News at Anderson


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Welcome Week Invites UCLA Anderson Alumni to Celebrate Worldwide

UCLA Anderson Worldwide Welcome Week is an opportunity for alumni to celebrate the prestigious Alumni Network that stretches around the globe.

Join with UCLA Anderson alumni, faculty and staff at events, including:

9/23 - Dallas Reception at the Reunion Tower with Eric Mokover ('80)
9/25 - Austin Tailgate Party with Senior Associate Dean Al Osborne
9/28 - Orange County Welcome Week Event in Costa Mesa
9/29 - Los Angeles Welcome Week Reception in Venice

See the full list of Welcome Week Events

Don’t Miss David Martin (’91) When He Speaks at Alumni Weekend

David Martin ('91)If you spilled your popcorn while sitting in a movie theater recently, because just for a second you thought that onrushing train or flying axe was going to land right in your lap - you probably have David Martin ('91) to blame.

As CEO of Legend3D, Martin runs the nation's leading digital technology media company that's creating three-dimensional effects for the film industry's top studios and directors. More...

Alumni Weekend 2010 Promises to Move Business Forward

Alumni Weekend ConferenceAlumni Weekend Conference
Friday, October 15

This one-day conference will present experts from UCLA Anderson and industry as they present the knowledge and success strategies needed for your move forward. More...

Conference highlights include:

LakersKeynote Address
Mitch Kupchak ('87), General Manager, Los Angeles Lakers
Kupchak enters his 24th season as a Lakers executive and his 11th as the head of basketball operations. The UCLA Anderson alumnus will discuss on-court success and how it relates to business. More...

Angel Investing 101
Angels and VCs are investing again, with the first half of 2010 venture investments up almost 50 percent over the first half of 2009. In what regions and industries are the dollars flowing? What’s causing the increase in investment activity? Is seed investing back?

Hear our panel members’ views on these topics, and their thoughts on what it takes to build successful relationships among founders, VCs and angel investors. More...

Keynote Panel featuring Facebook, Dreyer's/Nestle, General Mills and Nike
Industry experts on the keynote panel will explain how they utilized creativity, innovation and alternative marketing techniques for brand impact and growth on an ever-changing consumer base. More...

Keynote Panel

Entire Conference $95!

Reconnect with Classmates at Your Reunion
The classes of '80, '85, '90, '95, '00 and '05 will return to campus to celebrate their respective reunions and enjoy an elegant evening under the stars. Connect with your classmates at the Reunion Cocktail Reception and your Reunion Celebration Dinner. Do not miss this opportunity to reconnect with UCLA Anderson and your classmates!

6:00 pm – Reunion Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm – Reunion Celebration Dinner

The Business School class of 1960 will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a special reception on Friday, October 15.

For more information on the Alumni Weekend Conference and Reunions at Alumni Weekend, visit:

Boost Your Career at Alumni Weekend!

Alumni Weekend 2010 offers a variety of ways to enhance and strengthen your career, whether you are in transition or not. Our Career Panel, Career Life Vision workshop and networking opportunities will provide alumni with the tools to make the best decisions about their own careers.

Alumni Weekend Career Panel
Experienced recruiters will share job search tips from the executive recruiter perspective. Learn how to position yourself to be attractive during the job search. More...

Career Live Vision: Strategy and Execution
Attend this Saturday morning enlightening workshop for managing your career and life. Led by Kathryn Ullrich ('92), Alumni Career Services at UCLA Anderson, and Mercy Eyadiel, Alumni Career Services at Stanford Graduate School of Business, this session introduces a framework for defining your career and life vision and developing a career action plan for achieving the vision. More...

More upcoming events from Alumni Career Services...

Women's Global Connection Offers Support for UCLA Anderson Alumnae

The Women’s Global Connection is a newly created Alumni Network chapter to bring together women from all over the world. The mission of the WGC is primarily to connect, support and develop ourselves and each other both professionally and personally. This connection goes beyond careers in business and is inclusive of all professions, philanthropic interests, and key areas of focus in women’s lives such as family. We look forward to developing this strong network and encourage all UCLA Anderson alumni to connect with us.

WGC on LinkedIn | Email Chapter President Torrie Sullivan ('08)

Seeking UCLA Anderson Photographs from Years Past

The Office of Alumni Relations is looking for old photos from alumni when they were at the school. We are seeking candid shots of celebrating, studying, hanging out, old photos with professors, photos from the old school, and more.

If you have any old photos from UCLA Anderson, please send them to

It Pays to Tie a CEO’s Salary to Stock Price

Liu YangProfessor Liu Yang, assist professor of finance, discusses how incentive plans for Bank CEO's are associated with more profitable acquisitions. Watch Video...

Professor Sam Culbert Discusses His Book on Performance Reviews

Sam CulbertProfessor Sam Culbert discusses his book "Get Rid of the Performance Review!" on ABC News with David Muir. Culbert explains the reasons to throw out performance reviews in the workplace, and instead communicate with employees about fixes before a review is necessary. Watch Video...

Sharp ('99) Follows Winding Career Path to Dream Job

Ben Sharp ('99)Ben Sharp ('99) spends his days on the phone telling people about Sauvignon Blanc wine from Captûre Wines in Healdsburg, California. It's exceptional wine with a great story that begins even before Sharp earned his MBA at UCLA Anderson.

It's a story of a young man with a degree in literature from Duke University who patiently navigated the financial world before seizing a rare opportunity to revitalize a 150-year-old vineyard and produce world class wines. More...