Work/life Balance

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.

Student-Athlete Life Prepared Me for Part-Time MBA
Day in the Life graphic featuring Sacramento MBA student Brandyn Lee
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Student-Athlete Life Prepared Me for Part-Time MBA

Aggie football routines positioned me well for challenges of work and MBA - you can do it!

Aggie alum and former football player, Sacramento Part-Time MBA student Brandyn Lee shares how his student-athlete experience now helps him balance investment banking and MBA.

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.

'Face Time' Bias may be Working Against Those Working from Home
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'Face Time' Bias may be Working Against Those Working from Home

'Face time bias' is a real phenomenon affecting employees working remotely, says Professor Emeritus Kim Elsbach, who found that bosses tend to favor employees who they can see at work, regardless of what they're actually doing. 

Stronger Together: How to Prioritize Your Wellness during Grad School
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Stronger Together: How to Prioritize Your Wellness during Grad School

7 tips for setting yourself up for MBA success

Marielle Berman MBA 22 and Becca Litman MBA 22 share seven tips to help GSM students prioritize their mental health and wellness so they are set up for success while getting their degree. 

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.

Let’s Talk Business! Engineering My Future Career
Let's talk business!
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Let’s Talk Business! Engineering My Future Career

UC Davis MBA program helps me learn business skills, lingo and apply it to my career

I know what words like “cash,” “credit,” and having a “balanced budget” mean in a personal finance context. But I was lost in my engineering job at a local utility company when co-workers used industry lingo to describe corporate budgets.

MBA Student-Athlete Becomes a Champion On and Off the Field
MBA student Kate Graham UC Davis womens lacrosse
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MBA Student-Athlete Becomes a Champion On and Off the Field

“The best blessing in disguise I will ever receive”

Full-Time MBA student Kate Graham shares her experience winning a lacrosse championship with UC Davis, and how she balances her schoolwork.

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.

Serving on a Board: How Women in Leadership Opened My Eyes
Meagan Travlos MBA 22 and a lemur
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Serving on a Board: How Women in Leadership Opened My Eyes

Finding female mentorship with the PUENTES board

Bay Area Part-Time MBA student Meagan Travlos served on a non-profit board through the student-led Women in Leadership Board Fellows Program.

UC Davis Online MBA Offers Flexibility and Real-Time ROI
Kim-Mai Hoang MBA 23 and her grandfather
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UC Davis Online MBA Offers Flexibility and Real-Time ROI

“The genuine encouragement from advisors, professors, and peers has kept me connected and engaged."

“The Online MBA program allows you to curate your schedule that fits your timelines, responsibilities and professional goals,” student Kim-Mai Hoang says.

One Incredible Journey: My Six-Year MBA Sacrifice
Tarun, Jordan and Kumar at Aggie Grad Walk
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One Incredible Journey: My Six-Year MBA Sacrifice

‘Dedication and resilience led me to this moment.’

After years of sacrifice, recent Full-Time MBA graduate Tarun Chinniah finally received the pay-off he’d set out for: his MBA degree.

Take the Reins: How Horses Can Increase Your Mental Health Awareness
Ash Singh MBA 22 and his horse, Quincy
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Take the Reins: How Horses Can Increase Your Mental Health Awareness

Equestrian therapy at UC Davis offers natural healing power

Full-Time MBA student Ash Singh shares what it’s like to earn his horsemanship from the UC Davis Equestrian Center and how horses strengthen emotional intelligence.

Unleashing My Creative Voice at UC Davis
Online MBA student Fabi Addamo self portrait
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Unleashing My Creative Voice at UC Davis

Creativity is a dynamic way of living life, not a job title.

First-generation immigrant woman and designer Fabi Addamo shares the meaning of grit as she joins UC Davis Online MBA program in search of starting a business.

24 Hours in My Life as a Full-Time MBA
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.

5 New Year's Resolutions to Enhance My Grad School Experience
William on the coast
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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.

Embrace Change—Luck is Where Preparation Meets Opportunity
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.

A Day in My Part-Time MBA Life
Sheena Tsang gets ready for a run
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A Day in My Part-Time MBA Life

Balancing work, life and earning a UC Davis MBA

How do you find time for it all? Bay Area Part-Time MBA student Sheena Tsang shares her daily routine from her job at T-Mobile to Zoom calls with classmates.