Dani Morgan MBA 2013
Services Marketing Intern, Agilent Technologies
Student Leadership and Experience
UC Davis MBA Ambassador
Vice President of Events, UC Davis Marketing Association
B.A., Communication Studies, UCLA
Previous Work Experience
Project Manager, Mom Inc.
I love learning in the GSM’s welcoming and collaborative environment. We have built a strong community of students, alumni, staff and faculty here. I cannot imagine a more challenging and rewarding MBA program.
- Loves playing intramural sports with the GSM – especially soccer!
- Interviewed many celebrity moms while working at Mom Inc. Jennifer Garner, Katherine Heigl, Scary Spice were among her favorites.
- Loves biking around Davis (and is thrilled to be far, far away from Los Angeles traffic!)
- Traveled to 4 state capitals with the UCLA Ultimate Frisbee team (Columbus, Denver, Austin, and Sacramento)
Some big happenings in the GSM!
Check out that equation Keith is writing on the board for our Time Series Analysis and Forecasting course. Is it just me or does that thing look ridiculous?
Big stuff happening this weekend…
Tonight was the first intramural softball game of the season — drama and excitement! Wish you could’ve been there? Pine away no more — these pics should give you the gist of it.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of my last post (a record 2 comments were posted — it’s a wonder how blogger can handle that demand), I’m following up with more high fiving.
Since we’re moving into Gallagher Hall in the fall, what’s going to happen to AOB IV?
Dean Biggart shared her views at this year’s UC Day in Sacramento.
As time gets near for prospective students to decide on where they will be attending b-school in the fall, I will let the prospectives in on a little secret ritual that business students do on a constant basis: the high five.
As Dustin mentioned below, we are fresh off of Spring Break. As you might imagine, graduate school Spring Breaks don’t quite feel like their undergraduate predecessors. We are all older, wiser (arguable), and less inclined to stay up until 3am to watch World Cup soccer live from Germany. Last week I found myself hard at work on some projects for the Energy Efficiency Center and enjoying every minute of it.
Over the last week, I haven’t really done much. I drove to my folks’ place in Southern California, saw a few movies, watched a lot of TV, and had a short bout of food poisoning. Spring Break went by a little fast, but I was able to get a lot of nothing done. Now it’s back to school.
This week is spring break, but there are still a lot of exciting things happening around Davis! Here’s just a sample of our latest news:
It sure feels good to be done with this quarter. After taking final exams and completing final projects I can now say it’s been an incredible quarter.
The GSM’s own Professor Andrew Hargadon‘s blog is listed as one of the 100 best blogs for MBA students.
Friday was MBAdmit Day @ UC Davis! The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and the Daytime Class of 2011 joined us on campus to get a taste of student life.
MBAdmit Day is coming soon! It’s a great opportunity to learn about Davis, the GSM, and meet current students. Unlike Preview Days, there is only one MBAdmit Day and it is meant for people who have already been admitted to the program. Even if you’ve come to a Preview Day, I hope you can make it out to MBAdmit Day because:
I originally was going to do a day in the life blog post but decided that it wouldn’t truly capture the typical life of an MBA student here at UC Davis.
So let’s see what I have in store this week….
Yesterday, I got a chance to see a concert of the most renowned violinists ever — Itzhak Perlman — and it’s all because of the UC Davis Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts (often referred to as the “Mondavi Center”). Each year, they offer some really amazing — and very unique — shows for faculty, students, and general audiences. (Huge bonus: students get an amazing discount of 50%!)
I’ve had the great pleasure of being a panel speaker at Preview Day events for prospective and incoming students. It was only two years ago I was sitting in those seats! Now that I’m on the other side, I’m very happy to share what I know, offer advice and meet people interested in the program. Here, I’d like to share some of the (imho) best questions I’ve been asked in the hopes they’ll help others.
The blog post that follows is based on true events.
None of the names have been changed to protect the innocent:
I have had the most serious case of writer’s block (perhaps ever, and that’s absolutely, positively, 1000% not hyperbole) in attempting to write a ground-breaking post. And now that way too much time has gone by, I decided to just aim for getting some words out into a post, regardless of whether or not they are coherent. So here we go — just some random, garbled tidbits about Davis that may or may not be mildly interesting: