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Increasing Interest Propels Rady Undergraduate Courses Forward

SAN DIEGO – Aug. 25, 2017 – PRLog — The Rady School of Management is known for its outstanding graduate programs, but an increasing number of undergraduate students at UC San Diego are taking advantage of the unique educational opportunities available at the school.

Over the past ten years, students from a large cross section of the undergraduate population at UCSD have taken Rady courses.  In the 2016-17 school year, more than 12,000 undergraduate students enrolled in Rady’s undergraduate course offerings and that number is expected to grow to more than 13,000 in the next year.  The three minor programs offered at the Rady School- Business, Accounting, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation are some of the most popular on campus. Rady has also collaborated with the International Studies department to provide coursework for the interdisciplinary International Business major track. By the end of the 2017-18 school year, it is anticipated that approximately 1,300 students will have declared the Business minor, 650 Accounting, 150 Entrepreneurship, and 1,100 will have declared the International Business track of the International Studies major.

Undergraduate students from a wide range of academic disciplines are flocking to the Rady School.  Thirty-five percent of all 2016-17 UCSD graduates took at least one Rady class during their undergraduate academic career.  Students choose Rady courses because of the robust academic experience, outstanding faculty, real world relevance, and because courses were designed to complement a student’s chosen major.  Last year, more than 900 students enrolled in the most popular course, Product Marketing and Management (MGT 103), demonstrating that the topic is relevant for all majors- from Communications to Computer Science.

“The Rady School of Management offers UCSD undergraduates course work in the areas of business ethics, accounting, social innovation, finance, and entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship.  These are learning opportunities that are not broadly available to undergrads elsewhere on campus,” said Gila Zanelli, Undergraduate Program Manager at the Rady School. “The Rady School is an innovative school by nature and we will continue to foster and grow innovative and entrepreneurial programs for undergraduate students.  We will continue to expand our curriculum to meet our students’ needs and stay on the frontier of business and accounting subjects.”

Concepts covered in the program align with the Rady School’s values of innovation, impact, collaboration, integrity and risk-taking and processes.  Undergraduate courses like Innovation to Market A and B (MGT 121) give students a taste of some core Rady themes.  Similar to Rady’s MBA capstone Lab to Market course sequence, MGT 121 students work in teams to evaluate business opportunities, write a business plan, and ultimately present to a panel of industry experts. Other courses like Business Analytics (MGT 153) and New Venture Finance (MGT 187) are reflective of cutting-edge topics taught in Rady’s MSBA and MF programs though adjusted for an undergraduate audience.

“If students are only going to take only one course with us, I recommend Business Project Management (MGT 172) as it is applicable to any career path.  Case studies, examples, and readings cover projects as diverse as aircraft design to theatrical productions,” said Clark Jordan, Assistant Dean of the Rady School of Management.  “By bridging academic and industry domains, we believe our programs contribute to student success after graduation.  No matter what career goals a student may have, there will always be business aspects.”

About the Rady School of Management

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego is a business school that develops ethical and entrepreneurial leaders who make a positive impact in the world through innovation, collaboration and knowledge. The Rady School offers a Full-Time MBA program, a FlexMBA program for working professionals, a Ph.D. program, a Master of Finance program, a Master of Science in Business Analytics program, Executive Education and undergraduate courses. To find out more about the Rady School visit, http://rady.ucsd.edu/.


BlackRock Founders Scholarship and Analyst Program Positions


Students: take a look at the following opportunities with BlackRock.

BlackRock Founders Scholarship

an opportunity for students to participate in our intern program and win a merit-based scholarship of $15,000 towards school. Eligible students must self-identify as Black, Hispanic, Native American, LGBT, or disabled. I have attached a flyer and recruitment timeline with more information. Deadline is Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Flyer: 2018 BlackRock Founders Scholarship Flyer

Recruitment timeline: 2017-2018 Recruitment Opportunities & Timeline

2018 BlackRock Analyst Program


2018 BlackRock Summer Analyst Program


2018 BlackRock Technology Analyst Program


2018 BlackRock Technology Summer Analyst Program


The deadline for application to the analyst programs are September 28, 2017.

CalCPA Event: SD Emerging Professionals – Communicating Effectively Workshop with Speed Mentoring

Are you prepared for your upcoming Meet the Firms events and firm tours? I hope to see you at the CalCPA SD Emerging Professionals Communicating Effectively Workshop with Speed Mentoring this Friday, September 22 at The Handlery Hotel in San Diego! Please click here to register. It’s just $25 for members to attend, which includes a free drink and great food! Oh, and don’t forget about the prizes we’ll be raffling off!

The following mentors will be joining us, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to network:

  • Helen C. Adams from Haskell & White LLP
  • Lien Dang from Deloitte & Touche USA LLP
  • David G. Kvendru from the San Diego Association of Realtors
  • John Misuraca from Avalon Advisors
  • Jeremy J.Nichols from Moss Adams, LLP
  • Jesus Oba from Jesus Oba, CPA
  • Abbey Henne from Lavine Lofgren Morris & Engelberg LLP
  • Al Arias from A V Arias & Company
  • And more!

Join fellow emerging (and emerged) professionals to learn how to communicate effectively for your upcoming Meet the Firms events, interviews, and networking events. Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of networking, and other helpful conversation tips. Put everything you learn into practice with the Speed Mentoring segment of the evening – we’ll have seasoned professionals available for your questions, and to practice effective communication with! This workshop will not only teach you important skills, but it will also put you face-to-face with the folks who can land you that internship/job/connection you’ve been eyeing. In addition to these priceless skills and connections, your registration fee includes a complimentary drink and heavy appetizers. Come thirsty and hungry, leave full and with some amazing connections and skills!

Date: Friday, September 22, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: The Handlery Hotel & Resort

Rate: $25 Member

$45 Nonmember (Click here to become a member!)

Click here to register

Event Site: http://www.calcpa.org/events-and-programs/event-details?id=0e93c206-401f-47c1-b230-8dfeefc6e194

Extension Voucher/ Grant Program for 2017-2018 Academic Year


UC San Diego Student Grant Program

UCSD Extension offers a limited number of student grant vouchers to fulltime UC San Diego students each quarter. Each voucher is good for up to $500 off of one Extension course, and you are responsible for paying anything over the voucher amount at the time of enrollment. Early enrollment and 10% discounts do not apply.

Undergraduate students: you can pick up your voucher in the La Jolla Extension Student Services office during the weeks specified below. Vouchers are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. You must come in person and show your UC San Diego student identification card to receive a voucher.

  • Fall 2017: Sept. 25 – 29, 2017
  • Winter 2018: Nov. 13 – 17, 2017
  • Spring 2018: Feb. 26 – March 2, 2018
  • Summer 2018: May 21 – 25, 2018

Summer Quarter ONLY: If you are enrolled full time in the spring and will be enrolled full time in the fall, you are eligible for a voucher, even if you are not enrolled full time in the summer. If you are graduating in the spring, you are not eligible for a summer voucher.
Graduate students: you can pick up your voucher from Graduate Division, located on the fourth floor of the main campus Student Services Center building. Please see Graduate Division for rules and regulations regarding voucher distribution.

If you are a Skaggs School of Pharmacy or School of Medicine student, you can pick up your voucher from your respective office of student affairs. Please see the School of Pharmacy or School of Medicine for details.

Email studentgrant@ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-3400 for more information about the UC San Diego Student Grant Program.


California Board of Accountancy Info Session & Webcast


The California Board of Accountancy (CBA) invites students to participate in their free outreach event at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) Pollak Library, Room PLN-130 from 2–3:30 PM and from 5–7 PM on Thursday, September 14.

Participants are invited to attend in person. There will be an opportunity to view the event online via the CBA webcast. Please refer to the CSUF Flyer for more information.

CBA Webcasts: http://www.dca.ca.gov/cba/communications-and-outreach/webcasts.shtml

The event will feature perspectives from a CPA about the profession and information on CPA licensure requirements. Among those speaking will be the 2017-18 CalCPA Chair Kathy Johnson who will share her inspiring journey to becoming a CPA.


Startups and Pizza + More Innovation Events at UCSD


Startups and Pizza: Protecting Intellectual Property (Patents and Copyrights)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 11:30pm – 1:30pm, Fung Auditorium – Bioengineering Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093. Register

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English for Academic and Professional Development (EAPD)


Check out the English for Academic and Professional Development (EAPD)program – a valuable resource to help increase academic success. Courses are tailored to assist those high-intermediate to advanced level students seeking to improve their English language skills in four core areas:

  • Academic, Business, and Technical Writing
  • Conversation and Oral Presentation
  • Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation and Fluency

Please find the new Fall 2017 English for Academic and Professional Development (EAPD) flyer below which lists classes, days, times, and costs. Classes begin on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Courses that tend to be most useful for international students are:

Please remember that UC San Diego full-time matriculated students are eligible for:

  • UC San Diego Student Grant Program. Undergrad vouchers are available Sept. 25-29 and are good for one class, per quarter, up to $500. Vouchers are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, until they last and can be picked up at the UC San Diego Extension Student Services office.
  • 10% discount of up to $50 per quarter (proper ID must be presented in person at time of enrollment)

For more information, please call (858) 534-7418 or email us at eapd@ucsd.edu

FA17 EAPD Flyer