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# Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013

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09 Nov 2012, 15:10
Not that I have noticed, I have seen mba students at Rice across many different ages. I couldn't give you an exact number of what ages are most likely to be admitted but I would presume that there is no cut off.

lahai1dj wrote:
Texigen, you mentioned Rice has more older applicants. Is there an age you would say is too old?
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09 Nov 2012, 15:15
Hey Melodania,

Because the interview is "fit" style, it is pretty relaxed and friendly. The best that you can do is to do as much research on the program as you can, and to find common ground between yourself and what you think the principles of the program are. Personally, I think I fit well with the synergistic team learning approach that Rice strongly values. There are many opportunities, and from what I have been told, it is a big plus if you show that you have done your research into Rice. Since I am a student here, I would be more than happy to answer any questions you have about Rice (or at least point you in the right direction).

Melodania wrote:
Recieved my interview invite yesterday.Im an international applicant, so opted for a skype interview and suggested few timeslots convenient to me. Awaiting a response on the same.

I am a tad bit concerned about the Rice "fit" aspect of the interview. How can I specifically prepare for it, and what is it they look for in a candidate to assess fit?
Would greatly appreciate any help/tips from you guys who have already interviewed or are going to..Cheers!
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10 Nov 2012, 10:37
texigan wrote:
Hey Melodania,

Because the interview is "fit" style, it is pretty relaxed and friendly. The best that you can do is to do as much research on the program as you can, and to find common ground between yourself and what you think the principles of the program are. Personally, I think I fit well with the synergistic team learning approach that Rice strongly values. There are many opportunities, and from what I have been told, it is a big plus if you show that you have done your research into Rice. Since I am a student here, I would be more than happy to answer any questions you have about Rice (or at least point you in the right direction).

Melodania wrote:
Recieved my interview invite yesterday.Im an international applicant, so opted for a skype interview and suggested few timeslots convenient to me. Awaiting a response on the same.

I am a tad bit concerned about the Rice "fit" aspect of the interview. How can I specifically prepare for it, and what is it they look for in a candidate to assess fit?
Would greatly appreciate any help/tips from you guys who have already interviewed or are going to..Cheers!

Hey texigan, thanks for that. Im still waiting for a confirmation on my interview schedule, as I opted for skype,and they take upto 3 working days to finalize on it.

I did do a lot of research on the school before and during my essay writing. Tried to reflect a lot of that in my essays as well. But since second year Rice students do the interviews, I believe they have access to just our resume(and not the essays, recos etc) before the interview. So it would probably serve me well to go over my essays in detail again, to help showcase my fit best. I better get down to it. Thanks for your help again, and I will surely get back to you if I need anything..Cheers!
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12 Nov 2012, 12:02
Hi
I am Siddharth, from India. I had applied in R1 and have an interview on the 21st of Nov.
My profile: GMAT 680
WE: Baker Hughes, 5 yrs (before I join Rice, Next yr)

I have applied for MBA in Energy.

A little nervous as this would be my first ever interview for a B School Admission.
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15 Nov 2012, 10:14
Got a call from the director this Morning, got in pmba.

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15 Nov 2012, 23:38
Congratulations! Hopefully we'll see you next fall!
Us Full time applicants won't officially hear back until ~12/7

laidmn wrote:
MacKayB wrote:
Wow that was fast...Congrats!!!

Posted from my mobile device

Thanks, I was interviewed on 11/6 and my interview lasted for only 20 mins.
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20 Nov 2012, 20:54
Hi texigan and every one,

I wanna if i focus on sports industry in post MBA professional, what i can get/learn from Rice business school. Because i know rice is famous in G&O, and have no other ideas about RICE...It will be appreciated if you guys provide some detail instruction about RICE

My biggest question is that my average score of undergraduate is only 74, which means a low GPA in whatever calculation method. So hope i am the luck one...

My profile:
International applicant
38 months in Big 4(16 @ Tax/20 @ Audit)
GMAT: 650 Q49,V30
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21 Nov 2012, 09:52
romanyck wrote:
I wanna if i focus on sports industry in post MBA professional, what i can get/learn from Rice business school. Because i know rice is famous in G&O, and have no other ideas about RICE...It will be appreciated if you guys provide some detail instruction about RICE

McNair Hall takes its name from the entrepreneur who transformed his passion for sports into the NFL Houston Texans. In my 1L summer off from Emory Law, I interned with that franchise. There, the Vice President of Communications was Jones a graduate. In the summer prior, I was also with the WNBA Houston Comets when another Jones graduate was named that franchise’s Chief Executive Officer.

In fact, Rice University as a whole is a premier campus for sports business. Once a visiting undergrad from Vanderbilt, I had the good fortune to be the sole student in a sports management practicum class that ignited my career in the sports industry. But, what makes Jones perfect for those aspiring to work in the sports industry is its synergistic team learning approach and world class offerings in entrepreneurship.
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21 Nov 2012, 22:05
Hi rrossjd,

Thank you for your valuable information, I get a whole new view about Jones. Hope you enter your dream school soon.

One more question, so you mean if somebody wanna focus on sports industry post MBA, he/she should choose the core curriculum in entrepreneurship? Or you just think entrepreneurship is the best curriculum in Jones?

BTW, did you go to Austin for the Formular 1 last weekend? It's very popular outside US

rrossjd wrote:
romanyck wrote:
I wanna if i focus on sports industry in post MBA professional, what i can get/learn from Rice business school. Because i know rice is famous in G&O, and have no other ideas about RICE...It will be appreciated if you guys provide some detail instruction about RICE

McNair Hall takes its name from the entrepreneur who transformed his passion for sports into the NFL Houston Texans. In my 1L summer off from Emory Law, I interned with that franchise. There, the Vice President of Communications was Jones a graduate. In the summer prior, I was also with the WNBA Houston Comets when another Jones graduate was named that franchise’s Chief Executive Officer.

In fact, Rice University as a whole is a premier campus for sports business. Once a visiting undergrad from Vanderbilt, I had the good fortune to be the sole student in a sports management practicum class that ignited my career in the sports industry. But, what makes Jones perfect for those aspiring to work in the sports industry is its synergistic team learning approach and world class offerings in entrepreneurship.
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23 Nov 2012, 05:00
Thanks laidmn.

Interview was ok. Went on for 30 odd min. A second year student took my interview over Skype. He was friendly and easy to talk to. Asked me questions like why MBA, why now?, why Rice? once achievement, one failure etc.

When should I expect the results?
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24 Nov 2012, 10:00
romanyck wrote:
Hi rrossjd,

Thank you for your valuable information, I get a whole new view about Jones. Hope you enter your dream school soon.

One more question, so you mean if somebody wanna focus on sports industry post MBA, he/she should choose the core curriculum in entrepreneurship? Or you just think entrepreneurship is the best curriculum in Jones?

BTW, did you go to Austin for the Formular 1 last weekend? It's very popular outside US

Solely focusing on becoming a more learned entrepreneur would be akin to an individual race car driver opting to learn only to drive well. Surprisingly, racing isn’t just an solitary sport. Beyond the driver, there’s the car tech and the pit crew. As an analogy, at Jones, the standalone top-tier entrepreneurship education is made better because it’s situated in the context of the techie university, the Action Learning Project, and team-focus core education.

Given your passion for Formula 1, combine the Energy and Entrepreneurship concentrations. Particularly in the racing sports business, a key revenue driver is strategic corporate sponsorships. Also consider how technology accords a competitive edge. With that in mind, consider discussing how Rice's robust oil and gas networking opportunities, the tech transfer internship opportunity, and how the entrepreneurship concentration can tie all that together.
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26 Nov 2012, 09:35
siddhartharyan wrote:
Thanks laidmn.

Interview was ok. Went on for 30 odd min. A second year student took my interview over Skype. He was friendly and easy to talk to. Asked me questions like why MBA, why now?, why Rice? once achievement, one failure etc.

When should I expect the results?

Good to hear about your interview. Full time applicants have different turn-around times than part-time applicants. You should expect their decision by the dates mentioned on the website. Good luck!
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28 Nov 2012, 03:48
siddhartharyan wrote:
Hi
I am Siddharth, from India. I had applied in R1 and have an interview on the 21st of Nov.
My profile: GMAT 680
WE: Baker Hughes, 5 yrs (before I join Rice, Next yr)

I have applied for MBA in Energy.

A little nervous as this would be my first ever interview for a B School Admission.

Hi Dude!

Another Siddhartha here! I have also applied in the first round and am still waiting for the response! I did not get an interview invite as of now. I have about 6 years of experience and have also been interested in the MBA in Energy. Seeing that someone already got admitted, few people are getting interviewed, and I am still waiting for anything to show up, I am getting a wee bit nervous as well!

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28 Nov 2012, 10:54
Sid
Interview went well.. now eagerly waiting for the result.
When did you submit your application? They said the university was shut for thanksgiving on the 22nd and the 23rd. You may get the call anytime soon.
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30 Nov 2012, 12:21
mrabuano wrote:
Got in Rice's MBAP weekend program this week for 2013...very excited...anyone else? I am still awaiting other schools but I appreciated Rice's quick turnaround and amount of information so quickly...

Congratulations!! I got it on 11/15 within 15 days of my application. They are quick.
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30 Nov 2012, 14:32

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30 Nov 2012, 20:07
laidmn - what are you thinking about Rice? I will be putting down the deposit for the weekend program...
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01 Dec 2012, 08:16
mrabuano wrote:
laidmn - what are you thinking about Rice? I will be putting down the deposit for the weekend program...

I am also waiting for a few other schools to respond - one in particular but if I don't hear from them next week, I'll put down the deposit at Rice myself.
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01 Dec 2012, 09:28
laidmn wrote:
mrabuano wrote:
laidmn - what are you thinking about Rice? I will be putting down the deposit for the weekend program...

I am also waiting for a few other schools to respond - one in particular but if I don't hear from them next week, I'll put down the deposit at Rice myself.

Cool! i don't expect to hear from any schools before 12/10 and so I will bite the bullet and give myself time to weigh my options...
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01 Dec 2012, 14:04
mrabuano wrote:
laidmn wrote:
mrabuano wrote:
laidmn - what are you thinking about Rice? I will be putting down the deposit for the weekend program...

I am also waiting for a few other schools to respond - one in particular but if I don't hear from them next week, I'll put down the deposit at Rice myself.

Cool! i don't expect to hear from any schools before 12/10 and so I will bite the bullet and give myself time to weigh my options...

Are you looking at other schools in TX? I actually am in the Pac NW and will be commuting wherever I go, so other top choices are in CA...
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