Alumni Spotlight

Sam Saliba MBA 00
Senior Product Marketing Manager for Search Engagement, Google Inc., Mountain View, Calif.

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My UC Davis MBA provided top-tier preparation for a dynamic career in integrated marketing communications. I’ve applied and refined the lessons learned at world-class entertainment and technology brands, including Ubisoft , LucasArts , Macromedia and Intel. Today, I lead efforts to encourage consumers to use Google search in new and different ways. My role involves knowing the user, knowing the magic—and connecting the two.”

Previous Position

Associate Director, Marketing, Ubisoft Entertainment, San Francisco, Calif.

Previous Degree

B.A., Economics, San Francisco State University

Fast Facts

  • Enjoys extensive travel for work and pleasure; recent trips to western and southern Europe, Asia, the Americas.
  • Great about Google: “My job offers a continual learning experience where I work on exciting projects that have tremendous impact.”
  • Favorite UC Davis multi-task: skateboarding around campus while talking on the phone.
  • Passionate about: mountain biking, snowboarding, food and cooking, pop culture, spending time with wife and their “two action-packed sons.”

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UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.