Giving you an inside look into what business school is really like. Stories from current students and successful grads combined into a behind the scenes look at the UCLA Anderson MBA experience. Hosted by 2017 grad Alex Grodnik.
Being Open to New Opportunities
Deb Johnson ('99), Chief Learning Officer of Deloitte Consulting, tells us how a piece of advice her father gave her as a young girl has shaped her entire career and also the skills you should be developing for a career in consulting.
The path to CFO
Katie Low Anderson, CFO at Guess? Walks us through her up and down journey to becoming the CFO of a multi-billion dollar company. How believing in herself, constantly learning and keeping good relationships were the keys to her success.
Don’t be afraid to trust your gut
Constance Knight, Global Head of Video Curation at Instagram, talks about how not being afraid to make big changes in your career and trusting your gut can lead to life changing outcomes. Also, why it’s so important to have specific career goals and predictions for the future.
Patience and Strategic Thinking for a Career in Analytics
Reggie Panaligan (’10), walks us through the strategy for how he got his dream job at Google. We also discuss the role data plays in entertainment and the dichotomy between new and old media companies.
A Fortunate Coincidence to Change People’s Lives
Hugh Chang (’90) walks us through his journey from a fast-paced tech job to the world of global health at the Gates Foundation. By focusing on innovation as a source of impact, Hugh was able to combine good luck and self-awareness to improve the lives of millions.
Timing is Everything
Aaron Hirschhorn (’05), founder, CEO and chairman of the disruptive startup DogVacay, tells us how timing was the crucial factor in growing his business from nothing to $100 million in revenue. Also, we discuss how to make the best decisions with the information you have.
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