The mission of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management
is to be a leader in management research and education. As
part of the world's premier public university, we pursue
significance, excellence and scholarly rigor in our research,
teaching and service to the people of California. We
emphasize curiosity, creativity and high standards in the
generation and transmission of theoretical and practical
knowledge relevant for business.
Table of Contents
Welcome UC Davis MBA Class of 2012 2
Preparing for the UC Davis MBA Experience 3
MBAdmit Day @ UC Davis 4
The UC Davis MBA 6
Ideas into Action 9
International Enrichment 10
Student Clubs 11-12
Financing Your MBA and Health Insurance 13-15
International Students 16
Career Services 17-19
Computing Services 20
Living in Davis – Regional Highlights 21-22
2010-2011 Academic Calendar 23
New Student Checklist 24
Contact Information Inside Back Cover
Welcome UC Davis MBA Class of 2012
Congratulations again on your admission! Get ready to put
your Ideas into Action as the UC Davis Graduate School of
Management enters an exciting new era under the leadership of
Dean Steven C. Currall.
This guide will help you plan your transition to Davis. It
includes information about the opportunities that await you at
UC Davis, everything from curriculum and career development to
housing and information technology. We have also created a
website just for you at students.gsm.ucdavis.edu/2010. This site
has the most up-to-date information you need to plan for the
upcoming year. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Preparing for the UC Davis MBA Experience
Reserving Your Place - Return the Enrollment Reply Form, Statement of Legal Residence
& non-refundable US$1,500 Enrollment Deposit by the date noted in your letter of
admission. Your check or money order should be payable to “UC Regents” and is
credited toward your fees for fall 2010.
Connecting on the New Student Website and Chat Group The central location for
new students is at students.gsm.ucdavis.edu/2010, including the Daytime MBA
Google group at groups.google.com/group/uc-davis-daytime-mba. This group is for
current students, alumni and admitted students to connect and share information.
Activating Your UC Davis Account & E-mail See instructions on page 20.
Orientation Sign Up Opens June 15 and Closes July 9 Sign up for waiver exams, your
Career Launch Session and other options. There is a US$500 Orientation Fee payable
by credit card.
Registering for Courses Fall Registration Opens July 15 and Closes August 14 Visit the
incoming student website for information and instructions starting July 1.
Completing your Career Services Assignments Watch for information in June about
CareerLeader and résumé guidelines, and begin identifying 10 target companies and
refining your industry and functional interests.
Arriving in Davis Orientation begins on Wednesday, September 8 and ends on
Tuesday, September 21. Classes begin Thursday, September 23. Most students
typically arrive a week or so before Orientation to get settled and complete their
Career Launch Session.
Arranging Your Health Insurance Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) coverage begins
September 20, 2010. We recommend you continue your current health insurance
coverage through September 30.
MBAdmit Day @ UC Davis
Friday, March 12, 2010
UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Friday, March 12, 2010
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dinner in downtown Davis at 6:00 p.m.
MBAdmit Day @ UC Davis is a unique opportunity for you to see firsthand what life is like as
a UC Davis MBA student and to meet your future classmates. Faculty, students and alumni will
share with you their perspectives on the various aspects of the UC Davis MBA program. We
look forward to having you visit campus and the city of Davis.
Breakfast with our MBA Ambassadors
MBA Mini-Case Session
Career Services & the Lam Leadership Skills Program
Networking Lunch with MBA Students
Walking Tour of UC Davis, including “insider” tour of Gallagher Hall
Student Club Fair
Faculty Reception & Wine Tasting, featuring UC Davis MBA alumni wineries
Dinner with Current MBA Students (partners & spouses invited)
Partners and spouses are invited for dinner in downtown Davis. Due to programming
limitations, we are unable to host other guests for the other activities but can provide
information on the UC Davis campus and the city of Davis.
Registration starts Monday, February 1, 2010. Please call us at 530-752-7658 if you have
All new students attend MBA Orientation to prepare academically, professionally, and
socially for the rigors of the UC Davis MBA program. These sessions are critical to your
success at UC Davis and in your career. The non-refundable US$500 Orientation Fee is due
by Friday, July 9.
Orientation includes a full schedule of required activities, including meetings with faculty about
academic programs and career services sessions. Orientation introduces you to the services
and resources of the GSM, a special session helps familiarize international students with visa
requirements, and core course exemption exams are offered. Your schedule includes free time
to get settled and socialize with your classmates.
A detailed Orientation schedule will be available in mid-August, but in the meantime here are
a few highlights:
Launch your MBA career through a series of workshops and activities to prepare you
for the MBA-level job search.
Brace yourself for The Executive Challenge, a highly interactive computer simulation
that the Wall Street Journal touts as the “SimCity of the Business World.” Played by
teams competing against each another, this extraordinary experience is made possible
by a generous gift from the Lam Research Foundation.
A case study workshop by one of our top faculty members teaches you the ins and outs
of preparing and making your case in b-school.
A day of ropes course challenges and team building exercises tests your—and your
classmates—physical, mental and emotional stamina.
Networking Day in San Francisco caps off Orientation as you meet in the city for a
company site tour and information session. Afterwards, join UC Davis MBA students
and alumni for a networking reception in the heart of the Financial District.
The UC Davis MBA
The hallmark of the UC Davis MBA program is the opportunity to put Ideas into Action. Our
unique model of management education allows you more choice in the design of your
program and earlier access to elective courses. Its structure lets you specialize in particular
areas of study across a broad range of subjects. Our research-led faculty constantly monitors
new areas of business and knowledge to provide you with the education expected of a
University of California MBA. We cultivate your ability to deal successfully with the challenges
of a continually changing, increasingly complex, global business environment.
Current MBA Degree Requirements
Students must meet the degree requirements in effect at the time of their enrollment in the MBA
program in September 2010.
2 years (6-quarters) in residence
72 units (typically 12 units each quarter)
9 core courses (27 units total, 3 units each)
o Financial Accounting o Organizational Structure & Strategy
o The Individual & Group Dynamics o Data Analysis for Managers
o Markets & the Firm o Marketing Management
o Managerial Accounting o Financial Theory & Policy
o Business Context
45 elective units (see the Curriculum and Course Descriptions booklet)
3.0 cumulative grade point average
Core Course Waivers
Some professors offer a waiver by
exam only, some offer a waiver by a
review of your experience only
(previous coursework and/or
professional experience), and some
offer a waiver by either exam or
experience. If you have previously
covered the core course material, the
faculty strongly encourages you to
request a waiver. Passing an exemption
examination does not earn course
credit. You take an additional elective
to fulfill the 72-unit requirement. Waiver
exams are offered only in September,
and more information about the exams
is available in July.
Leadership and the UC Davis MBA Program
The UC Davis MBA program takes a multi-faceted approach to leadership by first identifying
leadership talent and then developing it through a range of hands-on experiences. It begins when we
admit students to our program, selecting individuals who have demonstrated their leadership potential
to the Admissions Committee. Building on that foundation, we believe that, in addition to our MBA
coursework, leadership opportunities must be part of each student’s overall experience, and that
leadership is critical to our graduates’ ultimate success. Our educational goals for our students are to:
Be able to work well in teams and to lead teams effectively.
Apply moral and ethical standards to management decisions.
Use appropriate models for analysis and planning, and
Understand multiple functional areas.
Lam Leadership Skills Program
This program helps our MBA students refine and expand their repertoire of leadership and
management expertise. Drawing upon industry experts, these interactive sessions provide
students with skills to complement those learned in the classroom. This program makes our
graduates more effective in the workplace and more competitive in the job market by
exposing them to very hands-on, rigorous training for key leadership skills. Taught by
leadership specialists, workshops include topics such as communication, giving and receiving
feedback, coaching for success, emotional intelligence, strategic thinking, values-based giving
impactful presentations, and time management. These carefully selected sessions offer elite
leadership training in an interactive format where student are challenged to stretch themselves.
Lam Executive Challenge Business Simulation
Described by the Wall Street Journal as the
“SimCity of the Business World,” the
Executive Challenge is a multi-player
computer simulation that creates an
immersive learning experience by
engaging participants in the intense
process of building a business. The
dynamics of this competitive and time-
sensitive environment produce insights and
change behavior as participants build
leadership, communication and teamwork
skills. The exercise challenges participants to think strategically and solve challenging, real-
world problems. At the end of the Challenge, one member of each eight-student team presents
a short summary of their business model while seasoned business executives ask questions and
serve as judges. Used by Fortune 500 companies as a state-of-the-art management training
tool, the Executive Challenge at UC Davis is being made possible through a generous gift of
the Lam Research Foundation.
Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence
Each year the UC Davis Graduate School of Management invites a prominent executive to
teach a quarter-long MBA course that reflects their management expertise. The Robert A. Fox
Executive-in-Residence gives students and faculty a unique opportunity to work closely with a
top business leader. In addition to class lectures, the Executive-in-Residence invites other high-
level executives to the class, meets with students informally, and brings a real world
perspective to the school.
Our Spring 2010 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence is Jack Gill (right), a
founder and managing partner (retired) of Vanguard Ventures in Palo Alto.
Gill has more than four decades of experience working in Silicon Valley and
Boston as a company founder and venture capitalist. He also has 10 years
of experience teaching entrepreneurship courses in science, engineering and
medicine at Harvard Medical School, MIT and Rice University.
Dean’s Distinguished Speakers
The UC Davis Graduate School of Management hosts high-level executives and business
leaders for special speaking engagements. These speakers share their experiences—their ups,
downs, struggles and successes. You then participate in question-and-answer sessions as well
as one-on-one conversations. Recent speakers include:
Shona Brown, Senior Vice President for Business Operations, Google, Inc.
Nora Denzel, Senior Vice President, Intuit
Janis Heaphy, Publisher and President, The Sacramento Bee
Michael Mondavi, Founder, Folio Fine Wine
John Morgridge, Chairman, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Robert Simpson, President, Jelly Belly Candy Company
Paul Sallaberry, Former Executive Vice President, Veritas Software Corporation
James Woolsey, Venture Partner and Senior Advisor, VantagePoint Venture Partners
and former CIA Director
Building on themes throughout the UC Davis MBA curriculum, these courses have a particular
focus on leadership for our students.
Executive Leadership Seminar
Managing People in Modern Organizations
Power and Influence in Management
Ideas into Action
The UC Davis MBA program is built on a foundation of putting theory into practice—what we
call Ideas into Action. By engaging in these programs—or by creating their own—UC Davis
MBAs develop into stronger leaders with the toolkit and experience to make things happen.
MBA Consulting Center Center for Entrepreneurship
These strategic projects provide our student C4E is dedicated to promoting innovation and
teams with practical, hands-on experience entrepreneurship through education programs
working with the client organization’s bridging science, engineering and business.
management team and a field study advisor to Founding Director Professor Andrew Hargadon
identify and address critical management has built the Center into a world-class venture
issues for business, government and not-for- that generates, identifies, and cultivates
profit clients. These carefully selected projects ground-breaking ideas and turns them into
benefit the organizations and give you a functioning enterprises that make a difference
chance to apply your knowledge and skills to in people’s lives. The Business Development
real challenges while earning credit toward Clinic provides students with a hands-on
your MBA degree. introduction to this process.
Center for Investor Welfare Peer-to-Pier
and Corporate Responsibility On the waterfront overlooking San Francisco
This Center advocates for improved corporate Bay, the UC Davis Graduate School of
practices, educates investors through research Management brings together students, alumni,
and outreach, and helps prepare MBA faculty and corporate partners for an in-depth
students for the global business arena. Under conversation about a current business issue.
the direction of Professor Brad M. Barber, an This signature event attracts executives and
internationally renowned finance expert on recruiters from a range of industries and
investor psychology and investing strategies, exposes you to top leaders in the field.
the Center draws on our faculty research
expertise. Each year, the Center also awards
a number of fellowships.
International Study Practicum
Each year, our students create a live
international business case study that
culminates in a two-week study trip. Students
collaborate with a faculty advisor to select a
country or region, identify industry sectors to
explore, and contact executives with whom
they will meet on the trip. The ten-week course
provides a unique experience as students visit
companies, factory sites, financial exchanges,
and government agencies. While abroad,
they learn firsthand about international trade,
socioeconomic issues, critical industry sectors,
International Exchange Programs
and local business culture and practices.
The Graduate School of Management has
exchange programs with several renowned
universities. Students spend one quarter at one
of these top universities, experiencing the
culture and expanding their personal network.
The GSM also hosts students from these
programs, enriching the experience of all UC
Davis MBA students.
Australia: Australian Graduate School of
Brazil: Fundaçao Getulio Vargas
Chile: Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile
China: Hong Kong University of Science and
Finland: Helsinki School of Economics &
France: HEC, Institut Superieur des Affaires
Germany: Heinrich Heine Universität
Mexico: Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de
The Netherlands: Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sweden: Jonkoping International Business
United Kingdom: Manchester Business School
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Business school is more than just case studies, lectures, and team meetings. At the Graduate
School of Management, students pour their energy into activities such as intramural sports,
informal networking events, a special executive-student golf tournament, volunteering in the
community, consulting for non-profit organizations and participating in student clubs. Here is a
sampling of these popular clubs:
Associated Students of Management BioBusiness Club
Full-time UC Davis MBA students make up The Bay Area is home to one of the largest
the membership of the Associated Students biotechnology and healthcare hubs in the
of Management (ASM). The ASM provides world. Biotechnology and healthcare
a framework for incorporating student companies need skilled executives and
ideas into the MBA program, networking managers who can establish, lead, and
with alumni, engaging in philanthropic manage successful organizations. The
activities, and coordinating extracurricular BioBusiness Club's mission is to create a
events. The ASM supports a collaborative community that focuses its efforts and skills
GSM community that facilitates academic, on the business of biotechnology and
professional, and social growth. healthcare by creating leaders through the
promotion of industry activities, educational
American Marketing Association
forums, and entrepreneurship.
AMA's many activities are targeted at
enriching your marketing knowledge, Community Consulting Group
network of contacts, and experience at UC CCG brings together the diverse
Davis. The AMA hosts speakers in the professional and academic experiences of
marketing field, arranges site visits to local MBA students to provide consulting services
companies, and participates in a marketing tailored to client-specific needs. The CCG
case analysis. provides practical business solutions to non-
profits and organizations with community-
Big Bang! Business Plan Competition
oriented projects, and gives MBA students
Big Bang! is the annual UC Davis business
the opportunity to apply learned skills to
plan competition organized by our MBA
students. It provides a year-round forum in
which UC Davis students, alumni, faculty
and staff collaborate to develop and test
their business vision and plans. Generously
sponsored by local corporations and the
venture capital community, the competition
provides a network of resources for
mentorship, team creation, education,
networking and financing for aspiring
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Finance Association RE+D
The Finance Association's mission is to Real Estate + Development creates
bring together students interested in opportunities for its members to deepen
finance, to improve their knowledge of their knowledge of the real estate and
financial issues, and to increase the development field through the exchange of
exchange of ideas and information ideas and information among members
between members and the business and the business community. RE+D seeks to
community. accomplish these goals through seminars,
sponsorship of speakers, and forums.
International Business Club
The IBC is committed to promoting cross- Wine Business Consulting Group
cultural understanding and providing an WBC provides business consulting services
outlet for those who want to develop their to the wine industry. We provide valuable
international business knowledge, gain business resources to industry participants
awareness of international business while enhancing the academic experience
opportunities, and network with others with for students. Our members work on actual
similar interests. business projects to develop solutions and
to build strong connections between
MBA Challenge for Charity
students and industry professionals.
This non-profit 501(c)3 organization draws
on the talents, energy, and resources of Women in Leadership
MBA students from nine West Coast WiL serves the GSM and the Davis
business schools. C4C’s mission is to community through professional and social
support Special Olympics and family- activities geared towards the development
related charities and to develop leaders of future women business leaders.
with a lifelong commitment to community Sponsored events offer unique mentoring
involvement and social responsibility. These and networking exchanges with women
goals are achieved through volunteerism business leaders at all stages of career and
and fundraising fostered by collegial life.
This network of emerging business leaders
is committed to using the power of business
to create a better world. NI offers
programs to help its members broaden their
business education, refine their leadership
skills, and pursue their professional goals,
while building their network. The UC Davis
chapter has been recognized by the
national organization for both its high level
of participation and its innovation.
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Financing Your UC Davis MBA
Undertaking your MBA represents a significant investment in your future, and a variety of
financial aid programs are available to assist you.
Estimated Student Budget
After the University of California Board of board figure assumes shared housing in an
Regents sets fees, the University of off-campus apartment. If you have a family
California, Davis Graduate Financial Aid or extraordinary expenses, your budget
Office sets the Student Budget. The Student may be adjusted accordingly. While final
Budget is used to calculate financial aid fees have not been set for 2010-2011, we
eligibility, including scholarships, grants have included estimates to help in your
and loans. It assumes a modest lifestyle for planning. We will notify you as soon as
a single person in Davis. The room and the fees and budget are set.
2010-2011 Estimated Student Budget
Direct Fees1 $27,031 $39,276
Health Insurance Fee 1,959 1,959
Books and Supplies 1,753 1,753
Basic Living Expenses2 13,709 13,709
Transportation 1,606 1,606
Total $46,058 $58,303
Direct Fees include University Fees and Professional School Fees for all students plus Non-Resident Tuition for all
non-resident students. Your student bill is due one week before classes begin each quarter.
Basic Living Expenses include rent, food and other personal expenses. It is possible to increase your student loan
eligibility to cover the purchase of a notebook computer. Submit your receipts to the Financial Aid Office to
document your expenses. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
As a result of gubernatorial, legislative, Regental, and/or campus actions, these fees may change without notice.
Paying Your Bill
Enrolled UC Davis students are billed automatically on the Student Account Suite (“myBill”); no
paper statement will be sent. Your account balance is generated after you enroll in courses.
Students can view and pay account balances at mybill.ucdavis.edu. You are responsible for
paying all fees and other debts by the posted deadlines.
At the Student Account Center (“myBill”), you can:
Check your balance
Make a payment towards your balance
View your payment history
Store your payment methods for quick and easy payment
View and print your billing statement
Set up your bills to be paid automatically
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Student Fee Payment Options
Accepted payment methods can be viewed in detail on-line at cashier.ucdavis.edu and
Online/Electronic Payments Pay student bills by e-check or print billing statement; there
is no additional fee for paying by e-check. Online payments post immediately to
Banner, the software used for the UC Davis Student Information System.
Cash Cash payments must be made in person at the Cashier’s Office (Dutton Hall). Do
not mail cash nor put cash payments in drop boxes.
Checks, Money Orders and Cashier’s Checks Payments in this category must meet the
1. Are made payable to “Regents of the University of California” or “UC Regents”.
2. The legal amount and written amount fields agree and are completed and the
document is signed.
3. Have the current date (post dated checks are not accepted.)
4. Student name, address and student identification number must be included with
Credit Cards Discover cards can be used for online payments through MyBill only,
with a $12 per transaction fee. A credit card cannot be used to pay your Enrollment
International Wire Deposits Notify the Cashier’s Office in advance of any payments
you are expecting by wire or ACH. Contact the Cashier’s Office directly for
If you are expecting a financial aid disbursement to assist with your quarterly fees, please
check this website for the disbursement date (usually 5 days before the fee payment deadline):
Health Insurance Requirements and Student Health Center
You are required to have health insurance. year. The premium for 2010-2011 has not
UC Davis has contracted with Blue Cross yet been set. You may waive SHIP if you
of California to provide a major medical have comparable health insurance.
health insurance plan to you. The Student Cowell Student Health Center (CSHC), an
Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) covers on-campus clinical facility, is available to
medical services not available at Cowell you and provides services at discounted
Student Health Center and authorized by a
rates. These services include preventive,
CSHC physician. primary and specialty care as well as
SHIP coverage begins September 20, urgent, same-day and scheduled
2010. We recommend you continue your appointments. Complete information about
current health insurance coverage through SHIP and CSHC, including information on
September 30. The 2009-2010 premium requesting a waiver, is on their website:
was $653 per quarter or $1,959 per healthcenter.ucdavis.edu.
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Financial Aid for U. S. Citizens and Financial Aid for International Students
U. S. Permanent Residents Scholarships All applicants were
Scholarships All applicants were considered for scholarships during the
considered for scholarships during the admissions process. If you were awarded
admissions process. If you were awarded a scholarship, we included it with your
a scholarship, we included it with your offer of admission.
offer of admission. Loans If you are an international student
Grants and Loans As a U.S. citizen or U.S. (and are not a U.S. permanent resident),
permanent resident, you are eligible to you may apply for private educational
apply for a University of California grant, a loans. These require a U.S. co-signer, and
federal direct loan, and private loans by are based on your and your co-signer’s
filing the 2010-2011 Free Application for credit information. Private loan eligibility
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available on varies based on your credit information
the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. and other aid you receive. For information
on loans, contact the Graduate Financial
THE PRIORITY DEADLINE TO FILE YOUR
Aid Office at email@example.com or
FAFSA TO APPLY FOR GRANTS AND
LOANS IS MARCH 1, 2010. If you file
after March 1, loans are still available;
and the availability of grants is limited. Financial Aid Questions?
The Graduate Financial Aid Office Visit our website at
determines your eligibility for grants and
loans and sends official notices after the
UC Regents set fees, typically late summer. contact Holly Bishop-Green at the
If you have questions about your eligibility GSM at 530-752-7658 or
please contact Holly Bishop-Green.
Grant and Loan Amounts
The maximum UC grant varies each year
and for 2009-2010 was $6,000.
Individual award amounts are based on
The maximum Federal Direct Loan is
$20,500 per academic year. If you
receive other financial aid, your actual
eligibility may be lower.
The maximum Federal GradPLUS or private
loan varies based on your credit
information and other aid you receive.
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Student Visa required documents, we notify SISS to issue
The UC Davis Office of International your document. It may take several weeks
Students and Scholars (SISS) issues your to several months to obtain a visa after you
Form I-20 (needed to apply for an F-1 visa) receive the Form I-20 or DS-2019, so it is
or Form DS-2019 (for a J-1 visa). These critical that you submit the required
forms can be issued only after you have documents early (ideally by June 1) and be
confirmed your enrollment and documented sure that they are complete and accurate.
that you have sufficient financial resources If you have any questions concerning your
for the full cost of your study at UC Davis visa, contact SISS at 530-752-0864 or at
(tuition, fees, and living expenses). If your firstname.lastname@example.org.
spouse or children accompany you to
Davis you must document additional For other questions, contact Admissions at
resources to support them. email@example.com or
The forms for documenting your financial
resources are included with your letter of
admission and must be submitted to the
Graduate School of Management with
affidavits certifying the amount and
availability of funds in U. S. dollars. UC
Davis issues your Form I-20 or
DS-2019 only after we receive these
materials. Once we have received all
Before your Form I-20 or DS-2019 can be issued, you must complete and
return to MBA Admissions:
Enrollment Reply Form
Financial Statement for Students
Affidavits and letters certifying your financial resources
International Student Orientation Session
There is a special session for international
students during Orientation to cover some
of the specific issues that you may
encounter as part of your UC Davis MBA
experience. Watch for details in the
Orientation schedule in the summer.
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The UC Davis MBA program views career services as a partnership with you. For our part,
we focus on creating professional opportunities for you and preparing you to take advantage
of them. You share in this partnership by taking ownership of your job search and actively
participating in the career development process.
Career development is a lifelong and multi-dimensional process of choices and adjustments.
We embrace the philosophy that career development is not just about finding a job, but also
acquiring the skills to manage your career. Our team is committed to preparing you to assess
yourself, research career options, and develop effective tools for your job search.
Summer Action Steps
We send you an information packet in June after you enroll.
Before September 1, you should:
Complete CareerLeader, the MBA self-assessment tool.
Update & submit your MBA résumé using our guidelines.
Begin narrowing your industry and functional area interests.
Identify 10 organizations where you want to work.
Schedule your Career Launch Session (beginning in August).
Getting You Ready
Career Launch Prior to Orientation, you Cover Letters A powerful cover letter and
meet with a career counselor for a effective résumé influence a recruiter’s first
30-minute introductory session. We assess impression of you. Your cover letter sells
your unique career development needs and your unique abilities and highlights your
share our mutual expectations. relevant accomplishments.
Two-Minute Me Clearly and concisely Job Search The process of setting and
articulate who you are—your unique achieving goals helps you concentrate
strengths, experiences, contributions, better, move forward with higher
qualities, and career goals. Learn how to confidence, and experience less stress.
communicate them in different situations. Interviewing Recruiters want candidates
Self-Assessment Managing your career who can communicate their strengths and
starts with self-assessment. This helps you talents and how they fit with their
make MBA-level career decisions that organization. Mock interviews help you
match your skills, interests, values, and sharpen your interview skills.
goals with your career options. Networking Your network includes family,
Résumés Your résumé is a tool for securing friends, classmates, colleagues, and GSM
interviews. A well-crafted résumé helps you contacts. Learn to grow and nurture your
position yourself for a specific industry, network with effective informational
function, or position. interviews.
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Recruiter Outreach Professional Clubs
While maintaining and extending Career Services partners with student clubs
established relationships with employers, to present industry panels to introduce you
Career Services develops new recruiting to different fields and the individuals
relationships each year that reflect working in them. Past panels have included
changing student interests and current MBA finance, marketing and consulting, as well
trends. These relationships create a wide as specialized interviewing presentations.
variety of internship and career
opportunities for you. Professional Network
A critical component of your job search is
Employer Information Sessions making the most of your existing network
We host company information sessions and expanding it to include new contacts
throughout the year at which you learn from GSM-sponsored events, such as:
more about potential employers. Employers Career Fair
use this time to share their company history, Company Site Visits
promote their organization, provide Mock Interviews
interview advice, describe their corporate Peer-to-Pier
culture, and talk about career paths and Shadow Days
opportunities. Big Bang!
Tools You Can Use
Career Management Website Alumni Database
Career Services maintains an extensive GSM alumni are fiercely loyal and
career management guide on our website. supportive of students. Learn more about a
This includes self-assessment, résumé specific field from alumni in that field
writing, networking, the job search, and through our on-line alumni database.
interview techniques. For details, go to:
students.gsm.ucdavis.edu/careers/guide. Targeted Internship Strategy
We promote a targeted search strategy for
eRecruiting.com both internship searches. Use this approach
eRecruiting is an on-line tool for posting to identify and define these four aspects:
positions, scheduling interviews, and Functional Area
registering for events. eRecruiting allows Industry Targets
you to create and upload 10 different Geographic Preference
targeted résumés, and forms the basis for Company Targets
our online résumé directory. Its tracking
system provides a list of the companies and A targeted approach is the most effective
positions to which you have applied as way to stay in control and to see results,
well as the outcome of each. allowing you to monitor your progress and
build upon your efforts.
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Companies Hiring Our Students in 2009
Adaptec Leventhal Kline Management Inc.
Agilent Technologies Livingston Energy Innovations
Amazon.com, Inc. Mercy Corp - Darjeeling, India
applied biosystems Octus Energy
Applied Materials Nehemiah Corp.
Blue Shield of California Pacific Gas & Electric
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Pinnacle Telecommunications, Inc.
Burr Pilger Mayer Price Family Vineyards
California Capital Financial Development Corp. Royal Dutch Shell plc
California Chamber of Commerce Schnabel Foundation Co.
California Public Utilities Commission Sequioa National Park
California Trade & Tourism Commission Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
California Public Employees’ Retirement System Sonoma Bank
(CalPERS) Steps Therapy
Carlton Engineering SunPower, Inc.
Center for Land Based Learning Sutter Health
City of San Francisco Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Deloitte Consulting TC Fuels
Elite Capital Services The American Repertory Ballet/Princeton Ballet
Energy Market Innovations School
Environmental Defense Fund The San Francisco Foundation
Ernst & Young Real Estate Twill
Fliptop United Nations - Rome
FormFactor Wells Fargo & Company
Green Made Simple
Heller Pacific, Inc.
Kearns & West
Kilpatrick & Co.
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Computing and On-Line Services
Computer Requirements Services
A laptop computer is required. To ensure As a UC Davis MBA student, you have
complete compatibility with the wireless access to the following services:
network and print services at the GSM, it is Wireless network accessible anywhere
recommended that you own one less than in Gallagher Hall.
three years old or purchase a new Dell Personal UC Davis email account.
Latitude series laptop. Educational Dedicated printers in the building.
discounts on Dell laptops are available Special course software.
from the UC Davis Bookstore Techhub shop Other software available through
at bookstore.ucdavis.edu/TechHub. UC Davis, either free or at a discount.
You must have access to a Microsoft
Windows Vista or Windows 7 environment Support
and Microsoft Office for Windows. The UC Davis Student Computing Guide at
Antivirus software is required when using scg.ucdavis.edu and Help & Training at
the campus network. Antivirus software can iet.ucdavis.edu/help provide computing
be downloaded for free from your support information. Campus IET Help Desk
MyUCDavis web portal (my.ucdavis.edu). technicians are available at (530) 754-
HELP (754-4357) Monday through Friday
from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. You can also
e-mail them anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UC Davis Account & E-mail
Additionally, the GSM has IT specialists
You activate your UC Davis computing
who support the Daytime MBA students as
account via the UC Davis website
well as the Working Professional MBA
(computingaccounts.ucdavis.edu) to obtain
students, staff and faculty. They specialize
a Kerberos log in/password and Mail ID.
in Dell equipment and will have the
You need these three items and your
software drivers needed for Dell Latitude
Personal Access Code (PAC) to access
laptops (if less than three years old) to
online services provided by UC Davis
interface with the GSM wireless network
(e.g., registration, career services tools,
and printers. They can be reached at
etc.). After you create your Campus Login
(530) 752-4660 Monday through Friday,
ID, the GSM provides an additional
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can also
computing account specific to GSM
network resources. More detailed e-mail them at email@example.com.
information is provided during Orientation.
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Living in Davis
Davis is a unique community – the benefits of a quintessential college town that is connected
to one of the world’s most dynamic regions, the San Francisco Bay Area, and California’s
capital city of Sacramento. This list can get you started as you explore the interesting places
and activities in the area.
Childcare Local Transportation and Parking
For information about childcare, including Think of Davis and you’ll probably think of
a special UC Davis students subsidy, visit: bicycles. A bike is the quickest, easiest and
cheapest way to get around on campus
and in town. A helmet, a good U-lock and
Housing a California bike license are essential. Bike
Davis and the surrounding communities licenses are available at taps.ucdavis.edu.
offer a range of housing. We encourage
The Associated Students of UC Davis and
you to begin making your housing
the City of Davis operate an extensive
arrangements early. Most UC Davis MBA
network of buses throughout campus and
students live off-campus, many within
the city. For information, visit the Unitrans
walking or biking distance of school. Public
website at unitrans.ucdavis.edu.
transportation to campus is available from
many parts of Davis. On-campus You can purchase a permit for on-campus
apartments (very limited number available) parking through Traffic and Parking
frequently are rented by mid-April, and the Services (TAPS). For information, visit their
most desirable off-campus housing options website at taps.ucdavis.edu. You can
may be rented by mid-summer for the next purchase a $6 daily permit at vending
academic year. machines around campus, and 45-minute
If you are able to visit Davis between mid- parking meters are available as well.
April and mid-June, we encourage you to
spend a day or two meeting with realtors
and seeing apartments. The UC Davis
MBA discussion group is also a great
source for finding roommates or housing.
Other contacts for housing information:
Student Housing Office
www.housing.ucdavis.edu City of Davis Resources
Davis provides information about utilities,
Davis Community Housing
schools, parks, recreation, activities, etc. at:
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UC Davis Campus
UC Davis is one of the nation's top public research universities and is part of the world's pre-
eminent public university system. The campus is set in the heart of the Central Valley, close to
the state capital and San Francisco Bay Area. As one of the last "small-town universities," we
cherish our close relationships on campus and within the Davis community. Some highlights of
activities and events available to the UC Davis community include:
The Robert & Margrit Center for the Performing Arts
The UC Davis Craft Center
The Activities & Recreation Center
NCAA Division I Athletics
City of Davis
The City of Davis maintains over 400 acres of parks and greenbelts throughout the
community. Visitors to the 32 neighborhood and community parks and the extensive system of
greenbelts can find 43 different play areas, 12 large reservable picnic areas and many
smaller ones, 33 tennis courts, and many other amenities such as horse shoe pits, disc golf,
basketball courts, exercise courses, and much much more. Four pool complexes provide
opportunities for recreational swimming, lap swimming, and swim classes. There are several
community buildings with rooms available for rental, for events both large and small.
San Francisco Fourth most populous city in California and the 12th most populous city in the
United States, it is the financial, cultural, and transportation center of the larger San Francisco
Bay Area, a region of 7.4 million people and a stone’s throw from Silicon Valley, worldwide
hub of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Sonoma & Napa Valley An hour's drive to the northwest, these regions boast some of the
world’s best wineries.
Lake Tahoe and the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada Two hours to the east, home to a number
of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions.
Pacific Ocean and beaches Spectacular views are accentuated by pristine beaches and
waves crashing on a rugged coastline.
Yosemite Just four hours away, Yosemite National Park is internationally recognized for its
spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological
diversity and a favorite destination for hiking, camping, rock climbing and biking.
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2010-2011 Academic Calendar
July 15 Registration Begins
August 14 Registration Closes
September 8 First Day of Orientation
September 16 Fall Payment Due
September 20 SHIP Coverage Begins
September 21 Last Day of Orientation
September 23 Classes Begin
November 1 Winter Registration Begins
November 11 Veterans Day Holiday
November 25-26 Thanksgiving Recess
December 3 Classes End
December 6-10 Final Examinations
December 27 Winter Payment Due
January 3 Classes Begin
January 17 Martin Luther King Holiday
February 7 Spring Registration Begins
February 21 President’s Day Holiday
March 1 Financial Aid Application Due
March 14 Classes End
March 15-19 Final Examinations
March 21 Spring Payment Due
March 28 Classes Begin
May 30 Memorial Day Holiday
June 2 Classes End
June 4-9 Final Examinations
June 11 Commencement
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Check online the beginning of each registration period for current dates.
Please note the dates of exam periods. You are expected to be on
campus throughout the exam periods and to take all exams at the times
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New Student Checklist
Setup your UC Davis email and computer accounts
Pay course fees
Register for classes
Sign up for core course waiver exams
Buy books, textpaks and supplies
Review key information from Career Services (check your email)
Update your resume with the UC Davis MBA format
Complete CareerLeader® (login required)
Refine your functional and industry interests
Develop a list of 10 target companies for your internship and career job searches
Complete your Career Launch session
Relocate to Davis
Set-up your utilities (gas, water, garbage, phone, internet, etc.)
Update the GSM and the UC Davis campus with your new address & phone numbers
Invest in a new business suit and accessories
Obtain a bike license and/or parking permit
Obtain your campus ID card at 12 Mrak Hall
Accept your financial aid package, if applicable, and pay your student bill
Sign up for ASM orientation activities
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As you make your final decision about business school, our team is ready to help you,
whether it’s answering your questions, arranging a visit to campus, or just pointing you in the
Admissions & Student Services Career Services Center Computing Services
530-752-7658 530-752-4003 GSM Computing Help Desk
530-754-9355 fax 530-754-9355-fax 530-752-4660
mba. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Bishop-Green Inger Maher
Associate Director of Admissions & Student Assistant Director of Career Services
Services and GSM Registrar 530-754-7529
email@example.com Chip Mrizek
Kathy Gleed Computing Services Manager
Director of Admissions & Student Services 530-752-8330
firstname.lastname@example.org Heather O’Leary
Becky Heard Associate Director of Admissions & Student
MBA Program Manager Services
Kathy Klenzendorf James Stevens
Director of Career Services Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
UC Davis Contacts
Main Operator Graduate Financial Aid Services for International
530-752-1011 530-752-9246 Students & Scholars
email@example.com Student Housing Office
Cowell Health Center
Davis Community Housing
MBA Student Affairs
University Of California, Davis
Graduate School of Management
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8609