Those who know me are aware that I am not the gregarious, warm-n-fuzzy type. However, a number of years ago the Graduate School of Management asked for volunteers to sit on a panel to discuss the ROI of an MBA, and I volunteered.
I can remember the moment I decided to pursue an MBA at the Graduate School of Management. I had a stable job at Levi Strauss in San Francisco with a decent salary and many opportunities for advancement. Yet as I looked to the future, I knew reaching my full potential would be difficult without a deeper understanding of business and a network of people I could draw upon during my career. An MBA seemed a perfect fit to fill this need.
The Business Partnership Program provides a vital link between the School and the business community—one that supports ongoing initiatives in fundraising, placement, admissions, and student and alumni services. The GSM Alumni Association’s (GSMAA) board of directors is committed to increasing the number of Business Partners, leveraging alumni who want to bridge their organization with the GSM.
When you become a Business Partner, you expand the GSM’s footprint in Northern California, one of Dean Currall’s key objectives for the School.
As alumni, we all gained from our time at the Graduate School of Management. We expanded our understanding of accounting, economics, marketing and other business issues and endeavors. We developed lifelong friends. Whatever our field, the School provided an opportunity to give our chosen careers a boost—or forge a new one.
Given these rich rewards, are you passionately devoted to the success of the School?
There are many ways, big and small, that you can help:
Active volunteer efforts are one of the best ways to foster a close-knit alumni community. This year, the GSM Alumni Association’s board of directors is seeking to increase the ranks of the School’s volunteers, tapping into alumni who are willing to spend a few hours making a difference in the GSM community—with students, fellow alumni, faculty and staff. Volunteerism will increase engagement, affinity, communication and connectedness among alumni.
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.