Department of Graduate and Professional Programs

Full-Time MBA

Meet the Bauer MBA Ambassadors 2016-2017

Request a coffee chat with an MBA ambassador

Bauer MBA Ambassadors Program

Bauer MBA Ambassadors help prospective classmates learn about the amazing opportunities that await them at the
C. T. Bauer College of Business. They offer a real-life perspective about being a Bauer MBA student and an insider’s view of life in the classroom and beyond.

During the school year, the ambassadors host class visits and informal coffee talks. They also work closely with our Recruitment Office to host MBA Orientation and Tours.

Our MBA Ambassadors look forward to working with you and welcome your questions by phone, e-mail or in person.

For more information, contact Tanieka Young at tjyoung2@uh.edu.


Become a 2017 MBA Ambassador

The Bauer MBA Ambassador program is made up of current students who highlight the strength and diversity of Bauer MBA Programs. By acting as direct liaisons between the Bauer MBA program and prospective students, MBA Ambassadors will stimulate the interest and participation of prospective students while promoting the image of the Bauer MBA.

Bauer MBA ambassadors are students who have demonstrated leadership ability in and outside the classroom. Ambassadors should have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work in team environments, and display Bauer pride. Students who have demonstrated extensive involvement in extracurricular activities, student organizations, and other significant leadership opportunities are encouraged to apply.

Duties:
  • Respond to interest/inquiry e-mails and correspondence
  • Facilitate classroom visits and coffee chats with prospective students
  • Attend recruitment events and Bauer MBA orientation
Benefits:
  • Increased exposure and visibility (Bauer online profile)
  • Bauer MBA Ambassador perks (may include special invitations to exclusive events)
  • Ambassadors Dinner with the Dean
  • Graduation certificate and stole
  • Reward for your contribution up to $1,000.00 (gift card)
Interested Students should:
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 hours
  • Maintain minimum 3.4 GPA
  • Have completed a minimum 12 semester hours
  • Commit to term of 1 year (2 semesters)
  • Commit to attend recruitment and orientation events and tours
  • Attend required training and monthly meetings
How to Apply:
  • Submit the online application
  • Applications will be reviewed within two weeks of submission
  • Applicants who are selected will be interviewed
  • Final selections will be made for the Fall 2016 semester by June 15
  • Apply now to become a Bauer MBA Ambassador

 

 

 

BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Abhishek Banerjee


Abhishek Banerjee

Email: abanerjee22@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Finance & Business Analytics

Work Experience: 7 years

Undergraduate University and Degree: B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Kettering University and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Hometown: Kolkata, India

Memberships & Organizations: Bauer MBA Society, Bauer Real Estate Club.

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: Houston is the fastest growing metropolis in the USA and the most globally diverse. It’s a global city! Bauer’s diverse students, world class faculty, and awesome staff are all just down the street from me.

Industries such as Energy, Healthcare, Technology, Consulting, Financial Instruments, and a vast majority of other fortune 500 companies are all at the heart of Houston. Houston is a great place for networking opportunities, a hot bed for Non-profits, and entrepreneurial ventures. Bauer is the Best value for the MBA degree!

WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO GO ANYWHERE ELSE?

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Veda Chowdhury


Veda Chowdhury

Email: vchowdhury@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Finance & Management

Work Experience: 3 years

Undergraduate University and Degree: Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Geography from Gauhati University, India.

Hometown: Gauhati, India

Memberships & Organizations: President, National Association of Women MBAs-UH Chapter, and Bauer MBA Society Member.

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: The Bauer MBA program at the University of Houston seemed to be the most obvious choice for me to pursue because it has a “diverse faculty who offer both academic credentials and real-world experience” and its impressive line-up of finance courses. The program has given me exposure and helped me interact with students from various backgrounds and cultures. I chose Bauer because I knew it will help me to work effectively in diverse teams and benefit from collective creative thinking to solve problems and arrive at decisions. This program provides excellent networking opportunities and exposes me to peers of different career paths and it has given me the opportunity to form lifelong relationships. My ultimate purpose for seeking my MBA is to gain the skills needed to pursue a career in finance and as such the Bauer MBA Program is the right place for me.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Michelle Jabbour


Michelle Jabbour

Email: mmjabbour@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: HR, Leadership

Work Experience: I am currently working in the HR department as a Recruiter at an IT company. I have prior experience in the non-profit industry.

Undergraduate University and Degree: University of St. Thomas, Bachelor of Business Administration, minor in Communication.

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Memberships & Organizations: NAWMBA, SHRM member.

Internships: Target Hunger.

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: Bauer is nationally recognized and provides excellent credentials for career advancement. Bauer offers a strong and challenging MBA program that encourages continuing education and career development. Both the classes and the school organizations are conducted in order to promote advancement personally and professionally.

I have lived in Houston all my life, and plan to stay here after I graduate. The opportunities are endless. Between the oil and gas industry, energy corridor and medical center, there is something for everyone. Houston offers a wide variety of career paths whether you are interested in working at a start-up or Fortune 500 company.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Pallavi Kulkarni


Pallavi Kulkarni

Email: pkulkarni@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Supply chain

Work Experience: I am a Customer Quality Engineer with Texas Instruments. I love my role in the semiconductor industry as it brings together my undergrad education as an Electronics Engineer and my previous work experience as a Software Engineer. I enjoy the customer interactions that come with my job responsibilities. However, the Bauer MBA makes my day at work more fulfilling by filling in those gaps between engineering and business.

Undergraduate University and Degree: Bachelor in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer, Karnataka University, India.

Hometown: Bangalore, India

Memberships & Organizations: NAWMBA & APICS (Will become members for both by fall semester).

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: I came to Houston as a new bride from India and extended my family here. I love Houston because it's here I grew up to be a wife and mother, the part that is real me. Then it was Bauer that welcomed me and embraced me. I chose Bauer because of its custom MBA program, its diversity, and its recognition among Houston business arena but when it came to accept my admission it was because I felt at home with Bauer. And today as I get to work with the amazing faculty team and enthusiastic fellow students, I am more than proud to be part of Bauer family. This was one of the best decisions of my life.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Brittany Kling


Brittany Kling

Email: bfkling@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Energy

Work Experience: 6 years as a private and class piano teacher.

Undergraduate University and Degree: Baylor University, Piano Pedagogy.

Hometown: Bryan, Texas

Memberships & Organizations: NAWMBA

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: I have several friends that recently went through the MBA program at Bauer who had nothing but good things to say about the program. They praised the professors for working in the industry that relates to their subject matter. It was a big draw for me. The Bauer MBA professors also bring real life professional experiences and offer networking advice. This program has lots of exciting things happening now and I am glad to be a part of them.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Lola Soyebo Harris


Lola Soyebo Harris

Email: fsharris@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Entrepreneurship & Leadership

Work Experience: 11 years as a Product and Packaging Development Engineer.

Undergraduate University and Degree: University of Oklahoma, B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Memberships & Organizations: National Association of Women MBA- UH Chapter - President, MBA Advisory Board Member.

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: I decided to get my MBA so I could place myself in a stimulating environment that would give me a chance to focus on my goals and equally prepare me for the business world. Being a mother to two young sons, I also wanted the flexibility the professional MBA program offers. I just completed a year in the program and I am very grateful for the many opportunities I have had to learn and challenge myself on a daily basis as well as be involved in the Bauer community, which is something that was equally important to me. My MBA experience so far has been very rewarding as I continue to learn how far I can push myself.

I moved to Houston to pursue my current job but I also targeted Houston in my job search because I wanted an MBA in an environment with deep ties to its local community.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Leah Pierre


Leah Pierre

Concentration: Management (Human Resource Management, Leadership Development, and Global Management)

Work Experience: 5 years as a Human Resources Assistant in the Oil and Gas Industry.

Undergraduate University and Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture from Columbia College Chicago.

Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

Memberships & Organizations: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)- National Chapter (Member), HR Houston- Local SHRM Chapter (Member and HR Gives Back Committee Member), National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA)- National Chapter (Member) and UH Chapter (Member & VP of Community Outreach), Bauer MBA Society (Member, Executive Board Member, and VP of Consulting Club), and Bauer Advisory Board (Member).

Internships: Houston Methodist 2016 Summer Operations Intern in the Center for Excellence.

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: I was currently living in Houston when I started looking at graduate schools and wanted to remain here due to family proximity, economy, job market, industry mix, and weather. I thought it would be more advantageous to have an MBA focused in Human Resources instead of a Master of Science in HR and Bauer is one of the few MBA programs that offers an HR focus/certificates.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Anthony Romanoski


Anthony Romanoski

Email: amromanoski@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Finance

Work Experience: 4 years as a Geoscientist.

Undergraduate University and Degree: Lafayette College, B.S. Geology – Texas Tech University, M.S. in Geoscience.

Hometown: Etters, Pennsylvania

Memberships & Organizations: MBA Advisory Board – President, MBA Society Member.

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: There is no greater value than the University of Houston’s MBA program. Bauer has one of the largest selections of courses of any MBA program in the state which allows for students to truly customize their degree. I choose Bauer because I wanted to define my path and Bauer lets me achieve this goal. The faculty, staff and students at the University of Houston are its greatest assets and has provided me with meaningful resources to enhance my professional career.

There is no better place in the country to do business than in Houston. From its flourishing medical community to one of the hottest real estate market and its crown as the energy capital of the world, Houston has it all and is the perfect place to grow my career as a professional.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Ruth Russell


Ruth Russell

Email: rrussell@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Finance

Work Experience: 7 years in public high school education as a Math Instructional Specialist and Algebra teacher and 4 years in the oil and gas services industry in accounting and finance.

Undergraduate University and Degree: Texas A&M University, BBA in Accounting.

Hometown: League City, Texas

Memberships & Organizations: Cougar Investment Fund, National Association of Women MBA's.

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: I knew Bauer could teach me to transition the management and organization skills I had acquired after many years of leadership in public education while intensifying my passion for anything analytical to thrive in the private business sector. It was clear to me that Bauer would serve me best in making a career change back into the corporate business world, particularly due to their deep connections with the Houston business community and their uniquely business-focused Rockwell Career Center. Another deciding factor in choosing Bauer was the ability to custom tailor my MBA to concentrate in whichever content I was most passionate about, while still receiving a core MBA education and getting a small taste of all aspects of the business program. My favorite thing about Bauer is the people, from the administration who led me through my admissions and orientation process, my professors and advisors, and most importantly my fellow Bauer classmates. They have challenged me, strengthened me academically and personally, and are a constant support in the midst of the challenges of obtaining an MBA while working full time.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Alejandro Sanoja


Alejandro Sanoja

Email: aisanojapayares@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: My area of focus is Finance particularly in investments and capital markets. I will be starting an analyst position at the Cougar Fund next semester, which is a requisite for the Financial Services Management certification that I am pursuing.

Work Experience: Most of my experience is in the Finance industry. I have some valuation experience as an Intern in Deloitte. Also I have worked at boutique Investment Banks, as a currency and fixed income trader.

Undergraduate University and Degree: I studied economics at the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela.

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela

Memberships & Organizations: Currently I serve as the President of the Consulting Club, which is part of the Bauer MBA Society. Most recently I had the honor of being inducted into Phi Beta Delta, an Honor Society for International Scholars. I am also the president of the SURE Incubator. Housed at the Bauer College of Business, the SURE Program offers education modules and mentorship for businesses in their beginning stages of development.

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: I have been visiting Houston for about 15 years, since part of my family moved here. That is why when I decided to start my MBA program this city was the clear choice given that is one of the biggest cities in the U.S and is also the city that has more Fortune 500 companies.

What caught my attention out of the MBA Programs in Houston was the Cougar Fund, because finance and investing has been my passion since I started reading Warren Buffett’s books when I was in high school. That is why I selected Bauer and now that I’m here I am grateful that I was given the opportunity to be part of such an amazing program and environment of growth.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Anthony Urbani


Anthony Urbani

Email: ajurbani@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Finance

Work Experience: 15 years of accounting work experience in the Energy Industry, including both external and internal reporting.

Undergraduate University and Degree: Texas A&M University with a BBA in Accounting and Management Information Systems.

Hometown: Galveston, Texas

Memberships & Organizations: Cougar Investment Fund, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Toastmasters.

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: Bauer has a strong academic reputation and is one of the best values in the country.  The Bauer MBA program is one of the only programs that offer a curriculum in the energy industry which is very important for professionals who work in Houston.  Also, the flexibility of the program allows students to choose the courses that best fit the needs of their career.  For these reasons, Bauer was the best choice for me.  Why Houston?  Houston is the energy capital of the world and one of the most diverse cities in the United States.  Houston has a variety of excellent restaurants, museums and other attractions that make it a great place to live.

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