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Growing My Entrepreneurial Mindset—and Exploring New Options
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Growing My Entrepreneurial Mindset—and Exploring New Options

My 5 Takeaways from the UC Entrepreneurship Academy

At the unique four-day academy, Sacramento Part-Time MBA student Diane Lim says she found mentorship, a collaborative spirit and support for her future business ideas.

My Transition from Teaching to Microsoft
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My Transition from Teaching to Microsoft

Following my passion to raise the standard of education globally

"In the midst of my first week as an elementary school teacher, I was awoken by a harsh reality: the current classroom curriculum is outdated," writes Sacramento Part-Time MBA Parisa Meschi.

Taking the Leap into Accounting at UC Davis
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Taking the Leap into Accounting at UC Davis

Bringing my skills from higher education to a new calling in MPAc program

"2020 changed by life forever...I began to give serious thought to where I wanted to take my career and how I could prepare for my best future. The UC Davis MPAc program offered me an exciting new professional career path," says Brian Favetti MPAc 23.

A Deloitte Dream: How the MPAc program “Changed My Life”
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A Deloitte Dream: How the MPAc program “Changed My Life”

My journey to UC Davis helped me find belonging, support and a career

Struggling to find his fit in college, Kyle Gillingwater discovered the UC Davis MPAc program, pivoted and found the program changed his life.

Chasing My Passion—Pivoting to New Industry and Career
Gianne Yeung MBA 23 at the UC Davis San Ramon campus
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Chasing My Passion—Pivoting to New Industry and Career

Curiosity sparked as a Part-Time MBA led to new gig in data analytics

Bay Area Part-Time MBA student Gianne Yeung maps her career switch and how she knew it was time to make the jump.

What I’ve Learned Transitioning from Music to Marketing
Molly Scott
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What I’ve Learned Transitioning from Music to Marketing

My 180-degree career pivot: the trifecta of difficulty—location, function and industry

If you’re like Molly Scott and are using an MBA to do an Olympic-worthy 180-degree career pivot, hitting the trifecta of difficulty—location, function and industry—then you need to read this blog.

When Life Threw Me a Curveball, the UC Davis MBA Adapted with Me
Mara Tzizik-Swanson
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When Life Threw Me a Curveball, the UC Davis MBA Adapted with Me

A cross-country move was just a bump in the road toward earning my MBA

If I’ve learned anything about myself over the years, it's that I never know where I am going to end up. I just know I’m lucky to have found an MBA program that is as adaptable as I am.

Discovering a New Path: From Engineering to Strategy
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Discovering a New Path: From Engineering to Strategy

How a UC Davis MBA enabled my career pivot

After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering and getting a job at an oil refinery in California, I realized that a business role could present interesting problems and challenges much like an engineering role could.

Finding Purpose: Pursing an MBA after U.S. Military Service
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Finding Purpose: Pursing an MBA after U.S. Military Service

‘The veteran network is incredibly strong’

Former Air Force Operations Intelligence Analyst Zach Hunter shares his journey to UC Davis and his call for other veterans to follow in his footsteps.

Collaboration is the Heartbeat of MPAc Program
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Collaboration is the Heartbeat of MPAc Program

Learn to become a great team player

MPAc alumna Jaspreet Bola switched from pre-med to accounting, discovering the power of collaboration in our community.

Recognizing My Roots: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
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Recognizing My Roots: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

MBA alum Benigno Salazar experienced the transformative power of education

After immigrating to the U.S. at age 7, Benigno Salazar has built a career across industries with hard work and influence from his father, and weathering three corporate layoffs.           

How the MSBA Program Provided a Career Boost
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How the MSBA Program Provided a Career Boost

Adding tools to my skillset helped me succeed.

Never underestimate the power of your network. Alumna Jessica Padolina, now at BlackRock, says every interview opportunity I earned was because of my network—whether thanks to the MSBA program or from a coworker from a previous job.

Tips to Strengthen your M.S. in Business Analytics Application
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Tips to Strengthen your M.S. in Business Analytics Application

“Now is the best time to think about, and define your analytics narrative.”

Are you ready to jump-start your business analytics career? MSBA Executive Director Amy Russell shares tips and advice to help you strengthen your application. 

Meet Our New MSBA Graduate Student Analysts
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Meet Our New MSBA Graduate Student Analysts

Jessica Padolina, Zhe Wang and Dhwani Mehta connect their cohort

Soft skills, SQL and machine learning—find out what attracted our three new Graduate Student Analysts to the MSBA program.