During its 75 years of "business beyond usual," theUCLA Anderson School of Management has educated tens of thousands of students and served as home to hundreds of distinguished faculty members whose work and research have had a tremendous impact throughout the world.
But how to keep track of all those accomplishments?
In an effort to highlight these significant accomplishments, the school has launched its Global Impact Map, the first-ever interactive microsite designed to chart the achievements and advances the UCLA Anderson community has made throughout the world.
The site, AndersonImpactMap.com, was developed to encourage social interaction between current students, faculty and alumni, as well as to offer an ever-expanding look at the contributions they have made to corporations, organizations and various communities through their work, studies, research and discoveries, both during and since their involvement with the school.
"This is an exciting innovation of UCLA Anderson, introducing an interactive tool that tracks the extraordinary accomplishments of our students, alumni and faculty," said Judy Olian, dean of UCLA Anderson. "It's most impressive and heartening to observe the depth and breadth of our community's leadership and societal accomplishments."
The impact that students, alumni and faculty have had ranges from effective international business leadership and new business development to community service projects, including the promotion of children's literacy in Guatemala, research in Japan that has affected education in the U.S., and efforts to eradicate poverty.
To encourage interactive participation, the Global Impact Map allows users to document their own accomplishments, review those of others and nominate members of the UCLA Anderson community to be included in the map.