As a teenager in Laredo, Tex., Delia Perez yearned for a bigger world.
“Growing up first generation Mexican-American, I was fascinated by cultural diversity,” she remembers. “I was very interested in the French language, but there were no opportunities to study it. So I researched study-abroad programs and started working as a tutor and saving my money. I convinced my parents to send me to France and embarked on a journey that changed my life.”
During a trip to Italy last summer, Professor Emeritus Robert Smiley visits his former student Antonio Zaccheo ’93 (left) for a tour of the picturesque Vino Nobile estate near Montepulciano in Tuscany, one of four estates at Carpineto, Zaccheo’s family winery.
By Joanna Corman
Antonio Zaccheo’s first paying job was at the age of 12. He would rise early, pick peaches from the family orchard outside Rome, pack them into wooden crates and balance them on his moped to deliver the fruit to produce shops.
Brenda Guo prepared to enter the Chinese foreign ministry, but serendipity led her to a 12-year career in information technology and most recently to the Bay Area Working Professional MBA Program, where she is a second-year student.
Guo, a native of China, has built her career at a diverse collection of U.S. companies, and a stint co-founding a company in China.
Tony Lawson piloted drones over a tsunami-devastated Japan and flew refueling planes during wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In July, he retired his nine-year tour with the U.S. Air Force for another mission: a UC Davis MBA.
Lawson has experienced some culture shock as a first-year Full-Time MBA student, but welcomes the change. He marvels at the School’s cultural diversity and his fellow students’ varied life experiences compared to the Air Force’s homogeneity.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
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.
(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.