Alumni

Jill Holloway MBA 18 at the Oakland MudLab Café and Store
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MBA Career-Switcher Striving to Live Zero-Waste Life

An email changed my professional life

Bay Area Part-Time MBA graduate Jill Holloway explains why she left her seven-year career at Chevron last year to become a co-owner of MudLab Café and Store.

Brian Gouw MPAc 17 at Campbell Taylor Washburn
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Big 4 vs. Regional Firm: Q&A with Accounting Alum Brian Gouw

“Joining the MPAc program was one of the best decisions I ever made”

Alumnus Brian Gouw MPAc 17 shares his career arc from a Big 4 firm KPMG to Campbell Taylor Washburn and offers advice for prospective students.

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Alumni Spotlight: Anna Shen MSBA 18

MSBA alumna Anna Shen, now a data science lead at Square, shares about being a collaborative leader, and the challenge of leading in a fast pace environment.

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Q&A: MSBA Alum Optimizing Machine Learning at Amazon

Teddy Wang MSBA 20 shares his path to one of the world’s biggest companies

MSBA student Chanel Diggs peppers alumnus Yao-Ting (Teddy) Wang about his prior experience, the benefits of a business analytics degree and his work at Amazon.

Matt Low MBA 19 and classmates at Wente Vineyards
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3 Tips to Make the Most Out of Your B-School Experience

“Pursuing an MBA at UC Davis was one of the best decisions of my life”

Stepping outside of your comfort zone isn’t easy, but recent MBA alum Matthew Low says it’s an important part to making the most of your MBA journey.

MSBA Class on stairs
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98% of MSBA Class of 2020 Land Job Offers

Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Tesla, McKinsey, REEF, among top firms

Six months after graduation, 98% of M.S. in Business Analytics graduates now at Amazon, eBay, Facebook, PayPal and more.

Photo of MPAc student from Meet the Firms event in 2018
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93% of 2021 MPAc Students Already Accepted Job Offers

Nearly all accounting students solidify offers before Thanksgiving

Less than 10 weeks into the program, 93% of MPAc students have accepted job offers from top accounting firms.

Even in the virtual landscape of 2020, the demand for audit and tax professionals has remained steady. One of the most recession

Maxine Li and Michael Chen join other MSBA students at a mixer
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5 Job Search Tips from MSBA Alumni at Amazon and REEF

When you don’t have an edge, rely on your network

New MSBA student Chanel Diggs quizzes alumni about building analytic skills and tapping the network to land sought-after roles in tech.

Chanel Diggs MSBA 21 graduation photo from Howard
New MSBA student Chanel Diggs graduated from Howard University in 2015.

As a senior at Howard University, I wasn’t sure if graduate school was in my future. Then I had an

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Alumni Spotlight: Jane You MBA 14

Group Product Manager, Dropbox

What does being a collaborative leader mean to you?

Being a collaborative leader for me means curating a team culture with openness and common goals, in which everybody can feel free to contribute and do their best work.

How do you collaborate

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Alumni Spotlight: Bryan Shepherd MBA 11

Division Controller, Agilent Technologies

"Being a collaborative leader starts with being respectful, polite and actively listening to your team and those around you." 

Alumnus Bryan Shepherd MBA 11, a division controller at Agilent Technologies with experience leading

Unlock your resiliency
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Podcast: Three Ways to Unlock Your Resilient Mindset

MBA alum and cognitive behavioral coach Casey Field explores stress, uncertainty

2020 has been a year of hurt, fear and uncertainty. In a blog and podcast MBA alum Casey Field explains how to develop a resilient mindset.

Now more than ever, we need resiliency. 2020 has been a year of hurt, fear and uncertainty. We are

Headshot of Kristy Bird-MaKieve MBA 15
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Connecting Our Community

A letter to our alumni community from 2020 GSMAA president, Kristy Bird MaKieve MBA 15.

Dear Alumni,

I hope you are well. 2020 has become an extraordinary year, and the summer is only just starting. The pandemic turned our lives upside

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Going Beyond Traditional Tech

Michelle Leyden Li JD 93, MBA 95, a Silicon Valley semiconductor industry marketing executive for more than 20 years at GlobalFoundaries, Intel and Qualcomm shares valuable advice and the many opportunities for MBA graduates outside of traditional

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Alumni Spotlight: Joncarlo Mark MBA 00

Founder and Managing Member, Upwelling Capital Group LLC

 

Joncarlo Mark is the founder and managing member of Upwelling Capital Group LLC. Prior to forming Upwelling in 2011, he was a senior portfolio manager at the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Mark is the