What’s Current June 2023

June 2023

Welcome to the June edition of our monthly newsletter, What’s Current, and congratulations to our 945 graduating students in the Class of 2023! We celebrated their commencement June 16 with a keynote address by Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, which we share in this issue along with our commencement photo gallery and select social posts. In this issue, we also highlight faculty, students and alumni who are distinguishing themselves through their scholarship,
leadership and service. As we settle into summer, I want to wish all of you a happy 4th of July weekend! And if you’re looking for a good book to read, I recommend Your Future Self: How to Make Tomorrow Better Today by Hal Hershfield. Not only do we discuss the book in this issue, we also give you a sneak peek of what Hal will look like in 30 years!

Dean Tony Bernardo


Enjoy the full celebration of our graduates in photos and video and Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass’ keynote address

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Where Did UCLA Anderson’s Class of 2023 Start and Where Are They Headed?

Celebrating their graduation, EMBA, FEMBA and full-time MBA candidates looked forward to their next career moves and reflected on the advice they’d have given themselves before graduate school


Another Superb Year of Faculty Achievement

UCLA Anderson faculty continue to benefit students and community through their scholarship

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Professor Margaret Shih Assumes the Role of Department Chair

Anderson’s Neil Jacoby Chair in Management will work closely with Dean Bernardo on faculty-related priorities

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Portfolio Companies Hatched in Anderson’s Venture Accelerator Have Raised $175 Million in Seed Funding

UCLA Magazine profiles campus incubators that plug in to the creative spirit of Los Angeles, now the third-largest startup hub in the U.S.

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The Value of Board Service in Addressing Food Insecurity

How UCLA Anderson alumni and faculty are contributing business skills and data-driven research to help feed Angelenos

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UCLA Anderson MFE Combines Her Interests in Finance and Computer Science to Career Advantage

A successful portfolio manager, Sarah Schroeder (MFE ’15) is developing systems and strategies to capitalize on investment opportunities in cryptocurrency

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Seize the Data! How a Google Analytics Lead Parlayed Her MSBA

Namita Kallianpurkar (’18), who graduated in UCLA Anderson’s inaugural MSBA class, says one course prepared her for the problems she’d be solving her entire career

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Overcoming Obstacles to Taking Better Care of Your Future Self

Hal Hershfield’s book offers research-backed methods to build a healthier, happier, more financially secure life

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The U.S. Economy Remains Resilient, but UCLA Anderson Forecast Issues a Caution

Inflation-fighting Fed policy could trigger a brief recession later this year, and California’s economy continues to roll toward a crossroads

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Think about Your Work as Mastering a Craft

Nike’s Melanie Auguste (MBA/J.D. ’13) chose Anderson because the school valued exactly what she wanted to do

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