May 1, 2018

Networking Know-How

Listen more than talk.

At any type of event, especially networking mixers, wear a smile, think positive, and the Law of Attraction will work for you. A special networking tip - act as if you are hosting the event, even if you are not. When you meet someone, say 'Welcome, how are you doing?' Then follow up with 'How may I help you?' People will remember you as an approachable, helpful and hospitable person. Let them speak, and then share with them, briefly, what you do and how you could possibly help them.

Job Postings

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Financial Analyst

Data Analyst

Senior Global Marketing Specialist, Diabetes

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.

Zack Hicks, EMBA ’03, CIO of of Toyota North America, was featured on the role of new technology influencing the future of the auto industry. Link.

Ryan Patel, FEMBA ’08, was honored as The National Association of Asian American Professionals of Southern California’s (NAAAP-SoCal) Business Leader of the Year. Ryan will be the keynote speaker at Merage School Alumni Day on June 23.

Stacia Kato-Takayesu, EMBA ’16, is a featured speaker at this month’s National Association of Women Business Owners conference titled, “The Business Conference of Small Change for Extraordinary Gains.”

Michael Griego, BA ’17, was featured in the March 26, 2018 issue of the Orange County Business Journal, in an article titled, “Michael Griego: To the Startup Ecosystem Borne.”

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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.