Networking

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. 

Being in "The Room Where It Happens" at UC Davis-Financial Times Biz Quiz
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Being in "The Room Where It Happens" at UC Davis-Financial Times Biz Quiz

Breaking bread with the CEO and president of Franklin Templeton, my employer

Sacramento Part-Time MBA student Brandyn Lee MBA 24 shares his experience meeting top financial executives during the inaugural Financial Times Biz Quiz. 

Building My Pride Network at 25th ROMBA Conference
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Building My Pride Network at 25th ROMBA Conference

Connecting with LGBTQ+ professionals nationwide—and meeting Monet X Change

In Washington, D.C., Full-Time MBA Angelina Cayabyab shares how she stepped out of her comfort zone to connect with LGBTQ+ professionals nationwide.

Setting Sail in the MSBA with a Practicum Booster and Davis Day
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Setting Sail in the MSBA with a Practicum Booster and Davis Day

Starting our journey at UC Davis, meeting the dean, touring campus

Onboarding for our MSBA cohort featured a tour of the UC Davis campus, essential preparation for our client projects, and meeting the community.

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.

Defining My Leadership Style at UC Davis
Deepi Agarwal MBA 22 at Collaborative Leadership Retreat in Monterey
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Defining My Leadership Style at UC Davis

Collaborative Leadership Program becomes foundational to my future

What makes a great leader? Deepi Agarwal MBA 22 shares insights from her UC Davis experience in the Collaborative Leadership Program and a three-day retreat with C-suite executives.

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.

5 More Tips to Make the Most of Your MBA: Part Two
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5 More Tips to Make the Most of Your MBA: Part Two

Get involved, indulge yourself and seek staff expertise

Building on her advice, Sacramento Part-Time MBA student Leticia Garay offers five more tips to help you get ahead in grad school.

5 Tips to Make the Most of Your MBA: Part One
Four Sacramento Part-Time MBA students celebrate finishing their first year in the program
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5 Tips to Make the Most of Your MBA: Part One

Growing through challenges in my grad school journey

"Self-compassion is the real key to success," says Sacramento Part-Time MBA student Leticia Garay as she shares lessons learned during the first year of the program.

Alumni Spotlight: Larry Yee MPAc 13
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Alumni Spotlight: Larry Yee MPAc 13

Director of Finance, Mayfield Fund | Former Sr. Manager, PwC

"A lot of what I do today was grounded in the things I learned, and all of it started here," says Larry Yee, now a Director of Finance for the Mayfield Fund and a graduate of the inaugural MPAc Class of 2013.

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.

Overcoming Challenges with Optimism Instead of Anxiety
Sheena Eustice
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Overcoming Challenges with Optimism Instead of Anxiety

How the MPAc program has helped me develop confidence in my professional abilities

The MPAc program is so much more than accounting—It has given me the opportunity to meet amazing people and become a stronger, more confident professional who is no longer controlled by anxiety.

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month: MSBA Alumna Lands Dream Job at Google
Ana Parra Vera MSBA 20 leads Google Zumba class
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Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month: MSBA Alumna Lands Dream Job at Google

How my Venezuelan culture shaped my academic and professional journey

“Do you want to be successful? If so, help others become successful. It’s a simple formula,” writes MSBA alumna Ana Parra Vera, an MSBA grad now at Google.

Refresh and Recharge Your Career Webinar Series
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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.

Pathways to the Boardroom Webinar Series
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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.

How I Passed the CPA Exams
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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.

UC Davis Leads Meetup of UC Accounting Students
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UC Davis Leads Meetup of UC Accounting Students

My three lessons learned from our virtual networking event.

MPAc student Ingrid Isea-Smith shares three lessons from the UC Davis-led virtual networking event for graduate accounting students.