Associated Students of Management (ASM)

The Associated Students of Management represents the student voice and enriches the Graduate School of Management journey.

About our Club

Our Mission

The Associated Students of Management (ASM) enhances the value of the student experience at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management (GSM) by creating a connected and collaborative community that facilitates academic, social and professional growth.

The ASM provides a framework for connecting GSM students with each other—and with the administration, faculty and alumni.

Note: Students must be ASM members (pay a one-time membership fee) to run for club offices, including ASM, and to vote in ASM and club elections. Dues support the foundation of these student-run activities.

What We Do

  • Support new student orientation and events
  • Host The Big Party, the GSM’s annual charity event
  • Meet weekly with GSM administration to voice student needs
  • Support all student clubs, including funding of club events. Click to view a list of current student clubs
  • Host GSM Thanksgiving dinner for students and their families
  • Host student feedback sessions and work with GSM administration to incorporate student feedback
  • Organize faculty presentations and class overviews before registration of each quarter
  • Co-host the end-of-year party for students, faculty and staff
  • And so much more!

Meet Our Board

Uma Sakhalkar
Uma Sakhalkar
President

Uma Sakhalkar is a filmmaker from the Bay Area. She is extremely interested in achieving a strategy role in the entertainment industry. She has a multifaceted background with a variety of arts organizations, and is very excited to apply the knowledge and skills from the MBA experience to her career going forward. Working with ASM leadership, she's determined to set students up for an experience not only to write home about but one that will increase everyone's exposure to the tools and resources they need to succeed.

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Gordon Chang
Gordon Chang 
Vice President - Internal

Gordon Chang is a Taiwanese-American, raised in Thailand. He has been living  in California for the last nine years, obtaining his bachelor’s in marketing and working in the human resources function. He aims to combine all of his previous experiences in student leadership and human resources and move into the agricultural industry. Outside of academics, he loves to read, especially historical and science fiction.

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Mahir Kumar Singh
Mahir Singh
Vice President - External

Mahir Singh was born and raised in New Delhi, India. He lived in and went to college in New Zealand for three years, and he worked in marketing and alliances in technology start-ups for more than six years. He is currently aiming to transition into marketing in the media and entertainment industry.

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Mika Shang
Mika Shang
Director of Finance

Mika Shang is a Full-Time MBA student with a finance background and a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University in Canada. Before joining the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, she worked in wealth/investment management experience for four years in both Canada and the U.S. Shang is passionate about personal investing, financial education and is looking forward to growing the finance knowledge base at the School.

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Skyler Jiang
Skyler Jiang 
Director of Marketing and Outreach

Skyler Jiang is a 2023 MBA candidate with an emphasis in marketing and brand strategy in sports and gaming. He obtained his bachelor degree in materials engineering from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and has four years of experience in the aerospace and chemical industry. As the director of marketing and outreach, Jiang is dedicated to promoting internal events and providing assistance to increase the awareness of the Graduate School of Management brand.

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Cleona Tsang
Cleona Tsang
Director of Health and Wellness

Cleona Tsang is a 2023 MBA candidate with an emphasis on marketing and strategy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from McGill University and has five years of marketing experience. As the director of health and wellness, Cleona is dedicated to prioritizing students' mental and physical health through quarterly events, programs, and an open ear. 

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Ian Earley
Ian Earley 
Director of Academic Relations

Ian Earley was a professional musician for 10 years in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Additionally, he worked for a music education non-profit, and later a developmental disability services non-profit. These experiences lead Earley to pursue an MBA, to become a great non-profit leader. He likes helping people and making them laugh.

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Abhinav Kishore
Abhinav Kishore
Director of Career Services

Abhinav Kishore is a 2023 MBA candidate focused on Product Management. He is an engineer, a Senior Data Science Consultant, an entrepreneur, and a social activist, who has been working actively for over eight years across these domains. He has global experience of working in the Asia Pacific and Europe regions. He has experience in organizing national-level events and conducting workshops. In his free time, he engages in social development activities through his trust Motive8.

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Abby Wongwanich
Abby Wongwanich
Director of Intercultural Collaboration

Abby Wongwanich is a 2023 MBA candidate who earned her B.A. in accountancy at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. Before coming to the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, she worked as an auditor at EY and PwC. Currently, she is focusing on gaining financial knowledge in technology and start-up businesses. She looks forward to obtaining internship experiences in the healthcare industry.

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Shreyanshi Khanna
Shreyanshi Khanna
Director of Alumni Relations

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Justine Okello
Justine Okello
Director of Technology

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Club and Student Resources

The ASM aims to provide resources to help clubs in event, logistical and operational success, both internally and externally, at the GSM.

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MyUCDavis integrates several UC Davis web applications and online services into one convenient and secure location. After you log in, the system will recognize you as a student and present you with information, tools and resources of special relevance to your academic pursuit or job function.

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Networking and Career Services Links

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Other Resources