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January 20, 2011

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HAN Event Calendar

Jan 26 – Fullerton, CA
Haaspitality Tour at Lizarran Tapas Restaurant

Jan 26 – San Francisco
Haas Celebration in San Francisco

Jan 28 – Oakland
Warriors Basketball Game & Mixer

Feb 3 – Los Angeles
2011 Economic Forum

Feb 10 – Lafayette
Increasing Income Presentation

Feb 15 – San Francisco
Personal Growth Workshop


Mar 18 – Berkeley
MFE 10th Anniversary

Mar 22 – Shanghai
Berkeley-Haas Asia Business Center Conference

Apr 28-May 1 – Berkeley
MBA Reunion Weekend

Apr 30 – Berkeley
All-Alumni Reunion Conference

May 25 – Orange County
Alumni/Student Welcome Party

Jun 1 – Los Angeles
Alumni/Student Welcome Party

Jun 1 – London Alumni Reception with Dean Lyons

Jun 2 – Barcelona
Alumni Reception with Dean Lyons

Jun 3 & 4 – Budapest
Alumni Weekend with Dean Lyons

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eHAN - Haas Alumni Network newsletter

Susan Peters

GE Chief Learning Officer to Speak in Dean’s Speaker Series, Feb. 23

Susan Peters, chief learning officer at General Electric, will speak at Haas as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series on Feb. 23 at 12:30 pm at the Haas School.

Future MBA Alumni to Receive Free Exec Ed Course
Berkeley MBA graduates, starting with the class of 2011, can continue to hone their business skills through free training offered by the school’s Center for Executive Education, Dean Rich Lyons announced this month.

Brand Relevance

Marketing Expert David Aaker: Making Competitors Irrelevant, Feb. 16

Marketing guru and Haas Professor Emeritus David Aaker will talk about his new book, Brand Relevance, at his annual lecture on Feb. 16 at 12:30 pm at the Haas School.

Chief Marketing Officers Share Insights in New MBA Course

Experts who "thrive" and "think outside the bun" will share wisdom with students in the Full-time MBA Program through a new course called the Chief Marketing Officer Insight Series launching this spring.

Andre Marquis
André Marquis

Menlo Circus Club Event to Feature New Lester Center Director, Feb. 16

Serial entrepreneur André Marquis, MBA 96, the new executive director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Haas Celebration in Silicon Valley at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, CA.

New Blog Tracks Berkeley MBA Achievements

Whether they are claiming the title of America’s most innovative MBA team, breaking records on polar treks, or impressing Apple executives with acquisition ideas, Berkeley MBA students achieve early and often. Now, those achievements, along with others related to Berkeley MBA programs, are being captured in the new Haas Achieves blog.

Stephanie Fujii

Stephanie Fujii Named Full-Time MBA Admissions Executive Director

Stephanie Fujii, MBA 04, was named executive director of Berkeley Full-time MBA Admissions after holding the position on an interim basis following the departure of her predecessor Pete Johnson.


Ideas Economy:  Innovation Conference - at Haas
The Haas School will host the second annual Ideas Economy: Innovation conference on March 23-24, focused on entrepreneurship in a disruptive world. The event is organized by The Economist magazine and sponsored by the Haas School’s Center for Executive Education. Haas alumni can receive a
30 percent discount

Supporter Arno Rayner, MBA 54, BS 49, Passes Away
Arno Rayner, MBA 54, BS 49 (Econ.), an avid supporter of the Haas School who built his career in investment management, passed away in his Tiburon home on Dec. 3 from complications from pneumonia following a series of strokes. He was 82.

Berkeley-Haas Claims Most Innovative MBA Team
Competing for $20,000 and bragging rights as “America’s most innovative MBA team,” a group of five full-time, first-year Berkeley MBA students clinched the title in the finals of the eighth annual Innovation Challenge.

Shanghai Conference Biggest Haas Event in Asia
The Asia Business Center Conference on March 22 at the Peninsula Shanghai will include 2009 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences Oliver Williamson; CEO of Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Joe Jimenez; Dean Rich Lyons; plus some of the biggest names in the Chinese banking industry. Haas Alumni get 50% off for bringing a non-U.C. Berkeley friend or colleague who registers! OR a FREE ticket for every two non-U.C. Berkeley friends or colleagues who register! Register/More info

Haas Connections

Reconnect with classmates, find or start your own Haas affinity or class group, career network, download lectures and guest speakers, read the latest news, share photos and videos, and interact with other Haas alumni.

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Experienced-Hire Webinar Series -- Growing in Place
Wed., Jan. 26, noon - 1 pm

There are strategies that allow you to grow within your current job that you can master before considering other alternatives, as well as ways to set yourself up for other options in your current company. Learn why you need to keep changing even though you may be doing the same job, how to decide the correct direction in which to grow, and what it takes to become a star within your own company, and outside as well. Register in MBA CareerNet

Creating and Managing an Independent Consulting Practice
- Tues, Feb. 8, noon - 1 pm
Learn proven techniques to

  • Develop a clear and compelling vision of the consulting practice you want to build
  • Define and communicate your unique area of expertise
  • Get started and win your first pieces of business
  • Calculate (in time and money) the initial investment you need to immediately put forth a professional image
  • Attract and build relationships with the seven types of people a consultant should have in his or her network
  • Establish a base of intellectual property that will draw prospects to you, so you don't need to chase them

Register in MBA CareerNet

Do double-duty in your job search this spring at HAN Networking Events
MBA Career Services reps will be available at HAN signature events to help you perfect your elevator pitch, hear your career goals, and discuss all the available resources through the incredible Haas Alumni Network. Look for the Career table at the next HAN Networking Event and let us know how we can support your continued career success -- either in attracting your next Haas hire or taking the next professional step.


2010 Haas Alumni MBA Salary Survey
The Berkeley MBA Alumni Compensation Bi-Annual Survey is provided by the MBA Career Center and the Alumni Relations Office.  The survey results can be found under Salary Negotiations in the “Resources” section of MBA CareerNet. Or, View the Survey Now (username = alumni  p/w = salarysurvey)

Haas Career Center Staff are Available to Help Today!
MBA alumni in transition and/or affected by the economic turmoil — please contact the Haas MBA Alumni Career Center for assistance with career coaching, interviewing tips, and resume review.  There are also many events, webinars, directed job search teams, and other resources available to you today.  To learn more, please EMAIL or call us at 510-643-3108.

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Center for Exec. Ed.

Haas Alumni 15% Discount: Enroll now and enter priority code "cee15" for your discount on all the programs below

Pricing for Profitability in the Information Age
Feb 28-March 3, 2011 – Berkeley

It’s your last chance to hear the legendary professor Teck Ho before he departs for sabbatical in Singapore!  As program alum Murray Innes, MBA ‘95 describes the program,  “It's a roll up your sleeves, and let's put this to work approach that really helped my ability to translate course learnings into strategy and tactics my firm can deploy.  I can't imagine a course yielding a higher ROI than this."  Learn more & enroll

High Impact Leadership - April 14-15, 2011– Berkeley
Transform your communication style with this highly interactive course in leadership.  In this highly interactive executive education program, executives learn how to engage in productive interpersonal exchanges, create influence without authority and build confidence in public speaking. The two-day leadership training program focuses primarily on the art of communication and its impact on audience. Learn more & enroll

Negotiations & Influence:  the Art of Working with People to Get Things Done - May 4-6, 2011 – Berkeley
Consultant, researcher, author, and habitual award-winning lecturer Dr. Holly Schroth will help you develop the high-productivity relationships essential to career success.   Through engaging exercises and assessment tools, you will come away with tested, real-world techniques you can put into practice the day you return to your office.  Learn more & enroll

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