Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior: Graduates

WHAT OUR GRADUATES SAY

Profound understanding is what I acquired from the Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior - a valuable hands on program and experience in managing today’s organizations. The Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior  is a degree that prepares us for the challenges that we face among our industries. I learned the art of collaboration with others, which allowed me to embrace change in our lives as individuals and in groups of people. The Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior gave me confidence to over come my challenges as a professional, in order to pursue innovation in my life and in the services that I contribute to the different organizations I connect with on a regular basis.   

- Nohemi Barriga Perez

OUR GRADUATES

Graduates from the Organizational Behavior master's program have established careers as internally-based organizational development consultants, health care and human resource professionals, training and development consultants, faculty members at higher education institutions, and have established careers in a variety of industries.

Examples of companies where our alumni work include: 

  • ABC Television, Vice President of Human Resources.
  • Accenture, Senior Consultant Human Performance
  • Best Buy, Human Resources Measurement Manager
  • City of Hope National Medical Center, OD Consultant
  • Computer Sciences Corporation, Management Principal Leader
  • Digital Insight, Sr. Vice President of Human Resources
  • Fresno City College, Faculty
  • Lenovo,  Director, Global Leadership  Development
  • Lida Global Initiatives (Shanghai), Director of Operations
  • HealthNet, Manager of Organizational Effectiveness
  • IBM, Senior Manager, Business Consulting Services
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Organization Development Specialist
  • Kaiser Permanente,  Compliance Manager
  • Kaiser Permanente,  Organization Development Consultant
  • Providence Health & Services,  Regional Director, OD
  • RHR International, Global Practice Leader for Executive Selection

CAREER MOVES

Gabriella Ruiz serves as the Kern County Area Director, Alzheimer’s Association: California Coast Chapter. She is responsible for the implementation, coordination and development of Alzheimer’s disease services for all of Kern County. This is a dream job for Gabriella. Several years ago, she cared for her grandfather who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, until he passed away. Her experience caring for him and the combination of her earned degree, bilingual ability, skills and knowledge has provided her this opportunity with Kern County. The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.

Brenda Pena (Rameriz), a Spring 2013 graduate of the Organizational Behavior MA program, holds the position of Senior Resource Generalist at Hinds Hospice. She moved into this new role after working as HR Director at Cancer Care Associates.

Nohemi Barriga-Perez was recently hired as the Residency Coordinator for Adventist Medical Center in Hanford, CA. This position works with Graduate Medical Doctor Residents in Family Practice. It involves managing Graduate Medical Accreditation, interviewing candidates, program development, in collaboration with the Human Resource Department. Nohemi is a recent graduate of the Organizational Behavior master's program and entered the CSPP Organization Development PsyD program at the Fresno campus.

Travis Sheridan, an alumnus of the Organizational Behavior master's program, is the new Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for St. Louis County Economic Council. He moved to St. Louis from Fresno and this is the second position he has held there after leaving as the Director of the Fresno Incubator.