Graduate and Professional Programs

Bauer MBA Ambassadors

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.


Meet the Bauer MBA Ambassadors

Request a coffee chat with an MBA ambassador


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 each Fall semester by June 15
  • Apply now to become a Bauer MBA Ambassador

 

 

 

BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Veronica Andrade


Veronica Andrade

Email: mvandrade@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Full-Time MBA

Concentration: Supply Chain and Marketing

Work Experience: I worked for more than 5 years in Schlumberger Ecuador, managing and implementing process improvement projects across the company’s supply chain, and designing efficient workshops and warehouses that were later implemented in other countries in South America.

Undergraduate University and Degree: BS in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Hometown: Quito, Ecuador

Memberships & Organizations: National Association of Women MBA, Executive Vice President; Bauer MBA Society- Member of the Consulting and Marketing Clubs, and cofounder of the Healthcare Management Club.

Internships: Summer 2017 – Supply Chain Intern at Texas Children's Hospital

Why Bauer? Why Houston? I moved from Ecuador to Houston for personal reasons so I decided to take the opportunity and pursue my MBA. I was looking to have the whole student experience so I knew I wanted to enroll in a program with a campus in Houston. I finally decided on Bauer after doing a cost-benefit analysis of the program, as an international student, tuitions are higher and this was very important for me. After visiting the school during a recruiting session, I liked that the program was flexible and offered so many different electives that would allow me to personalize my MBA experience. Additionally, I learned about the different resources available for full time students, like iCAM, the Rockwell Career Center dedicated specifically to the MBA students and I also met the career advisors. I immediately knew that this was the right school for me.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Ryan K. Bell


Ryan Bell

Email: rkbell@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Professional MBA

Concentration: General (Unspecified)

Work Experience: 10 years in health care consulting, project management, and education.

Undergraduate University and Degree: BA in Radio/Television from Sam Houston State University.

Hometown: Pearland, Texas

Memberships & Organizations: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Project Management Institute, Bauer Health Care Club, HIMSS (Health care Information and Management Systems Society).

Why Bauer? Why Houston? Bauer is the most reflective of Houston’s rich, diverse culture. It was a place that looked and felt like I belonged. It’s consistently ranked as a leading institution in the State of Texas and throughout the nation, and its brand recognition is very strong and is synonymous with elite, top tier characteristics that Houston has to offer. I’ve traveled across almost all of the entire US and in my experience Houston always remains the best place to live, work, and play. From food and sports to arts and culture, Houston always shines as a global city.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Akshi Mohla


Akshi Mohla

Email: amohla@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Professional MBA

Concentration: Management and Supply Chain

Work Experience: AV Service Engineer/Marketing Associate

Undergraduate University and Degree: Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University

Hometown: New Delhi, India

Memberships & Organizations: SURE Program: Consultant and Program Officer; MIT Enterprise Forum, Social Media Marketing Consultant; ExxonMobil Houston Area Operations Safety Network, Safety Consultant; ExxonMobil Mechdyne Knowledgebase Committee, Lead/Developer; Toastmasters International; Bauer MBA society; National Association of Women MBA

Internships: ExxonMobil Houston Campus, contracted by Mechdyne Corporation

Why Bauer? Why Houston? The Bauer Brand: "Aptitude without attitude, humility without hubris, success without arrogance". Houston could be the fraternal twin of my own hometown, New Delhi, India. While both are sprawling cosmopolitan cities, each boasts strong and diverse cultural ties. Both are places where modernity seamlessly blends with tradition.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Chris O'Connor


Chris O'Connor

Email: ctoconnor@uh.edu

Program: Professional MBA

Concentration: Marketing

Work Experience: Project Management at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Undergraduate University and Degree: BBA in Marketing at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Memberships & Organizations: Bauer MBA Society & HPE Young Employee Network

Why Bauer? Why Houston? I moved to Houston with HPE after completing a leadership development program with Hewlett-Packard in Dallas. I wanted to get my MBA from a school that had a nationally recognized professional MBA program, and a robust alumni network dedicated to increasing brand equity. Bauer surpassed my expectations with a program that challenges students to become exceptional leaders in their professional organizations, and their local communities. The professors, staff, alumni, and Bauer organizations provide students with the tools needed to be successful in their careers and fuel the growth of the Bauer brand.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Damola Ogunleye


Damola Ogunleyer

Email: aogunleye@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Professional MBA

Concentration: Finance and Business Modeling and Decision Making

Work Experience: Biotechnology serving several Operational Management Roles.

Undergraduate University and Degree: B.A. Biological Sciences, SUNY Plattsburgh.

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Memberships & Organizations: Co-President of the Bauer MBA Society Health Care Club.

Why Bauer? Why Houston? In one word - Life! I was relocated to Houston by the company I worked for 2 years ago. Over the last 2 years this city has quickly become the only home I know. Undoubtedly, I attribute the explosion of diversity both culturally and professionally as my main reason/driver for settling here.

In regards to Bauer - fit was extremely important to me (as with any major decision in life). I was looking for a program that had a growing reputation, one that was very involved in its community and one that would potentially provide a significant return on my investment.

Bauer fortunately checked all the important boxes, which made my decision easy. As a student and being immersed in the MBA program here, I know without a doubt Bauer was the right fit for me. Bauer provides its students, the necessary tools in order to maximize their potential.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Anthony Romanoski


Anthony Romanoski

Email: amromanoski@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Professional MBA

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

Navied Sadeghi


Navied Sadeghi

Email: nsadeghi@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Professional MBA

Concentration: Energy Finance

Work Experience: 7 years working for a crane manufacturer

Undergraduate University and Degree: BS - Supply Chain and Logistics Technology, University of Houston

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Memberships & Organizations: MBA Society, Energy Club

Why Bauer? Why Houston? Besides the fact that my career and family are here in Houston, UH has so much to offer. This is especially true for someone in oil and gas. The UH family is second to none, and the network that the university offers is one the best. Bauer is one of the few that offers an MBA with a focus in Energy, and the faculty and staff are top notch.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Ashley Samiez


Ashley Samiez
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Email: asamiez@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Professional MBA

Concentration: Finance and Sales

Work Experience: I have been working in the energy industry for over 5 years. Currently I work in Client Management at Schneider Electric.

Undergraduate University and Degree: BBA in Energy Management from the University of Oklahoma

Hometown: Roswell, Georgia

Memberships & Organizations: Currently, I serve as the president of the National Association of Women MBAs – UH Chapter. I am also a member of the Bauer MBA Society.

Internships: Marathon Oil, Schlumberger

Why Bauer? Why Houston? When I graduated from the University of Oklahoma, I moved to Houston to start my career in energy. Houston is the energy capital of the world and I was eager to start my career in a city with such great opportunities.

I chose Bauer because I felt that the school provided significant value and gave me so many different electives to choose from. Bauer has allowed me to custom tailor my degree program to align with my professional goals. Bauer also has outstanding faculty, staff and students that offer an amazing support system to students. The alumni network is also very strong, with many of them serving as mentors to our current students.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Steve Watson


Steve Watson

Email: swwatson@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Full-Time MBA

Concentration: Marketing and Finance

Work Experience: I've worked with Cabot Oil & Gas in their South and East Texas fields assisting with facility construction, work over operations, field maintenance, and post production chemical usage optimization. I've also spent 2+ years with Weatherford on drilling rigs in the GoM and continental US performing directional and well logging services. Finally, I spent almost 2 years as a drilling optimization consultant where I worked with producers of various sizes in within the US to plan, optimize, and standardize their drilling programs including bit and motor selection, drilling parameters, failure detection and loss time prevention, and contractor comparisons. In addition to my duties as an optimization consultant I helped design and implement a standardized reporting structure for our clients that highlighted areas of success, improvement, and opportunities for growth.

Undergraduate University and Degree: BS in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Memberships & Organizations: Bauer MBA Society, Energy Club, Marketing Club

Internships: BHP Petroleum (Marketing Unit)

Why Bauer? Why Houston? I chose Bauer because of its specialties and focus on the energy industry, specifically within Houston. Its connection to local industry provides a competitive advantage over other programs in the area including Texas A&M and Texas. Bauer's flexibility of class times and schedules makes it easy to work while attending school or take classes at your own pace. Most of all, I appreciate the attention that Bauer gives to its graduate students. Your success always feels like a top priority and that the faculty and staff are committed to providing every opportunity for students to achieve their respective goals. I chose the city of Houston mainly for convenience because it's my home town, and my experience meeting the faculty and staff at UH made the decision to stay an easy one.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Remington Wiley


Remington Wiley

Email: rrwiley@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Full-Time MBA

Concentration: Marketing and Global Strategy

Work Experience: I have 6 years in the education field where I served as both a classroom teacher and administrator.

Undergraduate University and Degree: International Studies, Spelman College

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Memberships & Organizations: SURE (Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship), National Association of Women MBAs, Marketing Club, National Black MBA Association, American Marketing Association

Internships: Houston First Corporation, Enterprise Development Intern

Why Bauer? Why Houston? Although I am from Houston, my last educational experience here was in middle school. I attended a boarding school in Massachusetts for high school, and I spent my undergraduate years in Atlanta, but I always knew I would return to Houston.

After my 5th year as an educator, I decided it was time for me to begin preparing for business school. When researching schools, primarily in Texas and Louisiana, Bauer's global learning programs peaked my interest! Upon graduation I want to work for a company that will allow me to live or travel internationally, so study abroad and global business courses were very important factors when it came to choosing a program!

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