We added “Admissions 101″ sessions this fall and last night was our third. I resisted the temptation to “recruit” and instead we focused the conversation on how to use the MBA application process as a chance to write one’s “Career Story.” Great participation and a lot of fun. In the photo, we’ve swapped resumes and are getting ready to interview each other.
Here is some UCLA-level inspiration for you. One of the many benefits of UCLA Anderson is that we live in the full world of UCLA.
FEMBApalooza 2 brought together new FEMBAs, upperclass FEMBAs, Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Families for a day of networking, socializing and overall fun. July 14, 2013. We had over 750 people attend, with 22 of the 26 total years of FEMBA represented.
Save the Date: FEMBApalooza 3, July 13, 2014!
Raising 904% of your Kickstarter goal is no game—unless you’re Anderson grad Julie Uhrman (FEMBA ’04) and your product is a game. OUYA sought $950,000 in funding and topped out at $8,596,474 from 63,416 backers. The open-source game console hit two Kickstarter records on its way: fastest project to raise more than $1 million and the most raised in a day, more than $2.5 million. The $99 console hit stores in summer 2013 and promptly sold out on Amazon.
OUYA is Android-based and says, “hackers welcome” when it comes to a development scheme. In fact, “rooting” the box (breaking open the code) won’t even void the warranty. The complete $99 OUYA package comes with console, Bluetooth controller, HDMI cable and batteries. There are currently 178 games available and 17,000 developers registered to take a crack at becoming the first big OUYA thing.
OUYA games are free to try, and apps include Twitch.tv, Flixster and Tunein, with more on the way from the likes of iHeartRadio.
Check out more on the OUYA website http://www.ouya.tv/.
Congratulations Julie! Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks to the UCLA Anderson blog for the story.
50 high-achieving college students from around the country selected to take part in the Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML) at UCLA Anderson from June 30 to July 12, 2013.
A collaboration of the University of California’s six business schools, the institute introduces undergraduates from historically black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions to the principles of business development, entrepreneurship and other key management skills. Over two consecutive summers, students, who don’t have to be majoring in business, attend classes taught by graduate-level UC business school faculty, take part in hands-on workshops, and make valuable connections with high-profile industry leaders. (read full story)
The promotion of Powell marks the first appointment to the recently announced start-up television division for Paramount. In her new role as President of Paramount Television, Amy is will finance and develop television for all platforms, from digital episodic content to prime time series. The new division is looking over the next five years to methodically build a creative television studio that will harness existing properties as well as new ideas from established and emerging talent, broadly seeking partners and distribution
For the past two years, Powell has led Paramount’s digital arm that brings original serialized content to the web with the goal of that content jumping to other platforms. The label has released Ben Stiller’s “Burning Love,” which was nominated for an Emmy Award this past week. “Burning Love” premiered on Yahoo! and all three seasons will make the unprecedented jump to E! Entertainment Television. Currently the label is in pre-production on the Bandito Brothers produced action-thriller series, “Chop Shop,” which will give a window into the underground world of Los Angeles car culture and premiere on Machinima.
Following the success of the first “Paranormal Activity” film – for which Powell played a key role in the film’s success through her digital marketing and “demand-it” distribution campaign – Paramount created Insurge, its micro-budget feature division with Powell as President. Under her leadership, Insurge has released the top-grossing musical documentary “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” the horror hit, “The Devil Inside,” and the biopic, “Katy Perry: Part of Me.”
Powell joined Paramount in 2004 from an interactive marketing position at Sony Pictures. In 2006, she was promoted to Senior Vice President of Interactive Marketing and went on to run Insurge in 2010. She has created, developed and executed digital marketing campaigns for films including the “Paranormal Activity” franchise, “Star Trek,” “Iron Man,” “Cloverfield,” “Jackass,” “Transformers,” “Tropic Thunder” and “Team America.” Powell began her career at CNN.
Amy has received numerous industry awards including being featured on Variety’s 2012 Woman’s Impact List as well as being inducted into the 2011 American Advertising Federation Marketing Hall of Fame, Key Art Awards, Webby Awards, OMMA Awards, IAB MIXX Awards and more. She has also been profiled as a 2005 “Next Gen” executive by the Hollywood Reporter and “Media Maven” by Ad Age.
In addition to Amy’s professional accomplishments, she remains dedicated to her charitable work, focusing on her passion of helping children in need. She participates regularly in mentoring programs and reading to elementary school students as part of Viacom’s Viacommunity initiatives. She also regularly volunteers at the UCLA Pediatric Oncology Ward, bringing arts & entertainment to critically ill children.
Amy holds a BA from Emory University and a MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.
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Sorry I haven’t blogged since February (that isn’t me in the photo btw). What a busy winter and spring with the Think in the Next Commercial Challenge and the great applicants of Rounds Three and Four.
The photo above is of a brain surgery conducted here at UCLA last week. It is amazing to me the level of excellence that is happening all over this campus. Read the full story here.