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Inspiring business stories from the UCLA without the tuition costs! Curated by Mike Chester and Parth Shah (UCLA Anderson '19)
May 24, 2019
Regina Regazzi - UCLA Anderson
Regina Regazzi (‘97) is the Assistant Dean of UCLA Anderson’s Parker Career Management Center. Previously she had an extensive career in both recruiting and investment banking. Parth gets her thoughts on the career landscape for MBAs in 2019, MBA rankings, and finds out what led her back to UCLA.
Apr 26, 2019
Professor Eric Sussman - UCLA Anderson
Eric Sussman is an adjunct professor in Real Estate and Financial Reporting at UCLA Anderson. He is also the president of multiple real estate funds which have invested in over 2 million square feet of residential and commercial real estate. Mike gets his perspective on whether millennials will ever own homes and why he thinks the tech “unicorns” are overvalued.
Apr 16, 2019
Venezuela Crisis 101
Federico Sacchini ('19) and Jose Gomez ('19) are UCLA Anderson students from Venezuela. Mike talks to them about the causes of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in their country and what we can do to help. TO DONATE: Venmo $15 to @Federico-Sacchini Your $15 donation will provide 1 month of meals for a child in Venezuela! All funds will be donated to Alimenta la Solidaridad ("Feed the Solidarity").
Apr 9, 2019
Mark Loranger - CEO, Chrysalis
Mark Loranger leads Chrysalis, an L.A.-based non-profit that works with the homeless and those disconnected from the workforce to help them find and retain employment. Parth talks to him about working with the less-fortunate and operating a profitable non-profit.
Apr 9, 2019
Professor Terry Kramer - UCLA Anderson
Terry Kramer is the Adjunct Professor of Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management at UCLA Anderson and a Harvard MBA. He spent over 30 years as an executive in the telecommunications industry. Parth talks to him about career management, evaluating complex business problems, and his work in the Obama Administration.
Mar 13, 2019
Chef Johnny Zone - Howlin' Ray's
Chef Johnny Zone is the founder of Howlin' Ray's, Nashville Hot Chicken in LA. In just a few short years, this hot chicken spot has grown from a dream to a food truck to one of the busiest restaurants in Los Angeles. Mike talks to Johnny to learn how he created a brand and culture that has customers happily lining up for 3 hours just to get their fix.
Mar 11, 2019
Professor Hal Hershfield - UCLA Anderson
Hal Hershfield is the Associate Professor of Marketing at UCLA Anderson and a Stanford PhD in Psychology. Mike talks to him about life as a professor, his research, and gets his thoughts on recent business news.