Research

A Road Map to Finding the Right College

Every fall and winter college campuses are visited by high school juniors and seniors and their travel-weary parents in search of the best college fit. Students and parents spend a great deal of time and money making these treks, which can often lead to disappointment if there is not a perfect match.
Professor Emeritus Richard Dorf’s latest book, The College Journey: From College to Career (2008), is dedicated to the principle that there is a “best” college for every prospective college student. It offers a distinctive method that will help parents and their children choose the best colleges before leaving the house. Dorf presents an algorithm that accounts for the college-bound child’s goals, strengths, character and situation and matches those to the goals, strengths, character, situation and culture of U.S. colleges. Dorf has created an easy way for parents to be more systematic in choosing the right colleges given their child’s characteristics and disposition, weeding out the colleges that are definitely not an option. Dorf’s book is based on the theory, according to Howard Gardner, that a student should aim to develop his/her five minds: disciplined, synthesizing, creative, respectful, and ethical-spiritual. Dorf’s 32nd title, The College Journey: From College to Career will be available on Amazon.com as a print-on-demand selection and on Kindle, Amazon’s new wireless reading device. Alumni Robert Lutolf ‘93 and Mac Clemmens ’07 are collaborating with Dorf on a Web marketing strategy to promote the e-book.

Commands

Twitter Feed

Loading tweets...

News Release

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

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

(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

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

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.

Spotlight Story

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

Image of MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT

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.

Spotlight Story

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.

Image of  UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%

(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.