Admits Weekend 2021

The Paul Merage School of Business

April 23rd & 24th

WELCOME

The dean, faculty, staff, and students at The Paul Merage School of Business would like to welcome you to join us for a virtual introduction to your Merage School experience.

Dear Class of 2023,

The dean, faculty, staff, and students at The Paul Merage School of Business would like to welcome you spend a weekend (April 23 – April 24, 2021) with us virtually. 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 special welcome by Dean Williamson, an interactive breakout room experience to get to know your classmates, an introduction to our career team, current student presentations, and an alumni panel!

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

Beeta Shahnazari (MBA ’22), Co-chair, MBA Admits Weekend
Sathyanarayana Ganta (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 23rd

4:00 PM – Welcome
4:15 PM – Introductions
4:30 PM – Breakout Rooms
5:00 PM – Current Student Presentations
5:20 PM – Q&A

Saturday, April 24th

9:00 AM – Career Center Presentation
9:45 AM – Executive Alumni Panel
10:30 AM – Coffee Chat (optional)

ADMITS WEEKEND CO-CHAIRS

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Beeta Shahnazari

Background: Marketing
Area of Interest: Corporate Finance
Email: beeta.shahnazari@uci.edu

Beeta Shahnazari is a first year, Full-Time MBA candidate focusing on corporate finance. She was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California and graduated from UC Irvine (zot zot!) with a bachelor’s degree in business economics and a minor in management. After graduation, she worked in Trade Compliance for an apparel manufacturing company and later in Marketing for a chemical manufacturing company.

Beeta chose the Merage School not only for its curriculum focused on digital transformation, but also for its intimate class size, welcoming student body and distinguished faculty.

In her free time, you can find Beeta flowing on her yoga mat, in the kitchen learning new recipes, or traveling the world to discover new countries!

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Sathyanarayana Ganta

Background: Management Consulting
Area of Interest: Strategy, Product Management, Leadership
Email: gantas@uci.edu

Sathyanarayana Ganta is a first year, Full-Time MBA candidate at Merage. Sathya was born and bought up in India. He graduated from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, his keen interest in solving business problems led him to choose a career in Management Consulting. In his last role, prior joining to Merage, he was a Manager in Strategy and Business Design service line of Strategy and Operations practice of Deloitte India. Diversity of consulting experience both in the corporate and in the public sector gave him the opportunity to work on challenging projects in fast paced environment. Through his work he interacted with CXOs, bureaucrats and client teams to drive tangible results.

Sathya was motivated to attend the Merage School because of its reputed faculty, personalized coursework and the innovative curriculum tailored to develop leaders in a digitally driven challenging world.

During his free time, you can find Sathya enjoying long outdoor runs/walks, watching sports, and reading books on topics ranging from fiction to business to spirituality.

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