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Spring Networking Opportunities

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Alumni events are a lot of fun—and effective for building your network, a critical tool for career success. The vast majority of GSM alumni make their homes in Northern California, evenly split between the Sacramento region and the Bay Area. And this spring you can reconnect with former classmates, make new friends and expand your professional circle at a GSM alumni event in your neighborhood.

Strong networks are a key component of all great schools. If you’re not involved with your network, you’re not realizing the full value of your investment in a top-quality business education. As the Graduate School of Management network grows stronger, we want you to be a part of it.

Registration is now open. I hope to see you at the following events.

John Argo ’04
Past President, GSM Alumni Association

Alumni Event

Thursday, April 19 : The Future of Healthcare
Sacramento Alumni Networking Group

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Sutter Club | Sacramento

Healthcare reform, new hospital construction, physician practice consolidation, high-performance networks and accountable-care organizations are redefining how healthcare and insurance are delivered to both corporations and individuals. Join Dr. Gordon Hunt ’97, SVP and chief medical officer of Sutter Health; Anders Bjork ’02, strategic consultant with Blue Shield of California; and Vinny Catalano ’97, area vice president of Gallagher Benefit Services, for a discussion of this evolving issue.

Alumni Event

Saturday, April 21 : Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast
98th Annual UC Davis Picnic Day

7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. | Freeborn Hall | UC Davis

Start Picnic Day right! This year, the Graduate School of Management is joining the Cal Aggie Alumni Association for our pancake breakfast. We’ve reserved a special section in Freeborn Hall for the GSM community. Family and friends are welcome. The Picnic Day Parade begins at 9:30 a.m., directly outside of Freeborn Hall.

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Alumni Event

Wednesday, April 25 : Networking Mixer
San Francisco Alumni Network (SFAN)

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Gordon Biersch | San Francisco

Our January mixer at Gordon Biersch was a great success—let’s do it again! Join fellow alumni and UC Davis MBA students for conversation, complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar.

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Alumni Event

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s new Silicon Valley Alumni Network (SVAN) invites you to our inaugural mixer!

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There are more than
250 GSM alumni
right here in Silicon Valley.

Let’s get together and network!

Thursday, May 3
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Loft Bar and Bistro
90 South 2nd Street, San Jose

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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Alumni Event

Friday, May 11 : Capital Connections
Increase Your Social Capital

6:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. | Citizen’s Hotel | Sacramento

We’ll hear from alumni who used their UC Davis MBA to change careers or functional areas, with resulting professional success: Phoebe Cameron ’98, director at Gartner Inc.; Harry Johnson Jr. ’04, business operations manager at Intel Corporation; and Gwynne Spann ’03, content manager for Visit California, California Travel and Tourism Commission. Networking follows; sponsored by the Sacramento MBA program’s Dean’s Student Advisory Council, the GSM Alumni Association and GSM Student Affairs.

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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.