October 01, 2019

Joined: Oct 01, 2019

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Think twice


This review is for Jones

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2021

Experience during the program

If your goal is to get a job in investment banks or energy companies in Texas, come to Jones. But if you want to work in other industries, no matter in the state or not, Jones is not your best option. The school has limited influence in sectors other than IB and oil&gas. The worst thing is that those companies outside of Texas (say the west coast, the northeastern, or even the midwest) have no interest in recruiting you as there is already a bunch of better B-schools in their areas.
The career development office is good at what they are doing now. But if your situation is not the same as those of your peers, they will tell you that you are so unique that they found it hard to help you. I have heard from some of my classmates who are into marketing or general management complaining about the limited assist the school can offer.
Courses are generally great. Some top professors are good at both teaching and educating, while some others are not worth mentioning.
Again, think about your career goal. Jones does provide chances for a small group of people who are interested in high-income jobs in specific industries. But that's all that they care about. This whole "unconventional wisdom" is like a joke.
At last, for those people of color, you won't get the same opportunities here.

Overall BSchool experience (2.0)
Schools contribution (3.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Best fit at this program:

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school
Culture & Student Support

October 12, 2019

Thanks for sharing! Could you talk more specifically about your experience as a person of color @ Rice? In what ways is the career office not as helpful for students of color?

June 12, 2020

Thanks for this insight! It's nice to hear honest bad reviews in addition to gushing good reviews! Haha. Do you have any updates for us? You wrote your review on your second month of your 2 year program (start August 2019, graduate 2021?). CDO update? People of color update? COVID situation update?

June 19, 2020

For the race issues, I would say that the school is sensitive and does care about the minorities. However, it is obvious that they sometimes failed to understand specific needs and situations of students of color. The recruitment team did a great job of building up a highly diversified student group, but those who run the program are somewhat inexperienced and didn’t manage to get the best out of some students. That’s why I said the opportunities given were not for everyone.

I don’t know about other schools, but from what I known of at Jones, around 40% of students do not have internships.

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