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HEAR EXECUTIVE MBA ALUMNI STORIES
Owl Have You Know is Rice Business’ podcast created to share the experiences of alumni, faculty, students and other members of our business community – real stories of belonging, failing, rebounding and, ultimately, succeeding. Hear the stories from some Executive MBA students that have come through Rice Business.
SEASON 2, EPISODE 23
Creating Resources for Resiliency feat. Pierre Aristide '22
Fresh off of graduation, Pierre joins host Christine Dobbyn to discuss resiliency, his path before Rice including almost 30 years as a U.S. Air Force Reserve officer, coping with PTSD and making improvements to mental health treatment centers.
SEASON 2, EPISODE 21
Doing Business in 70+ Countries feat. Robert Lesnick '00
Robert joins host Christine to look at the state of energy and oil today, his career path from philosophy to the energy sector, roaming the globe working in international business development, and how Rice prepared him for it all.
SEASON 2, EPISODE 20
Whatever You're Doing, Do It For The Right Reasons feat. Ruy Lozano '20
Ruy joins host Christine to look back at their time in the MBA program together, the diversity of their class, the business element of public service and some of the toughest times Ruy experienced during his work with the Houston Fire Department.
SEASON 2, EPISODE 15
Behind the Mic With Host Christine Dobbyn '20
In this special episode, get to know Christine Dobbyn’s story. She talks with guest host and Rice Business alum Scott Gale '19 about her passion for storytelling, how most of her work today is from the Rice Business network and her advice for prospective students.
SEASON 2, EPISODE 10
How Trauma Led to Triumph feat. Jen Paquette '19
Host Christine Dobbyn is joined by Jen Paquette '19, who discusses how trauma in her life has influenced her career path, her work with nonprofits and the military, and how it's helped prepare her to work with new business owners.
SEASON 2, EPISODE 6
Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs feat. Sean Self '06
Sean Self (Rice BA '93, EMBA '06) joins host Christine Dobbyn to discuss pivoting from being an employee to an entrepreneur, how Rice Business helped him on that journey and advice for budding entrepreneurs.
Talking Technology in the Energy Industry feat. Tamara Hughes '16
This episode is part of a set of short interviews which were recorded during Alumni Reunion Week 2021. Be sure to listen to the other two Alumni Reunion Week episodes. Tamara Hughes '16 joins host David Droogleever in the Owl's Nest.
This Energy Leader Knows Soft Skills Lead to Hard Results feat. Ian Hernandez '11
This episode is part of a set of short interviews which were recorded during Alumni Reunion Week 2021. Be sure to listen to the other two Alumni Reunion Week episodes. Ian Hernandez '11 joins host Christine Dobbyn in the Owl's Nest.
A Clean Energy Exec Contributing to Corporate Innovation feat. Scott Gale '19
Scott Gale '19 joins host Christine Dobbyn to discuss how entrepreneurship is becoming a key part of a successful company and the future of Houston as the energy capital of the world.
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Engineering Group Supervisor (EGS) Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Executive MBA '18