A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

The School of Business at UCR has a vast network of nearly 20,000 alumni! Whether you are living in the area, across the country, or abroad, there are many ways to keep in close touch with the Highlander community. There are many ways to get involved and give back to the School of Business. Explore our engagement opportunities, share your stories, and more.


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Alumni Referral Scholarship

Do you know family members, friends, or colleagues who would benefit from earning an MBA, Master of Finance, Master of Professional Accountancy or Master of Science in Business Analytics? The UCR School of Business Alumni Referral Scholarship program awards a $10,000 scholarship towards an MBA or Professional MBA or a $6,000 scholarship towards an MFin, MPAc or MSBA degree for qualified and accepted candidates. As a “thank you,” we’ll send you UCR swag in appreciation. Learn more about how to make an impact in your network and at the school through the

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It only takes a couple of minutes to stay in the alumni loop! Keep your contact information up-to-date to ensure you receive the latest news, updates and invitations to UCR School of Business events:

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Featured Alumni Stories


UCR School of Business Alumni Arun Surendra
‘People Are the Core of My Business’
Arun Surendra ’99, ’01 MBA arrived at the UCR School of Business to complete a four-year undergraduate degree, he soon found himself in an educational environment starkly different from what he had experienced in India.
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Zaid Assi ’23 MPA
A Firm of His Own
Zaid Assi had already set the foundation for his own accounting firm when he finished his Master of Professional Accountancy degree at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management in December 2023.
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Michael Saldana ’09
What It’s Like to Sell Residential Real Estate
During an episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters” reality show, Michael Saldana ’09 led a newly engaged couple through three properties in the Los Angeles area. The groom-to-be wanted a condo, and the bride-to-be wanted a house; they both wanted a 1,000 square-foot home close to public transportation with inside washer and dryer and no stucco. On “House Hunters,” buyers see three properties alongside a real estate agent and then pick one to purchase. Real Estate Agent Saldana showed them a fixer-upper condo well within their budget, a remodeled condo with no inside laundry, and a more expensive
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Mickey McGuire ’97, ’99 MBA
‘I Don’t Want a Job; I Want an Opportunity’
Mickey McGuire ’97, ’99 MBA has always had an entrepreneurial mindset. The first business he launched was a lawn-mowing service in his hometown of Modesto, Calif., at the age of 12.
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Kabir Singh ’08
Putting His Voice to Work
Currently the voice of Mazda and NASCAR, Kabir Singh ’08 is also the voice that callers hear when contacting T-Mobile’s customer service. Football fans heard him a few years back as the voice of the Kansas City Chiefs during their Super Bowl run. “I’ve worked with Nike, and I did Nintendo Switch when it first came out,” says Singh, a voice actor, street poet, and spoken-word artist. His work in the sound booth and on camera began more than 10 years ago when he realized his job in the law department of a health-care company was not where he wanted to be professionally. “I picked up a book to
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Rosie Zhang ’11
Making In-person Shopping Almost as Easy as Buying Online
In the spring 2022 issue of UCR Magazine, the university announced its inaugural “40 Under 40 List” celebrating “young alumni making a splash across industries and around the world.”
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Michael King, Niagra
What It’s Like as a Supply Chain Planning Manager
Having worked in several roles for Niagara Bottling, Michael King is now a supply chain planning manager at the company.
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Valtteri Salomaki
NBA Launchpad Selects Technology by UCR Business Alumnus
The National Basketball Association has selected a startup, EDGE Sound Research, co-founded by UCR business alumnus Valtteri Salomaki ’18, ’20 MBA and current music Ph.D. student, Ethan Castro, for its NBA Launchpad initiative.
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