Career Changing and the Value of an MBA
San Ramon Campus

UC Davis GSM and UC Davis CAAA presents “Career Changing and the Value of an MBA”. 

Join us to learn how an MBA degree can help you pivot to a new industry and more rewarding career. UC Davis Part-Time MBA students and alumni will share their experiences, and the value of their return on investment on the degree. You’ll also find out more about the nationally ranked UC Davis MBA programs offered in Davis, Sacramento and San Ramon.

5:30 – 6 p.m. Networking

6 – 7 p.m.  Panel discussion surrounding the value of an MBA

7 – 7:30 p.m. Questions and networking

Panelists include:

Kristen Parker Kristen Parker- Senior Financial Analyst at Intel  (2018 alum)
Kristen graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Managerial Economics and worked in retail and wholesale buying and planning spending for 8 years. During a short hiatus bringing two beautiful daughters into the world, she wanted to enhance her qualifications and returned to UC Davis to earn an MBA at the Graduate School of Management. Receiving her MBA from UC Davis not only presented opportunities to broaden her knowledge and make incredible connections but was also the catalyst into a whole new career path supporting Intel’s marketing team as a Senior Strategic Financial Analyst at Intel in Santa Clara.

Jasleen Bhardwaj Jasleen Bhardwaj- Market Researcher for Greenberg Strategy (first-year student)
Jasleen graduated from UC Davis with her B.A. in Psychology, minoring in Sociology, and is the Market Researcher for Greenberg Strategy, in addition to being on the Board of Directors for a mental health clinic in South San Francisco.  She is a part-time MBA student at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

Suzanne Howard Suzanne Howard- Project Manager Aspire Public Schools (first-year student)
Suzanne graduated from UC Davis with a B.A. in Human Development, minoring in Women’s Studies, and is the Project Manager of Real Estate with Aspire Public Schools. Ambitious to become a C-Suite level executive someday, Suzanne‘s experience returning to school is uncovering her business strengths and leadership skills. Earning her MBA from UC Davis Graduate School of Management, an institution she prides on being sustainability-focused, is also allowing her to network with fascinating people.

Connie Xu Connie Xu- Project Management Consultant at Praxis Life Science (second-year student)
Connie graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and began her career as a chemist in multiple global pharmaceutical companies. She currently works as a project management consultant for life science clients. Connie is a 2020 MBA Candidate at the Graduate School of Management who is interested in general management and business strategy.