News Release

Announcing the Winners of our 2017 IMPACT Video Competition

The IMPACT Video Competition gave incoming fall 2017 UC Davis MBA students the opportunity to highlight the effect they’ve had in their community, and how they would make a difference as they pursue their MBA at UC Davis.

The foundation of the competition reflects the skills our students further develop in our MBA curriculum, anchored by our capstone IMPACT (Integrated Management Project and Articulation and Critical Thinking) program. 

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our competition and made it a success. And a special congratulations to the following winners! We look forward to seeing how you make your IMPACT at UC Davis!

Best-in-Class Awards

Awarded by UC Davis Graduate School of Management Admissions Committee. 

This award considers both the strength of the video submitted, as well as the merit of the application for admissions. Emphasis was placed on:

  • Leadership skills and track record in teamwork and communication
  • Intellectual curiosity and strength
  • Professional effectiveness and career progression

Gold Award: $12,000 (One Grand Prize)


Nichole Zaragoza-Smith – Full-Time MBA

Blue Award: $6,000 (One for each MBA Program)


 Aditi Gupta – Full-Time MBA


Christina Souto- Bay Area MBA


Viktoria Kulygin – Sacramento MBA


People’s Choice AwardS: $3,000 (One for each MBA Program)

Awarded by popular vote. 


Mai Nguyen- Full-Time MBA


Qudus Deen- Bay Area MBA 


 Viktoria Kulygin – Sacramento MBA

If you’re interested in applying for the UC Davis MBA, we are accepting applications for Fall 2017. Contact the admissions team below for further details.