Meet The Rice Jones MBA Class Of 2019

Nick Naroditski 

Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Former classical musician that turned to the energy industry

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Fun Fact About Yourself: I go to New Orleans Jazz Festival every year.

Undergraduate School and Major: 

BA: Northwestern University, History

MA: Georgetown, Russian and East European Studies

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:  

IHS Energy Insight – Research Associate (Snr)

Shell Russia – Commercial Analyst

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:   Helping Ukraine prepare for power outages due to gas cut-offs during the war with Russia.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants?  Don’t do anything at the last minute, and have a really good reason to apply to every program you’re applying to.

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?  Excellent energy business focus.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school?  A commercial management position at a large oil company, or switching over to energy-focused investment banking.

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