Three Full-Time MBAs Named Poets & Quants 2017 MBAs to Watch

Three Full-Time MBAs Named Poets & Quants 2017 MBAs to Watch
Dominik Altheimer, Rob Bohn, Ana Carolina Lopez Pinaya

Recognizing their promise and potential, Poets & Quants has named three UC Davis Full-Time MBA graduates among ”2017 MBAs to Watch,” who are recent alumni from top business schools nationwide.

Three Full-Time MBAs Named Poets & Quants 2017 MBAs to WatchPoets & Quants profiled 100 new MBA grads on their “2017 MBAs to Watch” list. This is the first time that three UC Davis MBAs have been featured and profiled by the popular website that covers graduate business education:

Dominik Altheimer

A native of Germany who led a platoon in the German Armed Forces and earned his engineering degree there, Dominik Altheimer will start as a senior program manager in new product introduction at Tesla, the heralded electric car and solar company headquartered in Palo Alto. He interned at Tesla’s “Gigafactory 1″ last summer.

Altheimer’s favorite professor? “Andrew Hargadon. Learning about innovation was one of the main reasons for me to attend an MBA program in US and in particular in California. As he is one of the leading scholars focusing on technology management and innovation.” Learn more about Altheimer on Poets & Quants >

Rob Bohn

A former U.S. Marine who served in Afghanistan, Rob Bohn will start at as product manager at San Francisco–based PG&E, one of the largest combined energy and utility companies in the U.S.

What surprised Bohn most about business school? ”The best advice I received when I started my MBA was to ‘not let your classes get in the way of your education.’ This surprising and counterintuitive statement acknowledges that learning opportunities come from both inside and outside the classroom, in internship opportunities, extracurriculars, and elsewhere.” Learn more about Bohn on Poets & Quants >

Ana Carolina Lopez Pinaya

Pinaya grew up in Brazil and worked at both Proctor & Gamble and Mars before coming to UC Davis, which she chose largely because of it’s close location to the Bay Area and the epicenter of innovation and venture capital investments. She will start as a senior financial analyst at Amazon. 

She says the biggest myth about the UC Davis MBA program: “Many see UC Davis as a school focused in food and agriculture. It is true that the university is renowned for its agricultural and food science and the Graduate School of Management has great contacts in the industry. However, that is not the only industry it has contacts on. There is a significant portion of alumni in the technology industry, and many of my classmates received job offers in companies like Intel, AT&T and Keysight.” Learn more about Pinaya on Poet & Quants >

Poets & Quants Recognized Full-Time MBA Grace Guo

Earlier this year, Poets & Quants also recognized UC Davis MBA student Grace Guo among the “2017 Best & Brightest MBAs.” Go came to UC Davis from China, leaving her husband and children in her native country to pursue her MBA.

Her goal: “By blending entrepreneurship and telecommunication service, I strive to develop and lead innovative organizations that impact change.” She will start in AT&T’s Leadership Development Program in Dallas. Learn more about Guo on Poets & Quants >