Archive | October 2013

“Study Abroad in Economics and Business” Info Session

“Study Abroad in Economics and Business” Info Session

THIS Thursday, Oct. 31

12:45 P.M.

International Center Dining Room

Come learn more about study abroad opportunities for Business and Economics students!   At this event, we’ll cover:

  • How to find programs that offer Business and Econ classes
  • Popular Business/Econ study abroad countries and schools
  • How to get major or minor credit for your study abroad classes
  • Plus, hear from a study abroad returnee about their experiences!

BrightEyes Information Session Nov 7

The Financial Professionals Network invites you to attend the BrightEyes Information Session this November 7, 2013.  Founded by alumni Tiffany Stone, BrightEyes is a nonprofit program dedicated to providing students with an opportunity to experience a potential career and grow their knowledge and network in an industry.  Two students will be selected each school year to travel to a city for 4-5 days, where they will have the opportunity to meet and network with UCSD alumni across different career areas and disciplines within an industry and take company tours of a few prominent firms.  Alumni from New York, San Francisco, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Diego will be coming to UCSD for the event.  This event is open to students of all majors!

The upcoming San Francisco BrightEyes trip, which will focus on the Venture Capital, Startup and Private Equity industry, will be announced at the event.  Please attend to learn more about the application process  Additionally, there will be a Q&A and networking session for the students to meet the UCSD Alumni in attendance.

When: November 7, 2013 from 5:00-7:00pm
Where: Career Services Center
Dress: Business
Bring copies of resume

Tips for Future CPAs

Tips for future CPAs:

What’s best, MBA or Masters in Accounting? (follow link for full article)

“As you work toward becoming a CPA, there are some other letters you can earn behind your name. Two of the most popular are MAcc (Master of Accountancy) and MBA (Master of Business Administration). Which ones you get, if any, is a matter of preference—so how do you know which one is right for you?”

Calling all Bio-entrepreneurs!

Calling all Bio-entrepreneurs!

SR One and the Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable is launching OneStart, a life sciences-based idea competition for young entrepreneurs.

OneStart is open to aspiring life science entrepreneurs aged 35 and younger, who are living or working in the Europe or Americas. The competition will be run in stages and covers four tracks: drug discovery, medical devices, diagnostics and health IT. Entrants can join individually or as a team, and are encouraged to recruit other scientists and even business students.

Teams will be given access to mentors and other resources, and have the opportunity to network with leading pharmaceutical companies, venture capitalists and advisory firms. A judging panel of experts will select the ultimate winner. The prize will be awarded to the most compelling idea with the potential to impact the lives of patients.

The winner will receive $150k and free lab space at QB3, as well as free legal and intellectual property advice.

For more information you can visit or email

Career Options in Business Panel Event 10/23

Career Options in Business Panel Event
Wednesday, October 23, 5-7pm
Career Services Center

Lakshya Datta ’11 , Launchora
Lakshya Datta recently started Launchora, an online platform and marketplace where users can share and monetize on their creative content. He is currently teaching a class “Introduction to Investment Banking” for credit as an Adjunct Lecturer at SDSU’s School of Business Administration, Department of Finance. He serves as the Alumni Vice President for the Financial Professionals Network at UCSD and was the President of FPN as an undergraduate. Prior to launching his own company, he worked at Objective Capital Partners and TGG Capital. Lakshya obtained a B.S. in Management Science from UC San Diego in 2011.

Jenn Li ‘12, Intuit

Jenn Li is a corporate communications specialist at Intuit where she manages public and media relations dealing with broadcast (TV), and press (Online & Print) interviews for TurboTax.   In addition, she leads Intuit’s social content strategy across all social media platforms.  She graduated from UC San Diego in 2012 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in business.  While a student at UCSD she was actively involved with Alpha Kappa Psi and Alpha Chi Omega.

Brian Long ‘00, Milliman

Brian Long is an assistant actuary in Milliman’s San Diego office.  He has worked in the actuarial field since 2003.  Prior to joining Milliman, he managed the actuarial and underwriting departments for Sharp Health Plan, a regional not-for-profit health plan. Brian obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Math from UC San Diego and JD from the University of Minnesota.

Mac Witmer ‘13, LinkedIn

Mac Witmer is a recent graduate from UC San Diego who currently works at LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. Witmer is a member of the Inaugural Class of GSO University – LinkedIn’s New Graduate Rotational Program in The Global Sales Organization. As a GSO U Associate, she rotates through various functions of LinkedIn from Recruiting to Customer Operations to Sales Development. While at UC San Diego, Witmer majored in Communication and Minored in Art History. She served as the President of The Undergraduate Communication Society and as a UC San Diego College Ambassador.

LinkedIn Careers Info Session

LinkedIn Info Session

October 21, 2013 @  5-6:30pm

Career Services Center – Horizon Room

Did you know that two new members join LinkedIn every second? If you are looking for an opportunity to shape the direction of one of the world’s fastest growing companies, LinkedIn is the place for you. We are looking for world-class Sales Development Professionals to become an integral part of the Global Sales Organization.

GUEST SPEAKER: Brian Frank, UCSD Alumni, LinkedIn Global Sales Operation


Come find out about LinkedIn and our opportunities.

Food will be served and we will be raffling off gift cards!

SPACE IS LIMITED! Please RSVP – Jill Perez:


Political Journalism and Social Media: Info Session & Internship Opportunity


You are invited to IVN News’ Information Session on:
October 22, 2013
Career Services Center
Horizon Room

Breaking Into Political Journalism and Social Media:
Info Session & Internship Opportunity

From Facebook to Twitter, Google+ to LinkedIn, we’ve witnessed the evolution of social media from a personal networking tool into an essential skill in the professional world. But Facebooking with friends is a lot different than building a career in social media. Social media has also become an integral part of journalism, business, and political outreach. Online journalism and freelance writing is changing minds. That’s where we come in.

IVN News (Independent Voter Network, is a non-profit, non-partisan news site committed to four etiquette guidelines; no personal attacks, no partisan-based attacks, no self-promotion, and sources must be substantiated. The goal is to provide a platform for qualified contributors to have instant access to publish in the news cycle. IVN reaches 10 million people a month online.

On Thursday of Week 2 (October 10), we will present “Breaking Into Political Journalism and Social Media” an information session. This is an opportunity to learn about the basics of professional social networking, writing for the news cycle, and how you can get your foot in the door.

What: “Breaking into Social Media and Online Journalism” Info Session, catered by TJ Oyster Bar
When: Thursday, October 10, 5-6:30pm
Where: Horizon Room in the Career Services Center
Who: Our information session is open to everyone, so bring a friend!

Did we mention that internships are available? Opportunities include internships in:
– Political Journalism
– Social Media
– Digital Marketing

Questions? Contact us at

Come out and hear what IVN is all about and bring your resume! Food will be provided!

Please RSVP online via your Port Triton account.

Trends in Sports Innovation and Active Lifestyle Symposium

Trends in Sports Innovation and Active Lifestyle Symposium

What: The “Sports Innovation and Active Lifestyle Industry” symposium aims to introduce students to this trending and growing sector. Opportunity to hear from the industry leaders on market trends and needs, innovative technologies, entrepreneurship, sustainability of businesses, workforce needs and more. If you are a technology or business savvy student who wants to explore a career in this exciting industry come and join us to get connected with industry leaders and alumni. All majors are welcome! Free registration. Free food. Limited seating.

Where: The Forum Meeting Room, Price Center (4th floor)

When: November, 4th, 2013, 5:00-7:30PM. Seats are limited. For details and registration details please visit

Bainbridge Recruitment Event TODAY

Bainbridge is coming to campus and looking to recruit TODAY!

TODAY Oct 14 7:00pm

Red Shoe Room (Price Center 2nd FL)

Meet professionals from Bainbridge’s Strategy Consulting practice to learn more about the industry, how to prepare for a career in consulting, and career opportunities with the firm. Tritons will have the opportunity to network with Bainbridge consultants, so come dressed to impress!

Dress: Business Casual (Highly recommended!)

For more info on the company, visit their website at 

Any questions? Contact TCG Board at


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