Meet the Peer Advisors

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    Gopi Akkinepally

    Gopi Akkinepally is an electrical engineer working in semiconductor industry for past nine years. He is graduating from the MBA program in June.

    Gopi is very actively involved in various student networks, including the Entrepreneurs Connection where he recently served as vice president of marketing.

    He took up peer advising role to network with new people, and give back to student community on campus. He holds peer advising session in Graduate Business office every Wednesday between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

  • MBA student Thy Nguyen

    Thy Nguyen

    Hello! My name is Thy (Thee:), second-year MBA candidate at SCU Leavey School of Business. My concentration is Finance, focusung on Corporate track (but I also have good understanding on Investment track). I plan to graduate by December 2016, then I follow my career as a financial analyst, and also have plan to start-up my own business. I have completed all foundation courses, and will do the Capstone in Spring 2016 (sound excited right!)

    I was born in Vietnam, so I am fluent in both English and Vietnamese. As an Asian girl, I am dedicated in finding the answers for all of my questions, and never stop learning new things and improving myself; so no worries if you ask something that I don't know, I will find the answer for you around! I am very open, just say hello if you see me passing by at school. If you have any questions about course planning, concentration, course registration, using SCU resources or anything, always feel free to come by and say hi. I am more than delighted to share what I have learned, tip and advice to help you out to have a better and "fun" life at SCU. Cheersss!

  • MBA student Brian Ricks

    Brian Ricks

    Brian Ricks is currently pursuing his MBA at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. He is co-founder of Nu-Ricks LLC, an independent live music company in the Bay Area. Currently in his second of three years in the MBA program, Brian is attending part-time and expecting to graduate in spring 2017. His emphasis is in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation.