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Adobe Analytics Challenge: 14 Past Competitors Share How it Impacted Their Careers

Three UC Davis MS in Business Analytics alumni, Ashish Ranshinge, Paridhi Agal, and Vardhini Manivannan, reflect on their experience competing in past Adobe Analytics Challenges and how it "opened doors" for them.

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Refresh and Recharge Your Career Webinar Series

A series hosted by the Graduate School of Management Alumni Relations and Career Development Teams

Refresh and recharge your career with the help of the GSM Alumni Relations and Career Development teams.

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Pathways to the Boardroom Webinar Series

A series hosted by the Graduate School of Management Alumni Association

Pathways to the boardroom look different for everyone. Our four-part series will help you build a step-by-step roadmap to your leadership seat.

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Insights from the First UC Davis Data Summit

Lessons of storytelling, marketing analytics, natural language processing.

We brought together students, alumni, faculty, practitioners and corporate leaders from Google, Facebook, Instagram, Thorn and more to spotlight emerging trends in analytics.

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How I Passed the CPA Exams

MPAc grads’ insight into exam prep and the testing process.

Teaming up with a fellow alumna, Navodi Weerasinghe MPAc 19 shares how she prepared and passed the four CPA exams.

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Who is "Henry Lee"? My MBA Journey and Jeopardy! Aspirations

Earning my UC Davis MBA changed the way I think.

Bay Area Part-Time MBA alumnus Henry Lee shares four big takeaways from his MBA journey, including a game show experience.

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The Power of Empathy

"Empathy tends to transform your understanding of the problem," says professor Andy Hargadon as he joins alum Mac Clemmens to discuss the power of empathy in the business world.

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How Our Dog Treats Can Help Restore Lake Tahoe

Four keys to grassroots social entrepreneurism

MBA alum Yuan Cheng co-founded Shrimply Blue to help restore Lake Tahoe. His team is on a mission built on trust and social impact.  

Jesse Rodriguez MBA 19 at Upwelling Capital Group
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Advice and Network Paved My Way to New Finance Career

My transition to private equity at Upwelling Capital Group.

Double-Aggie Jesse Rodriguez BA 13, MBA 19 shares how he built a strong network among faculty and alumni to launch a rewarding new finance career.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Alumni Spotlight: Jane You MBA 14

Group Product Manager, Dropbox

"Being a collaborative leader for me means curating a team culture with openness and common goals," says MBA alumna Jane You.

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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." 

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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.