In-N-Out President Headlines Family Business Hall of Fame Induction

In-N-Out President Lynsi Snyder (left) is presented with a $5,000 check for her Slave 2 Nothing nonprofit from the Center for Family Business and City National Bank. Director Hart is holding the check, while Dean Morteza Rahmatian is to his right.

In-N-Out President Lynsi Snyder (left) is presented with a $5,000 check for her Slave 2 Nothing nonprofit from the Center for Family Business and City National Bank. Director Hart is holding the check, while Dean Morteza Rahmatian is to his right.

Mihaylo’s Center for Family Business held its third-annual induction ceremony on March 21, honoring local family-owned establishments with awards based on their commitment to improving their communities and staying true to their founder’s mission over the generations.

Mihaylo College’s third annual celebration of Southern California family businesses was held at the Richard Nixon Library on March 21. Sponsored by the Center for Family Business and City National Bank, the event featured speaker Lynsi Snyder, president of In-N-Out Burger, who was interviewed by Mark Steines, co-host of “Home & Family” on the Hallmark Channel, on her experience as the third generation leading one of the Southland’s iconic food brands.

The center and City National Bank presented a $5,000 check to Snyder’s Foundation, Slave 2 Nothing, which seeks to end human trafficking.

“We are excited that we were able to sell out the event,” said Ed Hart, director of the Center for Family Business. “We have grown from 225 attendees for the first year to 245 last year to 340 this time around.  It is humbling to see the experience and passion for family business in the room at these events.  Our inductees are some of the most successful companies in their industries. We also were honored to hear from Lynsi Snyder. She is such an authentic, humble and extremely likeable person and leader, and it is easy to see how the In-N-Out values have been maintained for 60 years.” Continue reading

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Enjoy Southern California Without the Driving: Seven Easy Trips by Train

Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner provides safe and efficient transportation along the California coast, making it easy to get to destinations ranging from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. The Metrolink system provides similar service for local trips within the Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire areas. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner provides safe and efficient transportation along the California coast, making it easy to get to destinations ranging from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. The Metrolink system provides similar service for local trips within the Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire areas. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Want to get out and explore the Southland this spring break, yet don’t want to be caught in hours of traffic? A number of the region’s most accessible and exciting destinations can be reached quickly by train from the Fullerton area. Check out this list of seven destinations within three hours.

The Fullerton area is a great place to begin your journey around California by rail. The area is served by several Metrolink routes and is also a stop for Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner, which provides daily service to cities along a route stretching from San Diego to San Luis Obispo.

Trips on Metrolink range from $4.25 one-way to Angel Stadium to nearly $30 for a round-trip to Oceanside. An adult ticket on the Pacific Surfliner to visit Old Town San Diego ranges from $29 for a value seat to $44 for a premium business seat. Add a bicycle for an additional charge to facilitate getting around when you arrive.

Here are seven destinations that are easy to get to and fun to explore. Just hop off the train station and you are on scene for sightseeing, dining, shopping, entertainment and relaxation. Continue reading

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Mihaylo Junior Laila Dadabhoy Elected CSUF ASI Student Body President

Vice President-elect Andrew La ’18 and President-elect Laila Dadabhoy ’19 wish for Cal State Fullerton to remain welcoming and inclusive, despite the recent vitriolic political environment in the U.S.

Vice President-elect Andrew La ’18 and President-elect Laila Dadabhoy ’19 wish for Cal State Fullerton to remain welcoming and inclusive, despite the recent vitriolic political environment in the U.S.

For the first time in three years, a member of the Mihaylo community has been elected to Cal State Fullerton’s top student elective position. Junior Laila Dadabhoy ’19 (business administration) and her running mate, Andrew La ’18 (public relations) defeated communications major and presidential candidate Brian Miles Garibay ’19 and pre-business student and vice-presidential candidate Deborah Ochei to win the top spots.

For Laila Dadabhoy ’19 (business administration), the Cal State Fullerton experience has not only provided an affordable business education, chances for club involvement and student assistant employment. It has also led her to the student body presidency of one of the largest universities on the West Coast.

With 100% of precincts reporting as of March 16, Dadabhoy and her running mate, Andrew La ’18 (public relations), secured victory with 56.98% of the popular vote, which included undergraduate and graduate students across all colleges of the university. Continue reading

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Mihaylo Student Lands an Accounting Internship with the City of Long Beach

Mark Tran ’17 says jobs in the public sector provide stable employment with reliable hours. He encourages students to find opportunities that fit their personality and goals.

Mark Tran ’17 says jobs in the public sector provide stable employment with reliable hours. He encourages students to find opportunities that fit their personality and goals.

What is it like to work for the public sector? Mark Tran ’17 (accounting and finance) is an accounting intern for the City of Long Beach. He provides a “day in the life” of his job and discusses the opportunities in local government.

Since landing an accounting internship at the City of Long Beach in August, Mark Tran ’17 has been among the more than 14 million Americans who have jobs in local government. Many of these roles, including accounting, finance, marketing and managerial positions, dovetail with the career goals and interests of business students.

Tran works alongside the city controller and senior accountants to move the city’s data into a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. He ensures that all accounting entries are correctly categorized and organized for smooth fiscal operation in the municipality of nearly 500,000 people.

As he nears the completion of his undergraduate degree and looks forward to a career in public accounting, Tran shares with us what a typical day is like in his internship and what students should know about working in the public sector. Continue reading

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Celebrate Your New Job or Internship with the Mihaylo Star Campaign

Mihaylo management student Jaqilyn Graff posts a star on the Wall of Fame to announce her financial representative position at Northwestern Mutual in Irvine. The board provides a visible testament to the opportunities available to Mihaylo students and serves as a celebration of their successes.

Mihaylo management student Jaqilyn Graff posts a star on the Wall of Fame to announce her financial representative position at Northwestern Mutual in Irvine. The board provides a visible testament to the opportunities available to Mihaylo students and serves as a celebration of their successes.

Every time a Mihaylo student has accepted a job or internship, they are encouraged to fill out a paper star on the Wall of Fame at Mihaylo Career Services in SGMH 1401. Career Development Advisor Kasey Noble ’16 discusses the star campaign and how it helps students focus on their personal and professional goals.

Landing an internship or getting your first career job is a milestone for college students. Mihaylo Career Services helps students prepare for these opportunities and then commemorates their accomplishments with the star campaign, which began in 2015.

“We want to celebrate student success by having them fill out a star for our Wall of Fame and ring our bell to let the rest of our office know of their new opportunity,” says Kasey Noble ’16 (M.S. – education) career development advisor. “With their approval, we post their photo along with a small testimonial on our social media accounts so the rest of the Mihaylo community can celebrate with the student.”

“When students come into our office and see all the stars on our Wall of Fame, the hope is that they are inspired by the amazing opportunities their fellow Titans have attained.” Continue reading

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