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Alumni Spotlight: Meg Lee MBA 22
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Alumni Spotlight: Meg Lee MBA 22

Finance Manager at E. & J. Gallo Winery

Alum Meg Lee shares how skills from her Sacramento Part-Time MBA propel her wine industry career and offers insights on Gen-Z, the changing workforce, and the rise of non-alcoholic consumption.

My MBA Journey Empowering Rural Healthcare Access
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My MBA Journey Empowering Rural Healthcare Access

Collaborative leadership key to establishing medical education in Northern California

Alum Kristy Bird MaKieve leverages her MBA skills to spearhead multiple non-profits and groundbreaking medical education initiatives, revolutionizing rural healthcare access and education in Northern California.

Bringing My Data Analytics Insights to MSBA Class to Inspire Students
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Bringing My Data Analytics Insights to MSBA Class to Inspire Students

Sharing my experiences at Home Depot and Google

Alum Rohan Ranshinge revisited the MSBA classroom to share how the program unlocked opportunities, refined skills, and propelled his career success in analytics at Home Depot and Google.

UC Davis Undergrad Leads to MPAc Success at Deloitte
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UC Davis Undergrad Leads to MPAc Success at Deloitte

Alum Megan Smith share advice on time management and CPA exam scheduling

In this Q&A, Double Aggie Megan Smith MPAc 23 discusses leveraging early application to the MPAc program as a UC Davis undergrad, balancing academics and extracurriculars, and her role as an audit & assurance assistant at Deloitte.

Being a Collaborative Leader: How My MBA Shaped My Personal and Professional Growth
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Being a Collaborative Leader: How My MBA Shaped My Personal and Professional Growth

Five principles to build resiliency

Alum Gennaro Tecchia attributes his development of leadership qualities and successful transition into a product management career at Kaiser Permanente to the Collaborative Leadership Program and supportive UC Davis community.

UC Davis MBA Alumna Archana Arunkumar on Collaborative Leadership in Tech
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UC Davis MBA Alumna Archana Arunkumar on Collaborative Leadership in Tech

"Carry your confidence into every room you enter."

What’s collaborative leadership mean? How do you collaborate at work to make an impact? UC Davis MBA alumna Archana Arunkumar shares her insights from more than 20 years experience as a product and technology executive, advisor and board director in the tech world.

Comstock's Startup of the Month: Soar Optics
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Comstock's Startup of the Month: Soar Optics

Alumnus Steve Barnett: "Technology can be modified to detect microplastics in wastewater, soil and food."

Soar Optics CEO Steve Barnett MBA 10 featured in Comstock's for the start-up's pioneering and patented microplastic detection tech. Positive reviews drive plans for advancement and prototype funding.

Hacking Efficiency: The Streamline Story
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Hacking Efficiency: The Streamline Story

Alum Mac Clemmens is passionate about innovation and community impact

StartupSac interviews Mac Clemmens MBA 07, an innovator on a mission to revolutionize special district management with Streamline. Clemmens was recognized as the first recipient of the GSM Alumni Association's Rising Star Award.

NPEW 2024 Live: Rivalz Showcases Nutritious Snacking with “AI you can taste”
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NPEW 2024 Live: Rivalz Showcases Nutritious Snacking with “AI you can taste”

Alum Peter Grant Barrick: AI's true power shines in propelling humanity forward.

Peter Grant Barrick MBA 16, CEO of Rivalz Snacks, is spearheading a revolution in healthy snacking through innovative use of AI and nutrition, cutting costs and time-to-market while tackling the "better for you" snack gap.

Takeoff! The Business of Flight with Chris Wimsatt, CFO of Sacramento Airport System
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Takeoff! The Business of Flight with Chris Wimsatt, CFO of Sacramento Airport System

netWORKed Podcast: Episode 4

Chris Marshall speaks with Chris Wimsatt, Deputy Director and CFO, about the dynamic advancements at Sacramento International Airport, and their efforts to elevate the traveler experience and serve the local community firsthand.

It’s More than a Super Bowl, it’s a Super Bowl in Las Vegas
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It’s More than a Super Bowl, it’s a Super Bowl in Las Vegas

UC Davis alumnus, Allegiant CEO Maury Gallagher has a front row seat

As superstars to super-fans alike descend on Las Vegas, UC Davis alumnus Maurice Gallagher ‘71, founder and CEO of Allegiant Airlines, has a front row seat and shares the behind-the-scenes deal for the naming rights to Allegiant Stadium, home of the Raiders, and host of Super Bowl LVIII.

Alumni Video Spotlight: Prakriti Rastogi MSBA 20
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Alumni Video Spotlight: Prakriti Rastogi MSBA 20

Data Science Analyst at eBay

Prakriti Rastogi MSBA 20 speaks about the challenges and rewards of working in the payments industry as a data science analyst at eBay.

A Perfect Match: My Journey to the C-Suite at Rabobank
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A Perfect Match: My Journey to the C-Suite at Rabobank

"At UC Davis, I learned how to balance people, profit and planet.”

MBA alumna Fabiana Alves credits the Career Development team for encouraging her to apply for an internship at Rabobank. Fifteen years later, she is CEO of Rabobank in Brazil and is shaping the global banking industry.

Alumni Video Spotlight: Vinit Hasija MSBA 22
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Alumni Video Spotlight: Vinit Hasija MSBA 22

Data Product Manager at Frameplay

View video of Vinit Hasija MSBA 22 who shares about his UC Davis experience, collaborative leadership, challenges in the gaming and ad tech industry, favorite professor and advice for those pursing a Master of Science in Business Analytics.

How My Chapped Lips and MBA Inspired My Amazon Business
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How My Chapped Lips and MBA Inspired My Amazon Business

Entrepreneurship and strategy opened new doors

Antonio Hurtado MBA 22 shares how his MBA prepared him to launch a healthcare product, how he leveraged Amazon for e-commerce success, and offers his tips on branding and sales. 

Accelerating Success: Gaining Invaluable Connections and Insights through Speed Networking
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Accelerating Success: Gaining Invaluable Connections and Insights through Speed Networking

Building professional relationships with execs, top MSBA alumni

Manickashree Thayumana Sundaram MSBA 24 shares how the annual GSM Speed Networking Event offers a unique opportunity connect with alumni at Meta, Apple, Cisco and other top companies who shared insights and tips for career success.

Being Authentic: Insights from Jita Buño, Associate COO, UC Davis Health
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Being Authentic: Insights from Jita Buño, Associate COO, UC Davis Health

netWORKed Podcast: Episode 3

Host Chris Marshall shares the mic with Jita Buño, Associate COO of UC Davis Health, a major academic health center located in Sacramento, California. She shares her remarkable, non-traditional journey to her leadership role, emphasizes the importance of saying "yes" to opportunities and the significance of authentic relationships.

Got Caviar? UC Davis MBA Food & Ag Industry Immersion Visit to Sustainable Sturgeon Farm
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Got Caviar? UC Davis MBA Food & Ag Industry Immersion Visit to Sustainable Sturgeon Farm

MBA alumnus Ali Bolourchi leads exclusive tour

UC Davis MBA students learn first-hand about the process of making sustainable, high-quality caviar on an exclusive tour of the Tsar Nicoulai Caviar sturgeon farm led by MBA alumnus Ali Bolourchi, the eco-certified farm's president. Watch the video.

Meet the Firms: Kickstarting Your Accounting Career
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Meet the Firms: Kickstarting Your Accounting Career

Students connect with top national accounting companies at UC Davis

At this year’s 11th annual Meet the Firms event, recruiters from nearly 30 companies and agencies came to connect and share their organization’s career tracks and culture with MPAc students.

Advice from an MSBA Alum: How to Land Your Dream Job
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Advice from an MSBA Alum: How to Land Your Dream Job

Check out my five tips based on my success

With experience in data analytics at PayPal and Wise, MSBA Alum Laksh Suryanarayanan imparts his career wisdom and networking strategies about landing your dream job in the fintech field.