  • Economics Association (The Adam Smith Society)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Energy Association (Co-Chair)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Rice Business Board Fellows¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Rice Business Indo-American Association (Officer)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Technology Association

What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
The close-knit community, the openness and transparency in the day-to-day decision making and the student leadership opportunities during the program are what have pleasantly surprised me the most.

What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
The time when the Rice Energy Finance Summit 2018 concluded successfully was my favorite moment, being a part of the organizing team.

What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
Hilcroft, where my desire to grab Indian food takes me frequently.

In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
Be yourself and think strategically about how the Rice MBA fits into your future goals. This helped me not only choose the program but also to prioritize the choices which added the most value for me during the busy MBA curriculum.