Orange County Events
Monthly Networking Luncheons
Monthly networking luncheons are held on the first and fourth Fridays of each month (see links below).
Lunches begin promptly at 11:45 am and conclude at 1 pm. Each guest has the opportunity to introduce themselves and provide a brief update on their personal and/or professional life. Don't forget to bring your business cards for networking. Following each event, all guests are emailed scans of the business cards to further facilitate the networking process. Please note lunches are open only to Merage School/GSM/GSA alumni and current major students.
OCMBA 'Leaders for Philanthropy Night'
Thursday, April 7
The Shea Center, San Juan Capistrano
In conjunction with OCMBA, Merage School alumni are invited to an evening of networking at the Shea Center, for their 8th Annual Leaders for Philanthropy Night with distinguished speaker Dick Bertea, retired aviation executive, veteran, and program activist. The evening includes a dramatic and inspiring demonstration of the unique role horses play in helping children and adults with physical and neurological challenges, such as autism, cerebral palsy and developmental delays. Tickets are $40; deadline to purchase tickets is April 4 Questions? Contact Steve Huang, FEMBA '08.
OCMBA is a network of the Orange County/Southern California alumni chapters of 14 leading business schools including: Berkeley-Haas, Columbia, Cornell-Johnson, Chicago-Booth, Darden, Harvard, Kellogg, Michigan-Ross, MIT-Sloan, Stanford, USC-Marshall, UCI-Merage, UCLA-Anderson and Wharton. OCMBA events are open exclusively to the alumni of the 14 business schools that make up the OCMBA, and their guests.
'Merage First' Alumni Networking Mixer: Welcome Class of '16
Thursday, May 5, 5-7 pm
Merage School (New Building) 3rd Floor Terrace
Please join us for our next "Merage First" mixer to make new connections and welcome the graduates of the class of 2016 into the Merage School Alumni network! Come meet MBA/FEMBA/EMBA/HCEMBA students and your fellow alumni and enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres on Cinco de Mayo! One of the pillars of thinking Merage First is sharing current or upcoming job openings (full time, part time or internship) with Merage School students. Your ticket for admission: Please bring a hard copy of one or more current MBA-level job opportunities from your company. In the upper right hand corner, please share your name and the functional area of this opportunity. All job opportunities will be distributed to attendees by the MBA Career Center. This event is free to attend, but space is limited so you must RSVP in advance no later than Monday, May 2 at noon. Parking is complimentary with advance registration.
Class of 2016 Reception - Welcome to Your Alumni Network
Thursday, July 28, 6-8 pm
Sky Garden, Irvine (directions provided upon RSVP)
Class of 2016, please join us for a reception honoring you - congratulations on your graduation! We want to celebrate and welcome you to your alumni network when the busy time of graduation, final exams, residentials and post-school vacations has passed. Come meet your fellow new alumni from other programs, reconnect with your classmates, and enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres while taking in the stunning views from the Sky Garden. You must RSVP in advance to attend this free event as space is limited - please register here. Please note this is only open to graduates of the class of 2016 (all programs), and we're sorry that due to the limited space we aren't able to accommodate guests.