Just in time to welcome our entering UCLA FEMBA Class of 2019, this week’s podcast is with Dr. Margaret Shih, Board of Visitors Term Chair Professor of Management and Senior Associate Dean, Fully Employed MBA and Full Time MBA programs.
Dean Shih shares how her international upbringing shaped her education and ultimately her research and passion in Diversity, Culture, Stereotypes, Team and Groups, Leadership, Organizational Commitment, Performance, Consumer Behavior, and Decision-Making.
She also shares about teaching, FEMBA Council, FEMBApalooza and offers some tips to our entering Class of 2019. Enjoy!
This week’s Drive Time Podcast is the first of its kind, starring a trio of three alumni stories from Oscar Rodriguez (FEMBA ’14), Hanson Chang (FEMBA ’14) and Sarah McMains (Full Time MBA ’12). You will hear how Oscar and Hanson met in their first year of the FEMBA program and continued working together, along with Sarah, through the creation of their start-up healthcare business, “Care | Mind” (an iOS application). The group discusses several themes that have stuck with them throughout their time at UCLA Anderson and beyond, including:
Building a partnership through their time in the FEMBA program
Discovering opportunities, broadening their perspectives, and finding their higher purpose
Bringing medicine back in the hands of individuals and empowering people with information
Increasing the utilization of wearable technology with the senior population
Leveraging the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network to find a perfect match for their marketing needs
Practical tips for getting the most out of the UCLA Anderson experience
Faculty Spotlight: The value of your UCLA Anderson education starts with our faculty. You learn from top research professors, whose ideas drive change globally, AND you learn from faculty who have “been there and done that in industry” and share their success with you.
Jeff Scheinrock, Continuing Lecturer, Faculty Director AMR/BCO, President & CFO at Originate (a pioneer in Venture Resources) brings a lifetime of corporate experience into his teaching. He has extensive experience in international financial markets, corporate finance and capital structure, acquisitions and strategic investment, and is a CPA.
Podcast highlights include:
Three tips all new students can use
Launching the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator Seeing Senior Associate Dean Al Osborne and Executive Director Elaine Hagan of the Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation bring the Venture Accelerator to life
Hiring 11 UCLA Anderson graduates to Originate!
Teaching as a GAP Faculty Advisor
Writing a book (The Agile Startup) with a FEMBA alumnus, Matt Sand, FEMBA ’10, President 3DEO
Seeing the power of luck and timing — and a sense of humor!
We are expanding our Drive Time podcasts to include alumni stories. Paraag Lal ’04 is both an inspiring alum and a personal friend. We traveled through India after a FEMBA Global Immersion course. Paraag was a keynote speaker at Leadership Foundations in 2014.
Meet Paraag Lal ’04, President at Carmen Road Entertainment, as he reflects on
Leaving a mark as a FEMBA Council leader (launching the FEMBA Halloween Party, the Vegas trip, Anderson Affiliates, and SuperSaturday interviews)
Making As in every course at UCLA Anderson (except former Dean Hayn’s!)
Enjoying two Fortune 500 chapters at Intel and then Cisco
Supporting his dad through Parkinson’s
Launching Carmen Road Entertainment
Relating to UCLA (and Life) as a Playground and living a life he loves!
Meet Kristen Palchak ’16, a simultaneously very focused and very open-minded recent graduate of FEMBA. Like last week, this is a special double-feature Drive Time podcast. We wrap up the biggest FEMBApalooza ever with an interview with Christy Marquez, and then our interview with Kristen offers in-depth perspectives on her FEMBA journey, including:
Successfully mapping her FEMBA goals of Marketing, Global Business and Entrepreneurship
Leveraging her MBA in real-time at work as the helped transform the TV show Jeopardy (a 30-year-old brand) and execute a digital marketing strategy
Going global with a Global Access Program experience in Italy and two Global Immersions, to China and Israel
Challenging herself and making it all work, including keeping yoga going during FEMBA
Thanks to our current FEMBAs who hosted us at Cornerstone OnDemand last week.
Pratik Savai 16, VP of Application Development
Margaret Chang 18, Operations Support Analyst
Aditya Shah 19, CPA, Senior Manager of Internal Controls and Compliance
Jordan Sugar 17, Talent Acquisition Project Manager Isadora Dantas 16, Mobile Product Manager
Rich Headley 16, Software Product Manager
What an inspiring UCLA Anderson example of Sharing Success! Cornerstone was founded by Adam Miller, UCLA Anderson JD/MBA, and now Cornerstone is hiring lots of new Anderson MBAs. Great recruiting visit; thanks Cornerstone, for hosting us! Thanks Chris Thompson on our team, for creating the event!