Event Recap

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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.

Adobe and Humana Analytics Challenges

MSBA Teams Claim Top Finishes at Pair of Analytics Challenges

Two tight weeks lead to strong lessons for student teams

Our MSBA student teams claimed a top-20 finish at the Adobe Analytics Challenge and reached the semifinals at Humana-Mays Healthcare Case Competition.

Jonathan Pan shares a photo of his time at ROMBA 2019

5 Must-Know Virtual Conference Tips for MBA Students

Takeaways from two years at ROMBA

Full-Time MBA student Jonathan Pan compares the last two years of Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) and offers his tips for virtual conferences.


Virtual Handshakes with Accounting Firms Lead to Careers

Many MPAc students secure positions by Thanksgiving break

Master of Professional Accountancy students connected virtually at our “Meet the Firms” event, as recruiters seek top talent.


UC Davis MBA + Metro EDGE Accelerated My Career

EDGErs: Capital Region’s young, diverse movers and shakers

Double Aggie and Sacramento MBA grad Andrea Ellinghouse shares how the upcoming Emerge Summit can be a career game-changer.

Ayako Yasuda

Trends in Private Equity, Venture Capital & Social Entrepreneurship

Professor Ayako Yasuda reviews trends in private equity, venture capital, and her metrics for social entrepreneurship as part of the 2020 Academic and Practitioner Symposium.

Uber headquarters in San Francisco

Aggies at Uber Pop the Hood for MSBA Students

UC Davis alums lead tour about new technologies and opportunities

For a few years now, my dream has been to work at Uber. The ride-sharing service stole my heart in the late-2000s with their tech platform breakthrough and affordable ride hailing service that has made transportation easier for millions worldwide.

Uber headquarters in San Francisco
UC Davis students recently had the chance to tour Uber's headquarters in San Francisco.

Thanks to UC Davis alumni at Uber, I was able to join a recent tour of the company.

It was a dream-come-true.

Hackathon Winners

Storytelling Anchors 24-Hour Data Hackathon

With little sleep, MSBA students team up on creative big data solutions

On April 10, around 4 a.m., as the rest of the world sleeps, 39 business analysts are pouring their third cup of coffee to stay wide awake as they hit hour number 12 of the 2019 UC Davis Data Hackathon.

The Master of Science and Business Analytics (MSBA) students work feverishly, typing fast to come up with data-backed strategies to solve a pair of real-world issues posed by our corporate sponsors.

On one side of the room, students are studying data sets given to them by Sunrun, a leading residential solar provider. They’re looking to find a new way to speed up solar panel adoption and solve a major climate issue.

Mike Faith, Founder CEO of Headset.com

Dialed into World-Class Customer Service

Headsets.com CEO Mike Faith turns up the volume

Customer service is one of those terms that I hear in the most general sense, but Mike Faith takes it to a new level—he’s a customer service fanatic.

Faith is the founder and CEO of Headsets.com, the leading headset supplier in North America with more than 1.3 million customers. He recently visited our M.S. in Business Analytics (MSBA) class to share about the importance of learning from customers.


Conference Ignites a Passion for Business, One Startup at a Time

If you want to go far, you must go with others

The annual Ignite Conference brings together students, CEOs and business leaders—and attendees get to see concepts learned during class in action. Over the course of four days in March, I toured four amazing companies, listened to thought-provoking talks from industry leaders and created connections that will last long past Ignite.