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

 

 

 

BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Mercedes Bamgbose


Mercedes Bamgbose

Email: bmbamgbose@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Full-Time MBA

Concentration: Finance and Consulting

Work Experience: 3 years as a Rotational Engineer at Enbridge. I worked respectively in project management, field support and operations/control.

Undergraduate University and Degree: BS in Business Administration from University of Maryland University College

Hometown: Houston, TX

Memberships & Organizations: Member of Bauer MBA Society, Bauer Graduate Advisory Board (Full Time Rep), Member of National Association of Women MBAs

Internships: Global Services Intern - Exterrn, Financial Analyst Intern - USAA

Why Bauer? Why Houston? After having lived outside Texas in Minnesota and Canada, I missed the diversity and warmth of Texas. It was an easy choice choosing Houston for school because I was ready to move back home and also because Houston is a melting pot with tons of companies within different industries. For someone like myself transitioning out of engineering, Houston was the right place to be in terms of options and open doors.

I chose Bauer because the program offers unique opportunities and resources that support the success of students. The graduate staff at Bauer have been nothing short of helpful and supportive in ensuring that students excel and are gaining the best value for their investment.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Jerome Brown


Jerome Brown

Email: jbrown@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Full-Time MBA

Concentration: Finance

Work Experience: 19 years in the United States Coast Guard

Undergraduate University and Degree: BS in Business Administration from University of Maryland University College

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Memberships & Organizations: Cougar Investment Fund, Bauer Graduate Student Advisory Board Representative for Military Students

Why Bauer? Why Houston? When choosing schools throughout the Houston area I was surprised at the large class sizes offered for most MBA programs. Bauer offered a more intimate class size with a vast array of topics to completely customize my MBA the way I wanted. The Bauer staff immediately treated me like family through the entire recruitment process and made me feel like I truly mattered. Couple that with the fact that the University of Houston is one of the most diverse schools in the nation and there was no other option for me. Go Coogs!

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Esteban J. Caro


Esteban J. Caro

Email: ejcaro@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Professional MBA

Concentration: Finance

Work Experience: Over 10 years at Halliburton Boots & Coots Services providing prevention services and contingency planning in the event of a well control emergency. Prior to Halliburton, I was a safety and risk consultant to major oilfield companies.

Undergraduate University and Degree: Texas A&M University; Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering.

Hometown: Houston, TX

Memberships & Organizations: Bauer MBA Society

Why Bauer? Why Houston? With the many MBA options out there, I chose Bauer mainly for its flexibility and reputation. I work full time and travel on occasion for business. It was important to me to find a program that was not only nearby but also had the flexibility in how I could schedule my classes. Bauer's reputation as a top-tier university provides many opportunities for interaction with local companies and for international experiences. As a Bauer student and future alum, I will forever have the relationships I have built with my cohorts and resources like the Rockwell Career Center for guidance and support. After many inquiries and attending informational events, I knew Bauer was right for me.

Houston is where I was born and raised. I have been fortunate to work around the U.S. and abroad. Every time I venture out, the city pulls me back. Houston is home. It is where I am meant to be.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Mythili Chaganti


Mythili Chaganti

Email: mchaganti@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Professional MBA

Concentration: Finance and Leadership Management

Work Experience: I have 15 years of professional experience in the utility industry. I am currently a Supervisor of Engineering at CenterPoint Energy, a local utility that provides electric and natural gas services. My job is to light people's homes; one of the basic necessities of human life.

Undergraduate University and Degree: Master in Electrical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology; Bachelor in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from India.

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Memberships & Organizations: President of Bauer MBA Advisory Board, Executive Vice President - Finance of National Association of Women MBA, UH Chapter and Bauer MBA Society.

Why Bauer? Why Houston? After living in Minneapolis, MN for 15 years, my family re-located to Houston. To expand my community, build a network of friends, and pursue my childhood passion of earning an MBA, I chose Bauer! The diversity of Houston and professionalism with top tier education at Bauer is what attracted me to this city. The initial hesitation of adjusting in a new city quickly turned to willingness to enjoy the new culture to addiction for all things Houston had to offer - the food, week-end get-away with Bauer community, and the year-long warm weather. Now, I proudly call Houston my home!

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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, TX

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

Jeb Smartt


Jeb Smartt

Email: jsmartt@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Full-time MBA

Concentration: Information Technology and Consulting

Work Experience: 3 years of experience in Process Improvement and Project Management for Walmart Logistics and Property Interlink.

Undergraduate University and Degree: BBA in Supply Chain Management - Baylor University

Hometown: Houston, TX

Memberships & Organizations: President of the Bauer MBA Society Consulting Club, President of the Housing Corporation Board of Beta Theta Pi - UH Chapter

Internships: Walmart Logistics, Bank of America

Why Bauer? Why Houston? What I love about Houston mirrors what I love about Bauer. Both the city and school are incredibly diverse, meaning a wonderful mixture of cultures, nationalities, professions, and perspectives. This diversity has expanded my appreciation of the international business community and finding new experiences. During the three years I've lived in Houston, I've seen its resiliency and heart through the tough times of Hurricane Harvey, to the triumphs of a World Series, Super Bowl LI, and the always amazing Houston Rodeo Season.

When I knew it was time to get my MBA, Bauer really won me over. Bauer has great connections with the local industry, and the team here really supports you through your MBA experience. Through Bauer I've had the opportunity to travel to the National Black MBA conference in Philadelphia, PA and there are constantly opportunities to visit and learn about companies both locally and abroad.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Sue Yi


Sue Yi

Email: sjyi@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Professional MBA

Concentration: Finance and Management

Work Experience: 5 years in the health care industry

Undergraduate University and Degree: University of Houston, Bachelor in Science

Hometown: Houston, TX

Memberships & Organizations: BMBAS member and VP of Strategic Development for Health Care Club

Why Bauer? Why Houston? I attended U of H for my undergrad from 2007-2011 and I had a great experience. During those years, I could see growth in myself and also the university. The university has developed a great teaching plan for all majors, especially business. When I researched Bauer, I saw great potential in the school and was impressed with the staff and faculty. During my Q&A session, I was highly intrigued with Bauer over all other MBA programs due to their dedication to the students and their involvement post-graduation. Bauer has the student's best interest and that is why I chose Bauer.

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