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June 30, 2016
Life Lessons from LA Lakers' General Manager Mitch Kupchak '87 at Anderson Commencement

Mitch Kupchak ’87 at Anderson CommencementOn June 10, we welcomed our newest group of graduates to the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network from the Fully Employed MBA, Full-Time MBA and Ph.D. programs. Dean Judy Olian encouraged the Class of 2016 to share their good fortune moving forward and reminded them that UCLA Anderson will always be their home. Mitch Kupchak '87, General Manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, delivered a heartfelt keynote touching on how his MBA from UCLA's Graduate School of Management enabled him to move from the court as a player into the Lakers' front office. Quoting one of his mentors Hall of Famer Jerry West, Kupchak said "If you are afraid to be wrong then you will always end up in the middle of the pack." Read more...

» Watch Mitch Kupchak's commencement keynote address

UCLA Anderson Alumni Network Welcomes the Class of 2016!

Class of 2016As we welcome the 700+ members of the Class of 2016 to the alumni family, we want to share a couple of the words of wisdoms collected from the UCLA Anderson community.

"Nurture your Anderson friendships.
After graduation, I organized monthly Friday happy hours. I would regularly have drinks with my three closest Anderson girlfriends. During the first glass of wine, we discussed work and during the second, we covered our personal lives. Eight years later, we are still incredibly close."

— Emily Taylor '08,
Director, MBA Career Education

"Everything is relative: You'll have incredible highs and some lows. When in a low, ask: compared to what? The school will never turn you away if/when you come back. Even more, your former professors will never turn you away if/when you come back. Take advantage of the implicit lifetime warranty that this statement entails."

— Romain Wacziarg,
Professor of Economics

» Read more tributes and words of wisdom

Faculty Insights | Mike Hanssens on Pioneering Big Data

Mike HanssensProfessor Mike Hanssens’ entire illustrious academic career has been spent at UCLA Anderson. When asked what prompted him to choose Anderson and what kept him here, he noted "Ours is not a "paradigm" school where there is one paradigm that everyone believes in and practices. This is a much more diverse group of faculty with diverse interests, which I have always appreciated."

Along the way, Hanssens also co-founded leading analytics company MarketShare. He officially retired from teaching in the fall of 2015 but remains the director of the Morrison Family Center for Marketing Studies and Data Analytics and continues his work with Ph.D students and research focused on answering the question "How well does marketing work?" Find out when he found his passion for marketing analytics and his perspective on key advancements in the field from customer relationship management to the power of mobile marketing data. Read more...

Every Alum, Every Year, Every Gift Counts!

Every Gift Counts!Please make your gift today. If you celebrated your reunion this past year, TODAY, June 30, is the last day for your gift to count toward your class reunion totals.

If you have made your gift already, THANK YOU! 

Make A Gift

Learning, Reunions & Family Fun at FEMBAPALOOZA

FEMBApaloozaSunday, July 24, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UCLA Dickson Plaza
Complimentary Event

Register Now

Bring your family to meet your Anderson family at FEMBAPALOOZA. New this year will be a designated alumni tent for you to meet up with classmates or network with other fellow alumni. No matter which UCLA Anderson program you completed, all are invited to spend a beautiful afternoon on UCLA’s campus.

FEMBAPALOOZA highlights include:

  • Learning on the Lawn lectures
  • Kids Zone
  • Beer and Wine Garden
  • Anderson Opportunity Zone

» Watch last year’s highlights

Stay Connected to Your Global Network. Update Your Alumni Profile!
Alumni Directory

When is the last time you updated your contact and employment information in the Alumni Directory? Did you make a recent move in life or career? Perhaps you have an updated old email address or phone number.

Exclusive access and a global network are two of the most valuable benefits you enjoy as a member of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network. This unique membership comes with continuing career, learning and networking opportunities but also lifelong friendships. Stay connected by regularly updating your profile!

Update Now

Upcoming Events

6/30 San Francisco, CA
San Francisco
June Happy Hour

7/7 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Summer in Sampa 2016

7/9 Hollywood, CA
UCLA Anderson Evening
at Outfest 2016

7/10 San Mateo, CA
Bay Area Summer
Potluck Picnic

7/12 Irvine, CA
UCLA OCBruins:
Orange County Earthquake...

7/12 Beverly Hills, CA
Physique 57 Exercise Class
and Discussion with...

7/13 Hong Kong
Hong Kong Welcomes
Prof. Bob McCann

7/19 Calabasas, CA
LABOR LAW: How you can reduce the risks of a...

7/19 Mountain View, CA
South Bay Area
Monthly Happy Hour

7/21 Calabasas, CA
Getting the Most out of It!

7/22 Irvine, CA
Orange County Career Networking Lunch

7/22 Point Reyes Station, CA
Cowgirl Creamery
Cheese Tour

7/23 Jakarta, Indonesia
UCLA Anderson
Information Session

7/24 Los Angeles, CA
FEMBApalooza 2016

7/28 San Diego, CA
UCLA Anderson Dinner
with Aerospace Industry...

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