On November 19, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management hosted Kirsten Saenz Tobey, founder and chief impact officer of Revolution Foods, to speak on ”Revolution Foods and the Women Building the Future.”
During spring break, I went to Switzerland as part of my International Study Trip class. Our group of 35 started from Zurich, moved on to Basel, crossed the country’s capital city, Bern, and then ended up at the international organizational hub, Geneva.
First and foremost, congratulations are in order. You’ve been granted the opportunity to earn a degree only 2% of the population holds. Perhaps more interesting is the fact that many of you will also be getting your first summer vacation in years.
One of the most awesome things about UC Davis is that the school identity is literally what you make of it. We have roughly 50 people in each of our graduating classes, each with different goals, interests, skills, and talents. In our school, we’ve been given a blank slate to play
As a student Ambassador in my second year of b-school, I get asked a lot of questions. From responding to email inquiries from around the world, to hosting the casual visitor during class, to having lunch with nervous prospective students right before their big interviews with Earl, I can safely say I’ve heard it all.
Group projects are the worst aren’t they? Remember back in undergrad when you always got put with the worst teammates? There was always one person that was only able to meet at 6:00am every other Saturday.
I am writing from the other side. That’s right. I made it. Graduated. Took that MBA bull by the horns and held on tight for two years until the program flung me violently off into the real world – and into my dream job.
The first challenge I faced in B-school was communication in English.
Communication is key in day-to-day business. This is a fact. This is also a challenge. As an international student who speaks English as second language, I’m pleased with how much progress I’ve made in such a short amount of time.