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MBA Alumni: UCLA Anderson School of Management

Ruben Pranata is the Sales Operations and Cross-Product Solutions Manager at Google, and was a 2006 grad of University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management. In this MBA Alumni video, Ruben answers the following questions for UCLA Anderson applicants:

What’s your advice on choosing a business school?

How was your internship experience?

MBA Alumni: UCLA Anderson School of Management

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The Road to Business School

The Road to Business School is the premier forum to meet-and-greet with admissions officers and get an edge in your application. In 2010, "The Road" brought over 20 top business schools to seven cities for open networking sessions, admissions panels, and GMAT breakout sessions. In this MBA Admissions Panel, we hear from admissions representatives fro...

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UCLA Anderson School of Management

A beautiful southern California location, award-winning faculty, top facilities, and successful alumni: discover the top-tier UCLA Anderson School of Business. Meet Director of Financial Aid, Ji Choi, and Associate Directors, Jessica Chung, Adrian Aguirre, and Craig Hubbell,  who will provide helpful insight into the MBA program's admissions process. With helpful tips on financing yo...

EMBA Student Panel

On today’s show we bring you reflections from students who are currently balancing an executive MBA program, their work and more. Some are high level execs, some are entrepreneurs, some are managers at Fortune 100 companies. How do they do it? Do they get the same opportunities as regular, full-time MBA students? If you’re only there on weekends, what’s the faculty interaction like? Is there any synergy between school and work? Listen in...

Getting Your Employer to Fund Your MBA

Tuition bills for MBA programs are in the tens of thousands, if not reaching well over six figures. Wouldn’t it be great if someone else paid for your MBA? Well it might not be as hard as you think. Many companies have existing programs for funding MBA’s and even if your company doesn’t have a program, it is possible to convince your boss that she should pay for your MBA. We’ll speak to our guests for the best strategies to get your empl...

Last Minute Applicants

You've suddenly realized you DO need an MBA to progress in your career. Or maybe you just got laid off and it's the perfect time to go back to school. The only issue? Applications deadlines are days away if not already passed. What options do you have at this point? How can you present your case to the admission's committee without seeming disorganized and haphazard? Our guests will share their strategies with you to help successfully get you...

Using an MBA to Change Careers

Are you thinking about using an MBA to change careers? In business school they’ll call you a career switcher and you’ll find that you aren’t alone. Up to 90% of MBA candidates consider switching careers during their time on campus. Within just one or two years you can learn the skills and gain the context you need to launch into a new direction. This time we’ll take you through the process that you’d experience through the career man...

Preparing for an MBA

Let’s face it: getting into the MBA program of your choice isn’t easy. This may be especially true for younger people with less work experience, or would-be applicants with liberal arts or science backgrounds valid pursuits, but not directly linked in an admissions director’s mind to making someone B-school ready. In this show, we’ll talk with some experts - program administrators, a professor, and a student to hear their advice for no...

The Current Economic Environment

It's official - the U.S. economy is in a recession, and economists predict it's going to get worse before it gets better. With the job market tightening, large companies and even entire industries that used to snap up MBAs as soon as they graduated are instead laying off workers or even shutting down entirely. Meanwhile the tough times are steering more applicants towards business school. What does this all mean to currently enrolled MBA student...

Getting an MBA Later in Life

Are you ever too old to go for your MBA? If you’re feeling like the clock is ticking and you’re over thirty-five… this show is for you. You may already have a healthy salary but a nagging feeling that you can do better and move higher up the corporate ladder. Is it worth going back to the classroom this far down the road? We will get advice from so-called older MBA’s, directors of MBA and EMBA programs, and an expert job-seeker....

MBA Podcaster Day in the Life Series

UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the very best business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty are ranked #1 in "Intellectual Capital" by BusinessWeek and are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,600 students enrolled in MBA, Executive MBA, Fully-Employed MBA and doctoral programs...

MBA Summer Internships

Landing the best summer internship possible is of huge importance for first-year MBA students. It’s often referred to as the “12-week interview” since an internship can lead to your next full-time job. Every MBA student is encouraged to get a summer internship and competition is tough. This time, we will explore what to look for in an internship, what it can do for you, and how to find and choose the best one. We speak to two career managem...

MBA Application Essays and Recommendations

Get ready to think hard, dig deep and do a little soul searching: you’re about to tackle your MBA application essays. The essay section is the single most important part of your entire application which you can control. So put the test scores and the GPA aside and think about how you can convince the admission’s committee that you deserve a spot on their campus. Our guests will tell you where to begin, what to focus on and how to address a...

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