I have been interning at Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s Office for almost a month now and in this short time I’ve been applying what I have learned at the GSM (Graduate School of Management) to running a city.
The past week was a blur, and I’m relatively sure it’s only going to get worse. Perhaps the best part of life at the Graduate School of Management is the abundance of things to do, but with so many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, how do you say no to anything?
The only thing brighter than the sun might be my spirits. Somehow, in the middle of a chaotic quarter filled with too many classes and too little time our entire community has found time to travel up to Tahoe for a weekend of fun in the snow. And how the weather gods approve!
Last year, UC Davis received more than $678 million in funding for research projects. That’s more than any other UC campus, (sorry UC Berkeley & UCLA). And all of this research means that GSM students interested in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization have an almost endless set of opportunities.
Ever wonder what a typical MBA’s student day like? Before deciding to pursue my MBA I heard different stories from different graduates and it’s all true! Everyone here at the GSM is busy one way or another.
Nine weeks ago I started the MBA program at UC Davis. Nine weeks. The time has absolutely flown by. When I think about what has impressed me the most about the program, there are a few things that stick out in my mind.
It’s not every day that you get to chat with the CEO of a major corporation for hours on end. For most of us MBA candidates, it’s pure fantasy: we learn all the tools that prepare us for being in leadership roles, but it’s rare that we get to talk to a living legend about what it’s actually like.