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Tap that Shoulder: Speed Networking with MSBA Alumni
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Tap that Shoulder: Speed Networking with MSBA Alumni

My four key takeaways for career searches

In any field, networking is crucial to growing your brand, staying on top of the latest industry trends and gaining access to career advancement resources. Rishika Chaudhary MSBA 23 shares key takeaways from an alumni panel. 

MSBA to McKinsey
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MSBA to McKinsey

My interview with fellow alumna, now data engineer Yucheng “Joanna” Jiang

Shortly after I graduated from the M.S. in Business Analytics program, I had the chance to catch up with my former classmate and now UC Davis alumna Yucheng “Joanna” Jiang MSBA 22, who recently joined McKinsey & Co.

My Way to Wayfair: How the MSBA Shaped My Career Search
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My Way to Wayfair: How the MSBA Shaped My Career Search

Capitalizing on my practicum project experience

MSBA graduate Tushar Kotangle shares how UC Davis shaped his journey to becoming a lead analyst for leading retailer Wayfair.

Over the EDGE: Reinventing Myself by Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone
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Over the EDGE: Reinventing Myself by Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

Lessons learned in networking as an extroverted introvert and UC Davis MBA student

Esther Muriithi shares her experience juggling being a Sacramento MBA student, nurse and parent, and how she’s spreading her wings to become a better networking professional.

MPAc Alumna Brianna Dean-Sysum Readies to Join EY
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MPAc Alumna Brianna Dean-Sysum Readies to Join EY

2022 Master of Professional Accountancy grad shares her path to Big 4 firm

Recent MPAc alumna Brianna Dean-Sysum shares the value of UC Davis’ accounting program and her tips and advice for prospective students.

Career Q&A with Upwork’s Director of Trust and Safety Analytics
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Career Q&A with Upwork’s Director of Trust and Safety Analytics

Exec shares interview mistakes to avoid and career tips with MSBA students

With 20+ years of analytics experience, Pubudu Wariyapola, director of trust and safety analytics at Upwork, shared valuable tips with my MSBA class.

Q&A with MBA Alumna Smita Madam, Tableau Product Manager
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Q&A with MBA Alumna Smita Madam, Tableau Product Manager

Learning about the technical and non-technical sides of product management

From data deep-dives to interview tips, MSBA student Tushar Kotangale shares seven top questions from our recent Q&A with alumna Smita Madam.

My Professor Became My Career Mentor
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My Professor Became My Career Mentor

“Professor Hargadon, through his effective and engaging instruction, opened my mind”

Full-Time MBA student Camille Harris says Professor Andrew Hargadon’s enthusiasm for innovation and entrepreneurship helped her find her way forward.

From MSBA to Meta: Alumna Luga Lu’s Journey
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From MSBA to Meta: Alumna Luga Lu’s Journey

“Never be frustrated and always be positive.”

Current MSBA student Ethan Meng asked 2021 alumna Luga Lu a handful of questions about the MSBA program, life after graduation and her new career at Meta. 

Q&A with MSBA Alum and Nordstrom Data Analyst Khristion Lambert
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Q&A with MSBA Alum and Nordstrom Data Analyst Khristion Lambert

“It’s not easy, but it’s rewarding.”

“I saw this program as a great opportunity to solidify my skills and transition into the industry,” says Class of 2021 MSBA graduate Khristion Lambert.

Commitment to Community and How to Find Yours
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Commitment to Community and How to Find Yours

How my energetic personality led to a passion of volunteering.

Bay Area MBA student Kevin Leung, a financial analyst at Facebook, details his journey to UC Davis and how he’s discovered his passion for community support.

Top 3 Tips for Data Analytics Job Interviews
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Top 3 Tips for Data Analytics Job Interviews

“Employers are looking for soft skills such as strong analytical storytelling”

MSBA student Lizzy Yi recaps the program's recent analytics job interview preparation panel with company recruiters and MSBA staff.

Big 4 vs. Regional Firm: Q&A with Accounting Alum Brian Gouw
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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.

Here’s a Tip: Read This Before You Apply to UC Davis MSBA
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Here’s a Tip: Read This Before You Apply to UC Davis MSBA

Get the inside scoop on essays, recommendations, interviews and more

MSBA Admissions Specialist Camille Mack answers your questions and shares resources to help you get started and submit the strongest application. 

24 Hours in My Life as a Full-Time MBA
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24 Hours in My Life as a Full-Time MBA

Living a balanced life and enjoying all the little sips

A coffee connoisseur, MBA student and ambassador Tarun Chinniah keeps a meticulous schedule—with plenty of java breaks.