What a busy week around campus:
- Thick in the reading of Round One applications;
- John Wooden Global Leadership Award Monday;
- San Diego recruiting Wednesday;
- Vincent Chan ’17 promoted to Vice President Wednesday;
- Recruiting on-campus Thursday;
- Sunshine in SoCal before the big game with USC tomorrow.
Wednesday in San Diego, Christy Marquez hosted 26 prospects for the information lunch. She got great support from current and alumni FEMBAs: Amod Bam 2017, Naomi Reynolds 2017, Richard Stanley 2013, Allen Tian 2013, Fred Ellis 2013.
Thursday on-campus, we had A.301 almost full for a UCLA staff FEMBA lunch-and-learn. I hosted this one and was supported by the team and three great FEMBAs, Paisha Allmendiger ’13, Rachel Saar ’17 and my buddy, Steve Yu ’03.
And just when I thought there wasn’t room for any more good news, came a wonderful email from Vincent Chan ’17, brand new VP, Client Solutions, at Ares Management, announcing his career victory:
Dear, Gordon, Susan and Dylan,
Wanted to make sure you are amongst the first to know! I was promoted today to VP, Clients Solutions, at Ares Management, and I have you guys to thank!
Right about the time I got accepted to FEMBA, our firm was going through a restructure, and my promotion was put on hold. I was transferred to a new group and put under a manager who was new to the company and didn’t know much about me. I wasn’t officially a student yet, but Gordon was generous enough to meet with me. It was very helpful to bounce off ideas with Gordon, and after that I met with my old and new bosses on a regular basis to make sure I was on track.
Another very valuable tip I got was from the Career Management Workshop that Gordon and Susan conducted at the end of LF. The list of accomplishments that Susan suggested us to work on, that was money! That’s what I provided to my new boss at the performance review and he helped me build a case and got me promoted!
Dylan, thought you might want to know that I’ve put my FEMBA to work already, and it’s only my first quarter! Everything you said was true! =) I’m so excited to be in the program and thank you all for your support!
FEMBA 17, Section 4
Parting thought for the week…
SoCal has great weather.
Did you hear that Buffalo, New York, got over seven feet of snow this week… Here was what I saw when I looked up a lunch this afternoon in the courtyard.