Thank you for using the timer!
We noticed you are actually not timing your practice. Click the START button first next time you use the timer.
There are many benefits to timing your practice, including:
Mccombs, UT Austin Vs Jones, Rice University [#permalink]
16 Jan 2012, 10:33
This post was BOOKMARKED
I have got admit into McCombs without scholarship and Rice MBA with 80% schol. Please pour in your thoughts on the reputation of these schools and which is better for internationals if I aim to do general management/consulting post MBA.
Re: Mccombs, UT Austin Vs Jones, Rice University [#permalink]
22 Feb 2012, 17:03
I got rejected from UT, but got a similar fat scholarship from Rice. Go figure.
Not sure if you're still debating, but here are some thoughts...
I remember seeing McKinsey/Bain/etc recruit at McCombs, but don't remember ever seeing that Rice, however looking at the internship/job reports from Rice a few people from each class do go into McKinsey/Bain/etc. Contact them to ask how they did it. Also, it seems that quite a few Rice MBAs go to work for Ernst & Young. Reach out to alumni and 2nd year students.
Rice is a smaller school so you might see fewer recruiters (but then again, it's Houston), but maybe you'll find UT feels more competitive at UT since a larger number of people are vying for the attention of recruiters. Just guessing.
I can't judge the "international fit" factor very well, but on the two cities... Every who lives in Austin loves it. I know it would be an amazing place to live for a couple of years. But I absolutely love Houston. As a non-native Texan, I thought the city was really welcoming to non-Texans and a huge number of my friends are international (quite strong Mid East, Indian, Southeast Asian communities, and obviously Latin America too). Also, I did know one international MBA student at Rice who came over sponsored by his home government, after seeing the opportunities open to him, he rejected the full-scholarship by his government (and now has to repay them) so he could stay in Houston and take advantage of the opportunities there.
In the end, I liked some aspects of the McCombs program better than Rice, but I know Rice (and living in Houston) is a better fit personally. It never feels good to be rejected, but it makes my decision quite easy.
Good luck. Talk to alumni on both sides before making a decision.