Contact a Student Ambassador
MBA Admissions Ambassadors are current students who provide first-hand knowledge of student life and academics here at the Rady School. Our Ambassadors welcome the opportunity to connect with you online or in-person for an informational meeting and tour of Rady facilities.
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Work Experience: Software Development, Non-Profits, Direct to Rady from Engineering Undergrad
Industry Interests: Corporate Finance in Technology
Extracurricular Involvement: CEO - Technology Club, VP - Finance Club, CCO - Leading With Service Club
"The opportunities to learn and grow within and beyond the classroom at Rady are unparalleled. I chose the Rady MBA because of its dynamic nature, spirit of innovation, small class size, not to mention the prestigious and experienced faculty. Above all, I have learned the most from my classmates and strong alumni network; be it through mentorship in student organizations, career outreach and company treks, lively classroom discussion, or in startup settings. The MBA has challenged me to gain both technical and soft skills in diverse areas ranging from Strategic Development to Financial Analysis. I am confident that my Rady MBA and upcoming Sony PlayStation internship, coming directly from my undergraduate engineering studies, will enable me to enter industry and become a Technology leader."
B.S. Business Administration
University of California, Riverside
Vance K. Lopez
Work Experience: U.S. Military Officer
Industry Interests: Social Entrepreneurship / Impact
Extracurricular Involvement: Rady Student Board – Communications Officer; Leading with Service – CFO; Net Impact; Rady Veterans Association
"Rady is all about the people. The staff, faculty, and students have made this an incredible journey thus far. I have been challenged and rewarded at every step. The learning is truly comprehensive, extending beyond the classroom with professional seminars, mentoring opportunities, networking events, independent projects, and more. I'm happy to be a part of this entrepreneurial family. Without a doubt, Rady was a good choice for my career transition."
Work Experience: Operational Auditing / Business Analysis in telecommunications industry
Industry Interests: Marketing and Strategy in technology industries
Extracurricular Involvement: Co-CEO - Rady Marketing Club; CCO - Tech Club; Logistics and Event Management - Leading with Service
"The MBA experience at Rady has not only met my expectations, but has also exceeded them. With a small class size and openness of Rady to take risks, I've been able to take advantage of countless opportunities to have significant impacts in the classroom (through classroom discussions), among the Rady community (through the student clubs), and within the business community (through direct interactions with key executive members during networking events). I really believe that I am part of a supportive community that helps me to achieve my career goals and allows me to help the school and my classmates achieve their goals."
Work Experience: Project Management
Industry Interests: Product management, marketing and entrepreneur in Technology Industry
Extracurricular Involvement: COO - Rady Tech Club; CTO – Rady Asia Business ClubClub
"The Rady MBA experience is giving me more than what I expected. Before coming to Rady, my goal was to gain business knowledge and have a different life experience. In the short period of time, I have learned every aspect of business management, including finance, economy, leadership, strategy and marketing. The Lab to Market class provided me the entire process on how to launch a new business idea. Every one in our cohort is smart and friendly. I have learned much from my classmates. The Rady clubs and activities give me many opportunities to practice the skills learned in class. San Diego has a very good entrepreneur environment and the Rady MBA can help those who want to start their own business. And the climate is very pleasurable. I enjoy my life here very much and I feel more confident to become an entrepreneur or a product manager."