Meet The Texas McCombs MBA Class of 2019

Rodrigo Lascurain 

The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Avid sports fan and player, fascinated with the human capacity and future, and making each day count.

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

Fun Fact About Yourself: Running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Mexico wakeboarding champion.

Undergraduate School and Major: Universidad Iberoamerican; Industrial Engineering

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: 

Grupo Financiero Actinver – Derivatives Senior Trader

Evercore – Senior Analyst

Glisco Partners – Junior Associate

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Helping the second largest Mexican oil and gas company to win two oilfields in the government’s public tender processes of the revolutionary Mexican energy reform, improving the company oil reserves by 32%.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to do proper research on the schools you want to go. I believe you don’t choose the school, but the other way around. However, if you don’t apply to the schools that you really want to you are giving yourself 0 percent chance of getting in.  

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? The people. I was impressed by the alumni and current students. I don’t think you can find, both, such friendly and successful people in any other program as you do with every UT McCombs person you meet. For me that is priceless. If you surround yourself with people that you look up to, I believe it is highly probable that you will end up where you want to be.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? Being in control; doing my summer internship in a respected investment fund or private equity firm, having established great friends and a good reputation with my classmates and the community, and having formed a solid game plan for the second year.

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