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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.

“Dot-Connector”: An MBA Recruiter in the Classroom
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“Dot-Connector”: An MBA Recruiter in the Classroom

Attracting top talent for Genentech, Tesla, Salesforce

First-year Bay Area Part-Time MBA student Layne Austin peels the curtain back on her dual MBA experience and her career as a recruiter.

Student Spotlight: Dominic Piombo MPAc 21
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Student Spotlight: Dominic Piombo MPAc 21

UC Davis MPAc student Dominic Piombo shares his journey through UC Davis as a double-Aggie, which professor has stood out the most, and his advice to prospective students and the community.

Q&A: MSBA Alum Optimizing Machine Learning at Amazon
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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.

3 Tips to Make the Most Out of Your B-School Experience
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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.

From Baseball to Balance Sheets: A New Field of Dreams
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From Baseball to Balance Sheets: A New Field of Dreams

“I have enjoyed every minute of the MPAc program thus far.”

Double-Aggie Wyatt Tucker shares how his Aggie baseball experience eventually led him to the MPAc program and an offer from a Big 4 firm.

Speed Networking: 4 Lessons Learned from Alumni
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Speed Networking: 4 Lessons Learned from Alumni

Business analytics alums share advice with students

The top tips and takeaways from a successful speed networking session with recent MSBA alumni.