Publication

March 2011 Alumni @ccelerator

In this Issue:

  • GSM Pancake Breakfast, Faculty Talk: Enjoy 97th Annual Picnic Day, April 16
  • Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Vogt ‘03 Combines Creative and Business Mindsets
  • Alumni Honored at Peer-to-Pier
  • San Francisco Networking Group Builds Bay Area Community
  • Chancellor’s Colloquium: Presidential Advisor Laura D’Andrea Tyson on “Two-Track Recovery of the Global Economy,” March 30 at UC Davis
  • Distinguished Speaker:  Mark S. Hoplamazian, President and CEO, Hyatt Hotels, April 8 at UC Davis
  • Kevin Johnson, Michelle Rhee in Conversation with Dean Currall: Leading Organizational Change
Student Profile

Jennifer Vogt ’03
Adding Value by Leveraging Both Sides of the Brain

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As the internal audit director at DreamWorks Animation, Jennifer Vogt combined the creative credentials she’d earned at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and her MBA to understand and advance both production and financial perspectives. Now she’s bringing that right brain-left brain duality to her new position as director of Contract Compliance Services at KPMG.

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San Francisco Alumni Network (SFAN)

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The San Francisco Alumni Network (SFAN) is a Graduate School of Management alumni affiliate group open to GSM alumni and students. If you are interested in meeting and networking with fellow GSM constituents, we encourage you to join us at our quarterly events in downtown San Francisco.

We invite you to join our community on Facebook and our LinkedIn subgroup—and to attend our events. For more information, contact Steven Calderaro ‘03. If you would like to help with this group, please let us know!

Mission

It is our intention to create a relationship-building platform so people can network for any reason: to learn new business strategies and skills; build alliances; and share referrals, successes, ideas, experiences and goals. This group can be whatever we make of it.

Innovator Article

Laura Tyson Urges Investment in Research, Education, Infrastructure

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Economist Laura Tyson, a presidential advisor and professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, has gauged the pulse of the U.S. economy for a long time. As the nation recovers from the worst recession since the Great Depression, she believes investment in research, education and infrastructure are more important than ever.

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Global Hospitality
Hyatt Chief Hyper-focused on Brand Strength

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Distinguished Speaker • by Tim Akin

Mark Hoplamazian got his first taste of the hospitality business working the graveyard shift at the front desk of a two-star hotel while studying at the London School of Economics.

While short, that experience still shapes his single-minded pursuit of top-quality customer service as president and CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. During a campus visit last spring— including a stay at Hyatt Place at UC Davis—he spoke as a Dean’s Distinguished Speaker, sharing his serendipitous return to the hotel business.

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News Release

UC Davis Part-Time MBA Ranked in Nation’s Top 9%
Fourth Consecutive Year among U.S News & World Report's Premier Programs

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Part-Time MBA program offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area is ranked among the top 9% in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings.

At No. 29, this is the fourth consecutive year the UC Davis Part-Time MBA program is among the top AACSB International-accredited part-time MBA programs surveyed. This year, there were 323 part-time MBA programs surveyed.

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UC Davis Full-Time MBA Ranked among Nation’s Premier Programs for 20th Consecutive Year
MBA Programs among Top 10% in U.S.
Record Salary and Bonus

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Full-Time MBA program is ranked among the premier business schools in the nation for the 20th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.

U.S. News’ latest ranking places the Full-Time MBA program at No. 48, placing it among the top 10% of the 464 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International’s accredited full-time MBA programs surveyed.

Key statistics from the School’s Full-Time MBA ranking include:

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UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Spotlight Story

Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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What opportunities, decisions, events have shaped your professional life?

My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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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.