MBA Alumni —Tools & Resources


Because Berkeley MBA graduates are self-starters —and Students Always —the Haas School provides tools and resources to help you market yourself strategically and follow a career path that keeps you engaged and ever-striving for excellence.

Self Assessment

Understand your top character strengths and values with VIA Character Survey, a scientifically based assessment developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Choose among free survey results, VIA ME! ($20), or VIA Pro ($40). To view more details, go to Resources>Assessment in MBA CareerNet.

Increase your potential for success with Career Leader, an interactive online self-assessment instrument developed by the Harvard Business School. Use this tool to evaluate your interests, values, and abilities. Please email careers@haas.berkeley.edu to get access.

Networking

Proactive networking is the most successful way to investigate new companies and career opportunities, gain access to people inside the organizations you're targeting, and get a new job that matches your skills and ambitions. Haas offers a number of ways in which to keep in touch with peers who might be a source of opportunity.

Career Tools:

  • Resumes: Your resume can be more than a generic career calling card. View experienced-hire resume samples in MBA CareerNet (Go to Resources>Career Tools>Resumes) and meet with a Career Coach to update your resume.
  • Cover letters: Learn to craft cover letters that inspire potential employers to investigate the skilled professional behind your resume. View samples in MBA CareerNet - Go to Resources > Career Tools > Cover Letters.
  • Negotiating: Whatever avenue of business you choose, at one time or another, you'll need to negotiate something, whether it's a new client contract or a raise in salary. Sharpen your skills to improve your outcomes. Benchmark against the most recent Haas Alumni Salary Survey in MBA CareerNet - Go to Resources > Career Tools > Salary Negotiation.