Publication

September 2011 Alumni @ccelerator

In This Issue:

  • Alumni Spotlight: Claire Kurmel ’04 Enjoys Great ROI on Her MBA
  • Reconnect with the GSM : Upcoming Opportunities to Get Involved
  • Professor Bhargava Named Suran Chair in Technology Management
  • Meet and Greet by the Bay
  • Mark Otero ‘07 to Speak at UC Davis Convocation
  • Building Momentum and Mindshare: Dean’s Fall Welcome Luncheon
  • Anne Gates, EVP and CFO, Disney Consumer Products | Dean’s Distinguished Speaker
  • Business Professionals Networking Group Lunch with Dan Kennedy on “Critical Thin

    king”

  • Feeling Lucky? Try Your Hand at Casino Royale

Profile

Claire Kurmel MBA 04
MBA Program Alumna

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The Graduate School of Management was instrumental in my successful career transition from a marketing manager at an e-commerce company to the international financial services industry. Today, I manage institutional marketing efforts in the U.S. and Canada for BlackRock—a $3 trillion global asset management firm.

Spotlight Story

Hemant Bhargava named the Jerome J. and Elsie Suran Chair in Technology Management

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Dean Steven C. Currall of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management is pleased to announce that Associate Dean and Professor of Management and Computer Science Hemant Bhargava has been named the Jerome J. and Elsie Suran Chair in Technology Management

Spotlight Story

Mark Otero MBA 07 Builds Sacramento’s Coolest Company
The secret of social gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme

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The secret of Midtown Sacramento’s Facebook gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme.

Innovator Article

Collective Creativity Brings Disney’s Magic Alive

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Distinguished Speaker • by Tim Akin

“If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.”

—Walt Disney

Behind the Disney magic that has inspired a sense of awe and imagination in young and old for several generations is a rich legacy of quality creative content, exceptional storytelling and a spirit of innovation. Today, The Walt Disney Company is the world’s leading international family entertainment and media enterprise, with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products.

Staff Profile

Chris Dito
Senior Director, Career Development

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A passionate career development professional specializing in employer outreach and student collaboration with industry, Chris works with our 100 full-time students and 400+ part-time MBA students in our San Ramon and Sacramento campuses. Chris provides career counseling and coaching to MBA and MPAc students with the goal to secure full-time and internship placement.

She attends national MBA Conferences, NACE/MPACE Conferences, ALFPA, CES, BSR.org and SXSW Conferences. Help students maximize their career potential with continual networking and coaching.

Gallagher Hall Room 1101
Ph: (530) 752-8826
F: (530) 754-9355

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Spotlight Story

Andrew Barkett Finds Innovative Ways to Fuel Entrepreneurship
Named First-ever Chief Technology Officer for Republican National Committee

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UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark

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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.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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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.

Spotlight Story

Mark Otero MBA 07 Builds Sacramento’s Coolest Company
The secret of social gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme

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The secret of Midtown Sacramento’s Facebook gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme.