Alumni Magazine - Fall 2023

Merage School Alumni Magazine

Explore the Fall 2023 issue of the Merage School Alumni Magazine. Discover how your fellow alums, the Merage School, and external organizations are collectively making an impact in our community and beyond.

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How to Become a Global Thought Leader

Ryan Patel shares his journey becoming a world-renowned authority on global business, political economy, and corporate governance.

A World of Impact: Embracing Global Business at the Merage School

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Future Leaders Initiative shows significant growth in its first year

My career pivots were not always planned, but I took a few risks and said yes to different opportunities – even if that meant stepping outside my comfort zone.
— Manisha Dhawan, FTMBA '09

Dean Ian O. Williamson connects with alumni and students in Taipei and Singapore

Upcoming Alumni Events


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Latinx Excelencia Conference 2023

The Merage School’s Latinx Initiative (LXi) is excited to present this year’s conference, Latinx Excelencia: Unleashing Economic Power of the Mainstream Economy. Join us on October 14th as we celebrate influential Latino leaders and support the next generation of leaders to prosper in their professional careers.

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Assessing the Economic Impact of Student Debt Freezes



UCI Postcast: Featuring Dean Ian O. Williamson

Ian O. Williamson, Dean of UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business, is a globally recognized expert in the field of human resource management, a reputation earned by traveling the world over to examine how talent pipelines affect organizational and community outcomes. In this UCI Podcast, Williamson identifies significant changes in business over the last decade, analyzes how the pandemic altered business education, and forecasts the future of work for employers and employees.

Renowned Scholar Professor Violina Rindova Joins Merage School as the Dean’s Leadership Council Chair and Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs

A Woman’s Touch: How Women Influence Decision-Making in the Boardroom

With recession looming, UCI researchers seek to uncover whether foreclosures hurt appraised property values

New Digital IQ Series spreads awareness of emerging technology