Department of Graduate and Professional Programs

MBA Program

Meet the Bauer MBA Ambassadors 2013-2014

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.

 

 

 

BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Kendall Kramer


Kendall Kramer

Email: kjkramer@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Supply Chain Management

Work Experience: Target Executive Intern, Applied Behavior Analyst for children with autism, Ascend Performance Materials in International Trade Compliance.

Undergraduate University and Degree: University of Texas at Tyler; BS in Psychology

Hometown: Houston, TX

Organizations: MBA Women International

Internships: Target Executive Intern

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: I chose the University of Houston because the graduate program has a great reputation. The university is successful in preparing students for the business community as well as developing successful individuals. By attending the University of Houston, I know I will build a strong network for post-graduation and will become more marketable, as well as prepared, for the corporate world. I have also lived in the Houston area for 18 years and have enormous pride for the city. I know that the University of Houston is the ideal place for me to learn and grow as a business woman.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Garrett Chilek


Garrett Chilek

Email: gcchilek@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Supply Chain Management

Work Experience: 4 years in International Shipping/Transportation Industry, Buyer at Moller Supply Services in August

Undergraduate University and Degree: Texas A&M University - Ag. Leadership and Development

Hometown: Houston (Cypress)

Memberships & Organizations: Bauer MBA Society, ISM Bauer

Internships: Maersk Line, Bridge Terminal Transport, Moller Supply Service

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: I started my MBA to transition from a more operational role into a managerial one. I knew that getting my education would be the first step in my journey. I chose Bauer for three specific reasons; location, schedule, and affordability. Houston is where I've grown up and where I plan to continue my career. Houston offers everything one would want in a city: culture, diversity, entertainment, and most importantly, jobs. I started working in the international shipping industry and now am in Oil & Gas, two-thirds of Houston's largest industries. As a busy professional, time is my most valuable commodity. Bauer offers classes during weekdays which none of the other major Houston professional MBA programs offer. All of the professors that I've had so far all have real world backgrounds and bring more skill and wisdom to the learning experience. University of Houston's MBA program was definitely the most affordable program I looked into. At nearly half the price of the other programs, I know I am receiving a quality education without putting a major dent in my wallet.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Will Fullerton


Will Fullerton

Email: wfullerton@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Global Management / Leadership

Work Experience: 4 years as structural engineer. Working in the energy industry both on the electrical generation & distribution and onshore hydrocarbons (chemical and refinery)

Undergraduate University and Degree: BS Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University

Hometown: All over but primarily Jackson, MS. (Meridian, MS, Springfield, OH, Phoenix, AZ)

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: I am getting an MBA because I believe that with increased Globalization many technical positions (engineers) are going to be outsource to cheaper markets, and an MBA will help ensure that I have the ability to grow out of the technical and align myself in increased administration roles. I chose Bauer specifically for their exposure in the energy industry, which I believe will globally remain strong until well after I am gone. I will be proud to consider myself among some of the industry's very successful alumni, which I increasingly understand the importance of as I get deeper into business and learn to cultivate relationships. I am in Houston because it is the US epicenter for oil and gas, and the best place to gain experience in this industry. However, I am currently planning on becoming an Expatriate after I finish my MBA. I have a strong urge to see the world and I feel that an MBA from Bauer is my direct path to doing so.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Sein Myint


Sein Myint

Email: smyint@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Finance

Work Experience: Investment Advisor Representative

Undergraduate University and Degree: Bachelors of Science Economics, Texas A&M University

Hometown: Mandalay, Myanmar

Memberships & Organizations: National Association of Women MBA – Executive Vice President of Finance, Bauer MBA Society – Member

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: One of the most important reasons I chose Bauer MBA is because of the class size and the type of classes the program offers. The diversity among students and the quality of the program faculty and staff members are the other reasons why I decided to join Bauer MBA. Being an evening MBA student at Bauer allows me to obtain both education and work experience at the same time. Being one of the four largest cities in the United States, Houston is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. I prefer Houston because the city is geographically spread out.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Kennethia Cochran


Kennethia Cochran

Email: kcochran@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Marketing

Work Experience: 4 years in Corporate Finance/Accounting and 4 years in Personal Financial Planning

Undergraduate University and Degree: Tuskegee University, Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Bachelor of Science, Finance

Hometown: Bessemer, AL

Memberships & Organizations: The Women’s Resource, volunteer guest speaker American Marketing Association, Houston Chapter

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: Why Bauer... why not? Both the school and I possess synonymous goals as it relates to successfully advancing in the world of business through innovative approaches. I chose Bauer for very specific reasons: to seek guidance during a career transition, while establishing an expanded network and meaningful relationships with professors and peers. After one year of completion in the program (including two Study Abroad Programs), my expectations have been exceeded through interactions with my professors, assistance provided by the Rockwell Career Center, and the creation of unique bonds with a number of my classmates. I definitely feel as if my program experiences are preparing me for boardroom experiences.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

DJ Johnson


DJ Johnson

Email: djjohnson@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Energy

Work Experience: 3 years in insurance/underwriting, 2 years in IT and Energy Consulting and 2 years in Energy/International Trade Compliance

Undergraduate University and Degree: Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

Hometown: Pampa, TX

Memberships & Organizations: MBA Society, FCCLA Spokesperson, Junior Achievement

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: I decided to attend Bauer due to the growth, diversity, program structure and options. There is truly no other MBA program in the area that provides the options and structure that Bauer has. The staff is second to none, always making time to answer any questions or concerns. In addition, the facilities are great for students who prefer to study and work on campus. Bauer is an up and coming business school that has the ability to become one of the top MBA programs in the nation and I wanted to be a part of that. I wanted to be a contributing factor in helping Bauer become one of the top business schools in the country. Houston is the 4th largest city in the US, has one of the highest employment growth rates, a booming economy and considered by many as the Energy Capital of the world. So, as a young working professional in the energy industry, Houston is a perfect fit for me. Due to Houston’s size, the city has great culture and diversity. In addition, Houston has a wide range of activities including great restaurants, a unique museum district, numerous sports events and concerts just to name a few. Houston is extremely well-rounded with endless opportunities for any and every one.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Andrew Zoch


Andrew Zoch

Email: azoch@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Global Supply Chain and Global Management

Work Experience: 5 years working for Tenaris in Production Planning and Mill Scheduling

Undergraduate University and Degree: Texas A&M, Bachelor of Science in Economics

Hometown: Houston, TX

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: Living in Houston, Bauer offered an affordable, centrally located program that offered a quality product that also has a lot of brand name recognition--specifically in the region. Bauer also has the resources and networking capabilities that only come from a large university setting. The Bauer program is an opportunity to be involved while working on your education; this provides the full university experience that continues on after graduation and is not just a program set up as a degree factory.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Marc Fong


Marc Fong

Email: msfong@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Real Estate Development

Work Experience: 6 years as an architectural designer

Undergraduate University and Degree: Bachelors of Architecture and Bachelors of Environmental Design, University of Houston

Hometown: Zamboanga, Philippines

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

Internships: Howard Hughes Corporation May-August 2013

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: I entered the MBA program at UH specifically for the Real Estate Program. Acquiring the MBA with a real estate development certificate from the Bauer College of Business shall provide me with the knowledge that I will need to find success in the ever-evolving industry of land development and construction. Having credentials in both architecture and business will allow me to stand out as a potential candidate in a competitive job market. Completing the MBA program will allow me to have a cohesive understanding through my combined experiences that will be invaluable in providing me with more diverse opportunities. I will be able to approach projects with not only efficiency, cost savings, and profitability in mind, but also to provide more inviting and pleasant environments for the occupants.

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