The Rady School of Management offers prospective students a chance to interact with current students, our Student MBA Ambassadors, in order to gain a peer perspective on student life, academics and culture at Rady School.The Ambassadors share their unique and genuine experiences so you can get a complete picture of life in San Diego and truly imagine yourself at Rady. In the second part of our six-part blog series, Vance Lopez shares his Rady story and his advice to prospective students.
For the first part of our student MBA ambassador series, read:
Getting to Know the Rady School Student MBA Ambassadors, Part One
Student Ambassador Spotlight: Vance Lopez
Full Time MBA class of 2015
La Crescenta, CA
Campus Extracurricular Activities
Communications Officer – Rady Student Board, team member of Rady’s intramural basketball team, gym rat
Post Graduate Goals
Successful transition to a marketing strategy role and further involvement in bicycle advocacy in San Diego
Favorite Rady Memory So Far
Meeting three different professors for lunch and dinner while interning in Israel
Why Rady Was the Right Choice for You
Rady has given me a world-class business education experience while instantly connecting me with a tight group of talented, diverse, and pleasurable people.
Piece of Advice for Someone Interested in Applying to Rady
If you are looking for a place to live closer to the downtown area (where there are a lot of great communities) there is a UCSD shuttle that stops at Hillcrest and Old Town, and it runs frequently. I use it every day to save money on parking and gas and to avoid headaches from traffic.
Hobbies/Favorite Things to Do in San Diego
San Diego has a lot to offer and I try to enjoy it all. From great food and drinks, music, and theater, to hiking, water activities, and biking, there is always something to do. On campus, I play intramural basketball and use the gym at RIMAC, the most complete sports complex at UCSD, which is conveniently next to Rady.
Favorite Rady Course and Why
All of them! Great professors make for excellent content.
Hear More From Vance
Contact me to chat about life at Rady. I’ll be happy to discuss.
Our Ambassadors welcome the opportunity to connect with you online or in-person for an informational meeting and tour of Rady facilities. Click here to email a question to Vance.