Outstanding Graduate Students Invited to Join Platform Party at Dec. 18 Convocation
Three graduate students will be given special recognition during the Dec. 18 Convocation Ceremony for the C. T. Bauer College of Business.
These students have been named the top in their respective classes and will be part of the platform party for the event, along with undergraduate students with 4.0 grade point averages.
Outstanding MBA Student
Varun Sreenivas was born and raised in Dubai and pursued an undergraduate degree in engineering in India. He then returned to Dubai to start his own heavy engineering company, which he ran for four years before coming to Houston to pursue his MBA at Bauer College.
During his time in the Bauer MBA program, Sreenivas pursued an internship with an energy services company, served as the lead graduate teaching assistant for a course and held several leadership positions. He was also awarded the University of Houston’s distinguished graduate student leader award for his accomplishments both on-campus and off-campus.
Outstanding MS Finance Student
Min Chen joined the Bauer College in Fall 2013 with a background in the healthcare industry. She worked three years as an imaging specialist at Houston Methodist Hospital before beginning the MS Finance program at Bauer.
During her time in the program, she became interested in valuation, investments and mergers and acquisitions. She also has experience in tradition stocks and options and interned at Hess Corporation as a financial analyst.
After graduation, Chen plans to return to the healthcare industry, applying her knowledge of finance into medical budgeting, forecasting and planning.
Outstanding MS Accountancy Student
Aimee Muniz began her collegiate career at Bauer College in August 2011, proclaiming from day one her intent to pursue accounting. She completed her BBA in accounting in December 2014 before entering the MS Accountancy program in January.
During her time at Bauer, Muniz was a member and officer of Beta Alpha Psi, the premier student organization for financial information students. She was also the leader of numerous case competition teams that won several local and regional competitions, most notably with Deloitte & Touche, KMPG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is also the recipient of scholarships from the Houston Society of CPAs, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
Muniz also served as the teaching assistant for the Accounting Oil & Gas classes and worked to help the family photography business while in the MS Accountancy program. She has completed three internships with KPMG LLP and has received a full-time offer to join KPMG’s Audit practice. After graduation, she plans to sit for the CPA exam and finish learning Korean.
Muniz has truly enjoyed her time at Bauer and would like to thank God, her mom watching from heaven, her family, friends and mentors that have rooted and supported her all these years to get to this proud moment.
By Amanda Sebesta