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“It is not a stretch to say it galvanized all of the working knowledge we have gained from the MBA program so far.”
The SIMS student team speaks about their experience working on this Integrated Management Project for SIMS Recycling Solutions

The experience of working with a team on a UC Davis GSM Integrated Management Project was invaluable.  It is not a stretch to say it galvanized all of the working knowledge we have gained from the MBA program so far. The initial scope of the project started as one thing, but it did evolve.  Our client’s original starting point depended on the integration of a newly acquired division.  That alone demonstrates how “real-world” the experience truly was.  A client’s own internal priorities can change depending on many factors.

While ours was a very research-laden and data-driven assignment, our GSM faculty leadership helped us to rise above the fray.  We translated our new-found expertise into valuable insights.  Though we had not worked together before, our team found a rhythm that empowered each member to contribute according to his or her individual strengths.  In the end, the caliber of our final product was easily as high if not higher than one would expect from an industry-specific consultant. It was a rigorous exercise, but a fantastic experience with many lessons that will help as we navigate our own careers after graduation.

- Sims Recycling Team – Sukhanya Rajan, Vickie Sherman, Sandeep Deshpande, Pria Kamal, Nathan Lubetkin