E-commerce was on an upward swing even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit but the lockdowns sent online buying into overdrive in early 2020. For two Anderson alumni, e-commerce has become more than a way to stock a pantry or outfit a home. It has provided two distinct career paths, with some strategic crossover between their companies. Mandy Pardehpoosh (B.A. '03, '09) works in product marketing at Shopify and Tomas Ponce De Leon ('10) develops global marketplaces for Walmart eCommerce. Learn more about their backgrounds and how b-school gave them the competitive edge they needed to excel during the pandemic.
In the latest release of How the World Works podcasts, Anderson faculty discuss a variety of observations with Warren Olney:
Biopharmaceutical company Gilead launched its first case competition late last year as a way to bring in talent and assess critical thinking. Based on a real-world example that focused on Gilead’s acquisition of Immunomedics, the contest attracted 38 teams from 15 U.S. universities, including UCLA Anderson. First time case competition participants Nikkhil Vinnakota (’21), Jacquelyn Maxton (’21), and James Feng (’21) impressed the judges with their strong insights and logical approach earning the team top prize.
Join us on May 7 for a virtual Fink Investing Conference. Bringing together investment finance professionals with the Anderson community, this year's event will feature discussions on sustainable investing and equity markets. Hear from Jonathan Posen ('19), Head of Strategy for Sustainable Investing at BlackRock, Chris Wright ('09), Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst at Kayne Anderson Rudnick, Joseph Shaposhnik ('11), CEO, TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. and more.
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Gain insights on a variety of business topics from cutting-edge research by UCLA Anderson’s faculty in this month’s Anderson Review.
Amanda Renteria, CEO of Code for America, will uncover the critical role that technology can play in improving public sector service provision and narrowing the gap between the private and public sector in terms of the utilization and design of technology. Join the Centers@Anderson on May 12 to hear how the non-partisan, non-profit uses the principles and practices of the digital age to improve how government serves the American public.