Randolph Kim ’11, ’14 alumnus

The Art of Investing and Dealmaking

A UCR undergraduate business course on the stock market and valuations pointed Randolph Kim ’11, ’14 to his career. “That particular course led me to where I am today,” says Kim, who is the senior investment associate at TI Capital Management, a single-family office focused on private equity investments. “I find fascination in the art...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Thomas Walker '08, Netflix

Lifelong Film Buff Shares His Journey to Netflix

Thomas Walker ’08 recalls convincing his mom to take him to Blockbuster to buy a copy of “Titanic” at midnight, the moment it was released on VHS. When he studied business at UCR, he was a regular at the Multimedia Library, where he watched old movies, including every winner of the Academy Award for best...
By Darin Estep |
Maria Anguleova, Executive Fellow 2021

Take Risks Early in Your Career

Maria Anguelova ’03 made a bold move right at the beginning, when she decided to leave Bulgaria in pursuit of a strong education. She found it in the MBA program at UCR. “The UC Riverside program was very diverse and catered really well to international students,” says Anguelova, who is currently an executive vice president...
By Darin Estep |
Tyson Avery, Starbucks Ethics Officer

Find Work You Love and Make a Difference

For every student wondering how they are going to find their place in the world, Tyson Avery ’96 wants them to know they have a superpower available to them as they pursue their degrees. “The one power you have that you don't know you have—or at least most don't think you have—is the power to...
By Darin Estep |
Diana Almendarez Colgrove ’10, MBA ’12

Business Education + Internship = Successful Career Launch

In 2012, the labor market was grim, says Diana Almendarez Colgrove ’10, MBA ’12. Toward the end of her last year of graduate school, she attended a campus career fair and stopped by the Esri technology company’s booth and asked the recruiters to share her résumé with their marketing department, even though she knew they...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Major Maurice Kenner

MBA Grad Applies Business Acumen in Brand-New Field for U.S. Army

When the U.S. Army launched a career field in enterprise marketing and behavioral economics, it was designed to attract top-performing officers. Competition was high: Almost 500 applied for the first cohort, which had only 30 openings. In announcing the opportunity, the Army said soldiers applying needed to “exhibit a history of excellence” and have “either...
By Darin Estep |
Think global, act local

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.
Elia Quintana

Elia Quintana MBA ’11

Elia Quintana MBA ’11 is the Director of International Corporate Operations at the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility where she manages and strengthens key relationships with Fortune 500 corporate partners to advance HACR’s mission. Prior to joining HACR, Elia worked at LULAC National Educational Service Centers where she worked closely with corporations, federal agencies and...