Student Perspective

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Teamwork Drives Our Success for MSBA Practicum Client Project

3 keys to collaboration on our virtual consulting

“I can’t, but we can.” MSBA student Angela Wang says communication, delegation and support are foundations for collaborating on the year-long consulting project.

Rohan and Ashish Ranshinge with Camille Harris and Amy Russell at Home Depot HQ in Atlanta
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MSBA Alums and Identical Twins Team Up at Home Depot

Both senior analysts at home improvement retailers’ headquarters in Atlanta

MSBA student Emily Teng catches up with identical twins Ashish and Rohan Ranshinge, both 2019 alums and now senior analysts at Home Depot headquarters in Atlanta.

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Ag Immersion: Balancing Work and an MBA

‘Why did I wait so long to do this?’

Sacramento Part-Time MBA student Brie Hunt on what it’s like to balance a full-time job in the agriculture industry and pursuing a graduate business degree.

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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.

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Seeking Asylum: Fleeing a War-torn Country and Immigrating to the U.S.

My journey to the UC Davis Bay Area Part-Time MBA program

Ali Khaleed Ali shares his journey from Iraq to the U.S., working many jobs, attending Stanford University and now about to graduate from the Bay Area MBA program.

Tarun Chinniah MBA 21 stares out at the ocean
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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.

Layne Austin MBA 23 speaking at Genentech Career Day
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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.

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3 Ways To Celebrate Black History Month at Your Workplace

Recognizing Black History Month in 2021

Online MBA student Leilani Alvarez says the workplace can be a great environment to recognize Black History Month and celebrate the many significant contributions of African Americans.

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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.

Lizzy Yi MSBA 21 takes a photo with the famous 'Charging Bull' on Wall Street
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Actuary to Analytics: My Road to UC Davis

Adapting to the rise of the data-driven economy

With her actuarial career in the rear-view mirror, MSBA student Lizzy Yi set a course toward one of today’s hottest fields.

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5 New Year's Resolutions to Enhance My Grad School Experience

Setting goals for better health and better results in the classroom

MSBA student William Ma shares five ways he seeks to improve himself in 2021 and beyond to meet personal and professional goals.

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UC Davis Welcomes Back Google Cloud Hero Competition

Google partnership paves way for practitioner certification

Teaming up with the pros from Google to learn cloud computing and reach our Google Cloud Practitioner certification.

Wearing his UC Davis GSM mask, Animesh enjoys Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, not far from the MSBA campus
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My MSBA Journey from Bangalore to San Francisco

“Opportunity to create relationships with client companies attracted me.”

The day I received my admittance from UC Davis for the M.S. in Business Analytics program was the highlight of 2020. Unsuspecting of what was about to hit the world, I celebrated with family.

When the pandemic hit, like thousands of other people

Tea Time Presentation, Smita Carvalo, fourth from the left, paisley dress
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4 Steps to a Successful MPAc Journey

"Start preparing early and keep your momentum.”

Recent MPAc graduate Smita Carvalho shares her journey through the program and landing a new career as a risk advisory associate in San Francisco.

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Finding a Home Away from Home at UC Davis

My trek from Mongolia to a very welcoming Davis community

From the capital of Mongolia to her apartment in Davis, new Full-Time MBA student Sodontuya Nerguidavaa shares about her global journey.

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UC Davis MBA Team Helps Chilean Winery Strategize

Bringing ‘creative and bold’ ideas to break into U.S. market

Full-Time MBA students team up virtually with students from the University of Talca to help Hugo Casanova Winery in Chile break into the U.S. market.

Brent Jackson MBA 20 in the operating room
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Embrace Change—Luck is Where Preparation Meets Opportunity

“I was on the crispy end of the burnout spectrum, but I welcomed the unknown.”

From physician to hospital administrator, Dr. Brent Jackson (M.D., M.S.,) MBA 20 earned his UC Davis MBA at age 55—a prescription for further success.

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Student Stories: From X'ian, China to Corporate Finance at Google

After completing her MBA at UC Davis, Betty Yao started her journey in Silicon Valley by joining a startup called Pillow, which she shares in this blog from Interstride. See how her career at Pillow, which was later acquired by Expedia, transitioned

Wyatt Tucker MPAc 21 Pitching for the UC Davis baseball team
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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.

Every day when I was little, I would sit on the front porch, eagerly waiting for my dad to get home

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How Our Board is Enhancing Student Connections in Virtual Landscape

Building a foundation for student success through community

Double-Aggie and MPAc Board President Oscar Halliwell shares his goals to foster connections between students across the School.

Before enrolling in the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program at UC Davis, I enjoyed a summer