Real Humans: Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, Professional MBA
Steve Jimenez, Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, Professional MBA Class of 2022
School and Program:
Undergraduate Institution & Major:
Texas A&M University – Sociology
Pre-MBA Work Experience:
Eaton, 1.5 manufacturing
Halliburton, 1.5 manufacturing
Hands On Solutions, 4 consulting
Hives for Heroes, 2 veteran non-profit
rutd, 1 enterprise software
Why Business School? Why Now?
Rice Business is the #1 entrepreneurship school in the country. This is my chance to connect with amazing people and resources and I wanted to continue to grow Hives for Hereos, and develop and launch rutd.
Why did you pick your school/program? What factors figured most prominently into your decision of where to attend?
I didn’t actually plan on going back to school, but couldn’t refuse the opportunity to attend the #1 school and I always thought Rice was unattainable. I am grateful for the opportunity.
What do you think is your most valuable or differentiating contribution to your graduating class?
My entrepreneurial experience with a heart to serve others
Fun fact that didn’t get included on your application?
I’m a father of 3 amazing ladies, a former Marine, a life-long learner, and have high energy.
Post-MBA Career Interest:
Hives for Heroes global expansion and rutd launch and national expansion
Advice to current prospective applicants:
Never quit. Find your passion, build healthy relationships, and give it everything you’ve got.
What is your initial impression of the school’s students/culture/community?
Highly motivated with the drive to change the world.