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 Professionals Networking Group (BPNG) is an alumni affiliate group open to Graduate School of Management alumni, business partners and students. BPNG is a relationship-building platform where members can network for any reason: to learn new business strategies and skills; build alliances; and share referrals, successes, ideas, experiences and goals.
There are more than 250 GSM alumni in Silicon Valley. Let’s get networking! By popular demand, the Graduate School of Management has formed a regional group for alumni working in Silicon Valley. We hope you will join us at our next event!
But we can’t do it without your help! If you are interested in volunteering and helping grow this network, please email Mary Ciricillo Maffly, Director of Development & Alumni Relations.
The Graduate School of Management Alumni Association (GSMAA) is governed by a group of alumni volunteers who serve on the board of directors. The board meets at least three times a year to plan events and ensure that alumni have a strong voice in the ongoing growth and development of the School. The board’s mission is to facilitate strong affiliations among alumni, students, faculty, staff and the communities that we share.
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.
Directors of the Graduate School of Management Alumni Association (GSMAA) board have a unique opportunity to make a difference in the UC Davis Graduate School of Management community. The GSM is a young and great School, and one stakeholder can make a huge impact on the future of the program. A stronger program makes for a stronger alumni base, and ultimately, a more valuable degree.
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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.