Pre-Business Students Get a Jump in Building Their Network

The Department of Residential Life and the School of Business partnered for this Welcome Week event, a crucial time for new students to interact with one another before the beginning of classes. For pre-business students, building a community early-on is important. This meet and greet involved students recently admitted into the major, nontraditional students, and...
By Elias Almarez-Herrera |

Leader In Orchid Business Helps Students Bloom

Jamie Fang ’90 was still paying for her own business administration education when she started her first endowed fund for School of Business graduate students. As she became a leader in the orchid business, her growing support has enabled more students to bloom at UCR. At the time of her first endowment—the Charley Chen-Hui and...
By Darin Estep |

Discovering My ‘Why’

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” That daunting question is asked of us as early as we can speak. As a child, it would come naturally for me to respond with a movie star or celebrity. As I grew older and realized my lack of acting talent, my answers began to...
By Taylor Moorer |

‘A Revolving Cycle of Giving Back’

Analyzing technology and life science companies while gaining an understanding of the technology ecosystem are responsibilities that Don H. Tran ’01 greatly enjoys, and it is part of his job as senior credit review lead at Silicon Valley Bank. “It is fascinating to see innovation occur and to be involved with a bank that has...
By Laurie McLaughlin |

UCR Business Dean’s Advisory Board Members Join the UCR Foundation Board of Trustees

Long-time School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board members and past Executive Fellows Ching Liu and Bill Thomas were recently tapped to join the UCR Foundation Board of Trustees. The new members will each serve two-year terms. Ching Liu Liu is the co-founder of SolarMax Technology Inc. in Riverside, a solar energy company. She has 20...

GRHCC Golf Tournament & AGSM Ambassadors

The Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GRHCC) held their annual scholarship golf tournament on Friday, June 18, 2021. The GRHCC is a non-profit organization committed to supporting small business and economic development, and serving the community through providing internships and scholarships for students. The annual golf tournament supports these initiatives, benefitting both undergraduate and...

‘Closure’ for 2020 and 2021 Graduates

Through early mornings and afternoon heat, students and their guests trekked to UC Riverside for this year’s modified in-person commencement ceremonies. Nearly 4,500 UCR students signed up to participate in these live events, including students from class of 2020. Here are a few moments captured during the UCR School of Business ceremony that took place...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez |

UCR Holds Limited In-Person Graduations for Class of 2021

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE -- The School of Business held its ceremony for both master’s and bachelor’s degree candidates on Saturday morning, June 12, at the student recreation center on campus. Chancellor Kim Wilcox announced in April, UCR would hold limited in-person ceremonies. The students signed up for time blocks to walk across the stage as names...
By Allyson Escobar | The Press-Enterprise |

“Challenges are a Sign of Life”

During the winter quarter of 2021, Brittney Agoncillo ’21 found herself in Lago Vista, Texas, doing all she could to help her sister, brother-in-law, 4-year-old nephew, and newborn nephew survive COVID-19. Her beloved Auntie Margie died from COVID-19 at the end of February. “It came as a shock to all of us, and I still...
By Laurie McLaughlin |

A Decade-long Streak of Wins

The International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition is not for the faint of heart. First, there is more than three months of hard work, with students running a simulated business and making all the C-suite decisions to compete in a global market. Then comes the three-day “intensive phase”—a description that might be an understatement. Before their...
By Darin Estep |

Smart Investing

The March 2020 stock market sell-off was a challenging event for the Hylander Student Investment Fund (HSIF), says Sindy Fabrizio, a first-year Master of Finance student and student investor with the fund. “No one had any idea how long that decline would last, so those few weeks were scary and uncertain. “Nonetheless, not every student...
By Laurie McLaughlin |

Knowledge is Empowerment

Among the life lessons Benjamin Gonzalez says he’s learned is, “Personal and professional growth begin by not knowing something.” With a bachelor’s degree in biology from Iowa State University, Gonzalez entered the U.S. Army and served in Iraq, Germany, and Afghanistan. He worked his way up in a variety of medical, transportation, and operations roles...
By Laurie McLaughlin |

Building an International Marketing Career

Having succeeded within a far-reaching global career, Will Chu ’98 currently leads the marketing efforts for the “Star Wars” brand in countries including Russia, Korea, Japan, and Brazil. He recently shared the details of his odyssey with students and members of the business school community.

UCR Among Top 1% of World Universities

UC Riverside retains its place among the top 1% of universities, according to the World University Rankings. The campus ranked No. 242 in the 2021-22 list of the top 2,000 out of 19,788 institutions worldwide. UCR was named No. 82 nationally and in the top 50 public institutions in the US. The rankings are published...
By Imran Ghori |

Leadership Program Immerses Global Participants in Valuable Business Skills Development

Representing 40 universities locally and globally, 83 participants learned about business leadership and fine-tuned their future plans during UCR’s two-week Accelerated Business Leaders Education program. The UCR School of Business wrapped up its two-week Accelerated Business Leaders Education (ABLE) winter session in February, presenting it in a virtual format for the first time due to...

AGSM Ambassadors Serve the Local Community

The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management student ambassadors have remained busy during the past months: The group’s volunteer service was recognized at a March 27 ceremony with the Community Partnership Award from the city of Banning, California, for their charitable work supporting the municipality’s food distribution program. Co-chief Ambassadors Amisha Sharma and Danielle...

Three Women Business Leaders Establish Scholarships and Endowed Funds for UCR Business Students

Recognizing women in leadership, we celebrate three women who are making history with the UCR School of Business. Animal Advocate and High-tech Industry Veteran Looks to the Future Having served on the UCR Foundation’s board of trustees since 2014, Susan Atherton ’77 established the Susan Atherton Endowed Graduate Award Fund, and she has a deep...

Students Learn the Importance of Planning for Retirement Now

Time in the market is more important than timing the market—start investing in your future early. This piece of advice was among the strategies offered during the recent panel discussion presented by the Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for student ambassadors representing UC Riverside’s A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management. Part of a...

Here's the Buzz on: William Wang

An app for that While serving as treasurer of his fraternity, Wang grew frustrated with the cumbersome way membership dues were collected. So he created a mobile app called DashBill to simplify the process for clubs and nonprofits — and his fraternity will begin using the service this fall. Wang has been working with UCR’s...
By Omar Shamout |

Alumni Referral Scholarship

The UC Riverside School of Business, home of the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, is proud to announce our new alumni referral program, a way for you to help your network and support the School of Business! We're asking you to refer your friends, family members, colleagues, and acquaintances to one of our...