Although the employment projections for 2016 appear promising, job hunting can still be daunting, especially for those entering the workforce for the first time or facing particular obstacles. Professor Kim Elsbach offers insight.
Prof. Kimberly Elsbach says bias is one of the biggest, especially for those who have been out of work for awhile. She says being active with retraining, volunteer work, etc. between jobs is key to combating this bias from employers.
We’ve been recognized among the Top 20 MBA programs in the nation, at No. 19, by TFE Times. This ranking is based on student quality (GPA, GMAT, acceptance rate), job placement at graduation and three months after graduation, and mean starting salary and bonus.
Diane Harris, editor of MONEY, cites Professor Brad Barber’s seminal study, called “Boys Will Be Boys,” that looked at account data for 35,000 different households and found that men’s trading decisions reduced their returns by almost one percentage point more per year than women’s did.
Malcolm Harkins MBA 92 received the 2015 Security Advisor Alliance Excellence in Innovation Award from Fortune 1000 Chief Information Security Officers, recognizing his outstanding leadership in cybersecurity. Now the chief information security officer at Cylance and previously at Intel, Harkins has been on the front lines of the cybersecurity battle for more than two decades, building systems and fighting off attacks.
I was born to start-up,” says Allegiant Airlines CEO and UC Davis alum Maurice Gallagher, benefactor of Gallagher Hall, who shared advice with Chico entrepreneurs, as told by alum Eric Miller MBA 91.
Professor Kim Elsbach wants you out from your desk at lunch. Her research shows there are tremendous performance advantages to stepping away from your computer, especially if you can get outside. “Taking a break from cognitively taxing work improves creative thinking,” Elsbach says.
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Man on a Mission: Alumnus Tre Borden MBA 11 writes that the urban renaissance that Sacramento is enjoying puts it on a path as an intentional destination that has as much to do with our cityscape as it does our sense of pride and identity. Time to crank it up a notch, he says.
Is this a smart way to invest? Most experts say no. “For the vast majority of investors, speculating on themes is not a good idea,” says Professor Brad Barber, who advocates investing in low-cost index funds over the long term.
Most of the opportunities and threats driving sustainability will come in large, mature markets like energy, transportation, agriculture and construction, writes Professor Andrew Hargadon in this excerpt from his new book Sustainable Innovation: Build Your Company’s Capacity to Change the World.
The primary reason people don’t use job sharing or other flexible workplace benefits is that they fear being seen as less committed to their careers, says Professor Kimberly Elsbach.
UC Davis MPAc is ranked 23rd in the country on this list—with USC being the only other school that’s ranked higher in California.
Do you work with creative people? Professor Kim Elsbach’s Harvard Business Review article is a must read to understand the artist identity and collaborate effectively in a team.
Paris’ one-day car ban raises public awareness about the benefits of less traffic, Professor David Bunch noted, and the upcoming climate change talks in Paris make this an ideal time to draw on public support. Public participation and support is critical for the success of such measures, he added.
So cool, so green! That’s what Sierra magazine says about the University of California, Davis — ranked No. 2 in the magazine’s 2015 “Cool Schools” report.
When the economy is humming along and unemployment is low, the U.S. death rate rises. Many in the field have tried to fathom why. And now, UC Davis Graduate School of Management Dean Ann Huff Stevens and three of her colleagues think they know.
Net Impact and CollaborateUp hosted two “Nourishing 9 Billion” SolutionLabs at UC Davis and Tufts University this spring, where several UC Davis MBA students brainstormed, including Rashmi Ekka, who applied the learnings from the day to her business idea that she’s lauching in India after she graduates
“I think it’s possible that women who were frustrated in the public corporate world are turning around and starting their own companies,” said Amanda Kimball, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management research specialist who has authored the last five annual studies of women in top positions at the largest 400 corporations in the state.
Dancer…Teacher…Volunteer…Entrepreneur…Leader. Full-time MBA student Venita Sivamani named one of Poets & Quants top MBAs to watch.