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First Year Perspectives: A Day in the Life of a UCLA Anderson Full-Time MBA Student

About Layla: Layla Mazdyasni grew up in San Diego, went to UC Berkeley, and lived in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. prior to attending Anderson. At Berkeley, Layla studied cognitive science with an emphasis on society, culture, and cognition. After graduating, she worked at Bloomingdale’s in its Executive Development Program…

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First Year Perspectives: Pursuing an MBA Without Intent to Career Pivot

About Grace: Grace Fogel is a Southern California native and graduated from USC with an undergraduate accounting degree. She was involved in many student organizations and roles during her time there. Upon graduating, Grace started her career at Deloitte’s audit and assurance practice in Los Angeles and obtained her CPA…

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First Year Perspectives: Oh, the Places You'll Go! Travel Opportunities at Anderson

About Olivia: Growing up in New England, Olivia always knew she was meant for warmer weather. Her first stop was the University of Texas at Austin, achieving an undergrad in the Canfield Business Honors program with a major in Management Information Systems. After graduating with a perfect streak of football…

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First Year Perspectives: Exploring Social Impact at Anderson Academically and Professionally

About Imran: Imran’s journey spans various locations before settling in California. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, he studied Finance and Accounting at Wash U in St. Louis. His career journey shifted towards social impact, starting with Michigan Women Forward in Detroit, where he managed microfinance loans for local businesses. Transitioning…

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First Year Perspectives: Exploring an Entertainment MBA

About Michelle: Michelle is a life-long east coaster who moved to Los Angeles to pursue her MBA in Entertainment at UCLA Anderson. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, she became a Page before working in Talent Management at NBCUniversal. Michelle hopes to pursue a career in entertainment strategy. She enjoys…

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First Year Perspectives: Navigating Reapplications and Waitlists as an International Student

About Gabriel: Gabriel Alvarez was born and raised in Mexico City. The oldest of three brothers, he studied Chemical Engineering following the footsteps of his father, and grandfather. After university, he worked at a strategic management consulting firm focused on the energy industry for four years, doing a little bit…

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First Year Perspectives: Transitioning from Self-Employed to MBA Student at UCLA Anderson

About Grace: California is the 7th state Grace has lived in so far, and by far her favorite. She studied French and Political Science during her undergrad at Davidson College, and afterwards moved to Nashville to work in the music business. She built up a freelance marketing and operations career…

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First Year Perspectives: Navigating the MBA as a Creative Thinker

About Virginia: Forever in love with coastal California, Virginia grew up in a small town of 600 people near Monterey, CA and then moved to San Diego to study Film Production and Business Management at San Diego State University. There, she served as Vice President Operations for her Pan-Hellenic sorority,…

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First Year Perspectives: Building Foundations in Leadership

About Emily: Emily Penaranda grew up in Oakland, California, and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Biological Sciences. After graduating, she worked abroad for international field schools in Turks and Caicos and Bocas del Toro, Panama. While living abroad, Emily’s interest in sustainable food grew and she sought…

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First Year Perspectives: The MBA Experience Beyond the Classroom

About Sai Vivek R: Vivek was born in Southern India but grew up in more than ten states, including Gujarat, Delhi, Andhra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, etc. Intrigued with technology, he studied electronics and electrical at BITS Pilani, while handling all the events as the vice-president of the hospitality club. After…

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Application Insider: Reapplying to UCLA Anderson

At UCLA Anderson, we love our reapplicants and we often see them succeeding the following admissions cycle. Here’s some encouraging news: if you decide to reapply, you’re already well-versed in the application process, giving you a distinct advantage. While the composition of the applicant pool evolves annually, you have the…

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First Year Perspectives: DOJ Week 2023

About D. Keith: D. Keith Beasley, Jr. (known as “Keith”) grew up in Durham, NC before leaving the “Bull City” to attend a school, just one city over, in Chapel Hill. While at UNC-Chapel Hill, he studied business administration at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, minored in entrepreneurship through the Shuford…