Meet UCLA Anderson’s MBA Class of 2018

UCLA's Anna Goldberg in the Class of 2018

UCLA’s Anna Goldberg in the Class of 2018

Anna Goldberg

UCLA, Anderson School of Management

Assistant Dean’s Scouting Report: “Someone who is willing to be “all in” from the start.  Great enthusiasm.”

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Organized, goal-oriented, sunshine-loving feminist who values family, inclusion, food, wine and honeybees!

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Fun Fact About Yourself: My family keeps bees and we have a honey farm in Sonoma, CA

Undergraduate School and Major: Pitzer College, Organizational Studies and Dance

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, Los Angeles, CA

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: One of my biggest accomplishments thus far in my career is helping a global Fortune 500 company maintain positive customer and supplier relationships while completely revamping their technology environment. I developed and managed the external communications program for over 5,000 external partners, working with the executive sales team to ensure all customers, vendors, and suppliers had the information they needed to maintain business activity.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? Start as early as possible! Going through the business school application process is a very introspective period, and it is important to take the time to think about what it is you truly want to do, what your goals are, and how you will accomplish them. Solidifying this thought process will make your essays and interviews so much easier! I would also speak to as many alumni and students as possible to get a true sense of a school’s culture and experience. This helped me both demonstrate my interest in the programs and figure out if these were communities I wanted to be a part of.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA?  While searching for the right full-time MBA program, I was blown away by the Anderson community. Anderson is a place where people truly care about each other. One of Anderson’s core values is “sharing success” and it has already been made abundantly clear that Anderson is a strong community where students, alumni, faculty, and staff all go out of their way to be there for each other.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? I aspire to become a Chief Inclusion Officer and translate inclusion practices into business value and impact for companies and leadership teams. I have always been passionate about the importance of women in the workforce and the value of non-traditional work environments and I look forward to building a strong global network, gaining deeper understanding of dynamics across industries, and enhancing my quantitative thinking at Anderson to make a strong business case for inclusion.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? Anna helped make Anderson a better place and I am glad that I had the opportunity to learn from, laugh with, and celebrate the future with her.

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