After graduating from UCLA Anderson, Kristine Pearce ('10) gave birth, quit her job to raise her daughter, and re-located to work in Manila. When she moved back to the U.S. in 2017, it was challenging to find a fulfilling career while maintaining a work life balance. Then, she learned about Anderson’s inaugural Career Re-LAUNCH program. The program offered Kristine a supportive alumnae community, access to faculty and Alumni Career Services' career coaching sessions. "Before Career Re-LAUNCH, I would only look at a job if it was an exact fit,” she says. “I realized I was eliminating myself from a lot of opportunities by having a very narrow focus and not even trying at all.” After completing the program, she joined Amazon's Web Services team as a Senior Customer Solutions Manager. She is now giving back to other women by leading a pilot of the AWS Returner’s Program.
Leveraging his own industry experience—including a stint as the head of growth strategy and economic research at Uber—Associate Professor M. Keith Chen developed a Technology Analytics course to meet the interests of today’s students and data-centric external marketplace. Business strategy is typically taught using case studies, but the concept of this course was to provide students a big data set to assess the decisions an organization made. As part of their assignments, Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) and MBA program students also learn new high-tech analysis tools, which Keith regards as a "super power.
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Enabled by government policy, changing consumer preferences and enterprise driven innovation, technological transformation has driven significant changes in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The Center for Global Management’s recent technology-focused global immersion course, led by Terry Kramer, adjunct professor and Easton Technology Management Center's faculty director, helped students to understand the dynamic growth of Shenzhen juxtaposed against the historic prosperity of Hong Kong. The immersion course featured visits to Foxconn, DJI, Tencent/WeChat, Mindray and Royole. On August 19, course participants reunited with Professor Kramer to share notable insights they gained from the trip.
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