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The UCR MBA Program Gives High-Caliber Minority Students the Opportunity to Meet with Potential Employers at the 2010 NBMBAA Conference

(September 30, 2010)

Lisa Chisholm and MBA Student Recruiter Gary Kuzas at the AGSM table, where they spoke with potential MBA applicants.

Jabez Ross (left) and Nathan Parker (right) meet with a representative from Marriott International.

An employer meets with Jabez Ross

The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM) MBA Program recently sent three of its students to participate in the National Black MBA Association's (NBMBAA) 32nd Annual Conference & Exposition. The event, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from September 21-25, is geared toward assisting minority students find success in their business career paths.

The opportunity gave Lisa Chisholm, Nathan Parker, and Jabez Ross--three graduating MBA students who were selected by AGSM for their exceptional academic performance--a chance to interact with potential employers as they finish their MBA studies. They interviewed with companies such as Accenture, ESPN, and Marriott International, among many others.

MBA Career Services Director Monica Martin, who currently serves on the education committee of the NBMBAA's Los Angeles chapter, has been involved with the annual event for the past six years. "It was nice to be there because it was exciting to give the students tips and mentor them before they went to interview with employers," she said. "I think they were blown away. I appreciated being able to see them exposed to that kind of environment where there are so many different backgrounds."

Alongside interviewing with companies, the three students also helped MBA Student Recruiter Gary Kuzas at the UCR School of Business Administration table, where they spoke to potential applicants about the MBA program. "It was an exceptional networking event for our MBA students," said Kuzas. "I was very pleased that all three of our MBA students had an opportunity to interview with companies they selected."

"I was extremely impressed with the quality and number of exhibitors who participated in NBMBAA's career fair," said MBA student Lisa Chisholm. "The broad selection of companies presented opportunities that ranged from future internships to immediate openings. In two days, I spoke with nearly 30 corporations and received priority review for placement at my top targeted firms. Overall, I felt this event gave me unique entrée to top notch companies because I gained insights and connections through personal introductions with representatives."

Martin will also be involved in several other upcoming events geared toward minority students, such as the NSHMBA Conference in October.


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