Alumni

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.

Back to UC Davis: My Experience Auditing Project Management Course
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Back to UC Davis: My Experience Auditing Project Management Course

“We quickly adapted and embraced the spirit of learning and competition.”

Bay Area MBA alumna Aliona Chistol reflects on auditing the Product Management course, a heartwarming homecoming with faculty, students, fellow graduates and mentors. “UC Davis provides a place where academic lessons blend seamlessly with personal growth.”

A Physician’s Leadership Journey: Alum Charts the Value of MBA in Health Care
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A Physician’s Leadership Journey: Alum Charts the Value of MBA in Health Care

Dr. Steven Brass on change management, advent of AI, improving outcomes

Q&A with MBA alumnus Dr. Steven Brass, who reflects highlights of his Sacramento Part-Time MBA experience, his healthcare leadership journey and managing the multiple and complex aspects of the business of medicine.

Accounting to Ag: Becoming CFO of Haykingdom
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Accounting to Ag: Becoming CFO of Haykingdom

How MPAc prepared me for the ag export industry

Alumna Jialei (Emily) Sun reflects on the value of networking and how the MPAc program launched her into a CFO role in the ag export business.

My Mission: Rival the Snack Industry with Nutritious Food Startup
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My Mission: Rival the Snack Industry with Nutritious Food Startup

“Make the world a better place for the next generation”

Double Aggie Peter Barrick MBA 16, CEO of snack food startup Rivalz, is focused on reversing the global pandemic of malnutrition, insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity propagated by Big Snack companies over the past 50 years.

Alumni Video Spotlight: Robin Greenspan MBA 17
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Alumni Video Spotlight: Robin Greenspan MBA 17

MBA alum Robin Greenspan recently returned to share with new students about maximining their MBA experience. He did just that as student body president and since earned several promotions at Intel where he's now in a senior financial management role. View video.

Collaborative Leadership: Insights from Tai Doong, Chief Marketing Activist at Torani
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Collaborative Leadership: Insights from Tai Doong, Chief Marketing Activist at Torani

netWORKed Podcast: Episode 2

Host Chris Marshall asks alum Tai Doong MBA 97, the chief marketing activist at Italian soda flavor company Torani, about the biggest challenges in marketing, including implementing AI, data-driven personalization and the social impact as a B-corp. Listen and follow.

What to Know Before You Enroll in a Master's Degree with Arpita Mangal
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What to Know Before You Enroll in a Master's Degree with Arpita Mangal

UC Davis MSBA alumna interviewed on TechGuide podcast

Tune in as MSBA alumna Arpita Mangal shares the importance of hands-on experience, the benefits of the UC Davis MSBA program, the power of networking in San Francisco, her innovative projects in the healthcare sector, career advice and more.

Class of 2023: What’s Next for You?
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Class of 2023: What’s Next for You?

Our largest class ever is ready to change the world

View videos of our newest alumni from the Class of 2023 who share where they are heading next in their careers and future pursuits.

“What Does it Mean to be a Collaborative Leader?”
At the retreat, Kevin Leung (left) meets up with Dr. Bennet Omalu (right), who emphasized that the most successful leaders are the ones who live out authenticity and fight for the truth to be known.
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“What Does it Mean to be a Collaborative Leader?”

Culminating retreat in Monterey brings MBAs and top executives together

Bay Area MBA Kevin Leung recaps our three-day Advanced Collaborative Leadership Program retreat in Monterey, Calif., where students learned from top executives and presented their legacy statements.