Category Archives: Alumni stories

Persian Food and Senior Care: Mihaylo Grad Starts Two Businesses in the San Fernando Valley

By age 29, Sadaf Salout ’07,’10 (entrepreneurship and MBA) owned two businesses:  Sadaf Restaurant, a Persian restaurant and bar in Encino, and Home Instead Senior Care, a non-medical care franchise for the elderly in Sherman Oaks. Her career journey began … Continue reading

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The Journey from MBA to Medical Device Professional: Alumnus Leads a Beckman Coulter Product Line

Brea-based Beckman Coulter is one of the world’s leading biomedical manufacturers with more than 10,000 employees worldwide, many of them in North Orange County. Mihaylo MBA alumnus Eric Lavold ’10 is in charge of one of their clinical chemistry instrument … Continue reading

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Julie Hom ’14: Mihaylo Grad Launches an Escape Room in Costa Mesa

Entrepreneurship provides the opportunity to find your personal niche and make your mark on the world. Mihaylo students and alumni have launched many types of businesses, including financial institutions, marketing agencies, restaurants and web-based startups. One recent alumna developed an … Continue reading

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Hotel Developer Kevin Rohani ’10 Builds a World-Class Hospitality Experience

From the Las Vegas Strip to national parks, hotel construction is a major industry in the United States. According to Statista, there were 4,775 hotels and 578,508 rooms in the development pipeline in February 2017. Among the young professionals working … Continue reading

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Cal State Fullerton Grad Lands a Career in Higher Education at Columbia Business School

Mihaylo Marketing Alumna Amber Deister ’03 oversees career education and advising for the specialized masters students at Columbia Business School in New York City, one of the nation’s leading business schools. Deister discusses her career path and what it is … Continue reading

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