Claire Kurmel, MBA 04
Student or Alumni Profile

Claire Kurmel MBA 04
MBA Program Alumna

The Graduate School of Management was instrumental in my successful career transition from a marketing manager at an e-commerce company to the international financial services industry. Today, I manage institutional marketing efforts in the U.S. and Canada for BlackRock—a $3 trillion global asset management firm.

Student Leadership and Awards

  • Chair, Big Bang! Business Plan Competition
  • Robert H. Smiley Award for Outstanding Leadership

Previous Degree

B.A., Visual Communications, California State University, Chico

Fast Facts

  • Offers current UC Davis MBA students valuable internship and career advice.
  • Outdoor enthusiast—especially sailing and hiking.
  • Beginning guitar player.
  • Describes BlackRock colleagues as “nice and smart with fire in the belly.”