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Tomas Sudnius MBA 12
Dean’s Scholar / James R. and Georgia K. Corbett Fellowship for Student Entrepreneurs

The UC Davis MBA offers a rare opportunity to advance your international business skills at some of the world’s best peer business schools. The exchange program at Fudan University, Shanghai allowed me to explore one of the world’s most dynamic economies, build lasting relationships, learn how to do business in China—and have a lot of fun.


Alternative Investment Management – Private Equity, California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS, nation’s largest public pension fund)

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Deepti Kansal MBA 13
Full-Time MBA Student

The Graduate School of Management has an international reputation for facilitating learning through rigorous coursework and the free exchange of thoughts and ideas. My internship at Apple—known for its innovative culture and superior supply chain—is the perfect complement to my classroom studies and an invaluable opportunity for my professional development.


Retail Fulfillment Logistics Group, Apple Inc.

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Ming Ee Ong MBA 13
Innovator Fellow / Kenneth E. and Joanne M. Nitzberg Scholarship

The Graduate School of Management has impressive ratios of women and international students, a close-knit community and an outstanding faculty. From challenging courses to diverse leadership development opportunities to my internship at Lam Research, I am getting the experience, support and guidance I need to achieve my goals.


Business Development Management Team Intern – Global Alliance & Strategy, Lam Research Corp., Fremont, Calif.

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Keith Weissglass MBA 12
Dean’s Scholar / Consultant, Gartner Inc.

My UC Davis MBA is one of the best investments I’ve ever made. I learned new ways to create positive change in the world, and gained the tools to do it. If you are self-motivated and want to make an impact, you’ll find the mentors, values and opportunities you need.


Brand Marketing Intern, Blue Shield of California

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Lauren Davis MBA 13

By Joanna Corman

Like a hard, game-winning spike that leaves a big impression, Lauren Davis has never forgotten the inspiring words of her junior high school club volleyball coach. “He said, ‘play with heart.’ Everything you do in life should be done with heart and with passion.”

With that advice in mind, Davis has hit the ground running as a first-year Full-Time MBA student. She’s found a new interest in marketing and new business development after a successful career in financial services.

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Rani Chu MBA 11
UC Davis MBA Scholar

Davis is a launch pad to pursue many career opportunities in one of the world’s economic centers: Northern California. With the state capitol, Sacramento, as our neighbor, I was able to explore politics and public administration as a fellow in the Office of Mayor Kevin Johnson. And just an hour’s drive is the San Francisco Bay Area, where I interned at a private food company and am now working at a global semiconductor industry supplier.

Summer Internship

Human Resources Intern Valley Fine Foods, Benicia, Calif.

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Jessica Frizell MBA 10
Full-Time MBA Student

The School’s strong network in the Bay Area is an amazing asset. Through relationships with alumni in San Francisco, I secured an internship at the world’s largest asset-management company. It’s a rich opportunity to build my skills in both marketing and finance—invaluable experience for my future career.


U.S. and Canada Institutional Marketing, BlackRock, Inc., San Francisco, Calif.

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Silvia Chiang MBA 12
Faculty Scholar

I came to the Graduate School of Management with a deep desire to expand my business knowledge beyond marketing. The relationships I’ve made, the courses and leadership workshops, and the outstanding professors have encouraged me to excel. If you’re ready to challenge yourself and take advantage of all the opportunities offered, the UC Davis MBA experience will absolutely reward you.


Sales Analyst: E-Commerce and Digital Marketing Intern, The Clorox Company, Oakland, Calif.

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Meeta Dash MBA 12
UC Davis MBA Scholar

The Graduate School of Management has opened so many doors and pushed me to do more than I ever thought possible. The professors are simply outstanding, constantly challenging and encouraging us to strive for the best. And my classmates—bright and supportive—are an integral part of the UC Davis MBA experience. It’s a fast-paced, exciting program that’s taking me to the next level.


Intern in AutoCAD LT Channel Research Product Marketing–PSEB Platform, Autodesk, Inc., San Francisco, Calif.

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Alex Tsao MBA 12
Innovator Scholar

I chose the UC Davis MBA for the international reputation of its faculty and the personal attention offered to students. Career Development meets with you one-on-one to chart your post-MBA path. This support has led to an internship at Intel. Most importantly, it’s made a lasting change in me.


Supply Chain Strategy Analyst, Microprocessor Marketing and Business Planning Group,
Intel Corp.

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Claire Kurmel MBA 04
MBA Program Alumna

The Graduate School of Management was instrumental in my successful career transition from a marketing manager at an e-commerce company to the international financial services industry. Today, I manage institutional marketing efforts in the U.S. and Canada for BlackRock—a $3 trillion global asset management firm.

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May Ngai Seeman MBA 89
MBA Program Alumna

Previous Position

Senior Associate, Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, N.J.

Previous Degree

B.A., Economics, University of Calgary, Canada

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Tim Freeman MBA 96
MBA Program Alumnus

The Graduate School of Management gave me the analytical tools and framework to tackle complex business and risk issues. The School’s professors offer a powerful combination of industry experience and cutting-edge research that has a direct impact on business practices. During my first summer training program at Merrill Lynch along with 200 fellow associate hires, I immediately knew how well the UC Davis MBA program had prepared me to compete with graduates from the world’s other top business schools.

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Bowley Joo MBA 11
Innovator Fellow

I couldn’t have made a better choice. The School’s professors are top-notch and my classmates are intelligent, creative and diverse. I’ve gained the knowledge and skills to make significant change as an international business innovator and leader.


Corporate Development Intern, Mirion Technologies, Inc., San Ramon, Calif.

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