April 1, 2019
“Your education is an investment unlike a car, house, or stock…you cannot sell it.
So, you are explicitly linked to this institution and therefore, responsible for that brand.” -GMAC 2017
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Featured Scholarship Recipients – Jananee Sekar, Accelerated MBA
Jananee Sekar, a second year Accelerated MBA student with a 4.0 GPA, was the 2018-2019 recipient of the Wan-Lin Kiang Endowed Scholarship. In a thank you letter to Ms. Kiang Jananee expressed her gratitude, “The scholarship that you have most thoughtfully bestowed upon me will be useful assistance in the coming academic semester, and will make it easier to fund my education. There are many associated fees with a Masters program and they add up, especially on a student’s budget, so every bit of help actually makes a world of difference. Your scholarship is a precious vote of confidence, which I will carry with me as I continue working towards my degree.”
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Where are they Now? – Devorah Allen-Solorio, Saturday MBA – Founder, Allen-Solorio Consultancy, LLC
Devorah is a 2012 graduate of the first Saturday MBA cohort. While completing her MBA she was working as the Senior Manager of Quality and Training at an international transportation company. Since graduation, she has earned the designation of Certified Professional of Learning and Performance (CPLP) through the Association of Talent Development. She also is a Six Sigma Green Belt and Change Management Professional and holds certificates in Workplace Coaching and Workplace Investigations.
Upon receiving her MBA and CPLP she became the Director of Learning & Development at a South Bay Credit Union and then two years later became a Consultant, HR and L&D for an agriculture support agency. During this time, she has had several articles published on the themes of business, leadership and culture, which can be found at td.org and trainingindustry.com
Devorah has now opened her own consulting business, Allen-Solorio Consultancy, LLC operating out of the South Bay and Barstow areas, covering all of California and Arizona. Allen specializes in live instructor-led training on The Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct, which satisfies the management and employee training mandated by CA AB1825 and 2053 and (as of 2019) SB1343 for employers with 5 or more employees in California.
Her background includes working, training and consulting in hotels, restaurants, telecom, transportation and logistics, financial institutions and agriculture. She has consulted and trained thousands of hours on topics ranging from management, new supervisor skills, coaching, leadership, quality and emotional intelligence to sexual harassment prevention, critical thinking and managing customer expectations. Please contact her today via the website to discuss your training and/or consulting needs!
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Graduate Career Mentor Program
Advertising, finance, human resources, marketing, and operations are just some of the areas that mentors have experience in and if you are interested in mentoring a graduate business student starting in Spring 2020 click here: http://bit.ly/gradcareermentorSP20
Hear from a student about how the Graduate Career Mentor Program is impacting their professional development. “As a first year MBA student, I still have a hard time trying to find the right career path I want to take and I knew that I needed some type of guidance to help me on this journey. I signed up for the Graduate Career Mentor Program and the mentors are very diverse and well experienced individuals. My first meeting with my mentor I was able to share my experience and learn more about who my mentor is. We were able to talk with no barriers and at the end of the meeting, I gained insights on how I can improve my interviewing skills, the process of finding the right career path, as well as how to have self-confidence.”
To learn more and to sign up to be a mentor in the Spring 2020 Graduate Career Mentor Program click here: http://www.csulb.edu/cob-graduate-programs/career-services/graduate-career-mentor-program
MBA Virtual Student Panel Hosted by Dr. Hieu Nguyen
This frameset document contains:
How to Build Your Network Webinar
Wednesday, April 10th
Norm Herron - Owner/Founder, Pacific Technologies
Part 3 of Webinar series:
Date: Climbing the Ladder:
Leveraging your Graduate Degree for Career Advancement
Date: Tuesday, April 23rd
Featured Alumnus: JR Jimenez - Director of Business Development,
Online MBA Program Director - Richard Okumoto
Also since 2014, Professor Okumoto has been pursuing a PhD at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He is currently working on his dissertation, "Digital Stories Creating Social Presence: A Qualitative Case Study of an Undergraduate Distance Learning Environment." His research topics include: a) Community of Inquiry Model: Social, Cognitive, and Teaching Presence, b) Distance Learning technologies and Inquiry-based learning, and c) Constructivism, Constructionism, and Connectionism.
Learn more about the Online MBA or other Graduate Business programs at a Virtual Information Sessions.