Admits Weekend 2020

The Paul Merage School of Business

April 24th & 25th

WELCOME

The faculty, staff, and students at The Paul Merage School of Business would like to welcome you and your significant other to spend a weekend on the beautiful UC Irvine campus.

Dear Class of 2022,

The faculty, staff, and students at The Paul Merage School of Business would like to welcome you and your significant other to spend a weekend (April 24 – April 25, 2020) on the beautiful UC Irvine campus. You will have the opportunity to connect with the Merage School family including current students, faculty, staff, alumni, and soon-to-be classmates.

Some of the events scheduled include a group dynamics discussion, career services workshop, team building activities, a club fair, a networking reception and much more!

For a tentative schedule of events, please visit the Program tab. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to bond with your future classmates and we look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a fun weekend!

Sincerely,

Taylor Martini, Executive Director, Full Time MBA Program

Fiona Ciliotta (MBA ’21), Co-chair, MBA Admits Weekend
Axel Eyer (MBA ’22), Co-chair, MBA Admits Weekend

Register here to attend.

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Check out the exciting program schedule we have planned for you. Please note that all activities and times are subject to change.

Friday, April 24th

12:00 PM – Hilton Garden Inn Shuttle Pick Up
12:30 PM – Event Check In and Light Lunch
1:15 PM – Welcome by Taylor Martini
1:35 PM – Introduction and Ice Breakers
2:00 PM – Sample Class with Professor 
3:00 PM – Break
3:15 PM – Get to Know Your Classmates
4:00 PM – Career Center Presentation
5:00 PM – Break
5:30 PM – Executive Alumni Panel
6:30 PM – Evening Reception
9:00 PM – Shuttles Leave to Return to Hilton Garden Inn

Please note: Dress for this day is Business Formal

Saturday, April 25th

8:00 AM – Hilton Garden Inn Shuttle Pick Up
8:15 AM – Event Check In and Breakfast on the 3rd Floor Executive Terrace
9:30 AM – Welcome and Icebreakers
10:00 AM – MBA Class of 2022 with Eric Duarte
10:15 AM – Merage School Academics with Maria Cuevas
10:30 AM – Break
10:45 AM – Life at the Merage School – Current Student Presentations
12:00 PM – Class of 2022 Photo
12:15 PM – Walking Tour of Campus and Aldrich Park
12:45 PM – Buses Depart for Graduate Housing

1:00 PM – Networking Lunch with Club Presidents, On-Campus Housing Tours
2:00 PM – Shuttles Depart for Beach Activity, Corona Del Mar
4:30 PM – Beach Dinner
6:00 PM – Shuttles Leave Venue, Return to Campus and Hotel

Please note: Dress for this day is Casual

LOCATION

The Paul Merage School of Business is located in Irvine, Orange County, California. Orange County is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Los Angeles County and on the south by San Diego County.

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Driving Directions

If you are coming from NORTH of Irvine (Los Angeles area):
Take the 405 freeway south just past the 55 freeway. Take the Jamboree Road exit. Turn right onto Jamboree Road. Turn left onto Campus Drive. The campus will be a couple of miles ahead on the right.

If you are coming from SOUTH of Irvine (San Diego area):
Take the 405 freeway north. Take the Jamboree Road exit. Turn left onto Jamboree Road. Turn left onto Campus Drive. The campus will be a couple of miles ahead on the right.

If you are coming from EAST of Irvine (Riverside area):
Take the 91 freeway west to the 55 freeway south. Take the 55 freeway south to the 405 freeway south. Take the Jamboree Road exit. Turn right onto Jamboree Road. Turn left onto Campus Drive. The campus will be a couple of miles ahead on the right.

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Flying

It is easiest to fly into nearby John Wayne/Orange County Airport in Santa Ana (airport code SNA). The airport is approximately five miles from the UC Irvine campus. Other airports for consideration are Long Beach (LGB) and Ontario International (ONT). International and cross-country domestic flights typically go to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Those flying into LAX can use a shuttle service from Los Angeles to the UC Irvine campus for about $25. To book, please visit Prime Time Shuttle’s UCI Affiliate Discount Page.

REIMBURSEMENT PROCESS

Those traveling from outside Southern California to attend Admits Weekend are eligible for a maximum $200 flight reimbursement. Those traveling from outside of the United States are eligible for a maximum $300 flight reimbursement. Please review the following details if you require a flight reimbursement.

What is included?

  • Domestic flights – maximum $200 for your flight. Please note that we can not cover any additional flight costs for guests.
  • International flights – maximum $300 for your flight. Please note that we can not cover any additional flight costs for guests.
  • Hotel – (1) room for the nights of April 26th and 27th. This will be prepaid and you will not incur any charges upon check out. However, extra incidentals such as the mini bar will not be covered by Merage and must be paid by each guest upon checking out.

 

What is not included?

  • Other charges such as taxis or a rental car are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • Flights purchased using airline rewards or flight credit are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • Hotel Incidentals

How can I receive my reimbursement?

By coming to Admits Weekend you are automatically enrolled to receive these benefits, but please note that we will not be able to process your reimbursement prior to the event. To receive the reimbursement, we require that you send original, hard-copies of the following:

  1. The original boarding passes of your round trip flight. Remember to keep these!
  2. Original invoice or E-receipt from the online site where your reservation was placed. This must include: traveler name, total cost, itinerary, ticket number (this is different from flight number) and a proof of payment. A confirmation email will not suffice.
  3. This flight reimbursement form.

Additionally, international students will need to fill out the following forms:

  1. Wire Transfer Form
  2. Certificate Of Academic Activity

Please send all documents together to the following address:

Att: Jamee Riddle
4293 Pereira Drive
SB1, Suite 5400
Irvine, CA 92697-3125

Once we receive all of these documents, we can process your reimbursement.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Travelling from outside Southern California to visit us for Admits Weekend? Enjoy a complimentary stay at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Booking Details

The Paul Merage School of Business is pleased to provide accommodations on Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th to our admitted students joining us from outside the Southern California area on a first come first serve basis. Accommodations have been arranged at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 2381 Morse Avenue, Irvine, California, 92614. The hotel is less than 4 miles from the UC Irvine campus and provides complimentary on-site parking, breakfast, a complimentary airport shuttle to/from the John Wayne Airport and shuttle service to/from the hotel and the Paul Merage School of Business. 

For additional nights needed, please contact the hotel directly by contacting Bianca Gilman at 949-656-8704

To book your hotel reservation, please fill out the necessary questions found when you register

Shuttle Service

The hotel will be providing complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and John Wayne Airport. After collecting your baggage, please contact the hotel directly at 949-224-3900 to schedule an airport pick up. Then proceed to the ‘Ground Transportation’ signs located outside of the airport where you should wait for the shuttle bus. The shuttle runs from daily from 5AM-10PM and your return trip can be booked during your hotel check-in. Additionally, we will coordinate transportation between the Hilton Garden Inn and the UC Irvine campus.  

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ADMITS WEEKEND CO-CHAIRS

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Fiona Ciliotta

Background: Consumer Packaged Goods
Area of Interest: Marketing
Email: fciliott@uci.edu

Fiona Ciliotta is a first year, Full-Time MBA candidate focusing on marketing. She was born in Lima, Peru but spent much of her childhood in Miami, FL. She graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism. After graduation, Fiona joined the sales team at Coca-Cola, where she led the profitable growth and development of the Venturing & Emerging Brands portfolio in Maryland and the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.

Fiona chose UCI for her MBA because of the sense of community she experienced on campus and the personalized services offered at the Career Center.

In her free time, Fiona enjoys swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and exploring the beautiful beaches that Southern California has to offer.

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Axel Eyer

Background: Sales
Area of Interest: Marketing
Email: aeyer@uci.edu

Axel Eyer is a first year, Full-Time MBA candidate focusing on marketing and digital transformation.  Axel was born and raised in San Diego, California and graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in communication.  After graduation, he worked in Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Management Trainee program and in software sales for Esri.

Axel chose the Merage School of Business for its curriculum focused on digital leadership, outstanding career services, and friendly student body.

When not in class, Axel enjoys working out, playing basketball, and cheering for the San Diego Padres and Chargers.

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