Department of Graduate and Professional Programs

MBA Program

Meet the Bauer MBA Ambassadors 2014-2015

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

Gheorghe Abrudan


Gheorghe Abrudan

Email: gabrudan@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Supply Chain

Work Experience: 8 years in the Pharmaceutical industry, and 4 years in the Automotive industry.

Undergraduate University and Degree: Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Management from Babes – Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania

Hometown: Oradea, Romania

Memberships & Organizations: APICS, ISM, Houston Young Professionals and the Bauer MBA Society.

Internships: Greene's Energy Group – Global Supply Chain Intern

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: I chose to attend the Bauer MBA program because its highly-customized and flexible curriculum will allow me to shape my graduate management education and the challenging, hands-on and collaborative environment will allow me to grow both professionally and personally. 

 Furthermore, Bauer’s intimate class size and the opportunities to take part in experiential learning, analyze business situations, recommend appropriate actions and integrate different functional areas in solving business problems is invaluable. The program’s strong focus on Supply Chain and access to opportunities in this area of study is second to none. 

 Why Houston? This city is the perfect arena to build a career in Supply Chain due to large employment growth and energy sector opportunities. Additionally, Houston, with its many offerings and diversity, can satisfy all your cultural, art, music, and sporting desires, as long as you don’t mind a little traffic. 

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Jenny Childers


Jenny Childers

Email: jechilders@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Marketing

Work Experience: 6 years in fundraising for a nonprofit

Undergraduate University and Degree: Trinity University, B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing with minors in Spanish and communication management.

Hometown: Houston, TX

Memberships & Organizations: Bauer MBA Society- EVP for Bauer MBA Society, National Association of Women MBA's - University of Houston Chapter - EVP of Mentorship for NAWMBA.

Internships: Pierpont Communications (Marketing Intern) and Field Industries (Marketing and Business Development Intern)

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: After working for a nonprofit for a few years, I knew I needed to get my MBA to prepare myself to make a jump into the corporate world. I felt that Bauer would challenge me to grow both professionally and personally. I also wanted a school that would help me build my network in Houston which is a city with a wide range of opportunities, both in energy and other industries. Bauer has more than met my expectations after my first year, and I am excited about the opportunities and connections I have made that will help me have a successful transition into a new career once I graduate.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Jack E. David


Jack E. David

Email: jedavid@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Energy Finance

Work Experience: 5 ½ years in Public Accounting (CPA), Risk and Operations for Energy Commodities
Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc. – Assistant VP, Risk/Product Control, Crude Oil & Natural Gas
JPMorgan – Operations Associate, Global Energy Commodities Group
Deloitte & Touche – Audit Senior, Energy Industry

Undergraduate University and Degree: Houston Baptist University, BBA with a concentration in Accounting, MS of Accountancy

Hometown: Beaumont, TX

Memberships & Organizations: Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, and Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: I chose the Bauer MBA program for its reputation and positive brand recognition, especially in the city of Houston. The University of Houston is constantly growing and now joins the University of Texas and Texas A&M as the only public universities in Texas receiving the highest classification given to research universities; Tier One Classification by the Carnegie Foundation. I also chose Bauer for its location convenience, its energy focus curriculum and value. I enjoy having classes during the week and not having to commit multiple years' worth of weekends to complete my MBA. And Why Houston? It is a great place to be for energy professionals. .

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Joshua R. Hudson


Joshua R. Hudson

Email: jrhudson@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Finance

Work Experience: 8 years in ERP/SCM Consulting, and 3 years in Software Engineering

Undergraduate University and Degree: The Art Institute, Bachelor of Science in Interactive Media Design

Hometown: Dickinson, TX

Memberships & Organizations: Bauer MBA Society, and Project Management Institute (PMI)

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: Being a native Houstonian, Houston has always been the obvious choice for me and my family. While spending most of the past 10 years working for organizations based all over the world, I have always maintained my home here. The City of Houston offers economic, cultural, social, and geographical diversity that few cities can match. It also helps that Houston is considered a leader in several vital industries such as Energy, Health Care, Technology, and Space Exploration. All of which helps to feed the eclectic style of the city. Such rich opportunities attract the best options in terms of education as well. When the opportunity presented itself for me to take the next step in my education and pivot my career from technical to managerial, I had to weigh all of my options. After careful, objective consideration was given to the quality of education, focus on area industries, return on investment, flexibility, full campus options, growth, strong alumni network, and the ability to capitalize on the value of the degree after graduation, Bauer was the obvious choice for my MBA.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Sean Kane


Sean Kane

Email: skane@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Finance and Entrepreneurship

Work Experience: 9+ years of work experience in various consultative type roles at Protiviti, Halliburton, and now LyondellBasell covering risk management, market analysis, process improvement, negotiations, and strategy building.

Undergraduate University and Degree: BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University

Hometown: Houston, TX

Memberships & Organizations: President of the Microfinance Initiative at the University of Houston. I am also heavily involved with the youth group and construction ministry at South Main Baptist Church.

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: In visiting many different MBA programs and weighing the options of going full versus part-time, the Bauer program offered by far the best combination of flexibility in concentration, value of your degree, and that the faculty and staff genuinely care about your growth as a professional and a person. The University of Houston is positioned to be a marquee school of one of the fastest growing cities in America and the world's energy hub.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Isha Sahu


Isha Sahu

Email: isahu@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Finance

Work Experience: 8+ years in IT industry

Undergraduate University and Degree: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics at Pandit Prithi Nath College, Kanpur, India

Hometown: New Delhi, India

Memberships & Organizations: Member of Bauer Finance Association

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: With more than 8 years of IT industry experience in the technical field I wanted to move on to managerial roles. I knew getting an MBA degree would help me in activating my goals. I chose Bauer because it offers a quality education at an affordable cost. It offers a very structured curriculum with the flexibility to match my career goals. As a result of being an MBA student at Bauer, my professional network has expanded by means of interacting with alumni, participating in workshops and attending company tours. The Advisors and Career Development Specialists at Bauer help students elevate their communication and interpersonal skills which are the key elements for a MBA graduate. The city of Houston has plenty of job opportunities not just in the oil and gas industry but in the chemical and aerospace industry as well. With such a great combination of location, faculty, energy courses and diversity, selecting the Bauer MBA program was the right decision for me.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Varun Sreenivas


Varun Sreenivas

Email: vsreenivas@bauer.uh.edu

Concentration: Supply Chain Management

Work Experience: 4 years as the Founder / Manager of a company dealing with water technology. The company provided services to industries such as oil & gas, shipping, construction, hospitality, water treatment, housing, and irrigation.

Undergraduate University and Degree: Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (India).

Memberships & Organizations: Graduate At-Large Senator: University of Houston’s Student Government Association, Director of Planning: University of Houston’s Graduate Supply Chain Organization, UH Student Government Association, and Bauer MBA Society

Internships: Lime Instruments – MBA Intern (Houston, Texas) General Electric International Incorporation: Field Service Engineer (Abu Dhabi,.A.E.) Bang and Olufsen: Electronics Engineer (Dubai, U.A.E.)

Why Bauer? Why Houston?: Since childhood, I have been intrigued and fascinated by the magic of technology. As I grew, my interests became more pronounced and I decided to follow my passion for technology by pursuing a Bachelor degree in Technology. Further down my career path I recognized the importance of management in delivering the right technology in the right form to the right customers, played an important role in the development of business. The eagerness for expanding my knowledge in business management was yet to be fulfilled and I believed an MBA degree would help me in realizing my desire. The excellent reputation of the program was the main factor that made me select Bauer. I was looking for an MBA program with a concentration in energy which was also available in the curriculum. Finally, the tremendous networking and career development opportunities helped me in reinforcing my decision to apply at Bauer. I selected Houston because of its reputation as the “Energy Capital of the World”. Since my career goal is to attain a supply chain position in the energy industry, I felt there would be no other place better than Houston to do so.

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