2016 Best MBAs: Tyler Lorenz, Texas A&M

Tyler Lorenz Texas A&M

Tyler Lorenz

 
Texas A&M University, Mays Business School

Tyler truly embodied the essence of what it meant to be an Aggie.

Age: 25

Hometown: Marble Falls, TX

Education: Texas A&M University, Finance

Where did you work before enrolling in business school? FXCM, Operations Enhancement Manager – 3 years

Where did you intern during the summer of 2015? Deloitte Consulting LLP

Where will you be working after graduation? Deloitte Consulting LLP

Community Work and Leadership Roles in Business School:

 Community Work

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics

Leadership Roles

Elected Student Representative to the Advisory Board, Finance Club co-Founder and VP of Hedge Fund Activities & Education, Student Advisory Board Member, Tailgating Captain, Teaching Assistant for the Professional MBA program (Economics)

Which academic or extracurricular achievement are you most proud of during business school? Winning first place in the Texas A&M Consulting Project challenge. This project was the culmination of four months of hard work and involved a team of six people – it was not just an individual award. Of all the accomplishments I had in business school, this was by far the most tangible. We truly developed a great product for our client as they launched a new product.

What achievement are you most proud of in your professional career? My proudest professional moment came during my first job out of college. I earned my first promotion within six months at the firm and was managing projects with people 10 -15 years older than myself. Being successful and earning their trust and respect as a fresh-faced 22 year old validated a lot of my hard work. It was the first accomplishment that gave me the confidence to start thinking about attending business school someday.

Favorite MBA Courses? International Finance, Marketing (particularly pricing), Funding New Ventures, Communications (mostly the speechwriting and speaking portions)

Why did you choose this business school? In true quant fashion, I did the cost-benefit analysis. Attending a “Top 10” school was going to cost 7- 8 times what Texas A&M did, without offering near 7-8 times the benefit… In the end, I got the same job with Deloitte I was aiming for anyway and the decision definitely paid off.

What did you enjoy most about business school? By far, the most enjoyable thing was my classmates. You will rarely be surrounded by such a high caliber of people as you are in business school. There is so much talent, the most enjoyable part was listening to the diverse opinions and just soaking it all in.

What was the most surprising thing about business school? I was expecting a cutthroat environment like you see at Ivy League schools, but that really is not at Texas A&M. The amount of collaboration and the number of times I saw people helping other students learn was an enjoyable surprise. It better prepares you for the team environments that are in the workplace.

I knew I wanted to go to business school when…I got to work one day in the summer of 2014. I walked in, and walked right back out. I was not passionate about what I was doing and needed a reset. I took a personal day and started writing my admissions essays that morning. By the end of the week, I was signed up for my GMAT and ready to start submitting applications.”

If I hadn’t gone to business school, I would be…in another country working. I needed a reset button, and if it wasn’t business school, it would have been travelling the world until I found a place to settle down.”

What are your long-term professional goals? Right now, I am focused on consulting and learning as much as I can. In the long-term, I will look to start my own business and eventually run for public office in the state of Texas.

Who would you most want to thank for your success? My parents – they set the stage for me early on by pushing me and accepting nothing short of excellence

Fun fact about yourself: I cook brisket, beans, and chili competitively in Texas

Favorite book: Moneyball

Favorite movie: Forrest Gump

Favorite musical performer: George Strait

Favorite television show: True Detective

Favorite vacation spot: A remote cabin in SW Colorado

Hobbies? Cooking, Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Hunting

What made Tyler Lorenz such an invaluable addition to the class of 2016?

“Academically, no star shined brighter than Tyler Lorenz. Our MBA Program is academically rigorous, as are many other MBA Programs.  It is rare to have a student maintain a 4.0 GPA, but Tyler Lorenz was able to accomplish just that. He met every academic challenge head-on and exceeded expectations in every class.

Aside from his academic success, Tyler was an invaluable addition to the Class of 2016 for this reason: Tyler truly embodied the essence of what it meant to be an Aggie. At Texas A&M, we pride ourselves on our unwavering core values of selfless service, excellence, loyalty, respect, leadership, and integrity. Tyler demonstrated this day in and day out through his actions and his words, whether in the classroom or out. I have already commented on his academic excellence and integrity in the classroom. But outside of the classroom, Tyler led with a servant’s heart by taking time to hold tutoring sessions for multiple classes throughout the program. He recognized that some of his classmates were struggling, and he would hold sessions to help walk them through complex concepts or troubling equations. There is nothing we value more at Texas A&M than a student who lives by the values we hold so dear.” — Amber Acosta, Mays MBA Program Associate Director, Texas A&M University, Mays Business School

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