Archive | June 2013

Free GMAT Prep Course!

Through a grant UCSD Extension will be offering a GMAT Test Prep course free to full time students at UCSD (regular $400).

Here is the course description/dates/times:

The instructor has been teaching the GMAT professionally for over 3 years and scored in the top 95th percentile.

Students will also receive the Official Guide for GMAT Review free of charge.

Interested students should email ( for details on enrollment.  We can only accept the first 25 students who respond!


Rady Undergrads Wrap Up the Year

Congratulations to the Rady School’s undergraduate Business and Accounting minors who are graduating! Undergraduate Advisor Christina Martinez shares some exciting news about the program on the Rady School blog. Check it out!


Last Job Fair of the Year!

The Career Services Center will be hosting the last job fair of the academic year! Don’t miss out for your chance to meet with recruiters that have immediate hiring needs.

Future Destinations Job & Internship Fair
Wednesday, June 19th 2013
Price Center Ballroom East

This end-of-year job and internship fair, held immediately after graduation, is open to a broad spectrum of employers who have just-in-time hiring needs for all majors and are recruiting for full-time, part-time, summer and internship opportunities. Please visit the CSC Fairs page for a list of company participants. 

Micro Enterprise Global Fellowship

Micro Enterprise Global Fellowship
The Micro Enterprise Global Fellowship is a yearlong fellowship for individuals interested in microfinance and microenterprise in the developing world. The fellowship is ideal for those with educational or practical background in microfinance, microenterprise, agriculture, fundraising and/or international development. However, all interested individuals with a college degree are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be flexible self-starters who possess an enthusiasm for development work.

Fellowship Description
Village HopeCore International is a nonprofit organization registered in Kenya and the United States with a mission to eradicate poverty and improve the health and living conditions of the Wameru people of Chogoria, Kenya. In 2000, HopeCore began a unique and innovative poverty eradication project that combines a Grameen-style micro enterprise village bank with an adult education program and a village-level health care program. To date, HopeCore has funded over 800 individuals.
The Micro Enterprise Program combines small loans with business and financial literacy training. Loan clients also receive health training and medical services. HopeCore’s training program sets the nonprofit apart from other microfinancing organizations by recognizing that money alone does not lift people out of poverty. Training and education empower people to make informed decisions about their finances and health. This unique combination of micro loans, business and health trainings has helped HopeCore achieve a 99% loan repayment rate. HopeCore loan clients experience an increase in income and decrease in illness.
The Micro Enterprise Global Fellow is a key member of the Micro Enterprise Team. (S)he works closely with the rest of the team to improve and streamline both the micro lending and training programs. Specific duties include data collection and analysis, managing the HopeCore website and social media, and grant-writing. The Micro Enterprise Fellow also manages that greenhouse lending program.  These duties enable the fellow to travel to surrounding villages to visit loan clients at their homes and businesses.

The Micro Enterprise Global Fellowship started in 2012. There has been one Micro Enterprise Global Fellow. Read about previous Micro Enterprise Fellows. 

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UCSD Students win NAIOP Real Estate Competition

Congratulations to UCSD students  Kristen Cowell, Kate Elliott, Brianna Everett, Paul Gherini, Saahil Jain and Michael Yoon for winning the NAIOP’s 2013 San Diego University Challenge real estate competition!

“Each team submitted an extensive written development proposal for a 52,800-square-foot downtown San Diego site within the proposed I.D.E.A. District, in advance of the event. The land parcel is owned by the City of San Diego through Civic San Diego and is bounded by Market Street, 11th Avenue, G Street and Park Boulevard. The teams also made 45-minute oral presentations of their analysis and findings the day before the winners were announced.

The winning entry was for a project entitled The Remmen (named after a historical house that currently exists at the site), a “25-story building that incorporates hyper-local retail, creative office space, underground parking and 189 micro units, as well as an additional 378 studio, 1- and 2-bedroom condominiums.” The project would also include a 2,000-square-foot rooftop brewery and an “eco roof.” Ten thousand square feet of the ground floor retail space would be dedicated to the Steve Nash Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of underserved children.”