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  • I loved my work with Sony as an engineer in the R&D group. It was a lot of travel and gave me the chance to engage with people, pitch my ideas and get the work done. I wanted to earn an MBA so that could become a technology consultant and do what I enjoy for the rest of my life.

    Navneeth Srinivasaninternship while in program: Deloitte Consulting, Summer Associate
    hometown: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India  Read Navneeth's story

  • I was ready for a career change, and I had an interest in marketing, but I only knew the basics. As I learned more with my classes and projects, I could see the impact of a career in marketing, where you really have a say in the products that touch the lives of consumers across the globe.

    Gina Leeinternship while in program: Lexus Product Marketing Graduate Management Associate Intern, Toyota; Advanced Product Planning MBA Intern, Honda R&D Americas
    hometown: Santa Monica, California  Read Gina's story

  • Being in a great location for my MBA was really important to me. Working as a chemist, I was living in a small town and wanted to live in a more vibrant, business-focused area. I knew earning my MBA would allow me to live in an awesome city like Irvine where I could make connections with lots of diverse companies and industries.

    Graham Gouldinternship while in program: Roth Capital, Equity Research Intern; Toyota Financial Services, Risk Management Intern
    hometown: Zeeland, Michigan  Read Graham's story

  • On my first visit to the Merage School, I immediately felt at home. Having visited other business schools, I knew that none of them could match the individual attention and lively atmosphere at UC Irvine.

    Chandni Shahinternship while in program: Partner Technology Manager, Google
    hometown: Ahmedabad, India  Read Chandni's story

  • I've felt immense support from my professors, classmates and the staff here at the Merage School. I'm capitalizing on the many academic and professional opportunities because of the personal attention given to me by everyone here.

    Joseph Perezinternship while in program: North American Marketing (NAD) Intern, Mattel
    hometown: El Paso, Texas  Read Joseph's story

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