Success Story

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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.

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5 Job Search Tips from MSBA Alumni at Amazon and REEF

When you don’t have an edge, rely on your network

New MSBA student Chanel Diggs quizzes alumni about building analytic skills and tapping the network to land sought-after roles in tech.


Alumni Spotlight: Jane You MBA 14

Group Product Manager, Dropbox

What does being a collaborative leader mean to you?

Being a collaborative leader for me means curating a team culture with openness and common goals, in which everybody can feel free to contribute and do their best work.


Accounting Pivot: “There’s Always Time to Change the Road You’re On.”

Catapulting my accounting career

MPAc alum Jared Slesnick recounts his “wild ride” career journey from a small business to BDO to Atlassian.


Alumni Spotlight: Bryan Shepherd MBA 11

Division Controller, Agilent Technologies

"Being a collaborative leader starts with being respectful, polite and actively listening to your team and those around you." 


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.

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Alumni Spotlight: Rani Chu MBA 11

Project Manager, LAM Research

A project manager at Lam Research, alumna Rani Chu MBA 11 shares how collaborative leadership helps her meet the challenges of a fast-paced Silicon Valley environment and the highlights of her career in the semi-conductor industry.

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Four C’s of MSBA: Curriculum, Collaboration, Connections and Cases

New alumna shares advice from her student experience

MSBA alumna Jacqueleine Ngo shares about the program, her internship and new career at Unity.


Parents, Here’s Why You Should Consider an MBA

“Even when family life feels overwhelming, I’ve enjoyed my time at the UC Davis GSM”

As a full-time professional and parent of three young kids, Wesley Chua shares why he took the leap to start the Bay Area Part-Time MBA.


Alums from Google, Facebook, Amazon, PayPal Share Tips for Success

MSBA students gain insights into analytics careers at top tech firms

MSBA alumni from top tech companies shared advice with incoming students: Hone your technical skills, master soft skills and ace the client practicum.


Student Spotlight: Yuan Cheng

Full-Time MBA

Yuan Cheng shares his MBA story about the power of collaborative leadership and his entrepreneurial spirit to take on his own business in the food and ag sector.

Manik and Shalini at Intel

The Value of an MBA for Working Professionals

Part-time programs offer many benefits to seasoned professionals

With nearly 20 years in the tech sector, Bay Area MBA student Manik Chandrasekhar says he made the right decision to invest in an MBA.

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Former Aggie Hurdler on New MBA Career Track

“The Career Development team were super responsive and critical to my success”

After landing a new role at Sandia National Laboratories, Bay Area MBA student Suzanne Howard shares the many ways UC Davis helped accelerate her career.


Student Spotlight: Prayas Tiwari

Full-Time MBA

UC Davis MBA student Prayas Tiwari shares his story as a student leader, his thoughts on the power of collaborative leadership, and his advice to prospective students and the community.


Keeping CPUs Cool, Intel Turns to UC Davis MBA Team

Partnering with tech giant on virtual consulting project

Adapting on the fly to an all-virtual MBA consulting project brought new challenges for a team working with client Intel.


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Tim Stallings MBA 98, co-founder and vice president of merchandise for the Sacramento Republic FC soccer club, shares his experience helping to build a professional sports franchise with big plans to bring it to the national stage — and how his UC


Student Spotlight: Ana Parra Vera MSBA 20

Master of Science in Business Analytics

M.S. in Business Analytics student Ana Parra Vera shares her experience as a student leader in the San Francisco program, and her virtual "Zoom"ba for her classmates to keep fit.


GSM Alumni Association Honors Shyama Chakroborty MBA 96

2019-2020 Distinguished Achievement Award

A true "Rocket Man" recognized for his impact and leadership in the commercial space exploration business, Shyama Chakroborty MBA 96 has been honored with the GSM Alumni Association's 2019-2020 Distinguished Achievement Award.

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MSBA Alumna Liz Liu Tackles COVID-Age Job Market

Detailing strategies during the pandemic

Liu, now a data analyst at Amazon-Ring, pivoted quickly after Macy's downsized, forcing her back into the job market  in a difficult time.


Alumni Spotlight: Lana Kress MPAc 18

Tax Consultant, PwC

A tax consultant at PwC, alumna Lana Kress MPAc 18 shares about her student experience, teamwork in the accounting industry and joining one of the Big 4 accounting firms.