A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

Brandon La Bella ’21, ’23 MBA

Landing a Career in Finance

During his studies, Brandon La Bella ’21, ’23 MBA, was laser focused on building professional connections both on and off campus. So, it comes as no surprise that he was hired by PIMCO while earning his MBA. “After numerous job applications and networking, I received a recruiting email from PIMCO about a compliance role that...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Erick Campos

Alumnus Finds the Stories Hidden in the Data

Big Data is a big deal and getting bigger every day — but businesses need help making sense of the ever-increasing flood of information available to them. That’s where data analysts like Erick Campos ’16, ’18 MBA come in. “It doesn't matter whether you’re a food and beverage business or a marketing business, or any...
By Darin Estep |
MPAC Alumni

Opportunity Adds Up for MPAc Alumni

As a lifelong musician, Jack Adams ’21, ’22 MPAc, discovered the importance of accounting when he decided to start his own band. “I quickly learned that even in a field that runs on feelings and creativity, people’s lives can quickly become affected if accounting and legal obligations are not set up correctly from the beginning,”...
By Darin Estep |
David Gutierrez

From First-generation Student to Corporate Executive

David Gutierrez ’04 says UC Riverside graduates have a superpower. And he knows what it is. “They’ve worked hard to get where they are. Many are the first to graduate college in their family,” he says. “It leads to what I call the fire in the belly.” Gutierrez speaks from experience: He was a first-generation...
By Darin Estep |
UCR Business Magazine cover 2023

2023 UCR Business Magazine and Dean's Report

The publication highlights major achievements at the UCR School of Business and provides an overview of the school's growth, academic programs, people, and strategic initiatives.
Ndeye Thiaw

Promoting Economic and Social Development

nspired by a capstone course during her undergraduate studies, Ndeye Thiaw ’99, ’04 MBA decided to earn an MBA with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurship. “I wanted to know more about organizational strategy, how American companies and brands were able to dominate global finance,” says Thiaw. “And, how one day, I could be part...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
UCR campus aerial view

Fresh from College, Business Alumni Give Back

Two days after graduating from the UCR School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in business finance, Alec Harold ’18 was on a plane to North Carolina for training in his new job as a financial analyst for Wells Fargo. And he hasn’t slowed down since. But as he continued to advance in his career...
By Darin Estep |
Aniedi Effiong

Delivering for ‘Safety, People, and Innovation’

Aniedi Effiong is familiar with the speaker series events organized by the AGSM Graduate Student Ambassadors. Not long ago, he was among the UCR students attending these online discussions, making connections, learning from business professionals, seeking opportunity.
By Darin Estep |
Nate Aquino

Leaning Into the Power of Authenticity

In a career that has taken him from a small digital advertising agency to senior account strategist role at Google, Nate Aquino ’14 has learned that personal communication skills are critical – even in an industry that prizes technical know-how.
Rosie Zhang ’11, UCR School of Business

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.”
By Laurie McLaughlin |