Victoria Cowthran (Hills)
Home State: Texas
What have been your primary job functions in your career?
- General Management
- Human Resources
What industries have you worked in?
- Automotive Life Sciences
What is your current job title?
HRBP and Global Talent Attraction Lead
What is your current company?
Why did you select Rice Business for your MBA?
From the first day I stepped on campus, Rice just felt like home. Houston went on to steal my heart with its eclectic vibe and southern hospitality. I knew there was no other place I would rather complete my MBA than here.
How has Rice helped you with your career?
Rice helped me pivot into my dream career of HR. I was an engineer for 10 years and then the MBA program allows me to transition my career into Human Resources.
What is the most important advice you’d like to share with prospective and current students?
Your career progression is a marathon, not a sprint. You have to be okay with making small moves and make smaller goals that help you get toward your dream career.
What have you valued most in the Rice Black student/alumni network?
The mentorship that I’ve gained has been phenomenal!