January 3, 2018

Networking Know-How

Be Gracious

Networking is about being genuine and authentic, building trust and relationships, and seeing how you can help others. If you wait to build your network when you need it, your desperation will show through. The key is to build your network when you don’t need, because you never know when you will. It could also be argued that you always need your network to be on the cutting edge of your industry.

Job Postings

Union Bank
Credit Risk Analyst, Associate

Guitar Center Inc.
Senior Strategic Planning Analyst
Westlake Village

Danaher Corp.
Associate Product Manager
Santa Ana

What’s new in your life? A new job or promotion? A new baby? A new marriage? A new accomplishment? Your classmates want to know and so does the Merage School. Post your news today.


17 Merage School alumni from class years 1998 to 2016 recently gathered together for dinner in Seoul, Korea. The group regularly meets to network, welcome new alumni to Korea, and help with student recruiting efforts. Thanks to Chris Song, FEMBA ’11 for leading the group’s efforts!

Merage School alumni in the Inland Empire recently met for lunch at Ontario Mills. Thanks To Craig Young, MBA ’08, for organizing the group!

Merage School alumni recently gathered for lunch in Sunnyvale. Pictured are Nicole Wang, MBA ’10; Theresa Wang, FEMBA ’14; Jeremy Salles, EMBA ’19; Bhawna Dua, FEMBA ’14; Darshan Shah, FEMBA ’02; Sherry Main, FEMBA ’09; Barbra Marangell, FEMBA ’08 and Sue Duris, EMBA ’16. Thanks for a fun networking lunch and great time getting to know each other.

Update Your Contact Information

We’re always planning social events and learning opportunities for our alumni, so it’s very important make sure your contact information (e-mail, postal address and current work information) is up to date.

Log onto alumni.merage.uci.edu to make changes or contact us via phone or e-mail for assistance.

If you have questions or need your username/password, please email MerageAlum@merage.uci.edu.

While the Merage School is relatively young (built upon the strong foundations of the Graduate School of Administration and later the Graduate School of Management, before being named The Paul Merage School of Business in 2005), it has quickly grown to consistently rank among the top 10% of all AACSB-accredited programs through exceptional student recruitment, world-class faculty, close individual and corporate relationships, and its accomplished alumni network numbering more than 10,000.