Berkeley Haas Alumni Network Monthly eNewsletter

April 14, 2017
Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network
Ned Spieker, BS 66
The Spring 2017 issue of the BerkeleyHaas Magazine, celebrates the strength of our undergraduate program and its alumni, including Ned Spieker, BS 66, member of the Haas School Board; check it out online!

A note from the Haas School of Business

Berkeley Haas Alumni,

Spring Break has come and gone, leaving 5-weeks filled with many end-of-year festivities.

Last month, we celebrated the naming of our new building, partnered with Stanford GSB on the 15th Annual Celebration in San Francisco, and ranked in the top 10 U.S. News Rankings for all three Berkeley MBA programs. 

This month, we look forward to the annual Alumni Conference on April 29, where industry leaders (including fellow alumni) will address topical issues like diversity and inclusion, share best practices for establishing leadership rapport, and inspire passion in your professional life. 

Lastly, our community will grow next month as we welcome 906 students (BS and MBA) into our alumni network. What advice would you impart on our newest graduates? 

- Tenny Frost, Executive Director, Development & Alumni Relations 
Assoc. Prof. Panos N. Patatoukas
Forty Under 40: Panos Patatoukas 
Associate Professor Panos N. Patatoukas is recognized as a top researcher in accounting. Read More
MFE Class of 2017
Welcoming the Class of 2017! 
In March, we welcomed 69 Master of Financial Engineering students into our alumni network. Next month, 906 additional students will graduate from the Haas School. Share your advice or words of wisdom
New Certificate: Design Innovation
Undergraduates get the chance to learn how to design and innovate. This program is the first-multidisciplinary collaboration between Berkeley Haas, the College of Engineering, and the College of Letters and Science's Arts & Humanities Division. Learn More

Your Haas Network 

Catherine Atzen, BCEMBA 07/08
More Than Skin Deep
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but for French-born skincare expert Catherine Atzen, BCEMBA 07/08, beauty also encourages a healthy self-esteem and overall physical health. Read More
Joe Jimenez, FTMBA 84
Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez to Speak at MBA Commencement
Joseph Jimenez, FTMBA 84, CEO of global healthcare giant Novartis, will give the commencement address at the combined FTMBA and EWMBA graduation. Read More
Sangeeta Desai, BS 98
Exec at "American Idol" & "X-Factor" Producer to Speak at BS Commencement
Sangeeta Desai, BS 98, began her career in investment banking, and is COO/CEO for emerging markets at FermantleMedia. Read More
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Berkeley Haas News

Be More Patient? Imagine That.

MBA Student Looks to Next Quest: Easter Island by Wheelchair

To Be or Not To Be... An Entrepreneur

Prof. Ulrike Malmendier Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship 

In the Battle Over California Climate Policies, Green Projects Are Now in the Hot Seat

Trump Wants Faster Growth. The Fed Isn't So Sure.

Why Powerful People Fail to Stop Bad Behavior by Their Underlings

Business Schools Deliver Lifelong Education

Students Always: Lifelong Learning 

David Aaker speaking at the 15th Annual Berkeley-Haas Celebration in SF
Watch: The Power of Signature Stories 
What is your signature story? A signature story is intriguing, authentic and involving. If offers a strategic message that enhances a brand, customer relationship, organization, business strategy and even an individual’s core values or traits. It can become an asset that serves an organization or an individual. Learn how to create your signature story, keep it alive, and make it work for you in your career and life.

Digital Sessions

So you want to start something? 
April 18, 2017 | 10:00 am PDT 
Join Lecturer David Charron, FTMBA 95, as he discusses the foundations of I-Corps, Lean Launchpad, and Lean Startup. Charron will discuss the simple tools that help you make your decisions. Reserve your spot
Ask Guy Kawasaki
April 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm PDT (Facebook Live)
Executive Fellow Guy Kawasaki will answer your questions and share his experiences and ideas around innovation, enchantment, social media, evangelism, and entrepreneurship. Learn More
Conflict in Teams with Lecturer Brandi Pearce
April 25, 2017 | 11:00 am PDT 
Conflict is a natural byproduct of collaborating in teams. Learn how to transform conflict into an opportunity for connection, insight and innovation. Reserve your spot

Upcoming Events

Visit Our Events Calendar
Apr 14 Berkeley, CA — 2017 Bridge Berkeley Business Conference
Apr 18 London, England — FinTech Insider Series: Payments Then, Now and Tomorrow
Apr 18 Los Angeles, CA — LinkedIn: Maximizing Your Profile Workshop
Apr 19 Sao Paulo, Brazil — Happy Hour for Alumni & New Admits
Apr 19 Seattle, WA — BC/EMBA Alumni Happy Hour
Apr 20 Hong Kong— Haas Bar of the Month
Apr 25 Los Angeles, CA — All B-School Happy Hour
Apr 25 Santa Rosa, CA — Discover Cal: Reinventing Food Systems
Apr 27 Berkeley, CA — Socially Responsible Investing Panel Discussion
Apr 27 Berkeley, CA — 19th Annual LAUNCH Startup Accelerator Demo Day
Apr 27 Oakland, CA — Socially Responsible Investing Panel Discussion
Apr 27 Palo Alto, CA — Silicon Valley Chapter Monthly Happy Hour
Apr 28 Los Angeles, CA — Business Improv Workshop with Drinks & Show
Apr 28 Mexico City, Mexico — Berkeley Law Reunion in Mexico City
Apr 28-30 Berkeley, CA — Alumni Reunion Weekend
Apr 29 Berkeley, CA — Alumni Conference
Apr 29 Berkeley, CA — Africa Business Forum
Apr 29 Berkeley, CA — The Science of Burnout: What It Is, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid It
Apr 29 Los Angeles, CA — Networking and Career Development for UC African American Alumni and Students
Apr 30 Oakland, CA — CAA Chinese Chapter 2017 Spring Banquet
May 8 San Francisco, CA — 22nd Annual Fisher Center Real Estate Conference
May 10 San Francisco, CA — Cyber Risk Management Facing Boards, C-Suites & General Counsel
May 10 Denver, CO — How to Get Involved with a Non-Profit Board
May 11 Palo Alto, CA — Real Estate and Mortgage Markets with Professor Nancy Wallace
May 8-12 Berkeley, CA — ASEAN Global Leadership Program
May 15-17 Berkeley, CA — Data Strategy for Business Leaders
May 16 Palo Alto, CA — Berkeley Angel Network Pitch Event
May 16 San Francisco, CA — SF Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Game
May 17 Sacramento, CA — Berkeley Haas Sacramento Symposium 2017
May 18-19 Berkeley, CA — Data Driven Marketing for Business Leaders
May 23 San Francisco, CA — Women in Finance - Experiences Shared and Discussed
June 14 Seattle, WA —Save the Date! An Evening with Dean Rich Lyons, BS 82
June 19 Palo Alto, CA — Financial Executives International Silicon Valley Scholarship Golf Tournament
June 22 Denver, CO — Denver Business Series Summer Social
June 29 New York, NY — Berkeley Haas Summer Networking Event
July 9 London, UK — UC Berkeley 2017 British 10K
July 12 Laguna Beach, CA — OCMBA Mixer

Career Development

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