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March 27, 2015
Virgin Atlantic. Disruptive Innovation. Global Health Crisis. What's the Deal? Find Out at Alumni Conference 2015

Alumni Conference

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Friday, May 1, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
UCLA Anderson

Come back to campus to refresh your MBA at the annual business conference just for UCLA Anderson alumni. A keynote from Craig Kreeger '85, CEO of Virgin Atlantic Airways and panel discussions on disruptive innovation and global health crisis management will highlight the 2015 Alumni Conference. Executives from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lemonade Restaurant Group, Logitech Smart Home, MAC Aids Fund, YouTube Space, XPRIZE, plus more will share their expertise on a diverse set of business topics. Take part in breakout sessions on career narratives, digital media, entrepreneurship, personal finance, and technology. Also, don't miss presentations by faculty including Shlomo Benartzi, Noah Goldstein, Ed Leamer and panels moderated by Professors Keith Chen, Guillaume Roels, Sanjay Sood and Victor Tabbush. View Full Conference Agenda

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Join corporate and executive recruiters from a wide variety of functions and industries - and meet fellow UCLA Anderson alumni and ProMBAs for a night of facilitated networking, job exploration and relationship building. More...

REUNIONS 2015: Saturday, May 2

Reunion celebrations for the classes of '80, '85, '90, '95, '00, '05, '10 will be beachside in Santa Monica. Don't miss out on this fun opportunity to reconnect with your classmates. Secure your spot today! Register Now.

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Anderson Alumni Share Success with Creative Donations to Alumni Golf Tournament on May 4
Golf Tournament

One of the most popular aspects of Alumni Weekend is its culminating event, the Alumni Golf Tournament, the brainchild of Chris Benedict '98, Curtis Colon '98 and Jim Hannon '98 (who have recently been joined by co-chair John Kelly '98). The nine-year-old volunteer-run tournament puts the "fun" in fundraising, with 45 golf foursomes competing as teams for a range of prizes and recognition. In a separate putting contest, all players get a chance to win private jet travel to Las Vegas, provided by Pride Flight Associates, a local company founded by Anderson alumnus Roger Behrstock (BS '59).

Benedict, also the CFO of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network Board, says, “As Anderson alumni, we should all embrace the spirit of giving back to help support and grow the brand that is UCLA Anderson. What is really effective about this tournament is that it enables this while bringing the full cross-section of constituents together in a great day of camaraderie and networking.”

Participants look forward to the annual silent auction, which in past years has included generous donations of vacation homes, golf foursomes and fine wine. This year, creative alumni have augmented auction donations with goods and services that support the event itself, such as flowers for the reception courtesy of John Tabis ('06), founder and CEO of The Bouqs, who will also donate discount cards for gift bags. Mona Metwalli (CERT '08), co-owner of Run Around Betties...Read More...

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Prospect Magazine Takes a Look into Your Company's Future

Prospect - the UCLA Anderson business magazine sent to companies - has come out with a new issue! Faculty, students and alumni share their insights on various topics currently facing companies. Read Prospect to hear what fellow alumni have to say about the following:

  • The New Switcheroo, a discussion on changing careers in a competitive market features Frank Carrere '97 senior VP for corporate development at 21st Century Fox and Akilesh Sridharan'‘08, VP of international channels at Fox
  • Collaboration: Just Another Buzzword with Man Jit Singh '84, president of Sony Home Pictures Entertainment
  • In Miami or Bust with Fred Gambino '13, strategic planner at the Miami Dolphins, the article delves into why Latin American business bank on the Magic City.
  • How Big is Big Data? with Kimberley Wasiljew '08, strategy and operations manager at Google, Sarah Sanger '09, director of data assets at Elevate Credit, and John Bixby ’08, a data analyst whom we sadly lost last year.
TED Week is Back at UCLA Anderson: April 6-9
TED Week

April 6-9, 2015
UCLA Anderson

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For the fourth year, UCLA Anderson's Center for Management of Enterprise, Entertainment, and Sports (MEMES) continues its Partnership to Advance Ideas - building on insights set forth at TED. Come back to campus to see uninterrupted streaming of TED talks from the TED 2015 Conference in Vancouver, including a TED talk from Anderson's own Martine Rothblatt '81. Plus, find inspiration through live panel discussions and talks all week as well as an Innovation Workshop, a hands on workshop teaching the human-centered process to create breakthrough solutions for business and social challenges. The week will culminate with Campfire Talks - inspired by TED - which will showcase how Anderson students and faculty Think in the Next on Thursday, April 9 from 5 - 8pm on Alumni Plaza. Check out the TED Week 2015 agenda.

Anderson Students & Alumni Break Bread at Inaugural Dinners for Eight (D48s)
Dinners for Eight

The Anderson Student Association (ASA) and the Office of Alumni Relations recently wrapped up its inaugural 2015 season of Alumni D48s. Events took place in evenings around Los Angeles, bringing together Anderson alumni and students in a group of eight for dinner. In these intimate settings, students gained invaluable insight into alumni life experiences post-graduation, including career, professional development and personal life. In turn, alumni hear about recent campus developments and impressive achievements within the current Anderson student community. “As students, we’re fortunate to meet and learn face-to-face from Anderson alumni - executives at the top of their respective industries,” says ASA VP of Alumni Affairs Zubin Davar. “However, we were lacking a perspective on what life is like for alumni leading up to those career milestones. That’s really valuable information for students thinking long-term about their careers.” More...

Make an Impressive Impression on LinkedIn and in Person

Looking to improve your digital brand or brush up on your interview skills? Check out Alumni Career Services’ upcoming programs:

Making the Most of the Latest on LinkedIn: April 7
Are you confused at how to get value out of LinkedIn today?  Jason Alba, author of I’m on LinkedIn - Now What?, will discuss what you should do in LinkedIn to add value to your networking efforts, and communicate your brand effectively to others. More...

Interviewing with Impact Workshop: April 9
Join us for a highly interactive workshop that will discuss how to create a successful interviewing strategy, the "questions behind the questions," the critical importance of company research, and the need to define and communicate key themes of measurable impact during the interview process. More...

Upcoming Events

3/27 Irvine, CA
Orange County Career Networking Lunch

3/27 Japan
Japan Study Tour Reception

3/27 Paris
University of California, Davis Law Professor...

4/02 San Juan Capistrano, CA
The 7th Annual Leaders for Philanthropy Night -...

4/04 Santa Monica, CA
LA Anderson Women event: Tea for 12 on 4/4/15

4/07 Webinar
Making the Most of the Latest on LinkedIn

4/09 Calabasas, CA
Entrepreneurs Circle

4/09 Webinar
Webinar: Get Unstuck. Get Noticed. Get Ahead.

4/09 France
Conference and Dinner with Richard Girardot...

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