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By Sana Rahim (FEMBA ’19) A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Embodied Leadership Workshop for Women at UCLA Anderson with Suzanne Roberts, founder of Unifying Solutions. The four-hour workshop was a crash course on the history of gender inequity, and Suzanne shared powerful strategies and exercises for women... Continue reading
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By Elise Anderson Charles Burdick (’77) is the first to admit that his career trajectory was not the result of some grand plan: rather, it was more defined by hard work, preparation and learning and understanding his specific “talent,” and then being ready to take advantage of opportunities as they... Continue reading
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(L-R) Ilan Isaacs 3L UCLA Law School, host and professor Jeffrey Moorad, Keenan Long 19, Doug Paulus 19 and Thomas Crutchley 19. A trio of FEMBA students -- Thomas Crutchley ('19), Keenan Long ('19) and Doug Paulus ('19) -- took first place at the 4th Annual Game Day Sports Case... Continue reading
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During Impact Week (April 17–21, 2017), whose theme is Purpose + Profit, UCLA Anderson is highlighting stories of mission-driven careers, companies and projects that fulfill unmet needs in sectors from e-commerce to cleantech. By Yamini Mappat (’18) Clayton Frech (’98) is the founder and CEO of Angel City Sports and... Continue reading
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Joseph Householder (CERT ’94), corporate group president of infrastructure businesses at Sempra Energy, delivered the keynote address By Margaret Bliss Solar panels, EV charging stations and behind-the-meter systems are all innovative responses to global challenges plaguing the modern world. They were the topics addressed and explored at the annual Energy... Continue reading
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With a local guide, Lizeth Chiprez interviewed restaurant proprietors at a fish market in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to gather data her team would use to understand the value chain around red crab and black clam processing and distribution UCLA Anderson MBA students conduct Applied Management Research projects in lieu of a... Continue reading
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Alex Gostomelsky pitches Nopical at Plug & Play Selection Day, a startup accelerator program in Los Angeles By Isha Patel The entrepreneurial spirit is nothing new to UCLA Anderson. Among the many opportunities available to MBA students with innovative ideas is the a chance to start or plan their own... Continue reading
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By Carolyn Gray Anderson In the late 1970s, Christine McCarthy (’81) was preparing to leave a career in banking for a Ph.D. in biology. Or so she thought: Following the death of her father, someone planted the idea that she should pursue an MBA for greater earning power than she... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson MBA students conduct Applied Management Research projects in lieu of a thesis. The nation’s first business school field study program, AMR partners students with top organizations to solve a key strategic problem. During Impact Week (April 17–21, 2017), whose theme is Purpose + Profit, we’re highlighting stories of... Continue reading
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Dean Judy Olian (second from left) with Professor Bill Cockrum, Caroline and Richard Nahas, Peter Mullin and Peter Liberti UCLA Anderson Class of 2018 fellowship recipients Brandon Child, Gareth Stamp, Jenn Yoohanna, Alina Karimova, Jonathan Bryson, Judy Zhou Enjoy a gallery of photos from the event By Paul Feinberg On... Continue reading
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Eric Flato at HSRC with client lead Dr. Alastair Van Heerden (right) UCLA Anderson MBA students conduct Applied Management Research projects in lieu of a thesis. The nation’s first business school field study program, AMR partners students with top organizations to solve a key strategic problem.During Impact Week (April 17–21,... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson MBA students conduct Applied Management Research field study projects in lieu of a thesis. Anderson gives full-time students the Business Creation Option in which entrepreneurs launch companies while still in school. During Impact Week (April 17–21, 2017), whose theme is Purpose + Profit, we’re highlighting stories of Class... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson MBA students conduct Applied Management Research field study projects in lieu of a thesis. Anderson gives full-time students the Business Creation Option in which entrepreneurs launch companies while still in school. Team Connoisseur researched the restaurant landscape in L.A. to devise a delicious formula for picking local dining... Continue reading
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Foodbank of Santa Barbara County COO Jamie Nichols visits a site participating in the organization's Backyard Bounty program, which gleans excess produce from neighborhood fruit trees and orchards During Impact Week (April 17–21, 2017), whose theme is Purpose + Profit, UCLA Anderson is highlighting stories of mission-driven careers, companies and... Continue reading
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By Sana Rahim (FEMBA ’19) When you graduate from college wide-eyed and ready to take on the world, no one ever tells you that one day your career choices will be dictated by a mortgage or daycare payments. Whether we realize it or not, at some point in our lives... Continue reading
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On April 6, 2017, the Riordan Programs will celebrate three decades of providing pioneering career-based outreach programs for students from underserved communities. This marquee organization is marking its 30th anniversary with its annual gala event and an announcement about the new Riordan Hall of Fame, along with this year’s awards... Continue reading
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Illustration: PC By Ioan Istrate (’17) I had the opportunity to work with the XPRIZE Foundation, laying groundwork for a new technological concept involving avatars. The project demanded the networking skills I gained at UCLA Anderson, my pre-MBA business acumen and a wealth of entrepreneurial skills gained during my six... Continue reading
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By Ole Bjoernstad (’17) Expectations were high when Jeremy Mau (’17) and I decided to enter the 2017 ACG Cup to defend the title for UCLA Anderson: In 2016 Jeremy and UCLA Anderson classmates David Shin (’17) and Kyle Patterson (’17) claimed the hard-won prize. With my teammate determined to... Continue reading
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All students registered for the third annual UCLA Anderson Healthcare Conference on Saturday, March 11, will be invited to a pre-conference networking night on campus on Friday, March 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The evening will feature a senior executive keynote speaker from conference sponsor Blue Shield of California.... Continue reading
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Stocks, the dollar and interest rates soared after the surprising election of Donald Trump on the assumption of a major shift in fiscal policy. Now that immigration and trade issues have moved to the fore, the markets are less certain as to the magnitude and timing of the fiscal changes.... Continue reading
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By Isha Patel For six years, Upaya Social Ventures has helped 12 companies create over 4,100 new jobs for people living in impoverished areas in India. Upaya CEO Kate Cochran (’97) joined Impact@Anderson’s High Impact Tea series to share her experience and future goals for the nonprofit. Cochran started out... Continue reading
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Jeffery Keys (’96) is president of Diversity Food Brands LLC, a consolidator, operator and licensor of food service brands with a primary focus on concessions common to airports, motorways, college campuses and hospitals. DFB is minority-owned and ACDBE-certified in multiple states. Keys was a founding partner of United Enterprise Fund... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson’s Justin Phillips (’18) (left) and Jarrid Johnston (FEMBA ’19) of team J^2 Capital won the 2017 Fink Stock Pitch Competition, with teams from UVA Darden School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business placing second and third, respectively. Phillips, an equity research analyst, described the rush of... Continue reading
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Fink Center executive director Jose Plehn-Dujowich (left) congratulates Justin Phillips (center) and Jarrid Johnston of UCLA Anderson team J^2 Capital on taking first place in the seventh annual Fink Center Stock Pitch Competition Watch the day unfold in photos! By Isha Patel On Friday, February 10, MBA students from 12... Continue reading
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Joby Branion (J.D./MBA ’95) studied law and management at UCLA, then began a career in transactional law. An old college buddy tipped him off to an opportunity to meet and possibly work with legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg, who inspired the character Tom Cruise portrayed in Jerry Maguire. Branion joined... Continue reading