A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

Riya Yadav at United Nation

‘I engage with industry leaders’

Creating strong relationships through myriad experiences is central to the academic journey for MBA student Riya Yadav ’24. While she has previous work experience, she is especially pleased with the professional preparation, leadership, and networking opportunities she has immersed herself in while studying at UCR’s A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM). “The emphasis...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Riya Yadav at Northwestern Mutual

‘A Great First Step Toward My Personal Goal’

Over summer 2023, Riya Yadav ’24 MBA interned with Northwestern Mutual as a financial planner in their San Diego office. “UCR alumni connected me to the hiring team. I worked cross-functionally with different teams and to find a solution that works for each client,” Yadav says. “It was also incredible to learn about the financial...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Natalie Qaqish and Simon Isaac

How we Secured Careers at Red Bull & Pacific Life After Earning an MBA in California

Landing a top job in a renowned company is the ambition for many MBA graduates. Business school grads Simon Isaac and Natalie Qaqish were ready for the challenge. After completing an MBA in California, they landed their dream jobs at Pacific Life and Red Bull, respectively.
By Laura Wise, BusinessBecause |
Jules Yang, UCR School of Business

Jules Yang Strives for Success

Jules Yang, an Orange County native, is a business administration major with a concentration in finance. “I knew I wanted to work in business, so I applied as a business major to UCR.
Sachi Rajguroo, UCR School of Business

Finding a Career in Information Systems

During her second year at UCR’s School of Business, Sachi Rajguroo ’23 found herself feeling isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2021. Looking for interaction, she joined the Association of Information Systems (AIS) organization.
Nadia Witt, MBA '24, UCR School of Business

Keeping her Eye on the Ball

For outfielder Nadia Witt, softball is more than just a game. Originally from Oregon, she recalls spending much of her early childhood in the field, watching her parents Kevin and Martha play slow-pitch softball.
By UCR Magazine, Spring 2023 |
Joe Wu ’21, ’23 MB

Steering an Internship and a Love of Cars to a Career

During his internship with the city of Moreno Valley, MBA student Joe Wu has jumped into new areas of business. “I have learned an incredible amount about the commercial real estate world,” he says. “One of my duties is to aid in attracting commercial real estate clients to the city – industrial, office, and medical...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Simon Isaac ’19, ’22 MBA

‘Be Comfortable with the Uncomfortable’

Simon Isaac’s mantra is “Be comfortable with the uncomfortable.” When he decided to earn an MBA at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM), he intentionally lived that refrain. “It was something I didn’t think I could do at first, but I gave it a shot,” he says.
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Nadia Witt Header

Softball and Studies

Nadia Witt, a first-year MBA student at the A. Gary Anderson School of Management (AGSM), wants to make an impact through sports. As a Highlander, Witt is heavily engaged with UCR athletics, serving as the softball team captain. She credits softball for crucial life lessons and was a catalyst for moving to California from her...
Sandy Reyes ’23

‘I am. I can. I will.’

Sandy Reyes ’23 is unabashed in expressing her joy as a business student.
By Laurie McLaughlin |